I have begun the process of combining painting and photography. Learn how I selected a photo printer, investigated suitable papers and surfaces, explored possible painting methods, chose a base medium and other supplies, and executed my first experiment.
The Artist’s Blog of Marlene Breitenstein
Exploring the creative process: inspiration, techniques, challenges, results.
Welcome to my artist’s blog! I invite you to jump into the usually playful, occasionally painful, deep end of art-making, with me.
I publish a few times a month, sometimes more. My topics are of particular interest to other artists and photographers, collectors, and journalists … but of course, everyone is welcome.
Pick a post below, or subscribe to my RSS Feed.
Travel is a good thing. That said, the many wonders discovered while traveling can result in too many photographs. As a digital photographer, how does one balance the easy creation of photos, with the reality of sorting, storing and processing them? If you’ve been discouraged by wasting time with an overabundance of photos, read on.
Curious about Copyright?
Interested in Intellectual Property Rights?
Puzzled about Protection?
Check out my latest blog post, where I touch on these topics, as well as infringement and enforcement, with pointers to helpful resources.
My first artist newsletter, where I share and discuss my inspiration, techniques, challenges, and results. This includes wallpapers, experimentation, tips, rejection, and appreciation.
Whether you’re a professional photographer or serious hobbyist, you can benefit from strategic photo posting. Having clarity on what you want to be known for can direct your choices, significantly improving the impression you make. Read on to learn why, and how, to strategically select your photos.
Artists learn to take a few steps back from their work, to assess its progress. Photographers benefit from this same technique, both when selecting possible works to share, and when processing photographs. Here are some thoughts on why and how you can use this technique.
Do you like photography? Poetry? I am a professional artist who creates “photographs through the eyes of a painter.” Here I present a dramatic and moody sunset over mountains and vineyards, and couple it with a poem I wrote, inspired by the image. The poem explores endings in four short stanzas.
Find Me on Social Media
I support social media that’s independent of the big dogs.
Are you thinking, "What? I never heard of those."
Okay, since you actually clicked on this, and I’m a bit of an ambassador for things I believe in, I’ll explain:
Mastodon is the most engaging, refreshing social media I’ve experienced. It is a social network based on a non-profit, ad-free model, designed to allow the user fine control over what they choose to see and who they interact with, while retaining full data ownership. It may be smaller, but that’s actually a benefit!
Glass is an image-focused social network, designed by and for photographers, using a subscription-based model, which also provides full user and data control.
Where Am I?
Sometimes in the Washington, DC area.
Sometimes I’m traveling elsewhere.
Otherwise I’m near Landau in der Pfalz, in the Südliche Weinstrasse (Southern Wine Route) region of Germany, characterized by endless vineyards, and bordered by mountains covered with fairy-tale forests. France is 25 minutes away.