The ART WORKS:
Welcome to David Rayburn Haynes - Fine Art Photography where I share selected examples of my art works - paintings, drawings, and photographs - with the world.
The GALLERY EXHIBITS present works created using a variety of methods including digital photography, film photography, and traditional artist's media such as acrylics, oils, pastels, pencils, watercolors, inks, and so forth. Some of the photographs are unaltered while others have been transformed into digital paintings using Adobe® Photoshop® and Corel® Painter®.
The image displayed on the Welcome Page will be updated periodically. The current Welcome Page, and previous Welcome Pages, are available for viewing in the site ARCHIVES, which also includes links to the previous version of my web site and additional archived material.
To facilitate speedy page loading the images presented on this site have been greatly reduced in size from the originals, and converted to JPEG format with a maximum width of 600 pixels. These reduced resolution images may not display the fine details present in the originals. Some of the images on this site will include a close-up of a portion of the image, providing an example of the fine detail. Instructions on viewing the close-up will accompany these images. The original high resolution image files are capable of producing large prints with no evidence of pixelation or other unwanted artifacts.
Background: I've been involved in artistic pursuits all of my life. Throughout school I majored in Art, including seven years of college in San Diego. In the early 1980's I began a career in the semiconductor industry, retiring in the spring of 2015 from Texas Instruments after 33 years as a CAD engineer, application designer, and web site architect.
Technique: The majority of my traditional paintings begin with acrylic undercoats, used to establish the major color and composition relationships, followed by a variety of media and methods to produce the desired result. Traditional drawings also involve a variety of media and techniques. My photographs fall into two general categories: those with minimum manipulation, and digital paintings created by extensive alteration in Adobe® Photoshop® and/or Corel® Painter®.
Inspiration: I've had a lifelong fascination with the unusual colors and illusions that occur at dawn and dusk or when objects are lit from oblique angles. Those conditions cause perceived distortions and/or connections which can be enhanced by exaggerating or subduing selected edges, shapes, and colors. I'm also inspired by scenes with unique perspective, converging lines, and unusual angles, shadows, or textures.
Aspiration: My works - paintings, drawings, and photographs - generally consist of recognizable subject matter, but presented in ways that induce the viewer to suspend routine perceptions of reality. By offering unexpected views or altering common aspects of everyday scenes I strive to provide works that will continue to surprise and delight.
This site is designed to be responsive. Responsive, in this case, means that all of the elements on the pages will rearrange, resize, or change aspect ratio to conform to the screen size, text size, and so forth. Viewing all elements, particularly the images in the galleries, may require scrolling. Please contact me to report any issues (contact information is provided below). My goal is to continually improve the user experience on this site.
A note on site navigation: The Navigation Buttons directly below the Site Banner provide access to the currently active EXHIBITS in the Gallery, a page with links to the site ARCHIVES, a page with instructions on how to PURCHASE prints, a page with NEWS and views, a page with information ABOUT the artist and the site (this page), and a page with LINKS to related or interesting sites. The Site Banner at the top of each page is also a click-able link back the the site HOME PAGE.