April Gloaming

Painting #1 Vision of Hope – 11 x 14 inches

Oh my what an usually odd period of time that we live in. Thank goodness I live in the country and I am allowed access the local trails. The painting above is one of my favorites. A glimmer of hope and light.

Painting #2 Look to The West – 11 x 14 inches

This particular painting was quickly painted on an old paper that was given to me, Strathmore is the brand, not a favorite of mine but at least I can practice on staying loose.

Painting #3 Enrichment – 12 x 14 inches

This painting was one that had me guessing to the very end. I often have to push a painting to completion. It has been my experience that painting is often not a straight forward process. Since I paint blindly, it is even more pronounced and I have to actively push a painting. I am looking for more than merely depicting a subject. I am striving for more.

Painting #4 Crimson – 16 x 20 acrylic on canvas

A good example of my searching for more, the painting above was elusive and was in an ugly stage for weeks. I kept at it until I “saw” what I would call a Gloaming, a twilight or sliver of light.

Painting #5 Heavenly Focus

An essential part of my approach is to capture the essence of the scene rather than focusing on the subject alone.

Painting #6 Untitled

A fun colorful one, though I do need a title.

Painting #7 Essence – 12 x 14 inches

Last one of the group. Stay safe and positive, I know that this is asking a lot but I prefer staying on the side of positivity than not, more productive. Cheers!

Art is a Safe Haven!

Painting #1 – In Thy Light We See Light Psalm 36:9

Crazy world right now don’t you think? Thank goodness I am always waiting for diaster to happen, after all I live in California! Kidding aside I hope that you all are doing well and keeping a positive attitude.

The painting above wasn’t planned or idealized, my favorite way to paint. I let it simply flow and I worked with what was appearing.

Painting #2 – The Light of His Presence

I love to work on a painting that is mysterious and evolving. I really don’t do well with planning out a painting. I finally have learned that in the past six months.

Painting #3 – Heavens’ Storm

Not much to discuss here, basically brushing on colors, working with what seemed to appear. This one is an alla prima painting. I like to work quick and fast though I also enjoy taking it slowly as well.

Painting #4 – The Hiding Place

Exactly what we need lately, a hiding place! I have my faith and of course art! I am a firm believer in having a good attitude.

Painting #5 – Looking to the Light

I enjoy letting my creative juices flow and not getting caught up in details. Perhaps this painting is a bit kitchsy but at least it was fun!

Painting #6 – On The Horizon

No explanation needed unless you have a question.

Painting #7 – Hope for the Future

Yes indeed! That positive attitude showing up. I had to hold myself back from overdoing it with this one.

Painting #8 – A New Day

Oh so fun! I loved how the colors mixed to get the atmospheric look in the one.

I have a few more paintings but I will post again soon. Stay healthy and safe folks!