landscape art

Water Paintings

Spring Thaw


What could be a more inviting scene to view than a cascading stream of water splashing playfully over varied colored rock glistening in the light of an afternoon sun?

Here and there among the rushing waters are quiet pools of water where the citizens of the forest can come and have their thirst quenched.

As an artist I have painted scenes of black-tailed deer, wolves, grizzly bear and black bear by the edge of rivers, streams or lakes. I love to paint water as subject matter for my work.

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God created water to quench the thirst of all living things.


Silver StreamHe brought streams also out of the rock, and caused waters to run down like rivers. Ps 78:16


Landscape ArtI was surprised when doing a word search in my computer Bible how many references there are in God's Word on the subect of water.

Scripture declares that God founded the earth upon the seas and established it upon the waters. He gathers the waters of the sea into jars and puts the deep into storehouses. He rules over the surging sea and stills the waves. He is mightier than the great waters and breakers of the sea. He owns the sea for He made it and formed the dry land.

He measures the waters in the hollow of His hand and wraps up the waters in His cloak. Even the sea creatures praise HIm. At the creation the Spirit of God hovered over the waters. In Eden streams came up from the earth and watered the whole surface of the ground. Before there were oceans, God's wisdom existed. He will rule from sea to sea and from the river to the ends of the earth.

Psalm 100

1 Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.

2 Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.

3 Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

5 For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.

Click on links below to see more water paintings:

 Acrylic Streams  Lakes  Oceans  Watercolor Streams


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