Artist of the Day- John Folsom

These soft, evocative paintings/photos are a bit of a conundrum for me. Would it not be just as easy to simply paint these landscapes…or simply digitally alter photographs he’s taken? I guess I’d have to see them in person to answer the questions. Below is further information about his process.

The process involved with creating Folsom's work has many stages. He first travels and documents the landscape with his digital camera and works with the image utilizing photographic software. Then the image is broken into a grid and each tile is printed individually being assembled like a giant jigsaw puzzle adhered to a wooden support. Folsom then paints on the surface of the photographic paper using traditional oils and seals the piece with a wax medium.