Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Blaze of Fire

                                                    Parkway Series #497    oil   12 x 16   $295.

On my way to the Peaks, the autumn colors change the world into a blaze of fire.  It is so exciting to experience the seasons in Virginia.  I cannot imagine living in a place that never enjoys the summer, fall winter, spring  of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  I could paint the same place a thousand times and the time of day, the day of the month, the weather conditions, the temperature, the humidity....all would change the painting.  When I finish the 369 miles, I may start over and try this idea!!   

Saturday, October 23, 2021

The Coming Storm

                                                 Parkway Series #496  12 x 16     oil    $295.

The drama of a summer thunder storm approaching over the mountains always fills the senses with smells, sounds and sights that are memorable.  As a young child, I remember my senses filling with anticipation of the coming storm.  It was never a sense of fear but always a sense of something important happening, something awesome, fierce, and powerful.  The calm before the storm helped me to remember who controls the weather and that peace in Him is so comforting today as we all face the storms ahead.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Shalom Peace

                                                    Parkway Series #495   12 x 16  oil    $295.

Peace, rest, Shalom, rejuvenate, think, meditate, restore, redeem, rejoice...... words that come to mind when I block out the world, the chaos, the confusion.  Illustrating, capturing, painting these concepts are formost in mind when I look for subject matter along the Parkway.  What a blessing to have this natural resource in our backyard.

Monday, October 11, 2021

After the Rain

                                                 Parkway Series #494  oil  12 x 16          $295

When the skies clear after the rain, the golden light, the smell of wet grass, reflections in puddles all announce the life giving Glory of creation!  If I can capture a small shadow of this Glory in my paintings, I will be a happy artist.  Maybe one day in heaven I will be assigned the task of painting the real Glory of Creation!!

Sunday, October 10, 2021

From Everlasting to Everlasting

Parkway Series #493   oil    12 x 16    $295.
I cannot believe it has been a year since I posted a painting online.  Covid has changed many lives.  Thankfully my family has endured. Several members have recovered and my grandchildren have persevered through my teaching them at home.  Now as I  return to the paint brushes and canvases, I see that the never changing mountains are still my "go to" for inspiration!  Psalm 90:2