Monday, October 3, 2011

Falling In Love With Art: Part 1

This is the first post in this series, which will go through Fall, on every Monday.  It was hard to pick the first artists to highlight, I adore so many.  I plan to highlight two artists per week, one fellow artist (meaning I know them, they're bloggers or friends who are also amazing artists) and one artist whom I've admired through the years, (who is most likely no longer among the living).
This week I have chosen to highlight a good friend of mine, who is an amazing photographer and who is very quickly making a name for herself.  I was fortunate to meet her just a few months before moving away and I'm so glad I had the chance to get to know her.  She is a wonderful photographer, who has an exceptional eye for beauty and capturing the art of living.  She doesn't have a blog, but she does have a facebook page for her photography.  You can find it here.
Sarah Heins Photography:  Nature, Pets, People, Skies, and various others.  

I love this, so gorgeous.

My son and his girlfriend, some of the best "couple" pictures I've seen.

Fortunately for us, she was willing to accommodate our idea of a family photo.

I love this one! 

My boys, one of my favorite family pictures.

I decided to go back in time with Pieter Bruegel the Elder, (born in 1525-9, died in 1569).  I've always admired his unique perspective and his willingness to mingle with the peasants.  He would dress like them, so he could attend their celebrations and get a better idea of how to paint them.  He paid close attention to detail and he tried to keep the stories more relatable for the viewer, painting the settings to look like the time he was living in.  He was a master at landscapes as well as depicting proverbs and Bible stories.  A couple of my favorite pieces are Icarus and The Blind Leading the Blind.


The Blind Leading the Blind

A closer look at The Blind Leading the Blind

Children's Games (wow, so much detail)

Netherlandish Proverbs, depicting over 100 proverbs

The Tower of Babel

Two Chained Monkeys

Winter Landscape

Bruegel's Self-Portrait 
I hope you enjoy your week.  Happy Fall!


  1. Love the field of fluffed out flowers. That one is my favorite.

  2. Difficult to pick a favourite from the photos. Probably the sunlit clouds reflected in the lake.

    And I love Bruegel. Some of his crowd scenes are kinda similar in spirit to Lowry, but he can also get so up-close-and-personal too. Good choice!

  3. I really like the Winterlandscape, even though I don't like winter that much. Thanks for your kind words over at my site.

  4. wow, felt like i visited a museum here today!
    i saw some fabulous photography then entered a historic section, magnificent detailed representation of works!
    very inspiring!

  5. Okay, now my family album won't be complete until I have a photo of my son in the mouth of a hippopotamus. I hope you're happy. Anyway, wish me luck; we're off to the zoo. (If I'm really lucky, maybe I'll also get a shot of two chained monkeys in a window.)

  6. Denise, I am glad you enjoyed it, my goal has been achieved! :)

    Julie, me too! I've always loved wish weeds, they're magical.

    Thanks Botanist, I agree. He definitely had a different way of looking at things, especially for that time period. He was bustin out of the box, I love people who aren't afraid.

    Winter scenes are very pretty, I have to agree, I prefer winter when I'm inside sipping hot cocoa and reading, knitting or drawing and watching the snow flakes meander.

    Thanks Tara, I'm glad it has been a source of inspiration. That is always a good thing.

    Nate, haha, you are funny and of course, I have raised the bar. Now you will have to go for the more obscure family photos. Good luck at the zoo, watch out for the hippos.

  7. I am humbled by those who can capture the world so beautifully. And I'm with you. I absolutely love the one with the children at the waterfall. Talk about your "thousand words!"

    Thank you, Heather, for your kind comment on my blog. It was much appreciated!

    You, girl, are counted among the saints.

  8. These are all beautiful! I love seeing such different perspectives, from such different times!

  9. What a beautiful & inspiring post! The photographs are stunning & the artwork well, is I said an inspiration, thank you for sharing!! xo

  10. Bryce, as always, good to hear from you! I agree with you, it's so amazing what people can create. I love to see the creativity from so many different perspectives. The waterfall picture has my son and his girlfriend. I need to get that one framed, I love it. Thank you for the kind words, as well. You are very talented.

    Heather, it is always wonderful to see art through the ages. We live in an amazing world.

    Thank you, Joanna, I am glad to share such beauty with others. I know I have been tremendously inspired by the artists I have met through blogging and you are one of them.

  11. Okay, Fabulous!!! I LOVE everything about this post - and so look forward to seeing your selection grow! Those photographs are stunning (and I agree that a. It is a great couple picture and b. that is a great family picture of your (handsome!) boys) Really, really wonderful.
    AND I think that it's so important to go back to the masters - these are truly stunning pieces - thank you for sharing them, xoxox

  12. Heather, thanks for coming by my blog ;o) Nice to meet you ;o) Interesting dream about you being shot! Your friend's photography is amazing! So much feeling in every picture! And, it's hard to capture feelings in pictures! The photo's of your son's fantastic! And, the picture of your son and his girlfriend, looking at their shadow's, LOVE IT! Pieter Brugel, wow! Amazing detail and again, so much feeling! Have a wonderful day!

  13. Heather, thank you SO much for featuring my photographs on your blog!! Reading through peoples' comments made me tear up... Knowing that I can still move people through my photographs means the world to me. I appreciate this post more than I could ever tell you!!!! Thank you!!!

    P.S. We miss you back here in KS..