we paint to share the things around us
- This is one of the main reasons artists paint today.
- It is natural to want to share the things around us.
Paintings found in the caves and from ancient cultures depicted their everyday life and the things they saw around them.
We may want to paint the beauty of the spring blooming flowers.
Or the beauty of a stream flowing around a cottage on the hillside.
- Whatever the reason we paint the things we see around us.
My home state of California grows lots of grapes. Harvest time is a very important time in Calif.
The schools start after Labor Day so the children can work picking, loading, canning and preserving all of the produce.
Anhinga with Mangrove
Florida was my second home for about thirty years. I enjoyed all the bird life.
Anhingas are one of the native birds we would commonly see around the waterways and lakes.
we may paint to record history
Country Barns records the architectural changes on this country farm.
Day's End records the days when the gulf coast of Florida had many stilt homes.
we paint to hone our painting skills
Rooster excerpt from a larger painting
At my new home in Florida watercolor paintings were the norm. So I started working on my watercolor skills.
One of the best things to do in Florida is walk on the beach and watch the shore birds.
This Oyster Catcher is catching some surf while he is on the way to get some more oysters.
we may paint to .....
try new things
These Hibiscus flowers were painted with an unorthodox watercolor method.
or to teach others
This tutorial is the how-to fun method I share on pouring watercolor paints.
best of all - we just paint for the fun of it!
Beautiful paintings are a reflection of the heart of the artist.
it's a joy sharing my artist paintings with you!