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What is fun?

Watch this oil painting of my son jumping in leaves come to life in 48 seconds (time lapse) You

Are you Safe?

See oil painting “Guardian Angel” come to life in 2 minutes (time lapse) I last shared this painting here

New Painting

Are you enjoying autumn treats? My daughters love the specialty coffee and snacks that come out this time of

Seasonal Perspective

Watch oil painting “Trees and Stream” come alive in 2 minutes (time lapse) When I shared this painting with

A Month Ago

I painted this just over a month ago, you might remember when I shared it. It feels like much

Orchard Season

Watch this oil painting of an apple tree branch come to life in 1 minute (time lapse) Have you

Autumn in 2021

Watch oil painting “Autumn Tree” come to life in under 2 minutes This short project began with an abstract

New Painting

Watch my new painting “Pumpkin Carving” come to life in just over 2 minutes (time lapse) Father and son

Experimentation

Watch this owl and rabbit landscape oil painting come to life in 2 minutes (time lapse) You might remember

Art Imitates Art

Watch this oil painting of a little girl in a tree come to life in under 2 minutes (time

Thankful Anyway

Watch this oil painting “Prayer of Praise” come to life in 2 minutes (time lapse) It may be hard

Worn

Watch this “Armor of God” oil painting come to life in 2 minutes (time lapse) There’s a lot going

New Painting

Watch me paint this “Autumn Leaves” oil painting in 2 minutes (time lapse) No matter what is happening in

Lion of Judah oil painting by Natalie Buske Thomas

Quiet Lion

Watch me paint this lion oil painting in 2 minutes (time lapse) I changed the music for this video

Not Again!

Watch this oil painting about the dark side of the animal kingdom come to life in 2 minutes (time

Happy Grief?

Watch this hedgehog oil painting come to life in about 1 minute (time lapse) You might remember when I

Melancholy

Watch this lighthouse painting come to life in 1 minute (time lapse) I share this one when I’m feeling

History

Watch this oil painting of the day (July 23, 2020) that the Statue of Liberty in New York City

How are you?

Watch this oil painting of a bird in a forest come to life in about 2 minutes (time lapse)

Another New Week

Watch this vase of flowers oil painting come to life in 1 minute (time lapse). Did you have a

Things we See

Watch this jellyfish oil painting come to life in just over 1 minute (time lapse) You might remember when

A Gift for You!

First, do you remember this one? Watch my oil painting of geese come to life in just over 1

Inspiring

My oil painting of my daughter reading in the butterfly garden… this one doesn’t have a video because I

Too Much Talking

Watch this parrot oil painting come to life in about 2 minutes (time lapse) These days it feels like

Forced to Slow Down

Watch this oil painting illustration for children’s book “Grandpa Smiles” come alive in under 2 minutes (time lapse) This

Sunday Rest

Watch this Irish Angel oil painting come to life in about 2 minutes (time lapse) The image in the

Art I Don’t Like

Watch this yellow butterfly painting come alive in about 2 minutes (time lapse) What we see and feel about

End of Summer

Watch my tree swing painting come to life in about 2 minutes (time lapse) You might remember when I

Not Much to Say

This oil painting is called “Silenced”. I originally painted it to express what it feels like to be censored,

Unfinished

If you missed my new painting video that I shared yesterday, here it is again. I did something different

Bad days

Watch this deer oil painting come to life in 2 minutes, and then see below for the real life

As Summer Leaves Us

Watch “Flower Angel” come to life in 2 minutes (time lapse) You might remember that I shared this one

Another Delight!

Watch this hummingbird oil painting come to life in 1 minute (time lapse) This is another of my hummingbird

Do you need rest?

Watch oil painting “Docked Boat” come to life in under 2 minutes (time lapse) I blogged about this painting

Pests

Watch this raccoon painting come to life in under 2 minutes (time lapse) Our experiences with nature are often

Serendipity

Watch this oil painting called “Time” come to life in 2 minutes (time lapse) Two days ago I blogged

Feeding the Birds

Watch this sunflower painting come to life in 2 minutes (time lapse) As part of my new homesteading adventure,

Peace to You

Watch this beach painting come to life in under 1 minute (time lapse) Another new week begins. Rest, reflect,

My Son’s Birthday

Watch me paint “My Son Praying“, time lapse video Today is my son’s birthday, so I thought I’d share

Happy Sunday

Watch me paint “Flying to Heaven” in under 1 minute (time lapse). This was for a children’s book called

Anxiety

Watch me paint “Waterfall Flowers” in 1 minute (time lapse) This is a fictional landscape, just something from my

Trust

Watch me paint these cardinals in 40 seconds (time lapse) I just came back inside after an exhilarating experience!

What do you see?

I only meant to paint a faint outline of the fish skeleton, but my daughter looked at the canvas

Distorted Reality

Watch me paint “Kitchen Devotions” in under 1 minute (time lapse) Surrealism is an art style that combines unusual

Fear

Watch me paint “Forest Fire” in 1 minute (time lapse) What scares you? Fires, hurricanes, storms, floods, criminal violence,

Setting or Rising?

Watch my “Trees and Stream” painting come alive in 2 minutes (time lapse) Was the sun rising or setting?

Are you a child?

Watch me paint “Fred” in 1 minute (time lapse) This oil painting is a self-portrait; me, through my father’s

Birds of a Feather

Watch this oil painting “Goldfinches” come to life in 1 minute (time lapse) There’s been a lot of propaganda,

Big Picture

Watch me paint “Predator and Prey Alike” in 2 minutes (time lapse) Inside this big picture, there are many

New Painting – Owl

Watch me paint this art in under 2 minutes (time lapse) Oil painting “Owl” by Natalie Buske Thomas Another

Something New!

