Paintings from Sunset Series by Spence Munsinger, Color Field + Blank White Canvas + Realism + Contemporary Abstract Art, original paintings for sale

"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for."
― Georgia O'Keeffe

More Fisheye – Lensbaby Fisheye Element

I love the curves of this kind of perspective, and this comes from way back. I had two art books in my 17th year. One was the Ballantine Frank Frazetta book. I found that book on eBay and recovered it. I still love it, it introduced me to an artist I grew up with, reading Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Mars series. There was a second book, with a title something like “Visionaries”. I can’t recall the exact title, but I remember the curved lines of the circular painting on the cover, a view of the sky up through a ring of trees extending from around the viewer.

When you search for “visionaries” or “visionary artist” you get:

Search for "Visionary Artist" images on google

“Visionary Artist”

That captures some of it, that bright color and curved perspective. I’m going to work more with the Lensbaby Fisheye element. I think I’ll try both polarized light and intentional glare. Some of the test shots I made of Sunset paintings have a light from a skylight of nearby window that enhanced the sense of curve, of roundness…

Sunset 4 | Patio Solana Beach, original painting by Spence Munsinger, fisheye photograph

Patio, Solana Beach, Fisheye




Fisheye lens…

Sunset 15 | Laughing Buddha, original painting by Spence Munsinger, fisheye photo

Laughing Buddha | Fisheye

I love fisheye curves. This is using a Lensbaby Fisheye lens on a full frame Canon DLSR.

Sunset 1 | La Jolla, original painting by Spence Munsinger, fisheye photo

La Jolla | Fisheye

I took these photos to scale down for use in webpages. I’m going to try and take some more carefully with a tripod and more exact focussing to put on the front page as an alternate to the full-width banner. Maybe with some high intensity light on one side to add to the marble effect…

Original Painting, “Laughing Buddha”.  See How To Buy Art

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Fine Art Print, 24″ x 30″, “Laughing Buddha”.    See About Prints

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Fine Art Print, 30″ x 24″, “Sunset 1 | La Jolla”.    See About Prints

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