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The Artistic Aperture Welcome to 'The Artistic Aperture' (Painterly, Photopainting)

Avatar on a theme of 'Electric' for the Month of January 2021 is 'Wild Horse' by Jutta Maria Pusl (at left), as voted by Artistic Aperture members. Congratulations!, Jutta. Full-size image may be viewed at https://fineartamerica.com/featured/wild-horse-jutta-maria-pusl.html.

'The Artistic Aperture' exhibits photographs creatively, digitally edited to look painterly, or like paintings. We value each other's vision and artistry - the WOW! factor that evokes an emotional response, takes one's breath away, transcends the ordinary. Please join us in showing your best photopaintings with primarily painterly (brushstroke; nonlinear) styles and effects.

From the Images accepted, Features, WOW!-factor images, Images of the Week (Friday through Thursday), as well as an Avatar of the Month as voted by group members (once in six months), are displayed on the Artistic Aperture Home page and posted on Facebook's 'FAA artists' group.


1) One submission per day

2) A digitally modified - in-camera or with software - photopainting from your original photograph

3) In the Medium field and/or Keywords/Tags, a word like 'photopainting,' 'photo-art,' 'paintography,' or 'digitally manipulated'

4) In the Description field, a brief explanation of the original photograph (where and when) and the modifications (what and how)

5) Full-Resolution Preview Display Option enabled

6) Besides digital alterations, composition and lighting and aesthetics are considered

7) Not accepted: unaltered photographs; all-digital images; paintings; macro-only images; only minor texture, filter, or color changes; frames; text superimposed; nudity or violence


February’s monthly avatar theme will be “Frozen” – snow, ice, hail, snowstorm, ski hill, avalanche, glacier, waterfall, ice sculpture, etc. (but not the 'Frozen' movies). Please submit new images in the usual way; images previously accepted into the “Artistic Aperture” group may be posted in the group’s “2021 Avatars” Discussion topic, https://fineartamerica.com/groups/the-artistic-aperture.html?showmessage=true&messageid=5960892. Due date is Thursday, January 28, 2021.

March’s monthly avatar theme will be “It Flies” (non-bird).

“Hello Gorgeous” by CJ Anderson is image of the week January 15-21.

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Bob Lentz

Calgary, Alberta


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This group was started on January 23rd, 2015.