Saturday, September 19, 2009

Original ACEO Painting "Dancing Trees"

ACEO 2.5" x 3.5"
I saw these trees one morning and loved how the pale yellow light was breaking through the dark blue cloudy sky from behind them. The trees had grown curving rather than straight which made them appear to be dancing and swaying....joyous to see the morning light. :)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Original Painting "Stillness" Stacked Rocks, Water, Pond, Nature

Original Acrylic Painting
ACEO 2.5" X 3.5"

In this painting I have tried to depict the contrasting textures of the grass, the rugged rocks, the smooth water and graceful willow branches; bringing them together to covey the perfect peace, tranquility and stillness of the scene.

Stacked rocks have been cropping up all over the landscape lately. While I was vacationing Bar Harbor, Maine, we saw stacked rocks in gardens, on trails, along property lines, in the mountains and in the towns. When I returned to New Hampshire, I started noticing them here too. We stopped at country art gallery on Mt. Desert Island. They had several along the edge of their parking area. I asked what they signify. I was told they use them as markers on trails to guide hikers. I was also told that they are suppose to ward off evil and bring good luck. I read that stacked rocks represent balance.

Whatever the meaning, I find them intriguing. I especially like the contrast when they are standing in front of water. I think I will paint a larger version of this one too.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

"Summer Hill" New Hampshire Countryside Meadow Apple Tree Wildflowers Original Painting

"Summer Hill"
Original Acrylic ACEO Painting
SOLD $30.
Prints Available

This is another scene of New Hampshire's beautiful, scenic, countryside. I drove by this just this morning, on Tilton Hill and felt inspired to paint it. Painting an art card is a great way to get my frequent inspirations onto paper right away and get some practice with the subject. I'll do a larger painting later. I think I'll do this more often.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Original ACEO Painting "Mountain Path"

"Mountain Path" SOLD
2.5" x 3.5" ACEO

I painted this little ACEO as a vignette for a larger painting.
A shaded path seems to lead to the mountain. This was the beautiful view of Mt. Chocorua, from where I stayed while I was in Conway, New Hampshire.