Thursday, December 23, 2010

"A Romantic Memory" ~ 7" x 5" A Painting A Day Hudson River School Landscapes by Connie Tom

In his journals, Delacroix said that colors are "the music of the eyes," that they "combine like sounds" that create harmonies rivaling those produced by the great composers with great orchestras. In fact, he says: "Certain color harmonies produce sensations that even music cannot achieve." It is my goal to produce color harmonies that create positive and uplifting sensations.
The setting, the light and colors are all reflective of a wintery scene in time past... when a night out on the town meant a romantic ride in a horse drawn carriage with the one you love. It meant milling around and greeting others out on the street, visiting the little sidewalk shops and outside cafes. It's about evening twilight and the street lights are reflecting in the wet pavement. Even the horse is decked out with bells on his bridle. The carriage has stopped. A gentleman is waiting by the carriage while the lady is talking with a street vendor selling flowers. I painted this work in a little more impressionistic style than is my usual, which the blurriness I think adds to the idea that it's a memory. This painting evokes feelings of true love, peace and joy, wholesomeness, purity, light and feelings of harmony and well-being. I hope you enjoy this painting as much as I enjoyed painting it. ~ Connie

"Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; for He is faithful that promised: And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works." ~ Hebrews 10:23-24.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

"An Old Fashion Christmas Buggy Ride" ~ 36"x48" A Painting a Day Hudson River School Luminous Landscapes Oil Paintings by Connie Tom" ~ 36"x48" A Painting a Day Hudson River School Luminous Landscapes Oil Paintings by Connie Tom

I wanted everything about this painting to savor of two things.... Christmas and romance. From the intense and colorful sunset in the sky to the lighted windows, coziness and warmth in the log cabin. From the Christmas tree in the window and the frosty snowman in the yard to the lovers in the horse drawy buggy. From the smoke coming out of the chimney, you know there’s a roaring fire inside awaiting the couple. With the glistening snow and majestic mountains, I wanted this scene to be full of light and beauty and to evoke feelings of delight, love and peace. ~ Enjoy!

"Be careful for nothing: but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things." ~ Philippians 4:6-8.

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

"Sunset at Grand Falls" ~ 34"x22" Hudson River School A Painting a Day Arizona Sunset Landscapes by Connie Tom

I love waterfalls! This one reminds me of the free flowing love and grace of Almighty God showing something about His character through His Creation. The Bible says that we can know the invisible things of God through the things that are seen. This work pictures a brilliant sunset back in the 80's over Grand Falls, Arizona. The light shining through the fog and mist breaks down into prismatic colors through the mist and fog. ~ Enjoy!

"Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened." ~ Matthew 7:7-8.

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

"Twilight" ~ 24" x 30" A Painting a Day Hudson River School Landscapes by Connie Tom

This was a study of another Hudson River School master, Jasper Cropsey, who painted back in the 1800's and who also is a favorite of mine. He had such a gift of creating mood and atmosphere and painted many panaramic scenes such as this one. I hope you enjoy this one as much as I enjoyed painting it! ~ Connie

"The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple." ~ Psalms 119:130

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Friday, December 03, 2010

"Sunset Over Table Rock Lake, Branson, MO" ~ A Painting a Day Hudson River School Mountain Autumn Tree Landscape Paintings by Connie Tom

This was an intense study I did of one of my beloved Hudson River School artists, Albert Bierstadt. I love the mood in this scene. This work pictures a panaramic view of a beautiful sunset over Table Rock Lake located in Branson, MO. I love the contrast between the intense light and shadows and the gorgeous colors of the sunset are also reflected in the water.~ Enjoy!

"Praise ye the LORD. Praise ye the LORD from the heavens: praise him in the heights.
Praise ye him, all his angels: praise ye him, all his hosts. Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars of light.
Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that be above the heavens.
Let them praise the name of the LORD: for he commanded, and they were created."
~ Psalm 148:1-5.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

"Autumn's Gold" ~ 24"x30" Chisholm Trail Art A Painting a Day Missouri Landscapes by Connie Tom

The first light of autumn makes any otherwise ordinary scene light up with such breathtaking beauty. This original oil painting by Connie Tom sold at a Fine Art Auction hosted by Manitou Galleries and The Couer d' Alene Art Auctions.

Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in His sight through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. A-men. ~ Hebrews 13:21-22.