A nostalgic mountain stares at the tree.
A tree peers into the distant mountain.
Above, the moon dances and shimmers.
This is a painting from last fall. I really like the simplicity of the composition. It spawned many other paintings for me, focusing on structure and how each entity interacts with another. It’s so nostalgic, a feeling of timelessness.
Two Red Cranes at Play
Underneath the Red Lit Sky
Shine Brightly Tonight
UPDATE (2012-04-12): Renaming this painting to “Love Cranes Playing”. Thought it was more fitting and it’s a play on “love birds.” They really are having lots of fun!
The red cranes continue to inspire for painting number twenty-four. I had originally painted the backdrop with this wonderful dark blue textured background and it found home to this composition. I love the cranes and their expressions. Two good friends enjoying their time.
This is a fabulous looking rooster. A friend asked me to paint him. He’s got a mischievous look about him, yet so proud and so handsome. He’s got what looks like boots on, which are his feathers going down his legs and feet. His amazing blue-green feathers shine so bright.
Here’s a time lapse of me painting this awesome rooster:
Decided on painting a still life for today’s painting. I actually set up the objects and had a go with the canvas and paint brushes. There were lots of nuances to the glowing colors & textures from the tea pot. It was a great challenge. I especially enjoyed painting the bamboo in the pot.
Today’s time lapse brought to you by Katula Teas. Not really, however I do enjoy her teas and brewed it afterward. She’s a friend of ours and Kate blends all her teas.
Sun was shining on this day and the treetops melting off the snow from the previous night’s snow storm. It was a beautiful site of the rising sun at midday and the mist glowing over the mountain range far ahead. That was day 11’s inspiration. Along with a shadowy figure enjoying the sunshine and brisk air possibly doing Kempo forms or a nice, good stretch.
So much snow was falling on our hilltop today. I had to create another snow scene with the snow-covered trees and my Buddha statue in the foreground. I loved how the sun was glowing from behind the statue and creating amazing shadows on the statue.
Here’s my time lapse video. You can see that I made a change to the painting towards the end. Let me know your thoughts on the process and change. I’m happy with the result.
Mountainscape triptych have been gaining momentum. I find these fun to paint, especially since I live up on a hill that overlooks the valley. On clear days, views of the Cascades mountain range in the east and the Oregon Coast mountain range (which our hill is part) in the west. Mt. Rainier likes to showcase its beauty on some clear days. It’s amazing! With all that inspiration, these mountainscapes keep appearing.
These paintings are prepped and ready to hang on your wall.
Currently, this painting is being displayed at the 3rd Street Flats in McMinnville, Oregon as featured art for one of their rental units themed, “The Pearl”.
Today’s painting, I took inspiration from all the snow falling up on our hillside. I enjoy watching the snow fall and cover the ground. We take hikes into the forests behind our house and are treated to some amazing views of the valley. It looks quite majestic at times. I included a lantern to aid the travelers in with their direction.
I added an extra challenge today by painting on the textured side of my masonite board. It added extra grit and gave it a canvas feel.
Decided to paint Laughing Buddha’s snow day again in oil, this time with white. I’m loving the color aspects of Buddha’s gold and yellow. What was fun about this painting is the time lapse photography I used to record me painting. It was a blast.