New Painting

Watch oil painting “The Christmas Dance” come to life in 2 minutes (time lapse)

This is one of the new paintings I finished last week for the taping of my 2021 Christmas Show, which features a longer version of this art, as well as a second new painting that I’ll share here soon, and variety show entertainment (singing and dancing). I told the story of this painting during the show. It was inspired by last year’s (Christmas Show 2020) show, when I was dancing with my husband in the final act.

 

There are moments in our lives that feel as if we’re marking something important, and we might not be able to fully name what that is, nor do we recognize what it means, but we know it is important, maybe special, or something that will be significant in the future. This was one of those defining moments, of sensing that life was changing. It was poignant and sadly beautiful. I believe, to some extent, we all share this feeling during these complicated days. May we see the joy through the pain and confusion. May we choose to dance.

 

God bless you and keep you, this day and always. As it is now the week before Christmas, please keep a candle lit inside your soul. Let it shine before others.

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“Nativity Scene”

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

“Nativity Scene” 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, traditions, holidays, and shared human experiences of love, aging, family, and beyond) as well as seasons of nature (literal scenes depicting autumn, summer, fall, and winter). This painting will be published in the book “50 Oil Paintings Inspired by Seasons”.

“Nativity Scene” oil painting by artist Natalie Buske Thomas

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“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

Christmas Cheer!

I added the Christmas show to several platforms, besides directly from this site. YouTube (embedded above), and also BitChute and Rumble. I hope this makes my special painting, singing, and dancing variety show easier to share with your friends and family. Thank you for your help with sharing, and I hope you enjoy the show!

Launching Tomorrow!

Watch oil painting of Mary and Baby Jesus “Christmas Star” come alive in 2 minutes (time lapse)

This was last year’s painting from Christmas Show 2020. Tomorrow I plan to launch Christmas Show 2021. This year, there are TWO featured paintings as well as a variety show format of other entertainment- singing, dancing, merriment and holiday sentiment. Please tune in tomorrow and share our special show. It is a longer show and I hope that you will enjoy it.

Aww, Christmas Love Story

Watch oil painting “Rose of Joy” come alive in 2 minutes (time lapse)

Aww, sweet story… my daughter does freelance and commission work. She usually works with data or websites- she has a Math degree, but sometimes she does art related work or something unusual. Today it was something unusual. She was assigned the task of typing a love letter on behalf of a client for her husband. She (likely an elderly person as most on that client list are) wanted her husband to have a professionally transcribed letter from her cursive handwriting. This is for Christmas. Aww, it just warms my heart. I love this story, don’t you? Thought you’d like hearing this simple little thing that inspires us to feel good about humanity.

That’s all for today. The progress on the show is going very well, right on track! Good night, dear friends. Sleep well. God bless and keep you, may His face shine upon you, and give you peace.


Peace be with You

See oil painting “Dove in a Forest” come alive in less than 2 minutes (time lapse)

This is one of my earlier paintings. It remains a favorite for some of you. I’ve worked hard today and I’m tired- are you? This art expresses how I feel at the moment: subdued, yet expectant (hopeful), quietly confident (letting nature and time take its course, faithful), and peaceful.

My work on the show is wrapping up. It will be delivered on schedule. My goal is to launch it several days before Christmas to give you time to share it with your family and friends. Until the show is finished, I’ll be putting in long days. It will all be worth it and I hope you enjoy the show!


Special Day

A special day of celebration for a special birthday girl. This oil painting of my daughter reading in the butterfly garden was the first oil painting I ever did. I created it to enter a juried call to artists and it was accepted! The painting went on a 14 month traveling exhibit tour. I only visited one of those stops, but the painting was well traveled. It was returned to us at the end and is saved for my daughter. I don’t have a video of this one because I wasn’t filming my sessions yet. I started painting because my husband had given me a gorgeous floor easel for Christmas. I had no idea what that would lead to!

Today we made our girl very happy, with a full day planned her way, and by showering her with decorations, surprises, and presents. Everything went the way that we hoped it would and we will hold warm memories of this day in our hearts.

I hope all of you have had a good weekend. It is now only two weeks until Christmas! Be expectant and joyful. Peace be with you.


Beach Weather!

Watch oil painting “My Kids at the Beach” come alive in 2 minutes (time lapse)

It was a high of 82 degrees today, here in Coastal Georgia! Goodness, we could have gone to the beach. And just a couple of weeks ago we had frost that killed off several of my garden plants! So, that’s about a 50 degree difference in temperatures. Funny to reconcile this weather with the Christmas decorations in the neighborhood.

Short post, I’m tired from pushing myself hard to get a lot done today and now it’s dinner time. Don’t forget about my Christmas show coming up. I’ll need your help to share it. Thank you!

Christmas Show – Sneak Peek Preview!

Catch the first glimpse of my Christmas Show 2021!

Had a bit of fun putting this intro together, approx. 1 minute.

Painting, singing, dancing and joy!

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Let's make your Christmas MERRY!

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