This is a digital painting of wispy clouds floating along in the sky, shimmering with the late afternoon sun on a warm day.
Sky photography of brilliant pink hues lighting up the evening sky:
More photos today from painting the ocean life mural, which is getting close to finished! Just have to finish painting in a colorful coral reef at the bottom!
Where did the inspiration for this painting come from?
In the very occasional moments at home when there are no meals to be made, no household chores to be done, and my son is fast asleep, I’ll step outside onto our front steps, sit down, and look up at the sky. The sky is always changing and oftentimes appears to me like a beautiful work of art. The sky is also an element of nature that everyone on earth can look at, so it connects us all.
The idea of this painting was to convey the beautiful red of a cardinal bird in a fun, vibrant and whimsical way.
This art piece was painted on a 5″ x 5″ Gessobord Panel.
Here’s the finished painting!
This painting is on a flat 5″ x 7″ Ampersand Gessobord panel, which is made in the USA from sustainable forest products that ensure the protection of wildlife, plants, soil and water.
If you ever want to see wild horses, visit Assateague Island on the Maryland shore.
Local folklore describes the Assateague horses as survivors of a shipwreck off the nearby Virginia coast. While this dramatic tale of struggle and survival is popular, there are no records yet that confirm it. The most plausible explanation is that they are the descendants of horses that were brought to barrier islands like Assateague in the late 17th century by mainland owners to avoid fencing laws and taxation of livestock.
The horses are split into two main herds, one on the Virginia side and one on the Maryland side of Assateague. They are separated by a fence at the Virginia/Maryland State line. These herds have divided themselves into bands of two to twelve animals and each band occupies a home range. The National Park Service manages the Maryland herd. The Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company owns and manages the Virginia herd.
Every spring here in northern Virginia, beautiful redbud trees bloom with purple leaves:
This oil painting measures 12″ in height x 9″ wide, and is painted on gallery-wrapped canvas.
Springtime along the Potomac is beautiful. The combination of the blooming flowers, trees, and temperate weather makes for great hiking and/or kayaking.
This oil painting measures 8″ x 10″ and is painted on back-stapled, gallery-wrapped canvas that comes ready to hang on your wall!