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Dancing Moon Memory

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.

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Day 9 Lantern Signpost

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.

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Twist of Zen

Twist of Zen Twist of Zen is in the series of 6×6 acrylic paintings, exploring the zen of life through nature.  This painting is the same tree in Burst of Sunshine from a different perspective.  Here the mountain-scape adds as backdrop and sets the mood for the brightly lit sky.  The mountain is depicted far and away giving the tree a tall & confident appearance.  Here the tree is the central focus and showcases its twisted bark as it endeavors to grow ever taller.

Currently, this painting is hanging for sale at the McMinnville Public Market in McMinnville, Oregon.

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Burst of Sunshine

Burst of Sunshine Burst of Sunshine represents a series of 6×6 acrylic paintings.  The series explore the zen of life through nature.  This painting depicts a bonsai-like tree with its tree limbs growing in every direction while following the source of sunshine.  Burst of Sunshine represents the journey of life for me.  One bends and curves through life while following their path for happiness.

Currently, this painting is hanging for sale at the McMinnville Public Market in McMinnville, Oregon.

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