Blog Series

“Stories that Inspire my Art” is Natalie’s current blog series. It will run for approximately six months, beginning March 18, 2021, posted daily. Blog posts are listed below. You are invited to subscribe to the blog to receive notifications of new posts by e-mail.

New Painting!

See this osprey come to life in 2 minutes (time lapse video). My new art area is now fully set up and …

Happy Father’s Day!

I’m finally working on a new painting. I’ll share it on Wednesday. My daily blog has fallen behind since our sudden, unexpected …

New Painting, Finally!

I’m finally back to work after our big sudden, unexpected move. The move took wild turns and we ended up buying a …

Want to go to Church?

If you watched the above video (a clip from this year’s Easter Show), you saw how emotional I was while singing the …

New Art Journey

I’ve lost track of how many oil paintings I’ve done, but “over 200” is possibly right. My lifetime goal is over 1,000 …

New Cardinal Friends

New birds have already found us at our new home. These cardinals are different, as I knew they’d be. When I was …

I’m HOME!

All moved in and my Internet is up. Did you miss me? I missed you! I’ll catch up when I can. Just …

Moving Day!

This looks nothing like the house we’re closing on, but our house IS in Savannah. I had no idea when I painted …

MOVING TOMORROW!

WHEW! The issues are finally resolved and our delayed close on the house will happen TOMORROW! Tomorrow is moving day! I shall …

S T R E S S E D

Today was a highly stressful day. We still haven’t closed on the house and we are now running out of time for …

BAD DAY

Well, there must have been a bad moon a’rising because today was a horrible day. The close on our house was cancelled, …

Super Laundry!

My son is college age now, not a little boy like in this art for children’s book “Grandpa Smiles” (about my dad, …

Happy Day!

Today we had the opportunity to bring the kids to the house we’ll be closing on. Until now, they’d only seen the …

Bandits!

These birds have been coming around and stealing our strawberries! What a disappointment! I was enjoying a fresh berry with Cool Whip …

Easy Going

This painting was a “free paint” project, in which there is no reference, plan, or agenda other than to let the paints …

Joyful Memories!

Moving is so hard and bittersweet. The passage of time is on display with every box that is packed, every room that …

WOOT!

“Fred” was my dad’s nickname for me. This painting was inspired by a black and white photograph he took to complete an …

Wild Days

Ever feel that you live your life with reckless abandon, like these wild horses? What do they care about consequences or the …

aww

My daughter brought me one of the boxes she packed herself for our move, for me to load onto the POD container. …

Nature’s Music

This painting was an experiment. A talented indie composer shared his work online and I asked if I could use it to …

Ooh, Pretty!

These flowers are probably the closest thing I have right now to what my new “Freedom Rose” looks like, but imagine the …

LOL, Pumpkin

I planted a couple of pumpkins in grow bags and decided that I’d take those to the new house. Well, one of …

Bearing Up

The PODS container was dropped off today. I spent hours packing the first round of our household, mostly by myself. I felt …

Lead me HOME!

When I painted this city of Savannah oil painting, I had no idea that I’d one day live not very far from …

Strawberry Mine!

Guess what’s ready to eat already? I had the most delicious vibrant red fresh strawberry with a bit of whipped cream, MMMM! …

Moving Soon!

Oil painting "Autumn Cottage", time lapse video to watch Natalie paint this art, journey of move during housing crisis

Be Thou my Vision

I hope you are enjoying this Easter weekend with loved ones and are feeling peace in your spirit. I’ve uploaded the Easter …

On this Good Friday of Holy Week, 2022, may we reflect on the beauty of deliverance, redemption, forgiveness, mercy, and hope- and …

HAPPY NEWS!

Thought this joyful hymn was a good choice to celebrate my good news update: WE GOT THE HOUSE! We still have the …

This video is a segment from the Easter Show 2022. It shows live painting in real time and then the footage is …

Missed it?

If you missed last year’s Easter Show, here it is. It’s quite different from the 2022 show in many ways, but yet …

Show on YouTube

My Easter Painting Variety Show is now on YouTube, for those who prefer that platform for easy sharing. The best video quality …

Holy Week Begins

On this Palm Sunday, may you feel encouragement for the week ahead and the hope that Easter and spring instills. Today we …

EASTER SHOW LAUNCHED!

HERE IT IS! Launching my new Easter Painting Show now, to give you time to share this special video with your family, …

Show Update

I finished the final taping segment for my Easter show today! When the video is finished I will launch the show, giving …

Faith over Fear

Well, we finally got our pre-approval, but the house hunting news is bleak. First of all, we couldn’t get the loan type …

They’re Back!

Today was a horrible day- seeing a painted bunting was one of the few good things about it, so I’ll focus on …

Packing Up

I spent several hours today packing up my art in preparation for our unexpected move. You can probably recognize ones I’ve shared …

Gator Tale

Something interesting happened yesterday at the sale. It was the last day of the 2-day event and I was discouraged because we …

Exceeded the Goal!

It was a day at the beach! No, it was a day spent in the driveway selling our things in the yard …

What a Day!

I’m so exhausted, I feel like this jellyfish painting- surreal and floating. Guess what? Day one of the sale (I mentioned this …

No Word Yet

Our weather here is now beautiful, after being cold or raining for quite a stretch. I’m feeling like my tree landscape oil …

Whirlwind Day!

Mellow music, marshmallows on a stick, and dancing flames – a fire can be welcoming and sentimental – childhood memories, family vacations, …

Wasn’t What I Expected

Please ignore that website URL at the end, by the way- it’s old and gone. Today felt like that painting. It was …

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