Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Winter Wonder~~2015 Winter Paintings

Winter Wonder:

Art Inspiration from Nature!


Paul and I just recently returned from a Holiday trip and vacation to California.  As an artist, of course, I was looking for inspiration.  It didn't take long to find it in the Monterey Bay area where we vacationed, and in and near Riverside, outside of Los Angeles, where we visited friends Kevin and Luis.  Kevin is one of my art collectors and a dear friend. 
The above photo is a Kodak Moment of me on one of the mountain view look-outs at Mount San Jacinto, elevation 8500'.  Paul and I hiked on the Nature Trail; it was like walking in a Winter Wonderland.  Snowy trails and tall pines--beautiful!  Kevin and Luis took us to Palm Springs, and it was their idea to ride up the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway.  What an adventure!  Thanks, guys!

Winter Mountain Hiker, 5x7 landscape painting with figure
(Inspired by Mount San Jacinto State Park in California)


Christmas Card Paintings~~I used these two winter paintings this season to create some of my art cards.  I used prints from the originals to make my cards.  

Winter Pair, 8x10 landscape painting
(Inspired by Pennsylvania's Ewing Park in Ellwood City)
Winter Cabin, 5x7 landscape painting
(Inspired by a past trip to Colorado)

                                   Cardinal with Red Currants, 5x7 ArtBird Portrait Painting
                                 (Inspired by a backyard cardinal in my yard)


 On the first Saturday of December, I participated in a fine arts show that I hope will continue in the future--Art on Broadway in San Antonio.  Highlights included visiting with my friend and high school classmate from South Carolina --Brenda-- and seeing my friend and art patron --John -- who bought my 12x36 landscape entitled, Last Light at Bergheim.  Thanks, Brenda and John!  You made my art show memorable!   

Lastly, I'm starting off 2016 with a SOLO Art Show for the month of January at the Bijou Cinema Bistro-- at Wonderland of the Americas-- on 4522 Fredericksburg Rd., San Antonio.  I'll have a large variety of artwork that will mostly represent my more recent work this past year.  I hope you'll enjoy a movie and some shopping at the Bijou for the New Year!
Wishing you peace and joy this season as well as throughout the year!
Merry Christmas and Happy 2016!