Thursday, December 22, 2011

Sea Stone As Inspiration For Art

One of my favorite places to escape and enjoy my version of "eye candy", is some of the secluded and "unpicked over" shoreline along coastal Maine. I love to take my shoes off and walk through the lapping water, exploring the beautiful shapes and color of glossy smooth stones bathed in rippling low water and sunlight.
The waves smash against the ancient jagged rocks, then recedes. The water around my feet is obscured with sediment, ripples, and bubbles in the bright sunlight. For just a few moments the clouds pass over the sun and the water clears, and I can see stones that are polished smooth and beautifully colored.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Intimate With Flowers & Nature ll

Piece #1 of my newest series; "Intimate With Flowers & Nature" I will be working on through this winter. #2 Should feature a beautiful white floral. #3/#4 Will be either a Blue-purplish Floral or a Lily Pad & Water Piece. #1 Gladiolas 36" x 48" Canvas, Acrylic Painting This piece is about 90% complete at this point as I am working on detailing and deciding on whether I will use a medium on this piece or not This piece will not be for sale right away as I may wait until I finish the grouping to show them as a collection and then decide on sale prices. Thanks for following my progress as I am excited about this series and can't wait to show you the rest of the series as they progress! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

"Partridge in a Pine Tree"

Acrylic Painting 18 x 24" $750.00 original/unframed or $175 for giclee
I also have notecards available for $1.95 ea or 11 x 17" digital prints @15.95 plus shipping on all items

Painting of Barn in Bridgewater, NY

"Round Barn & 3 Haystacks" Acrylic 16 x 20 unframed Price $650.00 original $125.00 giclee on canvas please e-mail me if you are interested in any of my paintings or photo images ~thanks-Pat

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Butterflies and Dragonflies Our Enchanting Garden Friends

I've got many images of butterflies and dragonflies and will start posting more to share with you as I sort through them. So check back if you like this grouping. Also a reminder that if you like any of the photos but don't want a print, I do have any of the images available as folded notecards on card stock 4.25 x 5.5(folded) with envelope @1.95 ea. 6 for 1.85 ea, 12 or more for 1.75ea plus shipping or available in store. Until I get an on-line store setup please e-mail me for the total so you can send a check or give me credit card information. ~Thanks always friends!
How strange that Nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude! ~Emily Dickinson
This collection of prints will be available soon, if you have "liked"IGC Graphics or follow my blogs you will get a 10% discount on any of your purchases

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Awaken From Sleep

"I'm like a man who's been half-asleep all his life, trying to find out what he was like before he woke up."
~Quote from: "Flowers for Algernon"

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Moments captured in mind & soul

A soft whisper,

and a gentle breath of wind...

a beautiful dream,

where for a brief moment,

time stands still,

...and we are truly alive.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Intimate With Flowers & Nature

Image 1: "Lily"

Image 2: "Hollyhock"

Image 3: "Anemone"

Image 4: "Winter Rose"

Saturday, November 19, 2011

The Beauty & Serenity of Ice

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It is only when we silent the blaring sounds of our daily existence that we can finally hear the whispers of truth that life reveals to us, as it stands knocking on the doorsteps of our hearts. ~K.T. Jong

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

"Icy Early Winter Sunrise"

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Consciousness is a light directed outward, it lights up the way ahead of us so that we don't stumble. ~Excerpt from Dr Zhivago

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Image seen through icy windows. Prints available soon

The indigo blues and blacks hint at the coming sunrise. I shudder in the anticipation and the cold chill of a frosty November morning. As the sun slowly crawls over the horizon, she subtly defines the clouds and hints at the coming day. Her first light passes through the frosted windows and bursts into flames of color and light.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Simply Organic#4; Water

Water, thou hast no taste, no color, no odor; canst not be defined, art relished while ever mysterious. Not necessary to life, but rather life itself, thou fillest us with a gratification that exceeds the delight of the senses.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand, and Stars, 1939

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Deer at Dusk

With few predators around any more except for man and his automobile, deer are pretty frequent sights on my walks and jogs. This deer I surprised while feeding on the edge of the woods as I came around the path. We stared at each other for several moments before he darted off into the woods.

Monday, October 24, 2011

The Eagle at Sunset

Looking south towards New Hartford near the Justice Rathbone-Knights of Pythias Memorial

With a commanding view of the valley, the Thomas Proctor Memorial better known as the "Eagle" is a great spot to take in the 4 seasons and the beautiful view of Utica below. I prefer going there when there is no auto traffic and often hike up or to enjoy a jog or XC ski adventure

Monday, October 17, 2011

I smelled my old car today....

Most of us Americans can fondly remember a special car in our lives. Cars are often symbols of growing up and escape and freedom.Or maybe sexiness or machismo. They may remind us of good times, or special people and places in our lives. I smelled my old car today.... so my latest series will be a selection of old car images inspired by the musty and historical smell in my 69 Mustang and the "ride" down memory lane I get every time I sit in it.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Autumn and Young Dreams...

I wanted to do autumn portraits of my kids that captured their personalities as well as to lock in on this special and youthful moment in time for them. I enjoyed immensely taking these special photos and picked out two of my favorites to share.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Simply Organic Series #3; From whence we came...

I am a part of all that I have met. ~Alfred Lord Tennyson

Monday, September 26, 2011

Seasons of change...reflections and retrospects of our lives

We are a landscape of all we have seen.
- Isamu Noguchi