landscape art

"Gem in The Sun"

Big Bear Lake

36" x 60" Acrylic on canvas        Sold

Wonderful Big Bear Lake!

One of my favorite places in all the world is Big Bear Lake in the San Bernardino Mountains of Southern California.

I emphasized the brilliant flowers that grow along the lake. I wanted to show Big Bear Lake shining as a jewel in the sun.

"He hath made everything beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end." Ecclesiastes 3:11


"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist. "

Albert Einstein

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Painting Tip

 Diagonals are dynamic, horizontals are restful and verticals are stable. For excitement in your art, try to create diagonal movements. Try to exaggerate the movement of elements.

Hal Reed, a great art teacher with whom I studied, taught that the three most important qualities in a winning painting are composition, color and movement or feeling.


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Mix clean colors

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Sculpt with light

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Create excitement

Root out Design mistakes

Sizzle with  contrast

Soar with  abstract elements

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