Poetry … I began my artistic career at age 6 or 7 as a writer of poetry and short stories with my own drawings. I rarely write poetry any more, but I still do love it and I think a lot of my photo work is poetic. Gentle movement, reflection, light and shadow, all things
Author Archives: Christine Goldbeck
Dreamy, like the breeze on a fall at mid-day. An 8 by 10 print, signed and under a mat, is $15, plus $2 s/h. Here is its sister image, also dreamy and mindful of a sunny, September afternoon. An 8 by 10, signed and under a mat, is $15. Or buy the set, via the
When I sit in one of my favorite reading spots and look up, this photograph shows my view. If I am reading sci-fi, it might even be these colors in my minds’ eye. After app stacking the photograph to achieve the desired effects I wanted, I made a Polaroid transfer. An 8 by 10, signed
This is one of my three-season novel reading spots. I love it in the summer, as you see it here, because the swing is almost hidden by our hyacinth bean vine, which Jay considers a noxious weed and which I adore for its cover and its color. In this photograph, I boosted the saturday on
It looks awesome on a long wall. I’ve had it in the gallery at Arts on Union, in my living room, over the couch. I wish I had a fireplace! It would look cool there! This painting came off easel Saturday evening. It, and several others that are rolling out of the studio are the
Whether fresh or silk, I love to design and make flower arrangements. With fall approaching, it is important for me to make sure I have vases and baskets of flowers inside. I need this to get going when the days grow short and cold. So, standing outside under the pergola, in my shorts and a
Working in urban settings, I have the opportunity to really look at where I am and one of the things I love most about Philadelphia is its architecture. When you are in one building and you look out a window, you have the chance to find all sorts of interesting views. Such as this one,
Rocks – I could stare at them all day, especially when water is flowing over them and I am in a spot where the light is changing as trees blow in the wind, or because I have dallied long enough staring at them while time is moving on. Playing with rocks – it’s a fascination
The combination of art and science one can use in photography never ceases to delight me. I had so much fun making this one because I had to put a lot of thought into its creation: (1) it was dark; (2) had I used flash of any sort, this image would not look like this
These are scenes from this month’s trip to the beach, whereupon I swam with dolphins, took early walks on the beach, late walks on the beach … just my cameras and me and, occasionally, a few other early risers and whereupon I marveled at the beauty, no matter the time or the weather. I made
Like tulips in April, I just cannot get enough of sunflowers in August.
Sunflowers. For me, August is all about finding, photographing and painting sunflowers. If you are interested in a print, let me know. For right now, I am deciding whether to do customary matting or go with a different way of mounting for presentation. I have some new ideas I would like to try.
Today, I am heading out of the studio to the Center for American Craft at in 335 N. Queen St. in Lancaster, PA 17603, the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen headquarters, to demonstrate how I paint. Come on over! I’ll be there from noon to three. Experimental mixed media painting combines the elements and principles of art
I adore sunflowers … big, little, yellow, orange, it matters not. So, while walking the pups, down near the river, here in Middletown, PA., I happened upon this mammoth and just had to make some shots. An 8 by 10 print, matted to 11 by 14, is $15, plus $2 s/h. Buy it through