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Weekly Painting Week 96 Winter Sunrise

Leaving some details undone, this one focuses on the Starkness…Winter is Coming.

Serene Winter sunrise on a path through the mountains. Feel the cold breath in your lungs, see the grasses clinging to life, the promise of the sunrise that Spring will come again.

11 x 14″ Fine oils on Canvas Panel



Sold this one this week! On its way to a new home! 24 x 48, Alaska Seascape



Weekly painting Week 61- Love and Loss a Seascape with the Morning Star

Morning Star and the Sea

Morning Star- Oil on Canvas 10 x 20″

Sometimes the loss is great..so is the love. Look in the top left, you will see the Morning Star. There you are. (click on the image for a bigger view)

With that, I give you the words of Tolkien, in a beautiful poem:

Day is ended, dim my eyes, 

but journey long before me lies.

Farewell, friends! I hear the call.
The ship’s beside the stony wall.
Foam is white and waves are grey;
beyond the sunset leads my way.
Foam is salt, the wind is free;
I hear the rising of the Sea.

Farewell, friends! The sails are set,
the wind is east, the moorings fret.
Shadows long before me lie,
beneath the ever-bending sky,
but islands lie behind the Sun
that I shall raise ere all is done;
lands there are to west of West,
where night is quiet and sleep is rest.

Guided by the Lonely Star,
beyond the utmost harbour-bar,
I’ll find the heavens fair and free,
and beaches of the Starlit Sea.
Ship, my ship! I seek the West,
and fields and mountains ever blest.
Farewell to Middle-earth at last.
I see the Star above my mast!


Weekly Painting Week 45- Theory of Relativity Snow and Trees at Midnight- Nights in White Satin

When Albert Einstein was asked to phrase his Theory of Relativity in laypersons words, he allegedly said, “Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. THAT’S relativity.” So.. shovel snow for four months and it’s not pretty. In summer when the heat is intense, this painting is pretty and refreshing. So as a tribute to all of you who survived an especially cold and snowy winter, here is a midnight in the snow scene to cool you off on a hot day. Oil on canvas, 16 x 20″. Monochromatic with Pthalo blue, titanium white and chromatic black.

Nights in White Satin 16 x 20 x 7/8″
white satin

Weekly Painting Week 31- Tenacious Tree

The tree is over forty years old, I think. It has survived harsh winters and deep freezes. But what is really impressive is the crabapples that hang on even in the coldest weather. Painting snow uses almost as many colors as painting water. I used a little viridian with umber and red to contrast the red apples better. And here I present, my Mom’s tree. 🙂 Click on the photo to see actual size crabapples.