“Autumn Leaves”

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

“Autumn Leaves” is part of the 2022 collection “Seasons” (of life and nature). 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). “Autumn Leaves” represents the change of seasons and the spiritual process of letting go. [prints available below]

Oil painting “Autumn Leaves” by artist Natalie Buske Thomas

Small Print “Autumn Leaves”

All small prints are approximately 8 x 10. Giclee Somerset Velvet Fine Art paper. Free shipping. No frame.

$33.50

Medium Print “Autumn Leaves”

All medium prints are approximately 16 x 20. Giclee Somerset Velvet Fine Art paper. Free shipping. No frame.

$65.50

Autumn Leaves oil painting by artist Natalie Buske Thomas 300 dpi

Large Print “Autumn Leaves”

All large prints are approximately 24 x 30. Giclee Somerset Velvet Fine Art paper. Free shipping. No frame.

$98.50

New Painting

Watch me paint this “Autumn Leaves” oil painting in 2 minutes (time lapse)

No matter what is happening in the world or in our personal lives, seasons change. The beauty of nature reminds us that “this too shall pass”. May we feel the peace and tranquility of fall, the quiet hush before the darkness of winter. If you live in a part of the world where the seasons are different from ours here in America, I hope you don’t mind being pulled into autumn tonight.

New Painting – AND MORE!

Watch my new oil painting come to life! “Cardinal on a Tree Branch“, my latest painting that features a cardinal; a bird that is spiritually meaningful to many people and is simply delightful in nature, a truly peaceful and beautiful bird.

This painting will be the featured art in my new book and displayed on the cover. The book is now FINISHED! It is ahead of schedule by several months! The 2021 collection “50 Oil Paintings Inspired by Nature” is available as free time lapse videos, prints to buy, and soon a published book. It follows two previous collections (2019 “50 Oil Paintings Inspired by Savannah, Georgia” and 2020 “50 Oil Paintings Inspired by my Christian Faith“.

I also offer some fashion inspired by art from the previous collections. I plan to add some new designs from the 2021 Nature collection, and I’ll definitely include this cardinal. I know that some of you love cardinals and have been hoping for a new one. I understand because I love cardinals too, and they mean something personal to me and my family.

So the “and MORE” is the celebration that my 2021 art collection is FINISHED! WOOT!!! This feels awesome! I also wanted to announce that I’ll soon have the book and fashion parts of it done. But, I’ll hold back on the reveal of what the new collection for 2022 will be. I’ll be starting on the first painting of that series soon, so stay tuned!

Thank you for being a part of this journey. One more set of 50 done toward my lifetime goal of 1k finished paintings!

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“Cardinal on a Tree Branch”

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

“Cardinal on a Tree Branch” is featured in the collection “50 Oil Paintings Inspired by Nature“. Prints available below of Session 1, Session 2, and Final painting. Those who prefer the minimalist look of the unfinished painting may find these prints appealing. Others may enjoy purchasing these three prints as a collection, to display as a set of three frames together. The finished painting print is available on its own as usual.

Session 1
Session 2
Final Finished Painting
“Cardinal on a Tree Branch” oil painting by Natalie Buske Thomas

Small Print “Cardinal on a Tree Branch”

All small prints are approximately 8 x 10. Giclee Somerset Velvet Fine Art paper. Free shipping. No frame.

$33.50

Medium Print “Cardinal on a Tree Branch”

All medium prints are approximately 16 x 20. Giclee Somerset Velvet Fine Art paper. Free shipping. No frame.

$65.50

Large Print “Cardinal on a Tree Branch”

All large prints are approximately 24 x 30. Giclee Somerset Velvet Fine Art paper. Free shipping. No frame.

$98.50

Small Print “Session 1 of Cardinal on a Tree Branch”

Unfinished painting, after Session 1, for those who like the minimalist look.
All small prints are approximately 8 x 10. Giclee Somerset Velvet Fine Art paper. Free shipping. No frame.

$33.50

Medium Print “Session 1 of Cardinal on a Tree Branch”

Unfinished painting, after Session 1, for those who like the minimalist look.
All medium prints are approximately 16 x 20. Giclee Somerset Velvet Fine Art paper. Free shipping. No frame.

$65.50

Large Print “Session 1 of Cardinal on a Tree Branch”

Unfinished painting, after Session 1, for those who like the minimalist look.
All large prints are approximately 24 x 30. Giclee Somerset Velvet Fine Art paper. Free shipping. No frame.

$98.50

Small Print “Session 2 of Cardinal on a Tree Branch”

Unfinished painting, after Session 2, for those who want a storyboard style set of the three paintings in progress, or who prefer the scaled down version.
All small prints are approximately 8 x 10. Giclee Somerset Velvet Fine Art paper. Free shipping. No frame.

