Sunday, July 23, 2017

Stand By Me

Another adventure into the world of painting animals.  I love this cow's eyes. They say a lot to me because they look like my Robin's eyes (my beautiful golden retriever); soulful, compassionate, trusting, gentle and kind.

8x10 oil on gessobord
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Cows are amongst the most gentle of breathing creatures; none show more passionate tenderness to their young when deprived of them.  And in short, I am not ashamed to profess a deep love for these quiet creatures.
~ Thomas de Quincey

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

World In Motion

I painted this same scene a few years ago and this is a remake of it. It was fun to paint both times. 

8x10 oil on gessobord
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An intelligence knowing all the forces acting in nature at a given instant, as well as the momentary positions of all things in the universe, would be able to comprehend in one single formula the motions of the largest bodies as well as the lightest atoms in the world, provided that its intellect were sufficiently powerful to subject all data to analysis; to it nothing would be uncertain, the future as well as the past would be present to its eyes.  
~ Pierre-Simon Laplace

Friday, June 23, 2017

Facing West

This is the sunset set at Laurel Lake in Millville, N.J.  There are special places where the sunsets are the most lovely, and Laurel Lake is one of them.

8 x 10 oil on gessobord
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Make your heart like a lake with a calm, still surface and great depths of kindness.
~ Lao Tzu

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Killahoey Beach

This is a painting of Killahoey Beach in Ireland, a most scenic and beautiful place. I've only seen it in photos but I think I need to add this place to my bucket list. 

8 x 10 oil on gessobord
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An Irish Blessing:

May you be blessed with warmth in your home, love in your heart, peace in your soul, and joy in your life. 
~A blessing to you, dear visitor, from Kim's Daily Painting. 

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Before the Deluge

This is a painting I did a few years ago and decided to try it again to see if I can make it better. Several years of renewed study and many, many paintings later, well, you be the judge.

8 x 10 oil on gessobord

When you come out of the storm, you won't be the same person that walked in. That's what the storm's all about.
~ Haruki Murakami

Friday, June 16, 2017

Union Lake, Millville, N.J.

Union Lake is a beautiful and calm waterway approximately four miles long and is absolutely peaceful and beautiful.

8 x 10 oil on gessobord

A lake carries you into recesses of feeling otherwise impenetrable. 
~ William Wordsworth

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Alive in the world

This is a painting of Union Lake in Millville, N.J.  I've done a series of paintings from this area because it is so beautiful. 

8 x 10 oil on gessobord

Sunset is still my favorite color, and rainbow is second. 
~ Mattie Stepanek