MOONLIT WINTRY WALK BY THE LAKE.
MOONLIT WINTRY WALK BY THE LAKE. ACRYLIC ON 18X24 CANVAS...I sometimes shy away from the biting coldness of winter but am so amazed by its quiet beauty....I feel I am in alignment when the quietness inside me is in sync with the quietness that surrounds me.....
STILLNESS OF THE LATE AFTERNOON.
OIL ON 8x 10 Wood Panel. After I did the Niagara Escarpment painting on Mrs. McColl's fishing farm, I moved to another pond on her property. The warmth of the sun had left and I knew it would get dark soon. Felt my heart racing a little but still sensing the stillness of the place....
CARDINAL IN TRANQUILITY
CARDINAL IN TRANQUILTY Acrylic on 18x24 Canvas
I am always so awed by the lacy look that snowfall creates in nature and then to see a cardinal perched on a tree admiring it all close-up in quiet tranquility...
ORCHESTRA BY THE LAKE
ORCHESTRA BY THE LAKE. OIL ON 8x16 Canvas.
Where I stood to paint the last house, when I turned around, I saw the waves racing towards me. A pile of rocks in its way caused them to crash and spray. I am near enough to hear the orchestra reach its crescendo but far enough to avoid getting wet... I could not tire for I had to do this second painting laid out before me..
OIL ON 11"x 14" WOOD PANEL.
I made a trek behind some houses down a slope through a woodsy area to get to see the back of this, what looked to me like an abandoned house. Not easy when you're carrying an easel and paints and a flask and lunch. But once I was there, I set myself up on the mud flat to paint this, what must have once been a very grand looking house. Please to tell you that they have recently started renovations to bring this neglected beauty back to life.
IN THE MOOD FOR CHRISTMAS
MOOD FOR CHRISTMAS
I was officially launched into the Christmas mood by John Seebode after he posted the Jingle Bell Rock video on Facebook....
SYMPHONY OF FALL COLORS
I decided to move further away to higher ground from the spot where the snake had coiled itself to a resting state. This is the vista I got of the part marshland and former quarry site. Should go back now to see what the colors are like now..oh and to visit my snake friend. — with Karlene Bland Fine Art.
FALL COLORS ON THE CLIFFS
A wall of glorious fall colors adorned the cliffs in October. As I was painting this, a snake slithered across the path in front of my easel. Made me finish up real fast and moved to a different spot. Wish I had the wits to take a photo of it...probably a harmless, friendly snake full of food anyways...