Thursday, February 18, 2010

"Reflections of Spring III" ~ Up for bid! A Painting a Day Hudson River School Spring Sunsets Sunrises Water Landscapes by Connie Tom

I have done so many festive autumn scenes, so being this time of year, I wanted to "reflect upon Spring" if you will. There's something exciting.... anticipated about the coming of Spring after a long, cold winter. To see all the changes taking place, color changes, new life springing forth, the sun's rays bringing forth beautiful flowers and foliage and leaves on the trees, plus the warmer climate makes us want to get out of doors and enjoy the newness of nature and the wonderful fresh air. ~ Enjoy!

This painting and others of Connie Tom's is available and up for bid on Barry Chappell's Fine Art Showcase shown every Thursday and Saturday night, on Direct TV, Channel 223 starting at 5 PM PST. You can also watch the show online at FINE ART SHOWCASE.
"A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle. A man's belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled. Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof." ~ Proverbs 18:19-21.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

"River Crossing" ~ 16"x20" ~ A Painting A Day Hudson River School Landscapes by Connie Tom

This was another intense study I did of another Hudson River School master, J.W. Embury. This is a 16" x 20" oil painting on stretched canvas. I put much detailed brushwork in the grasses and foliage in the foreground and road, while leaving everything in the middle and background very foggy. Enjoy! ~Connie

"But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on Him shall not be ashamed." ~ Romans 10:8-11.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

"Shhh...I Can Hear the Country Calling" ~ A Painting a Day Hudson River School Sunset Landscapes by Connie Tom

This scene makes me think of the awakening of a brand new day. The country holds a very special place for me. I grew up in the country. I love the fresh country air, the simplicity and goodness of the land, the solitude and the wide open spaces. The flock of geese overhead represents a sense of freedom and ability to be and do what we are supposed to do and be. After all... God wouldn't have given birds the desire to fly south if He wasn't going to also give them the ability to do so. Enjoy!

"Thy Word is a Lamp unto my feet, and a Light unto my path." Psalms 119:105