landscape art

"Silverwood Shadows"

Silverwood Shadows

36" x 60" Acrylic on canvas                     Sold


H e hath made every thing 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. Ec 3:11

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Here's a peaceful place!

San Bernardino Mountains in Southern California is about an hour and fifteen minute drive from our home in Azusa. There are abundant forests in the vicinity of Silverwood Lake. The landscape is rich with inspiring subject matter. Here I've featured birch trees overlooking a small stream. The water sparkles with reflections from the blue sky above while lavendar mountains keep silent watch.

He brought streamsalso out of the rock, and caused waters to run down like rivers. Ps 78:16


Painting Tip

Contrast is an important element to have in a painting. Try to get your darks nice and dark, but connect them - like a necklace of different sizes and shapes lying on the work. The connections don't have to actually touch. They can be very close together like stepping stones.


"The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing."

                                Eugene Delacroix

Specialization is power!

Eugene Delacroix taught that if you try to be perfect at everything as an artist, you'll achieve it in nothing.

But it's fun learning and trying to improve as an artist and also as a writer and website designer.


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Mix clean colors

How to choose brushes

Color and visual memory

Design secrets

Sculpt with light

Stage your paintings

Create excitement

Root out Design mistakes

Sizzle with  contrast

Soar with  abstract elements

Damaging errors