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Meet Goetemann Artist in Residency Program Artist Of The Month Ekaterina Smirnova

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This is a sketch from a photo of  some herring she took down our dock which she will use as reference for a much larger piece she will be working on.  Look for our video interview tomorrow on these pages in which she begins her work on the larger work.

She also would like for people to pop in and check out her works in progress at the Goetemann Artist in Residency Studio (GRS) at 51A Rocky Neck Avenue

Check out her website here- www.katapostrophe.com

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From the Rocky Neck Art Colony Website

Ekaterina Smirnova, a Brooklyn based artist, started painting in a Russian art school in Siberia in 1991. Her style has been further developed at The Art Students League of NY, where Ekaterina has been a member since first moving to the United States in 2006. Watercolor, her main medium, and etchings are often exhibited at art shows around New York and the Northeast. In the past 4 years, Ekaterina has received various awards in juried shows including from The Salmagundi Club, Allied Artists of America and Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition (BWAC). Currently she is a Junior Scholar and a member of The Art Committee at The Salmagundi Club.

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About The Goetemann Artists in Residency Program from The Rocky Neck Art Colony website:

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This is the 8th year of the Goetemann Residency Program. The quality of the applications submitted continues to rise and there has been an increase in our geographical range. Applicants have come not only from the Boston area, state of MA and New England, but now there are many more national and international candidates. Choosing only 3 from this list caused us to examine more carefully candidates who best serve the colony’s interest in diversity of stylistic orientation, career level, and understanding of the mission and objectives of our community of Rocky Neck.

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Essex MA at Dawn 4:39AM 5/30/12 Essex Salt Marsh and The Burnham House

I have never ever in my life been more ferociously attacked and eaten alive by mosquitoes as I did this morning capturing this shot.  I drove past it at first but had to loop back.  The water was so still, the tide was just right, the light just beginning to peek through.

The mosquitoes were insane I tell you.  I’m still itching. Hit this one up larger.  I love the reflection of the house and the clouds in the sky reflecting in the water.  No brainer, had to get out of the truck and set up the shot, right?

click for the larger version, you won’t be disappointed.

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Gloucester At Dawn- 4:54AM 4/30/12 Salvation Star, Providenza and Francesca & Carlo- Railway To Railway

This shot was taken alongside the Railway at The Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center looking out across the harbor to the East Gloucester Marine Railway.

The amount of light in this shot is deceiving because the shutter was left open for a good long time to try to collect as much light as possible to burn in the colors. Obviously this type of shot with such little available light is not possible without the aid of a tripod.

Click the photo to see it larger and the details on the Adventure and boats tied up at The East Gloucester Marine Railway all the way across the harbor.  I like this shot a lot especially considering the very little light available to use.

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Below is what it looked like to the human eye without the long exposure-

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Our Kwanzan Cherry Tree In The Wind

Our Kwanzan Cherry Tree Which Has Yet To Be Demolished This Year By The Beetles Which Ravage It Annually.

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This video was done more to test the manual focus on the camera I use, the Sony NEX-5N

Shot with Sony NEX-5N and Sony 50mm f/1.8 Lens

I have a love hate relationship with this tree.  when it blooms it is beautiful but every year it gets smoked by these small green inchworm looking things first and then these shiny beetles and looks nice for roughly 3 weeks out of the year.

I’ve chronicled the life of this Kwanzan Cherry tree for the past 4 years here

here are some of the blooms from this year-

This Is Gloucester Joey C Black and White Series Ten Pound Island

Click photo for larger version

This would make a beautiful 16×20 canvas print.  If you would like to order any of my photos in 8×10 or 16×20 canvas I can have them made for you. Great for gifts for the person that loves Gloucester.  The canvas frame ones I think are best because they are substantial and you can avoid having to pay for expensive framing.  They come ready to hang.   Just write me at goodmorninggloucester@yahoo.com

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Gloucester At Dawn- Gloucester Station 4:48AM 6/27/12

Love shooting early morning just after a rain storm.  The textures and reflections make for much more interesting photos.  The green on the sign vs the yellow and the purple. Lots of repetition and symmetry.  Sometimes the scenes you pass by a million times end up being the most interesting when you simply slow down and immerse yourself in it.

click the photo for the larger sized version to see the details

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