Watch me paint “Time” in 2 minutes (time lapse) This oil painting is not the “something new” that I

Justice

Watch me paint this historical art in 2 minutes (time lapse) The inspiration for my painting isn’t political (not

Perspective

Watch me paint “Consider the Lilies” in 2 minutes (time lapse) This is a small oil painting, only 10

Empathy

“He Wept” Feeling sad today. I was reading personal accounts by people going through heartbreaking situations that are caused

HAPPY 4th of JULY!

If you missed my new painting show announcement, here it is! Have a happy Independence Day, no matter where

New Painting Show!

Don’t miss it! New oil painting revealed, variety show acts, surprises, laughter, and a very special shared human experience!

Plant your Flag

Watch me paint “Flag on Mars” in 2 minutes (time lapse) “The excitement of ‘heavenly realms’ has inspired people

Spoiler!

Here’s a clue… (the above photo) One of the variety acts in my new upcoming painting show – coming

Day of Rest

Watch me paint this art in 1 minute (time lapse) Do you give yourself a day of rest every

Teaser!

Watch the teaser for my next live painting show! Coming soon! Don’t miss it!

Fish for Life

Watch me paint this bear catching a salmon (time lapse) This is a recent painting that I shared last

Angels Art oil painting by artist Natalie Buske Thomas

Are you an angel?

Watch me paint “We are the Angels that He Sends” in 1 minute (time lapse) “This art was inspired

Timeless

Watch me paint this city scene with fountain from downtown Savannah, Georgia in 2 minutes (time lapse) It’s difficult

Are you open?

Watch me paint “Bird of Light” in 2 minutes (time lapse) From my book “50 Oil Paintings Inspired by

Secrets

Watch me paint this apple tree branch in 1 minute (time lapse) If we’re being honest, there are no

Be Mysterious

Watch me paint this coastal scene from Dingle, Ireland in 2 minutes (time lapse). I visited this area when

Are you a tiger?

Watch me paint this tiger in 2 minutes (time lapse) My daughter wanted me to paint a tiger. This

Solitary Roses

Watch me paint this art in support of families of autistic children Some may claim that I have glorified

Memorial Day

Is every institution and national day of recognition meant to be diminished, overshadowed and eventually abolished… “reset” until we

Embracing LIFE!

This is a tree on “Rock Hill”, a rural area in Ireland near Grenagh. Grenagh is a village close

Are you Weary?

Watch me paint “Sheltering Tree” in 2 minutes (time lapse) A sheltering tree is a place we can go

Create or Destroy?

Watch me paint this angel in 2 minutes (time lapse) A tribute to the Turning Angel monument, built over

False Prophets

Watch me paint this wolf in 1 minute (time lapse) Beware of false prophets. Or should we say, “Beware

Censored Spirit

Watch me paint this rabbit in 2 minutes (time lapse) This is one of my art videos that was

Balance

Watch me paint this mountain landscape in 2 minutes (time lapse) If we imagine life as a balanced landscape

Bluebird of Happiness

Sometimes called “bluebird of happiness”, seeing a bluebird is associated with prosperity, good luck, joy, life, beauty and hope.

Do We Want Peace?

Watch me paint “Dove of Peace” in under 2 minutes (time lapse) Surely most of the world’s people want

Be a Lion

Watch me paint this lion art in 2 minutes (time lapse) Yesterday I posed the question “Are you a lion

Dark to Light

Watch me paint “The Moon and the Stars” in 2 minutes (time lapse) The phrase “dark to light” is

Something Funny

Watch me paint this terrifying children’s game of tag in 1 minute (time lapse) Thought we could use something

Do, then See

Watch me paint “Redwing Blackbirds” in 2 minutes (time lapse) First the inspiration for this art, then the update.

Are we Unpredictable?

Watch me paint “Narrow Way” in 2 minutes (time lapse) First I’ll talk about the inspiration for this allegorical

Fully Human

Watch me paint “Miracle of Life” in 2 minutes (time lapse) The inspiration behind this art is the alarming

New Painting – Deer

Enter the serenity of this peaceful scene; overcast skies, green foliage, and a wild creature peering through a clearing

Are we free?

“Silenced” oil painting by artist Natalie Buske Thomas I painted the above art “Silenced” years ago after I was

Peace or Hate?

Why do people destroy what others create? First the painting, then the inspiration behind it and an update. Do

Wild or Roped?

First, the Wild Horses oil painting, then the inspiration behind it, how I created this art, and a new

More than Sparrows

First the Sparrows oil painting and the inspiration behind it, then a challenge for self reflection. Are you “worth

Beauty of Time

Oil paintings, the stories behind them, the real life picture I took this morning, then the update… Are you

Cardinal Promise

First the oil paintings then the stories behind them. Don’t miss the beautiful real life video update filmed just

Feeding Critics

First the oil painting, then the story that inspired this art and the update. Do YOU feed your critics?

Display or Field?

First the oil painting, then the story that inspired this art and the update. Are YOU at a “display

Hummingbird Swing

I hope you had a joyous and spiritually restful Easter weekend. Now that my Easter art posts are finished,

Easter Sunday

Happy Easter! Today I’ll share peaceful and joyful oil paintings and songs with you. May you feel the burst

Holy Saturday

Holy Saturday is the day before Easter, and is associated with: Resting, waiting upon the Lord Examining one’s own

Good Friday

To mark Good Friday as a day of remembrance and humility, an artistic rendering of the cross is typically