Anna’s Hummingbirds are the only hummingbirds to stay in Oregon year-round, and they are a common visitor to our garden and feeder. Here, a male Anna’s is perched on Arbor Vitae, showing blue clouds. This composition was created using image processing software. Only 30 of these artist-signed photographs will be made. This limited-edition photograph is printed at 12” x 18” on archival UltraPro Satin paper with Ultrachrome® pigmented inks and is framed with acid-free matte and backing, as well as UV-filtering ArtGlass™, for maximum longevity.”
“Hummingbird on Blue II” by Bob Kroll
Since I retired from veterinary specialty practice (as a board-certified veterinary neurologist), my wife Nancy and I spend a majority of our time on the North Oregon coast in Cannon Beach, contributing our time as volunteers to North Coast Land Conservancy. In addition, I serve on the board of Cannon Beach Gallery. Bob Kroll
“Caspian Terns can be seen along the Pacific Northwest coast when migrating during the Spring and Fall. Here, silhouetted against the colorful sky about 15 minutes after sunset over the blue Pacific.” BK
“The blur of the background was created by intentionally moving the camera horizontally during a long exposure (¼ second). Images of the Terns were taken at a separate time and layered over the background, using image processing software, to create this composition. Each panel is printed at 12” x 18” on archival Art White premium matte paper with Ultrachrome® pigmented inks and is framed with acid-free mat and backing under UV-filtering ArtGlass™ for maximum longevity.” Bob Kroll
“Terns into Dusk I, II, and II” by Bob Kroll
The three separate images are available as framed or signed prints with mats to display beautifully as a triptych.
Photography is a means of self-expression and creativity, and it gives me joy in 4 different ways. First, I find it joyful being outdoors in nature, envisioning a unique composition, and creating a photo that will display that vision. Second, there is joy once the photo is “developed” in seeing that vision realized. Third, it brings me joy to share images with others and know that the work is appreciated. And fourth, there is joy in continuing to learn and improve as an artist.
Bob Kroll spoke about his INTO THE BLUE art photography at Fairweather’s on June 5
Fairweather House and Gallery
612 Broadway St.
INTO THE BLUE
On exhibition through June 25
Just how fond are artists of a particular color will be on display for the exhibition INTO THE BLUE, with fifteen selected NW artists, 100 new original artworks, art glass, and semi-precious gemstone jewelry pieces.
Acrylic artist Toni Avery
Printmaker Nick Brakel
Abstract painter Diane Copenhaver
En plein air painter Karen Doyle
Watermedia artist Pam Haunschild
Glass artist Bob Heath
Fine art photographer Bob Kroll
Water colorist Lieta Gratteri
Pastel artist Gretha Lindwood
Calligraphy artist JoAnn Pari-Mueller
Mixed media artist Jan Rimerman
Oil painter Lisa Wiser
Semi precious gemstone jeweler Mary Truhler
Introducing poured alcohol painter Gail Pennebaker
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