$33.50

Medium Print “Session 2 of Cardinal on a Tree Branch”

Unfinished painting, after Session 2, for those who want a storyboard style set of the three paintings in progress, or who prefer the scaled down version.
All medium prints are approximately 16 x 20. Giclee Somerset Velvet Fine Art paper. Free shipping. No frame.

$65.50

Large Print “Session 2 of Cardinal on a Tree Branch”

Unfinished painting, after Session 2, for those who want a storyboard style set of the three paintings in progress, or who prefer the scaled down version.
All large prints are approximately 24 x 30. Giclee Somerset Velvet Fine Art paper. Free shipping. No frame.

$98.50

Bad days

Watch this deer oil painting come to life in 2 minutes, and then see below for the real life video I took today!

Even when humanity is having a bad day, a dark day, a day of violence and unspeakable horror, nature goes on as if untroubled by the woes of mankind. Chaos and evil may rule our minds, yet the seasons pass undisturbed, giving us hope that we will feel peace once again. This is what I saw today. There is a magical moment at the end when eye contact is made. May you too experience this second, in which your breath stops, as you too make eye contact with peace on Earth, as fleeting as that beauty may be.

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Pests

Watch this raccoon painting come to life in under 2 minutes (time lapse)

Our experiences with nature are often wonderful, sometimes mysterious, and occasionally pure joy. But other times dangerous, destructive, or annoying. Our experiences with raccoons have been frustrating, but not as frustrating as our encounters with squirrels. I don’t have a squirrel painting so I went with the raccoon. But my blog post is about squirrels and a VICTORY over them!

The squirrels were eating all of the bird seed and running our lovely cardinals, finches, and other bird friends away. It was also getting too expensive to feed the squirrels, who have insatiable appetites! But we have a victory! (see the video below that I took today!) Now, you’ll notice that the squirrel actually broke the baffle in the end, but it’s an easy fix to put it back up. I’ve already done that and can secure it better later. So, I think we’ve won this battle! Right now there are two cardinals at the feeder looking mighty smug, as if they know that the feeder is all theirs now. 🙂

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New Painting – Lion

Watch this lion painting come to life in 2 minutes

Snarling, on the prowl… we can imagine what happens next! Another painting toward my lifetime goal of 1k finished paintings! Also… it means there is only ONE painting left in the 2021 collection “50 Oil Paintings Inspired by Nature“! Then, I can reveal the 2022 collection theme and get started on the next round of 50. The paintbrushes never sleep…

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“Lion”

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

“Lion” is included in the collection “50 Oil Paintings Inspired by Nature“. Prints available below.

Oil painting “Lion” by artist Natalie Buske Thomas

Small Print “Lion”

All small prints are approximately 8 x 10. Giclee Somerset Velvet Fine Art paper. Free shipping. No frame.

$33.50

Medium Print “Lion”

All medium prints are approximately 16 x 20. Giclee Somerset Velvet Fine Art paper. Free shipping. No frame.

$65.50

Large Print “Lion”

All large prints are approximately 24 x 30. Giclee Somerset Velvet Fine Art paper. Free shipping. No frame.

$98.50

New Painting – “Autumn Forest”

Watch this oil painting “Autumn Forest

come to life in about 2 minutes (time lapse)

Another painting toward my lifetime goal of 1k finished paintings! Also, there are now only 2 left in the 2021 collection “50 Oil Paintings Inspired by Nature“! I hope you are enjoying this journey. Thank you for being a part of it. Knowing that I’ve promised you paintings holds me accountable and pushes me to stay on track. I appreciate you!

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Holiday Break

Our house is already changing from pumpkin spices to gingerbread. Today we decorated the Christmas tree and made cookies. Yesterday for Thanksgiving we had a

Read More »

Happy Anyway

I struggled to think of what to say for today’s blog post. World events paint a bleak, angry, and fearful picture. What popped into my

Read More »

The Unexplained

I explained the story behind this mysterious encounter with a wild rabbit on the “Visiting Rabbit” page. This week there have been some serendipitous events,

Read More »

Going Fast

You might remember when I shared this painting in September, and now nearly two months have passed by. Autumn is going fast. Didn’t it feel

Read More »

New Painting

This is the painting I finished yesterday. Thanksgiving is coming up fast. Beyond a special meal that features a roast turkey, those of us who

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“Autumn Forest”

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

“Autumn Forest” is included in the collection “50 Oil Paintings Inspired by Nature“. Prints are available below.

Oil painting “Autumn Forest” by artist Natalie Buske Thomas

Small Print “Autumn Forest”

All small prints are approximately 8 x 10. Giclee Somerset Velvet Fine Art paper. Free shipping. No frame.

$33.50

Medium Print “Autumn Forest”

All medium prints are approximately 16 x 20. Giclee Somerset Velvet Fine Art paper. Free shipping. No frame.

$65.50

Large Print “Autumn Forest”

All large prints are approximately 24 x 30. Giclee Somerset Velvet Fine Art paper. Free shipping. No frame.

$98.50