Social Decline

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Look, you can chat on Snap, Facebook, Insta ‘n’ that
Me, I have a preference for human contact
Living life on Twitter or the likes of Whatsapp
You tend to get depressed seeing the things you may lack
Then again, maybe that’s not necessarily true
For what if you hold a different point of view
Find yourself filled up with a renewed ambition
Effects the way you think; impacts all of your decisions
Next, you find you are counting foes amongst your friends
Food for thought with these ads that never seem to end
Morning through til night; they control your train of thought
We no longer give life meaning; just mindless robots

I’m not trying to tell anyone what to do
Lets all just have kids and really think this through

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The Burning House II

This is so cool, I want this on my wall!


SONY DSC 217_2016 Watercolor / Fabriano artistico satinized – ca. 76 x 56 cm / 29.9 x 22.0 in / ´The Burning House II´

I had to paint this again. After I have been really satisfied with my small watercolor-sketch I wanted to try a large format today. I stood up extra early today to make sure that I can finish it before I have to go to my work. I am getting used to the beautiful Fabriano Artistico paper and I used a bigger brush. Compared to painting smaller formats these large paintings are more physical in the painting-process. I feel like I have been in the gym after painting this one. I don´t think the result is perfect, but I am satisfied. I will try to paint more of the larger formats this month to get my brushwork loose. I have a bigger amount of sheets in stock now so…

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Shenanigan Flat-North Yuba River

I love these paintings fom yubagold blog, especially the third.

Amazing! 🙂

Yuba Gold

P1110177.JPG painting #1  on Arches 140# 7 x 9 inches

This scene was a difficult one because of the steep trail leading down to the river and the fact that I didn’t have sun on the river for the first 90 minutes, I painted basically in the shade.

P1110080.JPG what my first scene looked like with sun

P1110178.JPG painting #2 on Fabriano 300# 11 x 14 inches

I struggled with this painting because of having such a complex scene with no focal point (hoping for a light source) I was all over the place and couldn’t focus. In other words, I didn’t have a clear path to follow.

P1100972.JPG my scene was beautiful but without sun, it was a bit dreary

P1110179.JPG painting #3 on Saunders 200# 11 x 14 inches

I then spotted the sun shining further on down the river, all I had to do was scoot my butt a 3/4 turn and…

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Lake Josephine

Lake Josephine

I love this scene.

A Day In The Life Of Gloria Ester

Finally got around to painting a 10 minute painting for my winter challenge making it my 10th painting so far.

This scene is of Lake Josephine located in Glacier National Park in Montana. The reference photo used was originally a spring or summer time scene, but I caused a winter explosion and now there is snow everywhere. More than likely you will see this scene again as it is in a green setting, cause I just like it, that’s why.

Photo reference used by Photographer Tam-tam from PMP. Painted using acrylic on 5 x 7 canvas.

Completed Painting of Lake Josephine. Completed Painting of Lake Josephine.

Till next time….

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