This little 7x5 painting was done in about hour and half. A little Oil - Lonely Vigil.
My wife and soulmate when I showed it to her was very thrilled with it. She gave all the praise she felt I needed, and then as I was heading back out to the studio she said "by the way the Light house tower is not straight" she did not want to point that out first, although it must have been obvious to her. ( I have straightened it out - but thought I would post the picture before I straightened it ).
Spouses of artists are special people, they put up with and sacrifice so much for their artist mates. Art is what we eat, drink, sleep and breath. In my case it is my Mistress, she is fickle and sometimes I have my way with her and everything goes well and magic happens. Other times she is crabby and obstinate and I get frustrated. But my wife is always there for me to come back to with a smile, hug and kiss. I know how much my spouse puts up with for me to pursue my passion.
Donna I can never express how much I love you and how much you are apart of my art. All I can say is "Thank You Babe! You are special!! XXX
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Two small 5x7 & 7x5 paintings I did on Sunday. Decided the skies would be the focal point in each painting. One winter night and the other summer sunset. In the first painting Winter Light I painted a remote Cabin and the Northern Lights. Our artic winter can challenge the best of us, but one of the joys of winter is the Aurora light show any dark and clear night. Always different and incredible to watch. In the second painting Susitna Sunset 4 in the summer we have 20 hours of daylight, awesome, and the sunsets are slow and amazing. This is the 4th in a series of them I have done, and many more to go. Because the sun takes so long to set we have a incredible display on light at sunset. A artists dream.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
First Friday Art Show at Stephan's Fine Art Gallery in the Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage Alaska the First Friday of April. The title of the show is Sense of Vastness. I will be having around 15 new paintings, they will be highlighting the Vastness of Alaska. Alaska has over 5000 miles of coastline and if placed in the continental US it would stretch from the east coast to the west coast. The incredible beauty and different types of climates is amazing. Come to my show to learn more about my artwork and say "hi".