Dawn In The Garden Of The Gods

inspiration at dawn in the garden of the gods

Dawn lights up the familiar red rocks and pinnacles in the Garden Of The Gods park and once again sets my heart afire. I live near this beautiful scene and have taken many photos in many different weather conditions. I never know what to expect and I am always delighted. I am so grateful for the wonderful nature that surrounds us and for another day to explore, to create in and to enjoy. Have a wonderful day!

The dawn light sets fire to the red rocks and pinnacles in the Garden Of The Gods

Online Galleries and Framed Example

In the above image you see my photo art pictured in a “Studio Black” frame with a “Biscay Blue” matte. This is an example I created with the tools in my exhibit at PhotoArtByJoseph.Com

In addition to browsing my galleries at PhotoArtByJoseph.Com you can create samples with available combinations of fine art paper, canvas and frames. You can also use Live View to visualize the art hanging in your own room. And, you can also simply purchase an unframed prints in a variety of sizes. Click here for more info about Joseph Liberti.

family affair

All nature is a family affair

Trees. shrubs, plants and grasses make it a family affair and show the interconnectedness of all nature on a lovely fall morning near the entrance to Garden Of The Gods park.

green and gold trees
A family of trees, shrubs and grass show all nature is connected.

Online Galleries and Framed Example

In the above image you see my photo art pictured in a “Studio Black” frame with a “Biscay Blue” matte. This is an example I created with the tools in my exhibit at PhotoArtByJoseph.Com

In addition to browsing my galleries at PhotoArtByJoseph.Com you can create samples with available combinations of fine art paper, canvas and frames. You can also use Live View to visualize the art hanging in your own room. And, you can also simply purchase an unframed prints in a variety of sizes. Click here for more info about Joseph Liberti.

FluteDaddy and Friends Bossa Antigua

Flutedaddy recording of Bossa Antigua

Here we are in October with an update on FluteDaddy and recording projects. Friends and fans know I have not had a public music performance with the FluteDaddy group for almost 11 months and we are still hunkered down until it is safe to play. To keep the music flowing we started a recording project and are making progress on an album.

Bossa Antigua Track

The trio, Mike Sunjka, Pat Abbott and yours truly have recently completed a trio recording of Paul Desmond’s composition Bossa Antigua and are happy to share a taste of the track with you Here. Enjoy!

I’m also thrilled to tell you we have recently been joined by great jazz pianist Brad Bietry out of Nashville for the next tracks. Stay tuned for those.

Oak Vibe

pick up on an oak vibe in colorful colorado

I love fall and thrill to the sight of the trees around me giving off their oak vibe. The leaves display the profound life force of the trees in a fall show of bright vibrations. Photographed in Garden Of The Gods park Colorado Springs, CO.

bronze and gold leaves
Falling leaves means picking up on the oak vibe.

Online Galleries and Framed Example

In the above image you see my photo art pictured in a “Studio Black” frame with a “Biscay Blue” matte. This is an example I created with the tools in my exhibit at PhotoArtByJoseph.Com

In addition to browsing my galleries at PhotoArtByJoseph.Com you can create samples with available combinations of fine art paper, canvas and frames. You can also use Live View to visualize the art hanging in your own room. And, you can also simply purchase an unframed prints in a variety of sizes. Click here for more info about Joseph Liberti.

kintzley’s ghost

kintzley’s ghost was red kintzsley’s dream

Kintzley’s Ghost is a type of honeysuckle propagated by William “Red” Kintzley at Iowa State University greenhouses in the 1880’s. It was passed along to family members and was recently rediscovered growing in Colorado.When I first saw this plant at the demonstration garden in Colorado Springs I fell in love with it and didn’t not know its name and could never quite get a good photograph if it. Recently i discovered it in a neighbors’s yard near Garden Of The Gods park and she told me the story. In this piece I interpreted it by presented its ghostly side.

Kintzley’s Ghost Framed

Online Galleries and Framed Example

In the above image you see my photo art pictured in a “Studio Black” frame with a “Biscay Blue” matte. This is an example I created with the tools in my exhibit at PhotoArtByJoseph.Com

In addition to browsing my galleries at PhotoArtByJoseph.Com you can create samples with available combinations of fine art paper, canvas and frames. You can also use Live View to visualize the art hanging in your own room. And, you can also simply purchase an unframed prints in a variety of sizes. Click here for more info about Joseph Liberti.

Celebrate Fall

A cluster of Oak Leaves at celebrate fall at sundown

Turning leaves warm to the touch of the late rays as the sun just before sunset. Photographed on the rosd to Garden Of The Gods, Colorado Springs, CO.

gold and brown leaves
Turning leaves warm to the touch of the late rays as the sun just before sunset. Photographed on the rosd to Garden Of The Gods, Colorado Springs, CO.

