We all love to talk about the weather, don’t we? Seems to fill our gaps, bridge those silent moments. Talking about the weather is an ice breaker, pardon the pun, a conversation starter.
This year we have seen it all, storms of such magnitude that we talk about them even if such subjects are avoided. Climate change? Seasonal? Man made? Who really knows, but we certainly are seeing anomalies.
Our personal lives are no different, these days things are happening to each of us on levels and at rates unheard of. Rampant are the tragedies, chaos around every corner. This blogger can certainly attest to that. Where life seemed so predictable, so relatively normal, the earth has shaken and the tornados have ripped paths through my normal.
Through the course of those troubles there has always been a light, a source of refuge. Assurance that all hope was not lost. I bowed my head and looked to him for strength and guidance.
Today I see the light at the end of the tunnel, there is hope, all is not lost. In his mercy and great kindness he carries me and comforts me. Through times of great fire and trouble his presence is firm and reliable.
I created five “Storm” canvases, each no more than 36”x36” and then one 48”x48”. This last one, the only one remaining available I am now releasing for sale as a testament of hope. It is called Beyond Storms, because it represents the breakthrough.
Canadian landscape Artist, instructor and publisher
The Artists Journey
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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.