Moonlight on Canoe Lake
5"x7" oil on wood, signed on back
Every now and then it's ok to go totally dark. As an artist I am constantly moved to bring light into my paintings. To demonstrate the effect of light on objects. Darkness, however, is most dramatic when shown against light. How is that possible? This painting, Moonlight on Canoe Lake is an example of just that. The dark of night, the even darker waters, cold and threatening. The moonlight, however, becons. Calls to you and invites you to stay. Assures you that it is safe to drink in the beauty of the moment.
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.