Online Galleries and Framed Example

In the above image you see my photo art pictured in a “Studio Black” frame with a “Biscay Blue” matte. This is an example I created with the tools in my exhibit at PhotoArtByJoseph.Com

In addition to browsing my galleries at PhotoArtByJoseph.Com you can create samples with available combinations of fine art paper, canvas and frames. You can also use Live View to visualize the art hanging in your own room. And, you can also simply purchase an unframed prints in a variety of sizes. Click here for more info about Joseph Liberti.

Gallery Opening

Please visit my new online gallery

I am delighted to announce that I have joined a new gallery network and my art is now available to browse and purchase online. at photoartbyjoseph.com

During the last six months more people have been asking “do you sell your art.” Yes, I do and I now have an online gallery and new providers to deliver quality prints at affordable prices. At my online exhibit at photoartbyjoseph.com you can now buy prints in a range of sizes and also get a choice of custom framing options. It is fun to try the art in various types of frames and matte colors and with Live View you can even use your smart phone or tablet to see what the art will look like in your room.

The photo art below began with a hike through Mueller State Park. We stopped near a pond and a small grove of aspen that invited me inside their Circle Of Quiet. Being with them brought me peace. When I create the art I used subtle alterations and interpretations of shapes, colors and light to communicate the feeling. Then I put a frame and mat on the for fun and to give you an idea what it might look like. Try it yourself and see what color combination works best. Enjoy.

It’s Always Something!

Don’t Be Shocked By Life’s Surprises Because…

One lesson that must be learned ton order to reduce stress is: don’t be shocked by life’s surprises because it’s always something. We had a major leak problem and some windows had to be replaced. It’s always something. I had to move out of my studio last week during an especially busy time so contractors could work. It’s always something. I started to move back in to my studio today and opened the window for air when I discovered that the new windows had had been designed not to accommodate screens. You guessed it – it’s always______!

At times like these it would be easy to get all worked up and rant and rave but the wear and tear on your body and your psyche is not worth it. I am not resigned to the idea that life is messed up and trouble is always here. Rather I recognize life is always challenging me to learn and grow and adapt. Often there’s a gift in these challenges – a new opportunity. Maybe it was time to slow down. I have just completed a composition that is to be performed in two weeks. I am taking several art courses concurrently and trying out some new techniques with my photo art. And, in two days I am doing an improv performance for an art opening. Today after the window surprise, I stopped to take a deep breath and am now going to chill with my wife.

Like Someone In Love

Meanwhile, just in case you’d like to take a few minutes out for something new. We are recording a jazz album with the trio. Because of the Coronavirus we are recording asynchronously, playing in different times and spaces. Here’s a recording of Like Someone In Love that we just compiled. I’m not sure if it is final but you may find it interesting. Enjoy!

Someone In Love demo by the “Corona Trio”: Joseph Liberti, Mike Sunjka and Pat Abbott

Estas Listo

Day 7 of A Ten Day Art Challenge – Estas Listo

Sculptor Timothy Nimmo chose me to complete a 10 day art challenge on Facebook beginning Monday July 13 . The purpose of the challenge is to fill Facebook with art and to acknowledge artists.. I admire Tim and love his magnificent art. I am honored and humbled to be included. Today’s entry- Estas Listo

My day 7 post in the 10 Day Art Challenge was Estas Listo, a recently completed piece. A partly shaded spot in a meditation garden in Colorado Springs is home to several giant agave plants. I love their colors which range from cream to blue-green to pale green to lavender. Near the top of the leaves a pattern that reminds me of aztec art appears in the smooth skin. They conjure a mystical desert experience. To some they are just spiky plants to stay away from but to me their shapes make wonderful abstract art especially in the light of early dawn with dark shadows still clinging.

blue and yellow leaves
An shares its blue glow at the light of dawn.

Visit my Photo Art Gallery to view this wall art and see more of my recent work. I will be posting a piece from the Art Challenge each of the 10 days. If you would like to support my work, send a free ecard with this image to a friend.

Twist Of Fate

Day 6 of A Ten Day Art Challenge – Twist Of Fate

Sculptor Timothy Nimmo chose me to complete a 10 day art challenge on Facebook beginning Monday July 13 . The purpose of the challenge is to fill Facebook with art and to acknowledge artists.. I admire Tim and love his magnificent art. I am honored and humbled to be included. Today’s entry- Twist Of Fate

My day 6 post in the 10 Day Art Challenge was Twist Of Fate, a recently completed piece. Those were the first words in my mind as I spied the twist of intersecting twirls of green leaves. I was shooting in a meditation garden in Colorado Springs shortly after dawn and this was the first thing I saw. When I opened the photo file in my studio, somehow the energy of the plant took over. I moved rapidly from one adjustment to another and the art took on a life of its own until it was complete. I do not remember how I got to this result and I have since tried to reproduce the look with other pieces but could not. Sometimes the universe speaks and what is supposed to happen does. Enjoy it.

purple and red leaves photo art
Swirls of plant leaves in a Twist Of Fate

Visit my Photo Art Gallery to view this wall art and see more of my recent work. I will be posting a piece from the Art Challenge each of the 10 days. If you would like to support my work, send a free ecard with this image to a friend.

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