You’ll probably notice this isn’t a typical composition for me. However, those trees were proud as can be, standing in the middle of the field. How could I break their hearts and not paint them front and center?
Hopefully you can zoom in to see the farm in the far distance. This was a truly inspiring sight, on Perry Road, just west of A-37. How blessed am I, that these oh-so-varied rural scenes are only minutes from our house?!
September was very productive (seven finished paintings with work on three others). Above are the last two which were finished before the end of the month.
This productivity was, in part, thanks to a couple of artists whose philosophy of “just show up,” or “put the time in the studio” motivated me to make better use of my day. In the past I’ve wasted a lot of time waiting for the inspiration to hit. Lately, however, I’ve challenged myself to just pick up the brushes and clean off the palette and see what happens. It’s amazing what happens.
Late-day sun (as well as very early morning) can create some amazing effects. This historic farm was so stunning in person, I must have taken 75 photos to make sure I caught the essence! The video below shows a little better close-up.
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Below are four new paintings finished in the last month.
I’m very grateful for the continued strong support of my art, and want to say a big “Thank You!” to all the collectors, both recent and those who go back with me a few years. (I’ve been painting full-time since 2010, so that’s quite a list!) Among the remarkable volume of paintings sold this last month, here is a look at a few of them which were favorites, either of mine, or of the viewers on social media. (below)
Thanks to all of you! I’d love to hear from you, and it would be especially wonderful to see photos of my paintings in their special place in your home. You can send a photo directly to my email address at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I hope you’re all having a great summer and staying cool!!!