May 29 Felton, CA "Spring Creek," an image created by local artist Larry Darnell, has been chosen by the Morris Graves Museum, Eureka, CA and the Santa Cruz Art League for their respective shows: Images of Water and Transference of Light.
The Images of Light show in Eureka, CA [5/21-6/27/10] at the Morris Graves Museum is the 24th annual California Mixed Media Competition and Exhibition open to California artists. The Transference of Light show, in Santa Cruz, CA[7/2 -8/1/10] is a competition open to artists nationwide.
"Spring Creek" is a photo-based acrylic painting style image made from an original photograph of a tributary of the South Fork of the Stanislaus River near Boards Crossing in the central Sierra Nevada. Taken in early March, the spring runoff is still brisk with the shaft of mid afternoon sunlight slanting through the pines and cedars. The original underlying digital image was filtered and processed in Photoshop to create a painterly look, and originally printed on canvas.
Larry Darnell's work brings remote natural locations to viewers who wish to share quietude, serenity and the beauty of these places. For over a decade he has been combining photography and digital tools to create images that have the feel and quality of traditional paintings and prints.
His work has appeared in Central California galleries, juried exhibitions and is owned by a number of American collectors. He lives in the Santa Cruz Mountains in Central California.
Larry Darnell website www.ldarnell.com