For those of you that like the new abstract cityscapes, then check out the host of new ones I recently finished. For those of you who prefer the more contemporary realism cityscapes, don’t fret, I have not permanently changed my style. I merely created a series to decorate my living room (nice benefit of being an oil painter).
Ionia Abstract is the only new painting for sale. You can find it either at the Cityscape gallery or the Flora & Abstract gallery. The rest are for my wife and our house.
I added the pics of some of them (see above and below). Let me know what you think?
I know I have been slacking with the new paintings. Writing has seem to have taken over my free time this last year. However, I did complete some very fun Cityscapes.
Below is Basilica of St. Adalbert, a painting I had been working on for quite some time. I recently went into an entirely different direction and the finished project is here.
The next one was done with the finishing work of a palette knife. Nothing breaks you free more than switching to a knife instead of your usually bristle brushes!
I know…I know…I haven’t had very many new paintings this last year. But, but it is not what it seems. I did not just become a lazy bump on a log. First of all, I have poured tons of energy into my Functional Fitness blog,
More relevant to my free time, however, has been my writing. At first, I wrote a history book. It was a completely new and fresh idea – a history book about world history from 10,000 BC until present day as told from two friends, a teacher and a cop. Well….it apparently was a hard read. A comment that summed it up was, “I liked the characters, but then they talked about history too much, or else I loved the history, but didn’t get enough of it because the two characters moved on.”
So then I started Witness Tampering, a crime fiction novel. It began about a year and a half ago and, actually as I type this, I have several queries out there for agent representation. It only took about 7 drafts to get there. Oh, and don’t forget, I wrote my Functional Fitness ebook, The Body That God Intended Us To USE last summer.
But, I did finish a series of 3 paintings that tie in as one, titled “Dianne’s Breezy Tree.” Check them out below, and let me know what you think.