Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Sacrifice: Illinois Barn

               Sacrifice: Illinois Barn Doors

6” x 8” (15.2 cm x 20.3 cm) original acrylic on hand primed board $185 w/free shipping in US & and Canada
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Recent travel took me to southern Illinois, so I’m always on the lookout for landscape and old barns. I am always surprised to find unique old textures and structures. I can’t even remember the exact location of this one since I got lost on country roads as I often do. It was between Tuscola and Urbana, Illinois in the corn and bean fields. I sometimes wonder where the particular hardware on these doors originated.
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Sunday, September 1, 2013

House Wren


                               House Wren on My Deck Post
6” x 8” (15.2 cm x 20.3 cm) original acrylic on hand primed board $175 w/free shipping in US & and Canada
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This Little House Wren has been greeting me on the deck post while I’m having my morning tea. While he was building his nest nearby he would sing his song all day but now I think he is too busy feeding his family, so I don’t see him so often. I haven’t discovered his nest, he keeps it well hidden because there is a lot of other wildlife around.

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Blue Jay – Soft Landing acrylic painting

acrylic painting of a Blue Jay Landing

8″ x 10″ (20.3 cm x 25.4 cm) original acrylic painting unframed on hand primed board $325 with free shipping in US and Canada

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I’ve waited a long time to capture this instant when the Blue Jay is landing, yet has it’s wings spread enough to see the beautiful markings.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Work in Progress: Nature’s Calligraphy step 3


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 Work in Progress: Natures Calligraphy: Session 3
8″ x 10″ (20.3 cm x 25.4 cm) original acrylic painting unframed on hand primed board

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This is the third session for this painting. Sometimes it’s more instructive to see a work in progress than to view the finished work. You can see the process the artist is going through to create the painting.
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Friday, September 14, 2012

Emerald Rhythms: Koi Pond on Maui Island – classical realism, vibrant color


       Emerald Rhythms: Koi Pond on Maui Island

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8 in. x 6 in. (20.3 cim x 15.2 cm) original acrylic on hand primed board unframed w/free shipping in US and Canada.

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Koi fish ponds seem to have originated in China, then later became famous in Japan. Now we see them as part of the design of elegant hotels around the world to give realism and vibrant color to the architecture. Koi are popular as an element of tattoo, today as well because of the symbolism and magical quality associated with these beautiful fish.

This is another painting originating from our summer excursion to Maui.

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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Bird of Paradise Flower painting

       Bird of Paradise Flower Composition
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8 in. x 6 in. (20.3 cim x 15.2 cm) original acrylic on hand primed board unframed w/free shipping in US & Canada.
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Even though this flower is indigenous to South Africa, it can now be found in many places around the world. We saw it everywhere in Hawaii, especially in the rain forests of Maui and Oahu. I spent some time thinking about the painting I wanted to do of this flower, then finally settled on this composition of two flowers seeming to react to one another.

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Monday, September 3, 2012

Daily Bread


Daily Bread

7” x 5” (17.8 cm x 12.7 cm) acrylic on hand primed board with free shipping in US & Canada

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Bread symbolizes many things. As a staple of life to some it represents plenty, to others the Eucharist, and still others it is the food that keeps one alive.

I enjoy making bread with my bread machine. This painting is a loaf of herb bread that is great with honey or simply dipped in olive oil. Being awakened by the smell of fresh bread just out of the oven is a wonderful treat. I wanted this painting to evoke not only the sight and taste of fresh bread, but also the wonderful yeast aroma of hot steaming bread right out of the oven.

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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Hawaiian Holiday: On the Road to Hana

       Hawaiian Holiday: A stop on the Road to Hana

8″ x 10″ (20.3 cm x 25.4 cm) original acrylic painting unframed on hand primed board w/free shipping in US and Canada
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What could be more refreshing and relaxing than a day on the oceanfront with balmy sky and deep blue ocean, with the smell of saltwater air and gentle lashing of the surf? This is my reflection of that kind of day.
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Sunday, August 26, 2012

A is for Auto: alphabet blocks painting

 A is for auto: alphabet blocks painting
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5″ x 7″ (15.2 cm x 20.3 cm) original acrylic painting on board w/free shipping in US and Canada
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I’ve set a goal of eventually doing a 5″ x 7″ painting of each letter of the alphabet, a kind of alphabet book using antique kids blocks with an image for each letter. I don’t expect to do them in alphabetical order since I’ll need to find ideas and materials for each letter, but eventually I’ll try to complete all the letters in the alphabet. This is the first one in that series. Also, don’t expect to see them all in a series, since I expect to post other painting subjects as I go along. If you have ideas for some of the letters, you can send me an email and I’ll take a look at your ideas.© Copyright 2012 by Paul Wolber
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Friday, August 24, 2012

BARN SWALLOW

                Swallow scouting for a new nest site 
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6″ x 8″ (15.2 cm x 20.3 cm) original acrylic painting on board $125 w/free shipping in US and Canada
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The brilliant cobalt blue of the swallow contrasted against the sienna of the stuccoed wall enticed me to do this painting.  Feathers contrast against the grainy wall and wood doors create beautiful natural colors and textures.
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