Wednesday, May 30, 2012

"Fishing at First Light" ~ 24"h x 36"w ~ A Painting A Day Hudson River School Landscapes by Connie Tom

Again... another panaramic views of wide open spaces. With a beautiful sunset and at the lake. What a way to start a morning. I can only imagine the sounds those two fishermen are hearing right now. A gentle rippling of the water. A fish break the water now and then. The woodland areas coming alive with the morning. Birds, frogs... a gentle breeze in the trees. Watching the sun through the morning fog still hazing across the water. I love to wach the effects of light in atmospheric conditions. Mercy!!! ~Connie

"He that walketh in his uprightness feareth the Lord: but he that is perverse in his ways despiseth Him."
"In the fear of the Lord is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge. The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death" ~ Proverbs 14:2,26-27.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

"Sunset Over Jackson Lake and the Grand Tetons" ~ 24"x36" A Painting a Day Hudson River School Western Landscapes

This work pictures a beautiful sunset over Jackson Lake and the Grand Tetons located in Wyoming. As I have confessed before, an artist I am... a photographer I'm not. The easel light over the painting during the photographing has washed out the colors in the sky area and the photos just do not render justice to the actual painting. But I hope you enjoy anyway! ~ Connie

"Bless the LORD, O my soul, O LORD my God, Thou art very great; Thou art clothed with honour and majesty. Who coverest Thyself with light as with a garment: Who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain: Who layeth the beams of His chambers in the waters: Who maketh the clouds His chariot: Who walketh upon the wings of the wind: Who maketh His angels spirits; His ministers a flaming fire." ~ Psalm 104:1-4

Monday, May 28, 2012

"A Place of Refuge" ~ A Painting a Day Chisholm Trail Art Autumn Tree Landscapes by Connie Tom

"A Place of Refuge" was a delight to do. I seemed to have retreated into my own private little sanctuary and found comfort and peace and delight in the beauty and freedom in nature. ~ Enjoy!

"If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son. He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son." ~ 1 John 5:9-11

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Spring Has Sprung! A Painting a Day by Connie Tom Hudson River School Landscape

Spring has definitely sprung! So many changes in the air, in the colors, the smells and temperature and landscape. It’s good to see “green” again and new life and the activity of gardeners planting fruits, vegetables and flowers. But these natural places are so intriguing with wildflowers springing up everywhere. I loved this scene with the fog and mist in the air, the flowers seemed brighter than usual. I hope you enjoy this painting.

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"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." ~ John 3:16

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

"Awakening" by 24"x30" Oil Painting Connie Tom A Painting a Day Hudson River School Western Texas Landscape

There is something so magical about how a sunset or sunrise as in this case... lights up the trees, especially autumn colored trees. A scene from the top of the hills is awesome too. You can really get a panaramic view of the wonderful majesty of nature. ~ Enjoy!

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Saturday, May 19, 2012

"Autumn in the Catskill Mountains" by 30"x40" Oil Painting Connie Tom A Painting a Day Hudson River School New York Landscape

Autumn is my favorite season to paint because of all the vibrant and beautiful colors. And I love the water. I think viewing bodies of water helps to evoke a feeling of refreshment, peace and serenity. John Muir was a man who was so instrumental in getting our National Parks System established because he knew what a treasure scenes of nature is to us. I like what he said: "Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean." This resonates soooo much with how I feel and how I paint. I hope you enjoy this one!