Friday, January 27, 2017

Showcasing Fine Photo-Paintings

FAA Cafe Art Showcase Features

One of my joys is to host the “Cafe Art” group at Fine Art America. Over three hundred artists from around the world contribute delightful photo-paintings, photo-manipulations, and photo-abstractions to this group. Several times each month a number of submitted pieces are featured on the group home page and I select one, rarely two or three, to be “showcased” as particularly outstanding examples our our genre of work.

Today three particularly impressive street scenes are my choice to be so offered to visitors to the group site. Below are my picks. Each image links to the artist’s catalog page for the work at Fine Art America.

Tourists - Paris - Place Du Tertre by Nikolyn McDonald

Impressions Of Venice by Brian Tarr

1940s Times Square Rain by Susan Maxwell Schmidt

This wonderful tour of Paris, Venice, and New York should whet your appetite for more of the works of our fine artists in the Cafe Art group. Do visit the Cafe Art Group Home page.


© 2017 Ludwig Keck


  1. Impressions of Venice was my favorite here, Ludwig, until I looked at times Square Rain and now I ma in a quandary as I like them both for the vivid colors and impressionistic views. I realize these two images were manipulated unlike the first images of Tourists in Paris, but that is what attracted me to them.

    1. Hi Beatrice. Susan chastised me for not pointing out to you that all three are photo-manipulations. The Paris one is what I like to call a photo-painting. I have been trying to promote that term and get it accepted as an "official genre". Of course, I think all three are fine examples of photo-paintings, hehe, even "cafe art"!

  2. Thank you, Beatrice. I'm happy that you enjoyed the work of these fine artists.

  3. Thanks for showcasing these pieces, Ludwig. They really do make one want to go into the group and see what else is there.

    1. Thank you, Nikki. I hope a lot of readers will do just that!