Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Beginning of a New England Summer

My wife and I took a trip to New England last year in May. It has taken me a full year to paint the attached pictures from that trip. These are just a sample of a number of them I am preparing to download into my art gallery…so here’s a sneak peak…

What’s not to love about this picture…brings up images of that foggy morning…getting a hot cup of coffee…

That same morning looking over the harbor village…brings up the same images of  a cozy morning…

Ok, so we are past the foggy cozy morning and into summer beach fun. I like this picture because it does such a great job depicting a casual summer beach day…

And what would summer be without sail boats….

And I’m talking Sail Boats!

Look for these and more previewing in my Landscape Watercolor Gallery @ TheWallGallery soon. Thoughts and feedback are always appreciated!

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Red Rock

My wife and I just sold our home in San Diego and have been touring around different markets looking at homes and deciding where we will land. With our adult children up and down the US western seaboard, we are staying in the western part of the US. All of that said, I have been capitalizing on our trips for my photography…last week I got some great shots of the Riverwalk and Alamo in San Antonio and this week we stopped in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area immediately west of Las Vegas. I have to admit, I was blown away. In my prior life in corporate America, I managed a group of folks in Las Vegas and was there on a monthly basis. In all of those years I had only briefly seen some of the Red Rock Canyon. On this trip I said to my wife that I wanted her to see the area and thought it might be a good photo opportunity for me. She has been a great help on all of my photo shoots as she has a good eye and will catch things I miss. So we finish our house hunting business in Las Vegas and head out to Red Rock Canyon. We spent the next several hours driving through the canyon, stopping and hiking with the attached results a sample of the more than 100 shots I took that day. I would appreciate any feedback or thoughts…Thanks!

 

Red Rock 2

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From Kirt’s Main Gallery: TheWallGallery

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From Kirt’s Main Gallery: TheWallGallery

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From Kirt’s Main Gallery: TheWallGallery

 

 

The Mountain

Are you very good at setting goals or objectives for yourself? I think if you talked to most people, you would get a mixed response. Some people would think about their New Years resolutions as their goals or objectives. Sales people would talk about their monthly, quarterly or annual production goals. A business owner would talk about his business plan and level of growth he has projected for the business. Then there is the person who has carreer aspirations and sets a goal or objective of what and when they want to attain the next level of responsibility. In one way or another almost all of us set goals and objectives for ourselves. How seriously do you take your own goals and objectives? Are you paying lip service to someone or just going through the motions? How committed to them are you? What chance do you honestly give yourself in accomplishing them?

I am use to working with goals and objectives in business as that has been my entire life. So goal setting for me on many levels seems just a natural course of life. But let me ask you, If you knew that no matter what goal you set for yourself, you could attain it, would your goals change? Think about that….if you really, really believed that you could attain whatever goal or objective you set and you did…would you re-think your goals?

Ok, I’m going more spiritual here than physical, so I’m not going down the road of material wealth….I’m going down the road of our spiritual gifts and using them. I think we short change ourselves out of fear of failure. I believe God has given each of us a set of gifts unique to each of us. I would challenge each of us to devlope those gifts and put them into service. That concept leads me back to Mark 11 vs. 22 – 24 (New Century Version) “Jesus answered, “Have Faith in God. I tell you the truth, you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, fall into the Sea.’ And if you have no doubts in your mind and believe that what you say will happen, God will do it for you. So I tell you to believe that you have received the things you ask for in prayer, and God will give them to you.” and Matthew17 vs 20 –  “Jesus answered, “Because your faith is too small. I tell you the truth, if your faith is as big as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. All things will be possible for you.”

This is really a very powerful statement. Just think what we are being told. If we have faith all things are possible. Faith being the key! I’ll stop on that note because it really is worth some time to reflect, the message is that powerful. I would add as a personal side note…all my prayers are done specifically asking for “His” will to be done. Food for thought!!

"The Mountain" A watercolor fromKirt's main gallery "TheWallGallery.com"

Titled “The Mountain” by Kirt Tisdale from his “Wall Gallery