“The Christmas Dance”

Watch Natalie paint this art in 2 minutes (time lapse)

“The Christmas Dance” is part of the 2022 collection “Seasons” (of life and nature) and debuted as a featured painting in Christmas Show 2021. Paintings in this collection celebrate seasons of life (metaphorical, representational, or inspired-by-real-life scenes about milestones, rites of passage, and shared human experiences of love, aging, family, and beyond) as well as seasons of nature (literal scenes depicting autumn, summer, fall, and winter). “The Christmas Dance” represents love and relationships as they change, and how the connection becomes deeper over time. This painting will be published in the book “50 Oil Paintings Inspired by Seasons”. [due to the personal nature of this art, the artist has requested that prints of this painting are not for sale]

“The Christmas Dance” by artist Natalie Buske Thomas

50 Oil Paintings Inspired by Seasons (of Life and Nature)

Oil painting “Generational Tree” by artist Natalie Buske Thomas

Seasons

“Seasons (of life and nature)” is the current collection, for 2022: New art is added as Natalie finishes each piece. Subscribe to Natalie’s blog to receive notifications of new paintings on the very day she finishes them. Scroll down to see the menu of finished paintings and the progress made on this collection to date.

Paintings in this collection celebrate seasons of life (metaphorical, representational, or inspired-by-real-life scenes about milestones, rites of passage, and shared human experiences of love, aging, family, and beyond) as well as seasons of nature (literal scenes depicting autumn, summer, fall, and winter). Natalie’s art is produced as free videosart gifts for sale, fashion and books. Links to art in the collection are on this page and will be updated as each new painting is finished for “50 Oil Paintings Inspired by Seasons” (book four in the “50 Oil Paintings Inspired by” series). Previous finished collections in the “50 Oil Paintings Inspired by” series: Nature (2021), Christian Faith (2020), and Savannah, Georgia (2019).

List of Oil Paintings in this Collection, linking to their pages here on the site, and also citing physical pages in the upcoming hardcover book:

  1. Spring and Summer
    1.1  “Frog in Garden” page 6-7
    1.2 “Yellow Rosebud” page 8-11
    1.3 “Yellow Rose” page 12-13
    1.4 “Coffee Outside” page 14-15
    1.5 “Cardinal in July” page 16-17
    1.6 “Walking in Rain Puddle” page 18-19
    1.7 “Alabama Landscape” page 20-21
    1.8 page 22-23
    1.9 page 24-25
    1.10 page 26-27
  2. Weddings and Babies
    2.1 page 30-31
    2.2 page 32-33
    2.3 page 34-35
    2.4 page 36-37
    2.5 page 38-39
    2.6 page 40-41
    2.7 page 42-43
    2.8 page 44-45
  3. Autumn and Harvest
    3.1 “Autumn Leaves” page 48-49
    3.2 “Pumpkin Carving” page 50-51
    3.3 “Pumpkin Latte” page 52-53
    3.4 “Apple Orchard” page 54-55
    3.5 “Campfire” page 56-57
    3.6 “Thanksgiving Turkey and Pumpkins” page 58-59
  4. Changes and Milestones
    4.1 page 62-63
    4.2 page 64-65
    4.3 page 66-67
    4.4 page 68-69
    4.5 “Lighthouse” page 70-71
    4.6 “Osprey” page 72-73
    4.7 “Lion in Storm” page 74-77
    4.8 “Generational Tree” page 78-79 
  5. Winter and Bereavement
    5.1 “Walking to Piano Lessons” page 82-83
    5.2 page 84-85
    5.3 page 86-87
    5.4 page 88-89
    5.5 page 90-91
    5.6 page 92-93
    5.7 page 94-95
    5.8 page 96-97
    5.9 page 98-99
  6. Celebrations and Holidays
    6.1 “The Christmas Dance” page 102-103
    6.2 “Nativity Scene” page 104-105
    6.3  “Christmas Tree” page 106-107
    6.4  “Easter Lily” page 108-109
    6.5  “Jesus at Calvary” page 110-111
    6.6 “Thanksgiving” page 112-113
    6.7 page 114-115
    6.8 page 116-117
    6.9 page 118-119

Natalie’s lifetime goal is 1k finished oil paintings. Join her on her journey by following her blog.

Enjoy Natalie’s art on fun, creative, and classy gifts for you and your family!

Note: Only a few of Natalie’s paintings are featured in the gift shop. If you don’t find the art you are looking for, please let us know and we will include it as soon as possible.

