Friday, May 19, 2017

Ready For Takeoff by Paul Wolber

                                              Ready For Takeoff
                                   (Click painting to see larger view) 
6 in. x 8 in. (15.2 cim x 20.3 cm) original acrylic on hand primed board unframed $185 w/free shipping in US and Canada.

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There is something about flight that is magical, especially when we observe it in nature. Seeing this bird stretch wings to take flight was a mystical moment that I wanted to capture. It’s not as easy as you might think to catch that instant just before taking flight.

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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Falling Leaves

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
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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.

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Saturday, May 6, 2017

Chinese Lanterns


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.
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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.

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Dapple Gray Carriage Team

Dapple Gray Carriage Team

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.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Year of the Rooster by Paul Wolber

                                   "Year of the Rooster" (click image to see more detail)
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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.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Farewell: Till Spring by Paul Wolber














"Farewell: Till Spring" (click image to see more detail)
 5” x 7” (12.7 cm x 17.8 cm) original acrylic on hand primed board $150 w/free shipping in US & Canada
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Because of our unusual weather this year many birds hung around longer than usual before beginning their southward flights. These Canadian geese are just now taking off for their long trek south.

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Monday, May 30, 2016

White Throated Sparrow

 
                          "White Throated Sparrow"
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 5” x 7” (12.7 cm x 17.8 cm) original acrylic on hand primed board $145 w/free shipping in US & Canada 
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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 markings.

They also have a unique birdsong that is a distinctive wavering long whistle that I’ve heard both in winter and spring.

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