Friday, August 5, 2016

Guest Post: The Very Talented Puts My Measly Efforts to Shame Charles Wolf

Guest Artist: Charles Wolf, Photographer + Blogger



Dawn Over Cape Hatteras, OBX, NC
Photo by Charles Wolf. Impulsive Artistry © 2016


Hello, I’m artist Charles Wolf, and I want to start with a big thank you to Jeanna for featuring my work today. When people ask me what I do for a living I never know how to answer them, because I do a lot of things: I am a photographer, visual artist, blogger, YouTube content creator (painting videos), writer, music composer, music instructor, and a professional musician. Today however, I will be focusing on the first of these occupations!





A Cairn, Mount Mansfield, VT
Photo by Charles Wolf. Impulsive Artistry © 2016


My passion for art in its many forms began back when I was a young boy. My great uncle on my father’s side, Uncle Shorty, was a talented self-taught artist who made beautiful drawings. I remember when he would visit he would bring a sheaf full of new drawings of various California landscape scenes—old trees, outhouses, boats, lakes, tall pine forests and more. He was very inspirational to me, and copying his drawing style and compositions comprised my first attempts at real art.





Sunset Boats on Lake Champlain, VT
Photo by Charles Wolf. Impulsive Artistry © 2016


I first got into photography when I was in high school, taking photos of sunsets, orchards and fields near my home in the Central Valley of California. I don’t recall if they were ever any good, but I enjoyed the activity and began to learn about capturing light. 





Dawn Cloudscape, Raleigh, NC
Photo by Charles Wolf. Impulsive Artistry © 2016


In college, I took several art courses and learned how to paint—a formal introduction to composition. I can say that my photography skills have improved over time, still so much to learn, but it's always a thrill when one of your shots turns out great. Photography is one of the easiest creative activities to get into, everyone has a phone with a built in camera, and with social media apps like Instagram or Twitter, you can share your work with the world!





Into the Woods, Raleigh, NC
Photo by Charles Wolf. Impulsive Artistry © 2016




Back in October, I decided to start a creative lifestyle blog, showcasing my artwork and photographs, and writing articles about creativity and artistry. I am so glad that I can feature other Guest Artists on my blog; Jeanna’s photography was just recently featured there as well. My hope is that I can share my enthusiasm with others, and inspire them to live richer lives through creativity. It is always so wonderful to try new things.  

My Blog, Impulsive Artistry: http://impulsiveartistry.blogspot.com/

I am living the dream, an impulsive artistic life that I am excited to share with you all! Thank you for reading this article and looking at my photographs! I hope that you can stop by my blog some time soon and say hello! Have a great creative week,

Charles Wolf


56 comments:

  1. Such beautiful photography! I will visit your blog. Thanks Jeanna!

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  2. He's a very talented guy, Pat. Thanks for the comment and I loved your post on Brooklyn. Now I want to raise pigeons, the cat would love it.

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  3. They are indeed, Jackie. I'm especially partial to the Sunset Boats photo.

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  4. These are stunning photographs. Simply WOW

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  5. You've shared some lovely photos here!
    Thank you for sharing your pix at this week's photo linky party at image-in-ing:
    http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/08/a-little-dab-of-color.html

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    1. I was lucky to have him guest blog, Sue.

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  6. Hello Charles, you changed your site, so now I can answer you here - thank you for making my life easier! Such serene scenes and many thanks for sharing them with SEASONS!
    You probably need the serenity, since I can see you 100 miles an hour (like all Californians = or ex- CA -do:) ) Have a great week!

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    1. I emailed Charles that you had a msg for him here, JSG.

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    2. Hey Jeannette, my site is the same actually, just guest posting here. Thanks for stopping by! : )
      —Charles

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  7. your friend makes beautiful photos. Thank you for sharing Jeanna.

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  8. Beautiful photos and a talented photographer :-)

    Have a guestbloggertastic week :-)

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    1. Ha, you always crack me up, Steve.

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    2. Hey Steve, thanks for stopping by and thanks! : )

      —Charles

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  9. Thanks for your collection of photos. I like the forest photo for NC and the light. airy feel without the heavy canopy cover.

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    1. I can almost feel the mosquitos, Rhonda.

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    2. I do as well. You get that "light" look in the early morning just after sunrise. I usually can go out on the weekends to capture that effect! Thanks so much!
      —Charles

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  10. So many great photos, I love the stacked rocks!

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    1. The trees and the fog bg in that photo are cool too, Heartsie G.

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    2. Hey OMHGWW, thank you very much. Those stacked rocks are on top of Mount Mansfield, the tallest mountain in Vermont. Took me 2 hours to get up to the top for that photo. : ) —Charles

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    3. Yikes, you are dedicated Charles.

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  11. Gorgeous! Have a fantastic week!
    http://travelingbugwiththreeboys-kelleyn.blogspot.com/2016/08/xuchang-reunion-16.html

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    1. You too, I hope Charles reads his comments and you have a spanking new bumper by the time I write this.

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  12. Beautiful light and colours in that first picture

    mollyxxx

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    1. Indeed, Molly, makes me want a Tequila Sunrise.

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    2. Thank you, I was up at 5am to get that picture, pretty cold standing on the beach in the wind right off the atlantic ocean. #WorthIt!

      —Charles

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    3. I agree it was worth it, Charles. May your early morning enthusiasm rub off on me.

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  13. Thank you also for sharing with us your talents. I love those photos. I confess i have been into blogging since 2008 just to put my photos into something, at least there is a venue to put them in. But i am not a professional photographer, although i am a professional in the plant sciences, so i usually photograph plants and everything that goes with them.

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    1. I love your plant photos, Kalantikan.

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    2. I will be sure to check out your work, thank you for viewing mine!
      —Charles

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  14. Your photos, this series are just stunning!

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    1. They are, Pix, but this may be the last series where you can honestly say that, lol.

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  15. Charles photos are stunning! Good to be spurred on and inspired by other people's creativity!

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    1. I think that inspiration by others is what life's about, Stephanie.

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  16. Congratulations on the feature here Charles. The first shot is my favorite.

    Lisa @ Life Thru the Lens

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