Monday, August 30, 2010

"Fishing at First Light" ~ 36"x 24" A Painting a Day Hudson River School landscapes by Connie Tom

These lucky fishermen are up at first light, away from the business of life, out in the fresh air enjoying themselves. The morning fog is still hovering over the water and God's glory is filling the heavens. Enjoy!

"Thy mercy is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds." ~ Psalm 36:5.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

"Autumn's Impression" ~ 20" x 16" A Painting a Day Hudson River School Autumn Landscape Paintings by Connie Tom

I guess you can tell.... there's no doubt that I love autumn. I love all it's many beautiful, bright and cheerful colors. I hope you enjoy this painting as much as I enjoyed painting it. ~ Connie

"If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples." ~ John 15:7-8.

Friday, August 27, 2010

"Autumn's Hidden Sanctuary" ~ 30"x24" A Painting a Day Hudson River School Autumn New York Landscapes by Connie Tom

There's something about going for a hike in the autumn woods that is so relaxing and invigorating. It gets your mind off of the business of this world and on to the beauty of nature. Woodland animals seem to compete with each other... attracting your attention from one moment to the next. You look up and see how freely and easily the squirrels scamper from one limb to the next, the birds are singing and usually there's a breeze in the trees swaying the limbs causing a flurry of beautiful colorful leaves to cascade down around you. The air is fresh and wholesome and the sun glints light off the moisture on thousands of leaves like sparklers. I hope you enjoy this as much as I enjoyed painting it! ~ Connie
This work was chosen for the Calendar Art last year by the South Fork Natural History Museum located in Long Island in Bridgehampton, New York

"Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come. Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." ~ Romans 8:37-39.

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

"Paean of Praise!" ~ 24" x 20" A Painting a Day Hudson River School Luminous Inspiration Sunset Landscapes Paintings by Connie Tom

This lovely work pictures an oceanside view of a beautiful sunset. It captures one of those rare moments in time in which an awesome light display from the sunset graces our earth. All of the elements in the painting seem to give homage to the sun. This is a study from one of my favorite Hudson River School masters, Albert Bierstadt. Enjoy!

"Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his conversation aright will I shew the salvation of God." ~ Psalm 50:23.

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

"Heavenly Sunshine" ~ 24"x 30" A Painting a Day Hudson River School Luminous Sunset Landscapes by Connie Tom

In painting this work, I was reminded the greatness of God...He is Omnipresent...present everywhere, Omniscient...all knowing, and Omnipotent...all powerful! He is above all... and over all in all these things... or He wouldn't be God. I was reminded also of His wonderful thoughts and of his infinite goodness and mercies toward us, and how He gives us all good things to enjoy, if we will just "put our faith and trust in Him and walk in His ways". His love is perfect toward us! ~ Enjoy!

"For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly. O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee." ~ Psalm 84:11-12.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

"Sacramento Mountain Sunset" ~ A Painting a Day Hudson River School Autumn landscapes by Connie Tom

This is a 24"h x 30"w original oil painting on stretched canvas. This is a place in the Sacramento Mountain Range located in the South Central State of New Mexico, where many of the old western movies were filmed. ~ Enjoy!

"Hitherto hath the LORD helped us." I Samuel 7:12

Thursday, August 05, 2010

"Silvery Blue" ~ 20"x16" A Painting a Day Hudson River School Landscapes by Connie Tom

I thought these colorful autumn birches stood out in a pleasing manner to the eye in contrast against background of the silvery blue waters of this mountain lake in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. Enjoy!

"For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth: so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations." ~ Isaiah 61:11.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

"Trail to Oregon" ~ 24"x30" A Painting a Day Hudson River School Luminous Landscapes Paintings by Connie Tom

This is another intense study that I did of Hudson River School Master, Albert Bierstadt, who painted back in the 1800's. I love to try to imagine what it must have been like for these pioneers who blazed the trail westward, their hardships and trials and seeing the country as it was back then. Sometimes it's good to return in thought to our grass roots. Otherwise, we'll forget to be thankful for the many blessings and conveniences we had today, although I wonder if they weren't closer in family relationships and core values back then. ~ Enjoy!

"The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry. The face of the Lord is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth. The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles. The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all." ~ Psalm 34: 15-19

Monday, August 02, 2010

"Mountain Wildflowers II" ~ A Painting a Day Hudson River School Luminous Mountain Flowers Landscapes by Connie Tom

This was a commission painting I did. I love how the beautiful wildflowers seem to spring up and thrive even in the midst of such rugged mountainous country. Oh, that we could be more like them when times are hard. I love the contrast of the delicacy and size of the flowers to the massiveness of the mountains. It was so much fun to paint. I love all the cheery colors. The dark mountains seem to heighten the vibrancy of the hues in the flowers. ~ Enjoy!

"He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God." ~ Micah 6:8.