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That Perfect Moment

Posted in art, How to Paint, inspiration, mountains, Pastels, Uncategorized with tags , , , on November 16, 2017 by sebland

imageI have an artist friend who comes to visit not nearly often enough. Months, even years go by between our get togethers, but when she comes we immediately fall into a pattern of sharing ideas, supplies, techniques and interests. It’s as though we lived next door to each other. Today we sat down together, delighted with our ideas and chose pastels to play with. She shares my love for the Oregon coastline. Having been there in July, she invited me to paint from her photograph . It was a perfect  moment, just  before dark, when the moon was already up, smiling down on the sunset glow.  Not only did she capture a moment in time, I realized  our painting together was also perfect. Don’t forget to treasure those moments with your friends also.  This little painting is available at http://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/773548

A Walk in the Woods

Posted in Acrylics, art, inspiration, Painting with tags , , , , on September 18, 2017 by sebland

imageAs much as I look forward to a cool autumn, it just hasn’t made an appearance. In fact, our deck is not at all appealing, with the temperature reaching ninety three degrees this afternoon. The joy of being an artist is that I can go to the beach, create a snow scene, or remember with fondness a special morning near Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Driving down the mountain, I was caught up in the moment by the light shining through the brush beneath the trees. We stopped and took some photos, and I just couldn’t wait to capture this setting. It’s still one of my favorite memories. I hope you enjoy this one also. I like to remind my students  to hang onto those memories. They’ll come back to bless you when you need them the most!

Where I Want to Be

Posted in Acrylics, art, inspiration, Painting, Southwest with tags , , , , , on September 17, 2017 by sebland

imageIt’s ninety plus degrees out on my deck, and much as I love my home, I’m spending this Sunday afternoon dreaming of far away places. The Rio Grande flows through some mighty pretty country, and I seem to recall some place north of Santa Fe where the river and rocks come together. I painted this a while back , just feeling nostalgic for a pretty place and time. Hope you are having a laid back day and maybe traveling someplace nice in your day dreams. I’m posting this for sale at my gallery, http://www.dailypaintworks.com if you are interested. Look for S. E. Bland. Thanks for stopping by!

Beside the Still Waters

Posted in art, Painting, Watercolors with tags , , , on August 24, 2017 by sebland

image.jpegAs I painted this one, I kept thinking of Psalm 23, where the phrase “He leadeth me beside the still waters” kept running through my mind. When we grow fearful, when the world spins out of control and the chaos threatens to overwhelm us, it is so comforting to know that there are still waters we can rest beside, if only in our hearts. I hope you find your still waters today.

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