Art Washes from the Soul the Dust of Everyday Life. Pablo Picasso


Thursday, April 28, 2011

Mirror Lake

One of my favorite places to explore when I go back home to the Ozarks for a visit, is Blanchard Springs in Arkansas. Every visit has proven to be peaceful and beautiful. Last summer was my husband's first trip to see the place I love so much. I would love to see the area in the fall, abundant with all the colors that autumn brings to the area.
Of course I took many photos of our trip, which can be found here.

When we visited everything was very lush and green. I took photos of the lake, always imagining what it might look like splashed in the colors of fall.

I decided to paint a scene of Mirror Lake (information about the area can be found here) but I decided to use a bit of "artistic license" and painted the image how I have seen it in my mind, abundant with color:

The painting is available on my etsy site here. It is painted on an antique window, also from the Ozarks.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Belize Window

Can you imagine waking up to this view every morning? A friend captured this scene with a camera while on vacation in Belize. This was the scene from their condo. I've been given permission to paint a few images of it from the photograph.

This window is available for sale on my etsy site here.

....Go in peace. Your journey has the LORD’s approval.
Judges 18:6

Friday, April 8, 2011

Florida Pier

Last year I was browsing a Florida friend's facebook photos and ran across one I wanted to paint. I requested permission to lift the photo to use and after receiving it began painting my version of the scene on a window:

... “Be still, and know that I am God...