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 Show!

Last year’s Christmas show feels long ago and far away, at least for me it does. So much has changed, so much …

Last Month of Autumn

As we head into the last month of autumn, may you give yourself a few moments of peace to watch me paint …

Watch this Thanksgiving scene come alive in less than 1 minute 30 seconds (time lapse video, above). It’s been a couple of …

Oil painting by artist Natalie Buske Thomas "Alabama Landscape". Watch Natalie paint this art in less than 2 minutes (time lapse video). New painting for September 2022.

New Painting Finished!

If you’ve been following the progress of my new oil painting “Walking in Rain Puddle”, you’ll be happy to know that it …

Back to Work! Session 3

Well, it’s time to get back to work on the new painting in progress. Normally I wait until the painting is finished …

Today’s Painting

LOL! It looks like my daughter (girl in the painting) is afraid of my fan brush in this still photo I lifted …

New Painting in Progress

I don’t often show my paintings until they are done, but I thought you’d like to know what I’m working on since …

Watch oil painting “Lion in Storm” come alive in under 1 minute (in the time lapse video above). This is an angry …

New month, new direction!

Did you click on the image above? I’ve painted enough art now to re-design this website and sort by categories! This will …

See my new painting “Coffee Outside” come alive in less than 2 minutes (time lapse video). This art is for the 2022 …

Watch this frog painting come alive in just over 1 minute (time lapse video) This project was inspired by my tree frog …

As promised, I’ve put together a singing video with the lyrics for the instrumental hymn that was in yesterday’s painting video. Maybe …

See my new cardinal oil painting “Cardinal in July” come alive in 2 minutes (time lapse video). I have lost track of …

Go Light your World

This is the song that is featured in my oil painting “Candle and Bible” video. The music in the time lapse video …

New Painting

See this oil painting come alive in about 1 minute (time lapse video). Note: if you read my blog via e-mail, my …

The painting video I shared yesterday included a piano instrumental version of “In Christ Alone”. My daughter (standing behind my chair) was …

Happy 4th of July!

See this oil painting “Americana” come alive in 2 minutes (time lapse video), or view the longer version in the 4th of …

The song in the video is a piano instrumental version of the hymn “In Christ Alone”. “In Christ Alone” In Christ alone …

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

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