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Schmidt Fine Art Gallery Newly Relaunch Website

Posted by Jacob Hawthorne on

Given the on-going pandemic we are sure that many of you have been locked away in your homes for longer than you would have liked. It’s been a rough few weeks for all of us and whilst the current critical condition seems to be easing up, or at least becoming a part of on going life many of us are still venturing outside a lot less than we normally would. Signup to Receive our Blog in a weekly email Being stuck in the home can become boring for everyone. Looking at the same walls, art and interiors. If you’re anything like us,...

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    Schmidt Fine Art Gallery Collection: Banff National Park Waterfall and Ice Dam by Chalbaud

    Posted by Jacob Hawthorne on

    This stunning photo taken in Banff National Park by Aurora Chalbaud comes incredibly close to recreating the feeling of standing at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. The icefield is a prominent feature of this image because of its position in the centre and the contrast in colour. The composition of this landscape captures the viewer’s attention immediately with the bright white icefield in the midground that melts seamlessly into the deep blue stream below it. The ripples in the stream are interrupted by scattered rocks protruding from the ground. 

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      Photography & It's Many Forms

      Posted by Jacob Hawthorne on

      Photography has many forms; from negatives to scans or digital to print. We can view photos on our phone, in a book, in frames hanging on a wall and giant sized canvases. However, most of the images we interact with on a daily basis live on a screen.

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        Schmidt Fine Art Gallery Collection: Highlighting a selection of photographs by Clint Murchison

        Posted by Jacob Hawthorne on

        This week we are highlighting a selection of photographs by award-winning photographer and Arkansas native, Clint Murchison. Since graduating from the University of Arkansas, Murchison has experimented with various mediums from graphic design to wood and metalwork. He is best known for are his photographs depicting the local Arkansas wildlife with which he enjoys spending time. That love for the outdoor shows through in his photographs in the way that he frames his shots to take advantage of nature’s symmetry and in the way that he embraces the vibrant colours of a flower’s petals or the feathers of a bird....

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          Schmidt Fine Art Gallery Conversations about Art: 3 Ways of Understanding an Image [Part 3, Composition]

          Posted by Esther Kontny on

          Now that we’ve taken a look at the unique ability for a photograph to capture it’s subject in realistic ways. And explored how a certain kind of exposure can evoke specific feelings, let's dive into why composition is one of the most important aspects of a photograph. 

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