Strength of Vision Painting

May we have the strength to see with our third eye

to question

to investigate

to intuit

to dare to differ from the majority

to love the people we differ from

to know and protect one’s self as a sovereign spiritual being

and to live joyfully

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Paintings of the Washington Monument and the Alexandria Farmers Market

A few weeks ago, a couple in Washington DC commissioned me to paint this picture of The Washington Monument. Measuring 18″ x 24″, I painted it on archival canvas paper, with acrylic paints.

Washington Monument Painting

The Washington Monument was completed in 1884 to honor the leadership of George Washington!

Now 245 years after the end of the Revolutionary War, I am feeling especially grateful for George Washington and the revolutionaries who fought for freedom and sovereignty. May we always have it, and may we know our divine human rights, so that we know what is ours to defend.

Prints of this Washingon Monument painting are available here.

Now, I’m working on this painting of a fall scene, on a Saturday morning, at the farmers market in Alexandria, Virginia! I’ll post the finished painting here once it’s completed later this month.

Alexandria Farmers Market Painting Progress

Monarch Butterfly Photography, Words of Wisdom

There is a beautiful field nearby here, in Sterling, Virgnia, that is full of migrant monarch butterflies. I photographed this monarch last week and hand-embellished the photo with acrylic paint and the words “follow your internal compass”.

It’s fascinating how monarchs annually navigate great distances along the North American continent, using their built-in GPS system! There is so much wisdom to be reminded of by being in nature.

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Monarch Butterfly Photography – Follow your Internal Compass

This Monarch Butterfly Photography is available as a print in various sizes here – https://www.etsy.com/listing/1074055936/monarch-butterfly-print-words-of-wisdom

Llama Painting South American Art

This llama painting was inspired by a visit to Ecuador in 2019, similar to the inspiration for this indigenous fabrics painting that I posted about a few days ago.

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Prints of this llama art are available on my Etsy shop here – https://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtistDaveWhite

I had to look up the physical differences between a llama and an alpaca. A llama is larger in size, has longer banana-shaped ears, and has a longer snout. I also learned that they have wild cousins – the vicuña and the guanaco!

Here is a photo of my son checking some llamas out in Ecuador back when he was 3 years old!

Peace Tree Forest Art

This “Peace Tree” artwork was inspired by a peaceful walk through the forest with my kids, at Claude Moore Park in Sterling, Virginia.

When I saw this tree, which has one trunk but two trees diverging out of it, I envisioned this peace hand signal! This artwork is a mixed media piece that combines photography and painting.

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Latin American Art – Painting of Indigenous Blanket Designs from Otavalo, Ecuador

This new vividly colorful painting was inspired by a visit to the large open-air indigenous artisan market in Otavalo, Ecuador!

Indigenous Blankets Painting

Prints of this painting are available in various sizes, from 8″ x 10″ up to 24″ x 32″, and various wood frame options, here – https://www.etsy.com/listing/1081555739/indigenous-art-print-latin-america

Potomac River Geese Painting

This is a watercolor painting, painted in the golden ratio dimensions, of a flock of geese gliding over the Potomac River, during a late afternoon a few weeks ago. Every minute or two, for about the ten minutes we sat there watching this, another flock of geese would come, and they’d all gather in a big group a little further down the river. It was very peaceful to watch.

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Potomac River Painting Great Blue Heron

This is a newly completed watercolor painting of the Potomac River on a sunny summer day, with a great blue heron standing watch on a rock!

This view of the river is from the Virginia side, near Lansdowne, in Loudoun County.

This dimensions of this painting are in the ‘golden ratio’, which is considered to be very aesthetically pleasing!

Prints of this Potomac River painting are available as a matte paper print here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/1070509843/potomac-river-painting-blue-heron-art

and as a canvas print here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/1056576884/potomac-river-painting-canvas-art-print

Portrait of my Daughter

This is a pencil portrait of my daughter Elsa. I love this pre-verbal age, full of pure spirit and joy! Lately when I’m with her, I’ve been thinking about how we heal our inner child wounds as adults, and try to get back to that uninhibited joy and love, which she expresses so naturally and bountifully. It’s such a treasure to spend time with young children.

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