Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Night Sky Minies

Violet Wintry Night, acrylic on board, 6″x8″, 2021 ~SOLD
 
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This painting is part of my new mini series where I explored the concept of remote mountainous places where on a clear night the sky is filled with infinite stars. In this piece, I explored a scene where the atmosphere is purple and violet.


I’ve only seen something like this in real life one time while camping in Zion National Park. The Night sky was violet  and pinkish. The sky looked very light but the milky way was so clearly visible – it was so magical. The surrounding landscape also seemed lit up which was so neat. In this little painting I wanted to express some of that phenomenon but in a more mountainous and wintry scene.
 

Polar Night, acrylic on board, 8″x6″, 2021 ~SOLD

This painting is inspired by the idea polar nights. I’ve not actually experienced this incredible phenomenon where night lasts 24 hours but I’ve been fascinated by it.


I sleep right next to a window where I see a beautiful, full night sky most nights. Here in Pagosa Springs, Colorado the nightly display of stars is awe inspiring. I live on the border of the national forest and each time it snows, the scenery out that window is pretty magical. It makes my mind wonder about what the nights are in other, faraway remote places.

There is a draft by my window so the cold chill has recently made me think of frozen, bitterly cold spots. I painted this new scene thinking of arctic places where its so cold that icebergs grow out of the sea creating a fairy tale image of winter in the mountains where surely an ice queen must be nearby.

 Frosty Winter Night, acrylic on board, 6″x8″, 2021 ~SOLD

In this piece, I explore really jagged, snowy peaks that shoot up from the colorful forest, straight into a crystal clear and very cosmic night scene.

Thursday, December 23, 2021

Alpine Night Painting

 Alpine Night, acrylic on board, 8″x10″, 2021
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This painting was inspired by clear nights in remote mountain environments where the sky is filled with infinite stars.

 The painting is varnished in gloss on both the face and along all the wooden edges which have a painted accent strip. There is a hanging wire as well as a certificate of authenticity on the back. 




Friday, December 17, 2021

Winter's Night ~ Painting

Winter’s Night, acrylic on board, 18”x18″, 2021
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I've been living in Colorado since the beginning of 2012. Over the years, I have seen many beautiful snowy mountain scenes. Colorado is a true winter wonderland, a truly magical place when the Rocky Mountains are veiled in fresh snow. I've also lived in areas where the night sky is pretty spectacular. With this new painting I wanted to combine some of my favorite aspects of experiencing Winter in the mountains.  I hope that this painting inspires people to venture outside even when it may be bitterly cold out there. I know that's what I am hoping for myself =)

 
The painting is varnished in gloss on both the face and along all the wooden edges which have a painted accent strip. 


 
My paintings are created with layers of acrylic wash. The various layers create wonderful color changes through out. On top, I use acrylic paint markers of varied thicknesses to draw patterns and lines to help my landscape come a live. There is a hanging wire as well as a certificate of authenticity on the back.



 

Sunday, December 12, 2021

New Minies

Stormy Mountain Sunset, acrylic on board, 6″x8″, 2021 ~SOLD

This painting was inspired by a colorful, stormy sky looming over the mountains as the sun sets for the evening.
 
 
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Fiery Rose Mountainscape, acrylic on board, 6″x8″, 2021 ~SOLD

This painting was inspired by a bright orange, pink sunset in the mountains where the atmosphere is just right and everything is veiled in a magical explosion of color.

 
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Nightfall Over Snowy Mountains, acrylic on board, 6″x8″, 2021~SOLD

This is an original acrylic painting inspired by crystal clear night sky over remote, snowy mountains.

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Crimson Mountainscape, acrylic on board, 8″x6″, 2021 ~SOLD

This painting was inspired by a warm, vividly colored sunset that has veiled the mountains in a crimson hue.




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Friday, December 10, 2021

Lavender Spell - Painting

Lavender Spell 
acrylic on board
16"x16"
 2021
~SOLD

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This is an original acrylic painting inspired by autumn in the mountains when the sun sets and the mountains turn a warm, lavender color for a brief moment.
 
 
 



Thursday, December 2, 2021

Fog Island - Painting

Fog Island 
acrylic paint and acrylic markers on board
finished in gloss varnish
24″x18″, 2021

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 If the atmosphere in the mountains is just right, the effect can be mystical. The scenery can feel almost other worldly. I find that this is true for me when I see the sinking fog in the mountains. The high peeks are peeking from a light blanket of moisture. The feeling is so mysterious and a bit eerie. It always makes me think of fairytales.

In my painting it is dusk and the fog just rolled in. The full moon is rising and lighting up the landscape below. This creates a dim kind of light where the colors feel like they are fading away into the night yet there is a sort of light that highlights the main features of the vista.