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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 one of my oil paintings of him. He’s also part of a special book called Grandpa Smiles, and a video of him is in this blog post: “I’m Superman!”

We celebrated with cake, presents and pizza. Another year done, and another year blessed to have him as my son. Every day is precious. Hug your loved ones tight.

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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 is now finished

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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 from the video!

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New Painting – Owl

Watch me paint this art in under 2 minutes (time lapse)

Oil painting “Owl” by Natalie Buske Thomas

Another one toward my lifetime goal of One Thousand Finished Paintings! Also, there are only 5 paintings left in the 2021 collection “50 Oil Paintings Inspired by Nature“! So, I’ll be formatting the new book soon (ugh! I hate formatting!), and submitting it to start the approval process (and probably fail it the first time or two… ugh, ugh, ugh!). I’m not looking forward to formatting hell, but… it’s all worth it in the end to see the finished collection bound together. And… I can start early on 2022’s collection! Getting a jump on it is a good idea because sometimes life gets in the way and I end up with more pauses in work flow than expected. Well, anyway, that’s my progress report! Have a wonderful weekend, friends.

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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 is now finished

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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 from the video!

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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 is an instrumental

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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 videos probably won’t

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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 July show. This

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New Painting!

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

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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 move. I’m still

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New Painting- “Tiger”

Fresh off the canvas – “Tiger”, for book “50 Oil Paintings Inspired by Nature“. This animal was requested by my daughter who loves tigers and wanted me to paint one. It is now sold as prints, but the original will remain hers. When the oils set, we’ll hang it in her room.

My lifetime goal is 1k finished paintings!

See the progress for this collection, “50 Oil Paintings Inspired by Nature“, or view paintings from all collections. Natalie Buske Thomas paints 50+ works per year, produced as free 2-minute time lapse videos, books, prints, and fashions. She also offers free virtual classes and shows.

“50 Oil Paintings Inspired by Savannah, Georgia”

The “50 Oil Paintings Inspired by” series by artist Natalie Buske Thomas

+ More Books in the “Inspired by” series! 50 Oil Paintings Inspired by my Christian Faith” is now available (scroll down this page for options to buy this book). “50 Oil Paintings Inspired by Nature” is coming soon.

More than a book, an experience! Watch Natalie paint all 50 paintings through time-lapse videos choreographed to music (in the menu on the right). Cut and remove gift copies of her art included at the end of the book – frame what you like, make crafts (see suggestions in product video below), and gift your favorites to friends and family (don’t worry, all 50 works are in the front of the book, you’d only be removing a second copy of the 13 top paintings). Be a part of the journey by experiencing Natalie’s art in your own way, a personal reflection shared with those you love. *fashion clothing and gallery prints from this collection also available on the individual art pages on this website (not included in the book)

“50 Oil Paintings Inspired by Savannah, Georgia” book + FREE SHIPPING (USA only)

150 page beautiful art book with high quality pages and special gift supplement (13 extra copies for personal use to frame, make crafts, give away). All images have related videos to watch Natalie paint the art, available on this website.

$59.00

“50 Oil Paintings Inspired by my Christian Faith” book + FREE SHIPPING (USA only)

150 page beautiful art book with high quality pages and special gift supplement (13 extra copies for personal use to frame, make crafts, give away). All but two images have related videos to watch Natalie paint the art, available FREE on this website.

$59.00

Product Video “50 Oil Paintings Inspired by Savannah, Georgia” Book
See video for ideas for using the free prints included in the back of the book, to frame or apply to crafts.

More information about the 13 free prints included in the book:

  1. Cut the picture you want from the back of the book
  2. It’s yours!

An example of framing a print is shown in the product video (the Lighthouse painting)

You may also choose to put the prints on craft projects. The examples shown in the product video include three unfinished wooden gift items purchased inexpensively at a craft store: a photo frame with heart shaped cut out to insert a family photo (American Flag painting), a small box (Painting Bunting bird painting), and a mini treasure trinket box (Lion and the Lamb painting). You of course can choose any of the prints, and any gift item you wish (gift items not included). All you need is the print and a fixative like Mod Podge (brush on, follow product instructions). Cut the print to fit the item, glue it on. Some may choose to seal it with a spray (I did not do that). Make the art your own. From Natalie: I’d love to see the creative projects you come up with, so if you are willing to share, please send your photos to me.

Visit the art menu pages for the “Inspired by” series:

50 Oil Paintings Inspired by Savannah, Georgia

50 Oil Paintings Inspired by my Christian Faith

50 Oil Paintings Inspired by Nature” (in progress)