Imagine walking through the woods on a beautiful sunny day and coming across this Buddha in the middle of a bamboo stand. What a peaceful place...I enjoyed the play of light on the forest floor.I think its time to meditate!
At the shoreline everything is so still and quiet at days end.
The only sound is the breaking of the softly rolling waves as they make their
journey up to lap at the sandy beach. Even the birds seem to know it's time to
settle in, have a snack and quietly watch a truly magnificent sunset.
My inspiration for this painting is a tribute to our beloved Affenpinscher, Mia, who took her journey home recently. My painting is of a peaceful, sunny day boating through the islands of palms and mangroves and returning home. Can you feel the serenity?
This acrylic is chunky paint with a palette knife. Tropical Dreams is a delicious assortment of hues of corals, yellows and purples. The colors in this painting make it sing! Makes me feel like belting out a tune!
Okay I have to admit it!!
If I see an interesting dirt road I feel compelled to investigate.
Of course if there is a no trespassing sign with a picture of a gun.. I'll move
Seeing a flicker of a bright melon orange colored cottage through the trees
peeked my interest.
It sat next to a thatch roofed gazebo.
Beyond was an area untouched and full of tropical vegetation. Who lives in this interesting cottage?
Peace and Solitude is a pastel done en plein air. Nesting close by the shelter was a sandhill crane with its flashy red head checking me out. She isn't in this pastel, she was just beyond the bird watch. What a lovely thing to watch, she had a home with quite a view!
This painting is SOLD, however prints are available HERE
This painting is that of a photograph taken by Michael Schor Photography, Rockaway Park, New York. It was painted with Michael's permission. "An observation...(by Michael)...how man made beauty (the boardwalk and buildings) can be destroyed in a day but God's beauty (the sunset) is everlasting." Michael named it " Sunset After Sandy". This is my rendition of that beautiful photograph taken by a very gifted artist.
This painting is SOLD, but prints are available HERE
This blue hydrangea was a special gift from a grateful daughter to her mother. It symbolizes heartfelt emotion. The hydrangea was first discovered in Japan and developed during the Victorian Era. Woody stems and lacey star-shaped flowers are packed closely into a pom pom shape. Coming in a rainbow of colors, It truly does possess grace and beauty.
I found this little pink cottage tucked away next to the water. This, I thought, would be a wonderful place to paint. With it's lovely charm and surroundings it would be a great environment to keep those creative juices flowing. However, its present owners felt the same way I felt...oh well...I'll have to find another little cottage tucked in the woods.
Here I am capturing a sunset over the untouched Everglades in Florida. This dreamy place...the sky and the water...spectacular with it's complimentary colors of orange and blue. Another miracle, a haven for so much wildlife...we have to preserve this gift.