the painter

artist hand

artist at work

the artist

“Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.”
~Henry Ward Beecher

I recently had the opportunity to photograph this wonderful young artist
It was an amazing experience to watch him work
and it got me thinking about painters
and photographers
we both love the light
and seek to capture it
but the painter has to be so much more patient I think
as he has to actually create that light on canvas
long hours of work
and painstaking detail
for often days, weeks, months, at a time

…I guess that’s why I’m a photographer…

Dustin is a local artist and many of his paintings are displayed at The Wayside Inn in Sudbury, MA and various other locations
To see more of his incredible work, you may visit him HERE.

17 thoughts on “the painter

  1. What lovely images of this young painter as he captures the beauty and that special light of autumn! I love that white church with the copper coloured tree in the foreground. So does the painter! Such an appropriate quotation by Henry Ward Beecher.

  2. I saw these on Flickr but am so glad you posted them here so we can view them in much more detail. I agree with you about painters and truly admire their patience and talent.

  3. Susan, these are wonderful photos of an artist working in intricate detail. But, as a painter, I feel that I must “add my two cents”. You would be amazed at how quickly light can be rendered on a canvas. Sometimes I think less is more. We have no more patience than photographers. (You photographers sometimes set up and wait for the perfect moment to click that shutter!)

  4. Wow, very nice painting! Painting does indeed take so much more time than taking photographs but… there’s so much Photoshop can do to make your photo the way you want. When you paint, you’re at the liberty to change any element you don’t like, move it to another spot, or even not paint it. Still, I think I’ll stick to my camera for now. 🙂

  5. These photos are absolutely gorgeous. I love light, and artists who manage to capture it’s ever changing beauty whether through photography or paint or any other means. Sued51 led me over here since you and I are neighbors, and I’m so glad she did.

  6. Great photos, Susan…and it is true that painters need to be very patient. I have been both, painter (in my college days) and photographer (now). My daughter is a painter, and there are many other artists in my family. I no longer have the time for painting…so photography works so much better for me at this point in my life. Anyway, this is a very nice post, thank you.

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