One of my favorite artistic subjects is the sky. When I focus my attention towards the sky, I find that it’s always revealing beautiful shapes, colors and contrasts. On top of that, it’s always changing! The other day I was taking an evening walk and saw a nice set of pink clouds in the sky, ran in the house to grab my camera to get a picture of it, and when I went back outside, those clouds were gone!
But, as the sky would have it, new formations had already been created to enjoy.
This watercolor painting shows a peaceful scene of an ocean sunset with pastel hues of blue and crimson, with a flock of seagulls gliding through the sky.
The wood frame is made from U.S. poplar wood, which I hand-stained with a 100% non-toxic ebony wood stain. It comes with a glass panel to protect the painting and a sawtooth hanger installed on the back.
This past weekend, as my Father’s Day gift, I took a half-day to myself and headed out to the U.S. Botanic Garden and National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. For parents with little kids, there is nothing like having time to yourself!
The U.S. Botanic Garden is an amazingly beautiful place to visit, if you ever get the chance. Ironically enough, this peaceful place of zen is located right next to the U.S. Capitol building!
Here is one of several flower paintings to come that are inspired by the dazzling flora on display there:
With the spring season in full force, I’ve been enjoying making new paintings of flowers lately. So when my wife asked me to paint something to be raffled for an event with members of the local American Dance Therapy Association chapter, I thought I’d paint a flower that is dancing.
Materials: Printed on archival and acid-free luster photo paper, which is highly saturated with maximum ink coverage. It is 10 mil thick with a slightly glossy, is fingerprint resistant, and is great for framing!
Size Options: Available in 12×18, 12×16, and 18×24, whether unframed or framed.
The last of the cherry blossoms are hanging around before turning into spring leaves! One of the joys of living in the Washington DC region is seeing this short burst of pink, rose and white colors every year.
While I painted this one a year ago, this artwork is now available as a fine art print in sizes 8×10, 12×16, 16×20, 18×24 and 24×36. It features three cherry blossoms in peak bloom, with hues of pink, rose, purple and white.
Manzanillo is located on the southern tip of the Limón province on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica, near Panama. In this painting, a palm tree is hanging out in the warm late-morning breeze, next to the Caribbean water gently rolling up to the shore. Red flowers are in bloom on a bush right below the palm tree.
Puerto Viejo Beach Sunset Art Print
This art print is of an oil painting of an evening beach sunset along the shores of Puerto Viejo! Puerto Viejo is just a little further north up the coast from Manzanillo.
These Costa Rica art prints are available as ultra premium prints, unframed or framed, in my Spanglish America Etsy shop. They make for excellent beach decor, especially for those that have vacationed or lived in Costa Rica (I served as a Peace Corps Volunteer there from 2006 to 2008 and came to know the country intimately).