Seattle Settled

For those of you that follow my blog, you know that I have not posted in a few weeks due to our move to the Seattle area. We are now pretty well settled after waiting for over a week for our furniture and belongings to arrive. We hadn’t anticipated it taking that long for the moving van to show up, but you just have to role with the punches. It gave us time to paint a new color scheme throughout the house and shop for some much needed new appliances.

The attached two prints came to mind as our journey in life brought us up to the Pacific Northwest.

My Journey
Hold My Hand and Guide Me

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Seattle Bound

Space Needle Colorful Sky

Just wanted to give a “heads up”…..I will not be blogging for the next couple of weeks. My wife and I are in the process of moving from Los Angeles to Seattle. After months of house hunting, we finally closed on a house in early February. We were up there a couple of weeks ago painting, window blinds…new carpet, etc and now the actual move is upon us. We are looking forward to it as we will be near both of our other daughters/husbands and a new grandchild. I also think Alaska Airlines will appreciate the frequent flyer activity between LA and Seattle from our LA daughter/husband/grandchildren and us as I know we will.

Inflating Hot Air Balloons

I’m featuring three art prints this week that present hot air balloons in an aspect we usually don’t see in pictures….the inflation process. I like to work with different perspectives of things that aren’t usually presented and this part of the hot air balloon process isn’t usually captured. I also took it one step further and used a fauvist style of painting to add an additional element to these depictions. The one standard left alone is the colorful aspect hot air balloons typically represent.

Balloon Collage
Balloon Collection
Almost Ready

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Isolation

This week I am featuring an inspirational art print called Isolation. I used a lighthouse to depict isolation and guidance. Then I added my inspirational thought to complete the print.

Isolation

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Sharing “Who Are You” from The Picture of Faith

I wanted to share a post that moved me even knowing the circumstances behind it. The post is from the blog called “The Picture of Faith” and the blogger I am proud to say is one of my daughters. This particular post speaks a truth in faith not only for this particular situation, but for many others.

Who Are You

You move through each day on auto pilot, because you feel the world and those around you need you to. You’re putting in the time and effort to get through that day, but really what did you do? What did you accomplish? You’re trapped in this vicious cycle of your typical day to day things, but really are you living? You begin questioning what are you doing, who are you, what is your purpose?

So many of us have these feelings but…(view original post here)

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Two Lighthouses

This week I’m featuring two different lighthouses. One from the Oregon coast and one from Massachusetts (or one from the US west coast and one from the US east coast). I just recently completed the three attached prints using a softer watercolor technique.

The first lighthouse is Heceda Head on the Oregon coastline. This lighthouse sits remotely on a bluff overlooking the ocean to the immediate west. The Pacific Coast Highway that follows the coastline is the access point for this site which does include a caretakers house.

Heceda Head Lighthouse Watercolor

The next two prints are of the West Chop Lighthouse located in Tisbury, Massachusetts (close to Marthas Vineyard).

Village Lighthouse Watercolor
New England Lighthouse in Watercolor

All three prints are actually “re-do’s” of my original work softening the prints and adding some subtle artistic elements.

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Simple Geometric Shapes – Simple Colors

I’ve attached four art prints that are simple geometric shapes and two of the four are really simple colors: black and white. The other two introduce blue and red as part of the simple colors equation. I created these simple abstract art prints a number of years ago on a specific project I was working on for a client. What has surprised me over the years is how often these prints have been used on throw pillows. The third party art galleries I sell on have evolved from just selling art prints to using the art on a variety of products. So, imagine my surprise when in the case of these four they are suddenly hot looks for throw pillows!! You just never know!!

Red and Black Geometric Shapes
Black Geometric Shapes On White
White Geometric Shapes On Black
Blue And Black Geometric Shapes

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Moss Covered Stairs Revisited

Back on November 5, 2013 my blog post covered a photoshoot I did in Issaquah, Washington (eastern suburb of Seattle at the foot of the Cascade Mountain Range). Why this is resurfacing now is because I came cross one of those captures in my archives while moving some other prints there (I try and weed through my prints and periodically retire some of them to my personal archive file). I had used it as a background for one of my inspirational prints (also shared below) I created in August 2020. The original print really caught me eye and I thought it worthing of having it on my “TheWallGallery” website.

The shot is very unusual in that this is the last thing you would expect to come across while on a hike in a heavily forested foothill just east of Seattle, Washington. I researched the location and found the background behind the stairs. The site use to be an anti-aircraft facility to protect this area from attack. This stairway along with one other connected what was an area for barracks up to the missiles themselves. For the history of the site and what is now Cougar Mountain Regional Park, click here: “Radar Park” at Anti-Aircraft Peak

“Moss Stairs”
He Walks With You

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Welcome 2022

I hope everyone has had a warm and loving holiday season. I hope the year past was full of love from friends and family. I take this time of year to reflect on the past and to look forward with the new year upon us. I reflect on those moments that inspired my heart and yes those moments that caused pain. What can I learn from that pain and how to turn it into one of those inspiring moments. To celebrate the beginning of 2022, I have attached three art prints of flowers with a verse that says so much to me.

Love Each Other Two Poppies
Love Each Other Simple Beauty 
Love Each Other Red Rose Bloom 

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Love Is Patient

As we head into the Christmas week I thought I would feature three art prints that have one of my favorites from 1 Corinthians 13: 4-8, known as Love Is Patient. It fits so well on these three art prints.

The first one supports this time of year. The art print is a photographic capture of a Christmas snow in the Seattle area.

Love Is Patient: Snow White Clearing In The Woods

The second one is a watercolor art print depicting a mountain lake near Whistler, British Columbia.

Love Is Patient: Mountain Meadow Lake

The third art print is an abstract watercolor depicting a sunset over the Pacific Ocean as a marine layer comes ashore.

Love Is Patient: Blue Abstract Sunset

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