Category Archives: fine art

My Garden Grows…

My Garden grows with the help of the Honey Bee. One of a series of photographs, a reflection of a collage made with my various images, created to draw awareness to the decline of the Honey Bee world wide. It was important for me to capture the globe shape as it represents the global impact of dwindling honey bee population.The petals above shoot out like the sun and the light coming forth from the east represent a new day,,,perhaps one where we can change the future of this valuable insect.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!! The Chinese year of the monkey….

It is officially 2016 but the Chinese Zodiac New Year is yet to come.This year it falls on February 8, and will be welcoming in the Year of the Monkey.The Chinese New Year always starts between late January and mid-February and each year is represented by a different animal.There are 12 animals in total and this year is the Red Fire Monkey’s year.
I painted this fella, years ago, in oil on canvas from my imagination during a difficult time in my life! I always said that this painting represented my “getting the monkey off my back”!!! The word Singe is French for monkey and Queue is French for tail.
I Hope all of your monkeys leave or have left your back this 2016 and you have a fabulous year!!!!! CHEERS!!!

Thank You IPA Awards!!!!

15 Honorable Mentions From IPA!!! Thank You!!
I am happy to announce that I have been awarded fifteen honorable mentions from the prestigious International Photography Awards 2015 (IPA) competition. Although I did not place in the top three(1st,2nd or 3rd place), this is still quite an honor and I thank the staff at IPA and the jury who had the tedious job of sorting through and deliberating over 17,000 images submitted from photographers world wide! Last year, I had submitted the same number of photographs and was pleased to receive four honorable mentions…sooo, I am thrilled that I have received more than three times the honors than from 2014…it shows that I have improved and my efforts this year have been worth while!!! Thanks again IPA-see
ya next year!…
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEInternational Photography Awards Announces Category Winners of the 2015 Competition!This year, The International Photography Awards received 17842 of submissions from over 230 countries, and is pleased to declare that Cheryl Elich-Krumpelt was awarded fifteen Honorable Mentions in the following; Fine Art – Collage for the winning entry Duo Tone Restrained, Fine Art – Still Life for the winning entry Painterly Roses, Nature – Flowers for the winning entry Painterly Roses, People – Other for the winning entry Rinse. People – Children for the winning entry Rinse, Architecture – Interior for the winning entry Looking to the heavens from within, Architecture – Buildings for the winning entry Looking to the heavens from within, Architecture – Other for the winning entry Looking to the heavens from within, Architecture – Interior for the winning entry Untitled Chicago View in Round, Architecture – Buildings for the winning entry Untitled Chicago View in Round, Architecture – Buildings for the winning entry A Mist The Giants, Special – Pets for the winning entry Peek-A-Boo, People – Other for the winning entry Tartan in The Wind, Cheryl Elich-Krumpelt and A.Krumpelt were awarded Honorable Mention in Nature – Seasons for the winning entry Water Flowers, Cheryl Elich-Krumpelt and A.Krumpelt were awarded Honorable Mention in Nature – Flowers for the winning entry Water Flowers.ABOUT Cheryl Elich-Krumpelt Cheryl Elich-Krumpelt is a photographic artist, painter and poet who lives in the Chicago-land area. Formerly, she created corporate identity and business to business marketing materials for major corporations and owned her own business licensing her artwork/paintings to manufacturers for the application on to products, which were sold internationally. After a hiatus from the creative world, in the fall of 2013, Cheryl decided to direct her focus on photography in order to give her artistic voice more intensity and meaning.

Contact Cheryl Elich-Krumpelt

About the International Photography Awards The International Photography Awards conducts an annual competition for professional, non-professional, and student photographers on a global scale, creating one of the most ambitious and comprehensive competitions in the photography world today. Each year, the International Photography Awards (IPA) invites passionate photographers, to compete for the title of Photographer of the Year, Discovery of the Year and Deeper Perspective Photographer of the Year. A board of esteemed professionals in the field juries the competition: curators, photo editors, gallery owners, art directors, and other luminaries from the international photography community. The awards includes a Lucie Statue and cash prizes totaling over $20,000, exhibition and publication

About the Lucie Awards The Lucie Awards is the annual event honoring the greatest achievements in photography. The photography community from countries around the globe will pay tribute to the most outstanding photography achievements presented at the Gala Awards ceremony. Each year, the Advisory Board nominates deserving individuals across a variety of categories who will be honored during the Lucie Awards ceremony. Once the nominations have been received, the votes are tallied and an honoree in each category is identified. The honorees are pre-announced months before the Lucie Awards. The Lucie Awards are a signature program of Lucie Foundation.

IPA Contact: Hannah Lillethun  Program Director, International Photography Awards

Artpoetography series revisited…..

Revisiting my Artpoetography The Take Over photography series inspired by my two poems, Rising Coup and High Coup, speaking to the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 in China (The Chinese government military, with assault rifles and tanks, inflicted casualties on unarmed civilians trying to block the military’s advance towards Tiananmen Square in the heart of Beijing)and the economic take over of China over the U.S. in recent years. Still working on developing the series and currently fine tuning this image in Photoshop.

Layering and texture in photography…

Layering and texture!
Layering using unusual elements such as water can add depth and texture to your photographs creating unique fine art images!! Try anything that is translucent and put it between your lens and the subject to see what you get! Good luck!!
TRANSLUCENT-(of a substance) allowing light, but not detailed images, to pass through; semitransparent:

In order to get this shot, the subjects submersed themselves in Lake Monroe, Southern Indiana! Keeping our lakes and rivers clean -of trash and pollutants-allows us to create images such as these and have some fun as well!

Photography inspired by Old Master painters!

In this series of photographs, Painterly Flowers-Roses, I was inspired to create images that spoke to the “Old Master” painters, Renoir, Vermeer and Toulouse Lautrec. My interpretation of their work resulted in a loose painterly style, elusive and almost a blurred brush stroke effect so that the subject has a dream like quality. The colors emulate those of the “Old Master’s”,  palette-dark with light flooding in- similar to Vermeer.