Friday, January 13, 2017

Reflections In Ocean View

This work was done from a photograph taken by my very talented niece, Roxanne. She generously allows me to use her photos for my paintings. Thanks, Rox!

This photo (shown below the painting below) was taken in Ocean View, New Jersey. 

If anyone is interested you are welcome to paint your version of this photo and send it to me in an email and I'll post it here. 

Comment below when you're ready to submit your work and I'll post my email address, if you don't already have it.

8x10 oil on gessobord

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.
~ Henry David Thoreau

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Nature's Majesty

I didn't have to try to make this painting bright and flashy, it did it itself. Such beauty and majesty as I see in all sunsets. You can watch this show twice a day in the sunrise and sunsets.  It's a spectacular show and it won't cost you a dime!

8x10 oil on gessobord

All light and beauty, and the grandeur and majesty of the universe are unraveled only in the tiny retinas of human beings.

~ Varadaraja V. Raman

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Rocky Road To The Shore

One of my favorite lines, well, a line that I find really funny in the movie/book "Jane Eyre", is the line, "There's an impediment!" This just cracks me up because there was an outrageous situation and it was called an impediment.

I titled this painting "Rocky Road To The Shore" thinking of that very line. It's hard to say there's a rocky road to the shore, (or an impediment) when it's clearly impossible to get there in this situation. It gave me a giggle and I went with this title.

It's not always easy to name a painting so I just went with this and made it fun. Hope you like it. 

Be blessed.

8x10 oil on gessobord

“An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. So when life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means that it’s going to launch you into something great.” – Unknown

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Snoopy 'n Woodstock

This is a painting I made for my best friend for Christmas. It's not an original as I saw this on the internet. I changed it very slightly to suit my vision if you know what I mean. If you're an artist then you know what I mean!

 It was fun to paint and is my third Van Gogh-esk-type painting. I LOVE Van Gogh. Can you tell? :D 

Correction: It was just pointed out to me that this is my fourth Van Gogh-type painting!! 

8x10 Acrylic on gessobord

I've developed a new philosophy.  I only dread one day at a time.  
~ Charlie Brown

Monday, November 21, 2016

The Lake

This painting is from a photo shoot with some friends at 
Laurel Lake in Millville, New Jersey. 

This particular shot was taken from the Davis pier. The setting sun shone brilliantly against the clouds and water. It was spectacular. 

I decided I wanted to paint it from a different angle, one where the sun was out of the picture but the effects of the light were present. It was an interesting study.

8x10 oil on gessobord

My favorite kind of pain is in my stomach when my friends make me laugh too hard.

~ Author Unknown

Monday, October 31, 2016

Golden Beach

My love, the beach. How I love your colors, your waves, your sand and wind and shadows and lights. Thank you for always being so beautiful and inviting!!

8x10 oil on gessobord

The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.

~ Jacques Cousteau

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Sunset On The Beach

This is a painting I recently posted on DPW (Daily Paint Works) auction. I really like painting water and sky paintings. It makes me feel good. ;D 

I have many photos to paint from and, hopefully, some plein air painting with my sister. I'm getting my painting feels back after taking some time off. But, I'm back!
8x10 oil on gessobord
If you ever find yourself doubting you can make it through a challenge, simply think back to everything you've overcome in the past. 

~ Karen Salmansohn