Wednesday, July 28, 2010
As we all grow up and grow older, our lives get busier and more complicated. More demands are made on us and life can become stressful and uncomfortable. It's times like these, that we think back to a time when we felt at ease.... at peace, happy... and loved just for who we are. Maybe it's a place. Maybe it's a person or a set of circumstances that is home to our souls. That our hearts yearn to be back in. If only in our minds eye, we sometimes need to get back on that country road and let it take us "home". To a simpler way of life. Where there was much joy and laughter. There's a richness of beauty there to behold. The country and western song from which this title was taken goes, “Country Road.... Take Me Home, to a Place I belong....”
This piece is available and will be up for auction on Barry Chappell's Fine Art Showcase on Direct TV, Channel 223. You can view also online at www.fashowcase.com. Contact me for the date and time of the auction.
"For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it." ~ Proverbs 8:11.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
"Autumn Twilight on the Hudson River" ~ 36" x 24" A Painting a Day Hudson River School Garden New York Landscapes by Connie Tom
This was another intense study I did of one of Hudson River School Master painters, Jasper Cropsey. I loved the color, light, mood and atmosphere as well as detail in the trees, leaves and grasses. I hope you enjoy this painting as much as I enjoyed painting it! ~ Connie
"But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him." ~ I Corinthians 2:9.
Monday, July 26, 2010
"A Walk Through the Canyon" ~ 30"x24" A Painting a Day Hudson River School Canyon Autumn Landscapes by Connie Tom
"A Walk Through The Canyon" was a delight to do. With all the delicious colors, harmonizing the cool colors with the warm colors, I think I understand what Delacroix was talking about when he wrote in his journal, that "Colors are the music of the eyes." I try to thank God nearly every day for the wonderful colors He gave us in His creation. When I see these... I think, "Look what God has done!" ~ Enjoy!
"Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper." ~ Psalms 1:1-3.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
I love large panaramic views of wide open spaces, and especially during a beautiful sunset. That makes it that much more mezmerizing to me! I tried to create a sense of distance by using contrasts in color and light. I hope you enjoy this painting as much as I enjoyed painting it! ~Connie
"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature; old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." ~ I Corinthinthians 5:17.
Monday, July 19, 2010
"Mountain Bliss" ~ 20"x24" A Painting a Day Hudson River School Mountain Washington Landscapes by Connie Tom
"Mountain Bliss" pictures Mt. Rainier from an elevated view, rising above the morning mist on a beautiful autumn morning. Mountains are such a picture of strength and majesty. In the foreground is nature's typical flora of this mountainous area. This was a study I did of one of my favorites of the Hudson River School Masters, Albert Bierstadt. ~ Enjoy!
"The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?" ~ Psalm 27:1.
Saturday, July 03, 2010
"Creek Retreat IX" ~ This work pictures a small country creek meandering it's way over ledges creating beautiful peaceful waterfalls through the countryside. Autumn has began to color the trees. This would be a perfect, intimate place to go to with someone you love, and bring a picnic lunch and a blanket to sit on and enjoy nature's awesome beauty. Enjoy!
"Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another. Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore Love is the fulling of the law. ~ Romans 12:9-10, 13:10
And now abideth faith, hope and love, these three; but the greatest of these is love." ~ I Corinthinians 13:13.