Winter Art “Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse“
Inadvertently, I stumbled across a collection of little acrylic paint studies originally completed on wooden shingles at a scale of about 7″ x 5,” though some vary. These are charming little painted sketches some of which I offer on my website, right now. I will add more in this current year, if plans hold. Here is “Spring Point Ledge Light,” in South Portland, Maine, from that collection.
I admit, I have under-appreciated the extent to which lighthouses are cherished by art-viewers and lovers. Lighthouse art reflects the almost sanctified role lighthouses are seen to have played since their invention and proliferation up and down our coasts. They are seen as magnets, beacons in the dark for the saving of human life, their light worshipped by sailers, sea-farers, and all those who make their living on the sea. The very idea of a saving, piercing light cutting thru relentless darkness of night or swirling, stormy skies and seas, often rocky, amidst the tenuousness of life on any kind of boat is itself a sanctified idea, is it not? These ideas have grown on me in recent years, likely due to having done this little series of painted images on wooden shingles. Here is another look at the same image, “Spring Point Ledge Light,” in a different context utilizing a different wall color. What a difference!
Question for you: Have you ever purchased a graphic print? Maybe right now, still early in the New Year– instead of just another commercial gadget, you might consider a different kind of gift, an art print. Lift someone’s spirits! Consider an art print…as a gift to a friend, today. This can be a joyful experience! When I give a print, it certainly is a joyful experience.
Prints are all produced using high-quality materials– pigments, papers and framing materials. I invite you to visit often, as the year moves into the New Year, 2022. Buy a print every now and again, one that moves you. In our ongoing pandemic period, what better way to celebrate than…with a winter art print…perhaps a gift to a friend or relative.
Two unusual and decidedly helpful features on my art site: The first– WALL Preview, a capability that visualizes your art selection in your specifications as seen in different settings; living room, bedroom, sitting room, conference room, these sorts of things, as referenced, above. Secondly, the Live Augmented Reality feature that allows you to see your chosen art work on YOUR wall…in your setting. Pretty exciting stuff, an under-appreciated feature.
“Business Advice” for day: War in Ukraine looms. The ‘Genocide Olympics’ in China, as some call the upcoming games, appear ominous for our national athletes as they have been warned to use ‘burner phones’ to avoid Marxist authorities hassling them in attempts to steal data; Inflation consumes wage increases. Old politicians continue to run our country and economy into the ground. Our debt into the ionosphere. Covid is making a comeback. Questions about the efficacy of our new vaccines arise and disturb. Scammers and spammers attempt to rewrite our history, to destroy our binding myths and generate division, contempt, condemnation and suspicion wherever possible. Crypto-currencies hold a certain allure against the overwhelming odds of peace and prosperity in this New Year. Times are odd, are they not? So what is the best antidote to live purposeful, ‘mostly peaceful’ lives against the this turmoil? As I have said, before, live in the Spirit of hope and possibility each day. It is a proposition easy to state but challenging to undertake. So let’s undertake it, together. How about it?
A special thanks for your interest and support of my work. You may find my new NFT art interesting, seen here on Rarible. Some videos of creative work on now on YouTube. Find a mixed-bag on Soundcloud. And, lastly, some art blogs in SOUND on Anchor.