Falling Leaves: remember as a kid jumping into a pile of falling leaves? 5” x 7” (12.7cm x 17.8cm) acrylic on gessoed board SOLD To see all my past work on this blog clickHERE. For purchase information contact Paul
This painting celebrates the beauty we experience each year as summer comes to an end in a riot of colors as nature paints the trees with yellow, gold, orange and vivid reds and pinks. It has taken all the colors in my palette of reds and yellows to portray a snapshot of this fall season. The sound of wind-rustled leaves and the scent of burning leaves are embedded in this painting along with all the visual information you see here.
Lantern Plant:Physalis alkekengi 7” x 5” (17.8cm x 12.7cm) acrylic on gessoed canvas panel unframed with free shipping within USA and Canada. Tosee all my past work on this blog clickHERE. THIS PAINTING IS SOLD
This plant looks like the red lanterns seen everywhere on the streets of China. I'm always interested in the contrasts of textures, particularly the wood textures in the wall behind the plant. While it does not have a light inside, the Chinese Lantern or Japanese-lantern plant does have a berry inside that has been used for it's medicinal value but it is said to have some strong side effects so don't try eating it. It's an interesting plant that will spread rapidly once it has taken root.
8" x 10" (20.3 cm x 25.4 cm) original acrylic painting on hand primed board w/ free shipping in US and Canada
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It's the simple things of the past that bring back memories, such as a ride through the woods in a carriage. Even if one has never had such an experience the idea has a simplicity and beauty that affects the emotions. This team of dapple grays was sketched from a recent ride during holiday festivities. I think many people can identify with the feeling of such an event.
"Year of the Rooster" (click image to see more detail) To see past work in my dailypainters gallery clickHERE 8" x 10" (20.3 cm x 25.4 cm) original acrylic painting on hand primed board $325 w/free shipping in US and Canada
The rooster is the tenth in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese
zodiac signs. It is symbolic of fidelity and punctuality. In ancient times the
rooster would awaken people in the morning to begin their workday. It also symbolized
casting out the dark or evil night and the beginning of the new “light” day.
I saw this particular rooster in the courtyard of a museum in Cambodia a few
years ago when we visited there.
"Farewell: Till Spring" (click image to see more detail) 5” x7” (12.7 cm x 17.8 cm) original acrylic on hand primed board $150 w/free shipping in US & Canada To see past work in my dailypainters gallery clickHERE.
"White Throated Sparrow" (click image to see more detail) 5” x7” (12.7 cm x 17.8 cm) original acrylic on hand primed board $145 w/free shipping in US & Canada To see past work in my dailypainters gallery clickHERE.
While I’m not always a fan of sparrows, this white throated
sparrow is an attractive bird. A group of them have been around my bird feeder
recently. Apparently in Michigan we live right at the bottom of their winter
breeding grounds that stretches all across north Canada. They are pretty birds,
mostly feeding on the ground under my goldfinch feeder but they also like black
oil sunflower seeds and will come right up to my window feeder. At first glance
they might be mistaken for the white crowned sparrow except they have a bright
white throat with black whisker edges and a yellow lores (space between the
eyes and beak). I chose to do this painting to capture their beautiful
They also have a unique birdsong that is a distinctive
wavering long whistle that I’ve heard both in winter and spring.