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 able to stay on track better now. I hope to return to daily blogging soon. There’s still quite a bit to settle in from our recent move, but one day at a time!
I have a fun announcement: I started an online store for cool, fun, and elegant gifts with my art on it. You’re invited to check it out and tell me what you think of it. The link is here.
Blankets, keepsake boxes, posters, mugs and more! If you want to have (a reproduction of) one of my paintings in your home, I hope you find what you’re hoping for. Happy Wednesday, and God bless you.
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 trying to wrap my mind around it. But I’m finding my way back to normalcy and I’ll resume regular blogging again soon. Meanwhile, here’s another father/son painting (at least I think so, maybe the penguin is actually a mom?).
I hope all of you are doing well. I miss chatting with you every day, as I move toward my lifetime goal of 1,000 finished oil paintings. I’ve fallen a bit behind schedule so I’ll be back with renewed passion to crank out the paintings. Let the paints fly!
Again, I’d like to wish you all a Happy Father’s Day. My dad died when I was a child, but I think of him and wonder what he would have been like at this age. He’d have loved being a grandpa. If you are a Grandpa, or even a Great Grandpa, then my Father’s Day wish goes double or triple for you. 🙂
“Rose in a Moonlit Forest” (originally titled “Blooming Through”) is available as a print. This art was created for a charity auction to benefit families with children who have autism. Natalie imagined the autistic mind like a solitary rose growing against all odds inside a stone wall, surrounded by an environment that is quiet, dark, and yet when the moon shines- a brief, perhaps rare, light- is mysteriously beautiful.
This painting is for the collection “50 Oil Paintings Inspired by Nature”. It will be published as a book, prints, and limited fashion items.
“Childhood Winters” was originally created for children’s book “Fred” and is now included in the collection “50 Oil Paintings Inspired by Nature”. No prints are available at this time.
This painting is included in the collection “50 Oil Paintings Inspired by Nature” and the children’s book “Fred“. “Fred” is a story about Natalie’s childhood. This particular scene is about the day when Natalie accepted a dare from her cousins to touch her tongue to the icy metal porch post at her grandparents’ house, when visiting for Christmas in upstate New York. With the house full of relatives, it was embarrassing for Natalie’s mother that this happened to her child. With a very sore tongue, it was a lesson learned, but Natalie never stopped accepting dares and challenges (with smarter and better outcomes!).
“Crocus in Snow” is available as a series of prints. This project was a painting experiment to test a painting strategy to create the illusion of animation; through painting three stages of a growing flower combined with time lapse video.
“Apple Orchard” 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).
“Apple Orchard” represents autumn and celebrates family traditions.
Watch me paint “Raccoon” in under 2 minutes (time lapse)
I’m still on my painting marathon, but when I slow down again (with projects that require more layers) I’ll resume the blog series. For now, I’ll work full speed ahead and post each new painting the next morning. My lifetime goal of 1k is not only possible, but at this rate… INEVITABLE!
Enjoy your day, dear friends. Be unsinkable, unstoppable, and full of joy!