Ribbons in the sky
30"x60" oil on canvas
now available for sale.
So what, I ask you is a guy supposed to do?
The tooth pick has been invented, patented and mass produced all over the world billions of times. Jeans have been invented and patented and produced all over the world billions of times.
like so many other things that you wish you had thought of but it has been done over and over. What's a guy supposed to do when he wants to paint something on canvas that has been done every which way possible? How is this artist going to render the subject in a way that will stand apart? Be remembered? Make an impression?
One thing I have learned over the years is that each artist has his own finger print. Literally and creatively. So with that in mind I set out to paint my own impression of those magnificent Northern Lights. what I needed to do was look at the lights but purposely block out all artistic renderings of them to date. In my mind I could only envision a black/blue sky with these drapes of light slicing through the night sky.
While the dark back ground was still wet I loaded my brush with colour and streaked it through the soaking wet background.
The experience was somewhat spiritual as I noticed the purity of the colour juxtaposed against the night blue. The paint blending and not blending at will! The final rendering needed only minimal touch up to refine and "clean up" the impression but there it was, lying in wait to capture me and draw me in.
Happy to finally present to you these Northern lights as
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.