For the Love of Northern Lights paintings
I don't know what came over me. Like a mad rush. I just wanted to paint a northern lights scene, but the thought of so much dark on a large canvas surface, just intimidated me.
I started out small, an 8"x10" on canvas. I admit it was inspiring and it did have me in it's grip. So I did another one slightly larger.
All the while that I was doing these dark canvases I was certain I would never be able to sell one. Who else would identify with my love for this wonder of the dark night skies?
I painted 5, initially and all five sold in very short order and for very handsome prices I might add. Then I left it alone for a few years.
Shown here is from the new series of my latest Northern Lights paintings.
I'm really enjoying them. I wonder who else will share my passion for the night sky colours?
The Lost Waterfall
The Lost Waterfall
In my first year of painting full time I went through a terrible period of depression and discouragement. During that time I painted this waterfall which was very thickly textured. It seemed visitor after visitor came and walked right on by it. I never could understand why. I loved it so much. I never understood why no one else seemed to share my feeling.
There was a low point, and yes, it was a rainy day. I looked at it a little too long that day I guess. Then I tore it off the stretcher and tore IT up into 12 small pieces. Rolled them all up into a single roll and then...I don't know what I did with it. I know it's not gone, it's around here somewhere but, I've no idea.
I call it "The lost waterfall". 40"x60". I miss it. I wish I never tore it up.
The Artists Journey
This is my blog page and it is where I get to be the opinionated man that I really am. The views are my own.
I invite your replies and comments, on my virtual welcome mat.
This sketch above became this finished painting below
The Pine Tree Painter.
How did I become known as the Pine Tree Painter? You could say I paint a lot of Pine Trees, that would be true. I paint a lot of other things too, but Pine Trees, Spruce Trees, Birch and others seem to be a continuous string in what i do. I just like the way they stand there like a custodian of the land. or a greeter to nature. So, I continue down the path with the Pine Tree Painter name on my head, It's ok.