Friday, June 22, 2012

"Country Road, Take me Home...." 24" x 30" Hudson River School Daily Painters by Connie Tom

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....”

"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, June 19, 2012

"Love is in the Air" ~ 30" x 20" A Painting A Day Hudson River School Landscapes by Connie Tom

"Love is in the Air" ~ 30"h x 20"w Original Oil Painting by Connie Tom

I painted this painting in February. I must have had Valentine's Day on my mind. A day in which we celebrate our love for another. Love has so many different levels and moods. Rich deep thoughtful ones and others light, airy, happy, playful ones. I tried to capture a variety of moods and feelings in the different areas of the foliage and trunks. I hope the viewer can see and feel these too. The painting reminded me of another song, "Love is in the Air" was the theme song for the television series "The Love Boat". ~ Enjoy!

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We are taught from the Bible that there are many good characteristics. But these will abide... faith, hope and love, these three; but the greatest of these is Love. ~ 1 Cor 13:13.

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

"First Light in Yosemite Valley" 36" x 48" Oil Landscape Painting by Connie Tom Hudson River School landscape A Painting a day

The sun is just coming up lighting all the little dew drops on this autumn adroned massive tree is Yosemite Valley. The atmospheric colors created by the light defused in the mist rising above the water adds interest.

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"The LORD is my Shepherd, I shall not want: He maketh me to down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me: thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever. ~ Psalm 23.