landscape paintings, Nature, Uncategorized

Soaring Clouds: Oil on 12″ x 9″ Panel

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I looked up, as the sun made its way down,

and gazed at peach-colored cotton and specks of rose

that softened into cool and shadowy specks

that hide behind grey smoke.

When the lightest shade of blue mingles with the purple night shade.

I dream of clouds like these,

during bright blue skies and white puffy clouds yearning for

the south winds and waiting to pour.

by VW

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Art, landscape paintings, Nature, Uncategorized

New Beginnings: Oil on 12″ x 8″ Panel

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Happy New Year!

Part of my New Year’s Resolution is to paint outdoors at least once a week. I did this one yesterday on a elongated panel. I decided on a vertical composition for this tree. As usual, I played with the texture and decided to leave the foliage loosely defined. Deciding what to paint once arriving to a sight can be challenging, but I always decide to go with the first thing that stands out to me, regardless if I find something else. I can always go back and paint the other subject. Sticking to the things we commit to and following through to the end is a good step towards growing deeper in our awareness of our surroundings. This approach also forces us to pay attention and question the things that initially capture our attention.

 

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Gardens in Savannah: Oil on 9″ x 12″ panel

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I was debating on whether or not to post this piece as it is an older one that I decided to play with again. I recently visited the Monet to Matisse exhibit at the Telfair Museums Jepson Center for the Arts and was inspired by the display of work by the great French Impressionist artists. My favorite piece from the exhibit was Renoir’s “The Wave.” The rich colors and textures of this painting is mesmerizing. There is certainly more of an abstraction in his piece than some of the more traditional impressionists. Although I do not classify my work as impressionism, I think there are certain impressionistic elements within my work, and in certain pieces it is more obvious than others.  I also enjoy playing with colors in the same way the impressionist did. This painting, for me, summarizes the gardens in Savannah with its rich mysterious foliage, fragrant peach colored roses, and old fountains that refuse to give in to decay and weathering.

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