Beyond the Blue Door


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Beyond the Blue Door

“Beyond the Blue Door” by Edward M. Fielding is the latest in a series of doorway images as well as a new edition to the new colored pencil technique offered by the artist.  This techniques starts with original photographs from fine art photographer Edward M. Fielding’s portfolio of over 4,000 images and applies and build up layer upon layer of colored pencil like strokes and markings.  The process takes several hours per image and eventually the original photograph disappears leaving only the pencil markings.  The detail and tonal range of a photograph remains but it takes on a more artistic look that allows the viewer to appreciate the image in a whole new way.

This image is part of a series of color pencil rendered images that include scenes from Italy, New England and beyond.  A sub-segment of the colored pencil series is a series of door and doorway images taken by artist Edward M. Fielding in his travels around the world.  Barns, artist studios, famous landmarks, city townhouses in Boston and more captured by the camera and rendered with digital pencil markings in post production.

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Doorway Series – color pencil techniques over and original photograph by Edward M. Fielding – www.edwardfielding.com  and is available as prints, framed art, canvases and more.

A mysterious house in winter with intense blue doors. Fine art photography by Edward M. Fielding
Saint-Gaudens Estate in Cornish, New Hampshire

The Saint-Gaudens estate in Cornish is New Hampshire’s only national park and carries the dubious distinction of being the least-visited park in the country. But the nation’s ignorance is our gain, since this unspoiled and stunningly beautiful spot is also uncrowded and accessible. But even to locals who frequent the grounds of Aspet, there are delightful secrets just waiting to be discovered.

You Might Be Forgiven if you’ve never heard of Augustus Saint-Gaudens. The name alone sounds patrician, perhaps Parisian, and if that’s your conclusion, in some sense you might be right. Augustus Saint-Gaudens did come from Paris, but he came from there by way of The Bowery in New York City. The son of French and Irish immigrants, Saint-Gaudens was born in Ireland and at 6 years old, landed in New York. He was destined to become America’s foremost sculptor. His work was to lead an American Renaissance and place him alone and above his contemporaries on either side of the Atlantic. The great sculptor, Rodin, on seeing his work at the Paris Exposition of 1900, doffed his hat, as homage to the artist.