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.....
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 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. 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.
MOOD FOR CHRISTMAS
I was officially launched into the Christmas mood by John Seebode after he posted the Jingle Bell Rock video on Facebook....
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.
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...