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Light Space And Time Gallery: SeaScapes Exhibit

Bonnie Chapa Art Receives Awards in Light Space and Time Gallery’s SeaScapes Exhibition

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“Brave” received an award in the Special Merit Category and “Bird On The Beach” received a Special Recognition award in the Painting and Other Category in Light Space and Time Gallery’s SeaScapes Exhibition!  Many thanks to the gallery and judge Mallory Whitfield.

The gallery received 419 entries from 18 different countries from around the world, including Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Niue, Philippines, Portugal, Russia, Saint Maarten, Scotland,  Sweden, Netherlands, United Kingdom and Wales.  In addition, the gallery received entries from 27 different states.  View all entries in the SeaScapes Competition.

Brave © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

Brave © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

Bird on The Beach © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

Bird on The Beach © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

Brave © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

New Bonnie Chapa Art: Brave

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“Brave” © Bonnie Feaster Chapa
Created from an original photo Bonnie Feaster Chapa took in Panama City Beach, Florida Summer of 2015.

There he was, flaming red hair, standing looking out over the huge ocean – brave.
All the things in the world bigger than him and he’s ready to conquer it all.  I saw him and instantly knew the name of this piece and thought of this quote by Mark Twain,  “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

Find your unique brilliance, dream big and be BRAVE.
Hand signed by Bonnie Feaster Chapa.  Art Available At Bonnie Chapa’s Etsy Store Ridin On The Right Side

Brave © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

Brave © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

 

 

"I Put The I CAN In Pelican" © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

New Bonnie Chapa Art: “I Put The I CAN in Pelican”

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“I Put The I CAN in Pelican” © Bonnie Feaster Chapa
Created from an original photo Bonnie Feaster Chapa took Port Aransas,Texas, June 2014.

One morning I was up wide awake at 5AM. Startled actually. I just woke up from a dream about a pelican. Sitting on the edge of my bed, I realized I had a picture of a pelican I have been meaning to go back to and work on.
In my dream this bird was telling me to get up, get busy. I looked up what dreaming about pelicans means. Jung says that the pelican could illustrate the process of realization in which new insights emerge, die, go back into the unconscious and return again.
Coincidence? I don’t know but that bird had been in the back of my mind for a while ….. goals I had been thinking about for 2015…..things I had not finished….and that very day, the bird took flight and became this.
As I was working on my pelican, I wondered, does my pelican look for direction or does my pelican look out knowing exactly where it’s going to go?
I have decided: that is a determined bird. He puts the I CAN in Pelican.
Hand signed by Bonnie Feaster Chapa.  Art Available At Bonnie Chapa’s Etsy Store Ridin On The Right Side

"I Put The I CAN In Pelican" © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

“I Put The I CAN In Pelican” © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

Floating In Yellow © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

New Bonnie Chapa Art: “Floating In Yellow”

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As soon as I saw this little boy, I immediately thought of the little girl in “Floating In Pink” I had done a couple of years before.  Just as she was at the time, he was casually floating in his yellow tube, not a care in the world.  Both he and she are seemingly able to take command of their space.  Yellow is the color of sunshine. It’s associated with joy, happiness, intellect, and energy. When I saw him floating there, that is exactly what I saw.  Floating in yellow sunshine.  Happy.

Created from an original photo taken by Bonnie Feaster Chapa August 2013, in Clearwater, Florida.


Hand signed by Bonnie Feaster Chapa.  Art Available At Bonnie Chapa’s Etsy Store Ridin On The Right Side

Floating In Yellow © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

Blue Winged Teal © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

New Bonnie Chapa Art: “Blue Winged Teal” Limited Edition Signed and Numbered Giclee Print

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Have you ever seen a Blue Winged Teal duck? At first glance, it’s nothing like this picture that is for sure. In fact, you can stare at it all day and it will never look like this picture.
My friend Mike is an avid duck hunter. He got a Blue Winged Teal on the Brazos river on one of his duck escapades, took a picture of the “teal” on it’s wings and posted it on Facebook. For his duck hunting friends, I guess it was the rarity of such a find that time of year, but I saw something different, rare in it’s own way.
I recently came back to this picture and worked on it some more. The more I worked, the more I realized the spectrum of colors, not just teal and brown.
When you look at a Blue Winged Teal duck doing what ducks do, you see a glimpse of color under all those brown feathers. It’s when they take flight and you notice, “OMG, look what was under there all that time!”
Kind of like people, you never know what is below the surface. You don’t know what they are capable of and how they can surprise you with their uniqueness hidden from view, until they take flight. And when they do, they can amaze you.

Created with an original photo taken by my very good friend, Michael Cox, on the Brazos River, 2012.

Limited Edition Print hand signed and numbered by Bonnie Feaster Chapa.  20×32 (100), 18×24 (500), 11×14 (open)

Hand signed by Bonnie Feaster Chapa.  Art Available At Bonnie Chapa’s Etsy Store Ridin On The Right Side

Blue Winged Teal © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

Blue Winged Teal © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

Put A Cork In It © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

New Bonnie Chapa Art: “Put A Cork In It”

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This one is kind of my artistic answer to those who have criticized digital photo manipulation as not being an art form.  Put A Cork In It.  Photo manipulation is form of digital art that involves photography, illustration, and graphic design all at the same time and there are so, so many styles.  Just because it is not traditional paint on a brush hitting the canvas does not mean it isn’t art.  There is a vision there just like when a writer writes a story.  If they type it out on a computer vs. using pen and paper does that mean it is any less of a story?  Of course not.  Creativity has no limit and those unknowns we discover as we create are hard to define.  I see a hint of Monet here, realism in the center with a little bit of pop art all over that cork.  What you may see could be something very different and that is ok, too.  That is one of the many things that makes each of us unique; our vision, our imagination, our creativity, is all our own.

Created from an original photo Bonnie Feaster Chapa took at the Frio River, Summer 2013.

Hand signed by Bonnie Feaster Chapa.  Art Available At Bonnie Chapa’s Etsy Store Ridin On The Right Side

Put A Cork In It © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

Put A Cork In It © Bonnie Feaster Chapa