Painting from life

 

Time is infinitely long and each day is a vessel into which a great deal may be poured,if one will actually fill it up.

New 8×8″ Late Afternoon Shadows / Pole Barn : oil on canvas.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/507626210/oil-painting-8×8-pole-barn-farm-ranch

Only a wise man draws from life and from every stage of it, its true savour, because only he feels the beauty, the dignity and the value of life. The flower of youth may fade but the summer,the autumn,and even the winter of human existence have their majestic grandeur,which the wise man recognizes and glorifies. – Amiel

 

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Ten Beautiful Words

Wilfred Funk,poet,lexicographer and president of Funk & Wagnalls,once listed what he considered the ten most beautiful word in the English language- “beautifully in meaning and in the musical arrangement of their letters.”

His list: dawn, hush, lullaby, murmuring, tranquil, Mist, luminous, chimes, golden and melody. 

All rights reserved: Latest charcoal drawing available #michelebrucecarter

https://www.etsy.com/listing/507909708/graphite-drawing-8×10-flying-birds-barn

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Spring: Walk Softly

Walk softly on a woodland path, put each foot down with care,

for those who own this bit of world are around us everywhere.

Walk gently on a woodland path,for trespassers are we.

On land that owned by furry ones-bird butterfly and bee.

5×5″ oil on canvas @etsy

https://www.etsy.com/listing/496390244/painting-5×5-bird-eggs-nest-love-of

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Also ebay auction running here. @ebay https://www.ebay.com/itm/371903688936

 

Art: A Natural Outcome

We will be happy if we can get around to the idea that art is not an outside and extra thing,that it is a natural outcome of a state of being; that the state of being is an important thing.. – Henri

New 5×5″ oil on canvas-board. https://www.etsy.com/listing/503303724/oil-painting-5×5-fox-furry-friend-art

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Tornado Season and Art

Tornado season is upon us in #kansas and many of the midwestern states. #beautifulanddeadly #tornado #art #oiloncanvas today’s painting.

Hear the winds cry as they rush past, the glory of springtime has come at last. They foretell the gifts summer will yield – flowers in the garden, grain in the field.

4×6″ oil on canvas $32

https://www.etsy.com/listing/516710707/tornado-season-is-upon-us-in-kansas-and

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Good afternoon from #kansas. Prayers and peace to those families who may have lost loved ones yesterday livestock and property. #kansasfires #wildfires #tornado #morningwalk

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Nature notes and art.

The close observer of nature notes her signs with keen awareness. He watches the sky and landscape detecting changes almost before they occur. If there is a phenomenon he is first to behold it for his senses are tuned to the sights and sounds of the universe.

New Landscape Oil on canvas 4×6″ https://www.etsy.com/listing/502235166/oil-painting-6×6-abstract-landscape

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Graphite 8×10″ https://www.etsy.com/listing/516074853/graphite-fast-and-dirty-drawing-moose-on

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My Favorite Neighbor

An abandoned homestead borders on my property,but I do not consider the dilapidated buildings an eyesore, nor the gnarled Orchard haunted during a full moon.

Instead, I welcome the old place as my most interesting neighbor.

New oil on canvas 4×6″ https://www.etsy.com/shop/BrandedArt

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