Saturday, October 18, 2014

Mute Swan with Cygnets: Kensington Park, London



                  Mute Swan with Cygnets: Kensington Park, London
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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
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This painting is a further development of a posting from July 12, 2012. I decided to go back and rework parts of the painting and replace the additional two swimming birds with cygnets (young swans) to make the painting more unified. The cygnets remind me of the constellation Cygnus going all the way back to Greek mythology and in todays’ astronomical study has many stars with known planets with some thought to be in the habitable zone of their stars. So this painting has more meaning for me than might be apparent just on the surface.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Bull Elk Gathering His Harem

            Bull Elk and Cow in Yellowstone During Rutting Season in September
14" x 18" (35.6 cm x 45.7 cm) original acrylic on gessoed board $725 w/free shipping in US & Canada



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At the beginning of rutting season in Yellowstone this bull elk is gathering his harem. Here in the evening we came upon this young elk cow and were so close we could hear her breathing and chewing as the great bull eyes us from across the stream. Evening is a magical time as the light plays tricks on our vision. We see the cool tones of the forest in the background and the golden tones of the meadow in the foreground. Both warm and cool colors are reflected in the bodies of the elk sharply defining them at first then almost causing them to disappear into the shadows as the sun continues to set.

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Evening Shadows

                                                 Evening Shadows 
15" x 23" (38.1 cm x 58.4 cm) original acrylic painting on hand primed board $500 w/free shipping in US & Canada
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Traveling in Illinois and Ohio one sees fewer of these old barns still standing. The evening shadows of the day reflect the evening of this era of our Midwest landscape that is slowly passing into night. Painting is my way of preserving these vanishing images.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

First Snow: Winter Morning by Paul Wolber

                                  First Snow: Winter Barn in Morning Light
5” x7” (12.7 cm x 17.8 cm) original acrylic on hand primed board $125 w/free shipping in US & and Canada

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Fewer and fewer of these places exist, so even more rare are the times when light and season come together to show us the spirit of these great old barns. This one shows "Michigan Stone" foundation brought to this northern location by glaciers of long ago.

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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Loons on Lake Bellaire by Paul Wolber

  Loon Pair on Lake Bellaire, Michigan
5” x7” (12.7 cm x 17.8 cm) original acrylic on hand primed board $125 w/free shipping in US & and Canada

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The eerie call of the common loons echoed across Lake Bellaire in late May evening in North Michigan. This is a painting that has been in the planning for several months now. As we walked along the lake several deer darted out of the nearby woods and an owl hooted in the distance. As the loons glided into an inlet they left a trail of rippling white water behind. The quite of the evening was disturbed only by the sounds of the calling birds.

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Monday, November 4, 2013

“Sacrifice” Illinois Barn Doors

Sacrifice: Illinois Barn Doors
6” x 8” (15.2 cm x 20.3 cm) original acrylic on hand primed board $185 w/free shipping in US & and Canada

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Recent travel took me to southern Illinois, so I’m always on the lookout for landscape and old barns. I am always surprised to find unique old textures and structures. I can’t even remember the exact location of this one since I got lost on country roads as I often do. It was between Tuscola and Urbana, Illinois in the corn and bean fields. I sometimes wonder where the particular hardware on these doors originated.

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Monday, October 21, 2013

Turning Colors: After First Frost

Turning Leaves After First Frost
8” x 6” (20.3 cm x 15.2 cm)) original acrylic on hand primed board $175 w/free shipping in US & and Canada
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Painting can be more than just the subject. Here colors create a pattern of shapes, textures and movement.

Fall leaves are turning color after a first frost in Michigan. This year cold weather is coming slowly and color on the bike path explode with lots of contrast in red, green, blue and yellow. After first frost colors change rapidly, however these vines still show a whole range of colors
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