Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Blog hop August heART and new painting...

You have to mosey on over to Rose's blog, What I Made Today and check out the August heART blog hop! There are a bunch of links to art blogs at the bottom of the post that you can peruse.  Sooo much great art, and if you're an artist with a blog, add your own link!

I finished another painting.  It had been sitting around for a while because I didn't like the sky.  I removed what was in the sky and repainted it.  Then I thought TREES, yes... both new background and foreground. The style took me back to when I used to paint folk art, the real primitive stuff.  This is a step up (I think,) but it's still folk art.  I like the feel of little villages, or small towns.  They make me feel right at home, so I enjoy bringing some of the country into my paintings sometimes.  I don't live in the country now, but I do have a city park right up against my back yard, so I can't complain.  Today I saw a tortoise laboring away to get from my yard into the park. I often see ospreys and hear their plaintive cries.  They don't mind the traffic or the noise.  They nest in tall trees or on platforms set on top of telephone poles and such structures.  To see them dive for fish is mind-boggling.  They make a straight dive into the water from way up high, and they get their fish.  Amazing!  Nature is so incredibly beautiful.

I can never hope to capture the majesty of nature in one of my paintings, but I can sit in my backyard and experience the whole display of glory.  I was searching for the right word, and that's it.  Glory.

Here's my attempt at some colorful glory:


Fall is coming.  I have to enjoy the colors in my memory because where I live we don't fall colors, but we have decent winters!

7 comments:

sheila 77 said...

What a wonderful vibrant painting. Love the houses with some lit windows and the colourful leaves on the trees. I also like your header very much.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Hello Maria!
I scrolled your blog now .. was here earlier but didn't scroll yet,...
you make gorgeous vibrant art ...
Love it!

xxx from Susi
FROEBELSTERNCHEN FROM AUSTRIA

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Happy week!

rose of Walk in the Woods, LLC said...

Oh, Maria ~ I love this! Even though we're still in the thick of summer, autumn is not far off, and there are (as there are every August) hints of color emerging in the landscape ~ a wee taste of what's to come.

And I love that your painting offers that same teasing glimpse!

Thanks, too, for sharing your work with August heART *and* the kind words to spread the ehARTful love!

Margik said...

Absolutely beautiful painting. I adore your color combo. The houses and trees are so wonderful.

Maria said...

OOOops, I forgot the "heart" part of August HeART. LOL... Thank you ladies, for your kind comments.

Carol said...

Love it!!! GLory is the perfect word for it too ♥♥♥♥♥

Barbetka K said...

amazing work, awesome colors of this art :))