April Blessings

Painting #1 untitled – landscape of Sierra Valley, Ca

I had a fantastic week of painting. I will be a busy with helping caretaking my soon to be 95 year old father-in-law. We are fortunate to live within 15 minutes of his home. As a family we are taking shifts (5 willing and able people). I am amazed how we can work together as a team. My father-in-law is a WW 2 vet who served as a Navy radioman in the Pacific theater. He has some amazing stories.

Now back to art, I already mentioned that I had a good week. I also felt a surge of inspiration which I can partly attribute to the owner of the photo reference for the above painting. I always use my own photos and imagination but every now and then I see a photo that I know I have to paint from. The area that this person lives is in an alpine valley here in Northern California, within 50 miles or so from me.

Painting #2 untitled – Sierra Valley – 11 x 14 inches

Another one based on a reference photo provided by a fellow Instagram poster @Forrest_house. I worked hard in getting my photo of this painting to match the true colors but it was hard. At least you get the general idea. It also looks grainy for whatever reason.

painting #3 – Carson Camp 1 – semi-abstract – 11 x 14 inches

This is an abstraction of a miner’s cabin in Carson Camp not far from the Ruby Mine where my husband worked as a trammer and then a driller. I hope to explore this subject more.

Painting #4 – Resurrection – semi-abstract – 11 x 14 inches

I started this with a canyon waterfall in mind but it seemed to morph into what you see here, alright then! I am okay with that.

Painting #5 – untitled – 11 x 14 inches

From my imagination, I love this kind of intuitive painting. One of my favorite painters, Cheng Khee Chee who studied under Edgar Whitney, refers to it as provisional painting, I like that.

Enough for now, have a fantastic weekend and week!

10 thoughts on “April Blessings

  1. joannewighton

    I absolutely LOVE number #3 ..wooded cabin..(ohhh!) ..
    It draws me in … what a delight !!
    Keep up the Great work, Marg.
    The play between, light and dark, creates a warmth..in my tummy πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’š

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  2. joannewighton

    Struggling , no, well, adjusting to some medical changes…but the beauty, of the sketched or painted world in art..is so soothing..
    Thank you..from moi!!
    β™₯️β™₯️ A happy, blessed Easter, to you, your Dad and family..
    Joanne W.

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