"Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything."
I believe this goes for many aspects of life. In painting, it took me many years to learn not to over work a piece. I like a loose, painterly look and so I don't "tighten" it all up but seek balance instead.
This bird is so inspiring! Bold, colorful and loud. I'm not really personally like this, but I like to think my work sings out very loud and clear!
I finished this one last week and it's just dry! One of my favorite paintings for sure. Must be all this holiday cheer!
I've been busy as an elf getting ready for company while finishing commissions and boxing up to ship in time for Christmas! I just finished decorating our tree with my daughters, and now it's time to cook, bake and enjoy family! Warm wishes for a wonderful Holiday!
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Galleries: City Lights Gallery, Las Vegas, NV
The Arlington Arts Gallery, Arlington Virginia
Galerie Severn, New Orleans Louisiana
The Stonehenge Gallery, Montgomery Alabama, SAC's Gallery, Montgomery Alabama,
I've painted this painting before in similiar color and composition and I really like. It's small enough to fit just about anywhere and looks great framed or not.
Lot's of holiday baking going on around here with me daughter's off for winter break and the house smells delicious all day long! I love the smell of gingerbread baking. We just finished decorating and have our tree up. We always get a fresh cut tree and it's so much work but so much fun. The whole house smells like fresh pine tree and cookies! Hope you are having a special week with your family as well!
I love the pulls and drags of some of my abstract palette knife works involving rain people and animals so I combined a bit of architecture into this one.
Blurred abstract lights and brilliant contrasting color bring a bit of city swank to the canvas, and add color and sophistication to this textural painting.
"Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art."
There are as many ways to paint as there are artists. I love palette knife painting, and each day when I paint, it starts with an idea - or an image in my mind, usually from memory.
I build a solid composition in thin paints and darker colors and then the fun begins!
Loading my palette thickly, I add brighter colors all about the canvas, and it begins to come to life!
With all creative work there are no hard and fast rules, and I believe that if an artist keeps that in mind and works from the heart, an enjoyable painting will appear. It may take many hundreds of paintings of practice of course, but all need to find their comfort zone and individual style. What if fun is good!
Available for purchase and one of my favorite fisherman paintings right now. I enjoyed the play of warm and cool colors and the whole time I painted this I was remembering fishing with my Uncle whom I just adore! He's a great fisherman.
My husband and I used to scuba dive a lot when we were younger. I actually started diving when I lived in American Samoa when I was 12. We dove everywhere: Tahiti,Samoa,Hawaii,Mexico,Fiji, just to name a few. My most memorable was this one. I was the first one off the boat and as I swam down there they were, silent, still and amazing. The power and beauty of these animals takes your breath away. They looked right at me for the longest time, but probably just a minute. As all the other divers started to approach I could hear underwater squeals of joy! The whales silently swam away and I really wanted to go with them!
Art is... a question mark in the minds of those who want to know what's happening. ~Aaron Howard
What a fantastic place NY is. I used to go every summer for the last 15 years but missed last summer since we are now on the west coast. I miss it. I miss the bustle and the energy you feel just walking down the street. I love running in Central Park and going to a Broadway show. I paint it rainy because there is such a glow after a fresh rain and a sense of renewal. Mainly I love the color!
A special painting for December and just in time for someone to get for Christmas! My inspiration for my angel paintings...my girls. I always think of my daughters when I paint these. They are my angels and always in my heart and on my mind. I hope she reminds you of someone you love and brings a little smile!