Saturday, October 30, 2010

"Autumn Oaks High on a Hill" 24"x36" ~ Hudson River School A Painting a Day Landscapes by Connie Tom

I love these oak trees that stand like sentinels at the side on topy of the hill guarding the peaceful valley below. ~Enjoy!
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"Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened." ~ Matthew 7:7-8.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

"Sunset Over Monument Valley" ~ Hudson River School A Painting a Day Arizona Utah Landscapes by Connie Tom

This is another commission painting I just finished. This work is of a mezmerizing sunset over Monument Valley located on the Utah and Arizona borders. ~ Enjoy!
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"Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks, unto thee do we give thanks: for that thy name is near thry wondrous works declare." ~ Psalm 75:1.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

"Autumn at the Mill" ~ 30"x24" A Painting a Day Hudson River School Autumn Tree Landscape Paintings by Connie Tom

I love autumn! It is my favorite season of the year with all the abundance of bright, cheerful colors. This work pictures a quaint old water mill amidst the beautiful mature autumn colored trees.~ Enjoy!

"Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High: And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me." ~ Psalm 50:14-15.

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

"Romantic Sunset Surf" ~ 24"x30" A Painting a Day Luminous Hudson River School Landscapes and Seascapes California Art by Connie Tom

There is something so mezmerizing to sit, watch and listen to the ocean... The endless tide coming in and then going back out. The sound of the crashing of the waves. The thousands of glints of light reflecting off of the ocean's waves. The light of a beautiful sunset filtering through the misty atmosphere creates such a captivating mood and atmosphere, such a beauty... Sooooo romantic..... Enjoy!

""For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it." ~ Isaiah 55:10-11.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

"Monterey Cypress" ~ 36"x24" A Painting a Day Hudson River School Landscapes California Art by Connie Tom

"Monterey Cypress" was a fun to do. The ocean holds such an awesome, mezmerizing amazement for me. There's something about large panaramic views of the ocean that reminds me that some of the vast regions of the earth are yet unexplored by man and makes me appreciate the wonder and beauty of this created design... which always brings you back to the Creator. I hope you enjoy this one as much as I enjoyed painting it! ~ Connie
"Oh that men would praise the LORD for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men." Psalm 107:15.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

"Captured by the Light III" ~ A Painting a Day Hudson River School Luminous Landscapes Paintings by Connie Tom

I absolutely love the luminosity of Light! When you think of "light", it's something light and airy, not heavy and burdensome. I think of purity, holiness, and rightousness, cleanliness, godliness, not dark, dreary, tainted, down and dirty, and filthy. Jesus Christ said, "I am the Light of the world". "He who cometh to Me, I will in no wise cast out." "Come unto Me, ye that are heavy laden and I will give you rest unto your souls". I guess that's why I am soooo drawn to the light and thus want to paint it. I am fascinated and mezmerized by it. It cheers me up and makes me joyful. It reminds me of all the things I have to be grateful for. Just as I am, this lone boater seems to be "Captured by the Light". ~ Enjoy!

"The mighty God, even the LORD, hath spoken, and called the earth from the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof." ~ Psalm 50:1.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

"Colorado Rockies Wildflowers III" ~ 22"x28" A Painting a Day Hudson River School Colorado Landscapes Paintings by Connie Tom

I love the mountains and I love wildflowers and evergreens in the Rocky Mountains. I hope you enjoy this painting as much as I enjoyed painting it! ~ Connie

"I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth." ~ Psalms 121:1-2

Monday, October 11, 2010

"Forest Floor" ~ 16"x20" A Painting a Day Hudson River School Landscapes Oil Paintings by Connie Tom

Trees fascinate me! And forests.... how the light filters through the leaves and highlights some and leaves some in the shade. Then the light changes, and you have a whole new painting. I hope you enjoy this one! ~ 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.

Saturday, October 09, 2010

"Aspens Aglow" ~ 24"w x 36"h A Painting a Day Hudson River School Autumn Tree Aspen Landscapes Paintings by Connie Tom

With all my heart, I hope my paintings evoke feelings of all that "good" is. I guess you could say the characteristics and nature of God. Feelings of love, peace and joy... feelings of happiness and cheerfulness and laughter even. Feelings of confidence, faith, stability and security. I hope you enjoy this as much as I enjoyed painting it. Connie

"Oh that men would praise the LORD for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!" ~ Psalm 107:8.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

"The Picket Fence" ~ Hudson River School A Painting a Day Landscapes by Connie Tom

I hope this painting will remind you of leisurely strolls on past beautiful fall days with someone you love. Enjoy! ~ Connie

"And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry. Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith." ~ Habakkuk 2:2-4.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

"Fishing in the Moment" 24" x 36" Hudson River School Daily Painters by Connie Tom

These two lucky fishermen have escaped the busy-ness of life, not only to fish if they please, but to experience the elements of life and nature. They are out on the lake during a beautiful sunset. I wanted to catch this moment in time when the clouds start rolling in and the light from the sunset filters through the atmosphere in the heavens above creating a myriad of cloud colors and quite a light show. When the clouds start moving in fast, you don't know what's going to happen. There's a feeling of vulnerability and also an element of anticipation. In awe of this breathtaking beauty, these fishermen are happily... "enjoying the moment." ~ Connie

"So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." ~ Romans 10:17

Monday, October 04, 2010

"Breakthrough!" ~ 30"x 24" A Painting a Day Hudson River School landscapes by Connie Tom

This is another intense study of one of Hudson River School master Albert Bierstadt that I did. He and Frederick E. Church were two of my favorites. They were masters at trying to capture the sublime. Enjoy!

"Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable. One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts. I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works." ~ Psalms 145:3-5

Friday, October 01, 2010

"Corner of the Garden" ~ 16"x20" A Painting a Day Hudson River School Garden Flower Landscapes by Connie Tom

Sometimes you find a place that is so lovely, you enjoy going there for some time just to be alone and enjoy nature. Where no demands are being made on you, there's no schedule to have to adhere to, no loud noises, no crowds... just the gorgeous serenity and beauty of nature. Enjoy!

"In quietness and confidence shall be your strength." ~ Isaiah 30:15.