Apple Tree

The old apple tree once in the yard had weathered bark. Coarse and showing signs of ware the apple tree’s trunk had made a great subject for high speed film. At the base of the tree looking upwards to the leafy canopy the sun shone down illuminating the leaves closer to the top. Younger branches seem to spring forth willy nilly towards the sky in an attempt to sprout new leaves closer to the sun.

The black and white 1000 speed Fuji film used to photograph the apple tree creates a grainy finish. Dragon scale bark and impressionist like painted leaves of the apple tree all are due to the high speed film used in the Olympus OM10.

Black and white photograph of an apple tree trunk and leaves.
High speed film creates a grainy view of the old apple tree.

This apple tree no longer stands in the yard. The sun shines down on green grass where it once stood. Like all trees that have grown and fallen no one will remember it years from now. But once it stood tall, a bit twisted and solid in the yard where children climbed its scaly branches.

 

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Hope Springs Into Stars

Hope springs into stars. That is what I feel as I look into the summer night sky. If I am lucky I can find a place away from man made light and see what the heavens really look like. Those pin pricks in blue black velvet above lets hope shine through to us small beings on Earth.  Whether you are spiritual or not, those stars are pretty amazing to witness as you stand in inky blackness.

Hope is pretty amazing too. Like the stars, hope transforms how you feel about who you are and what you are capable of being. Hope keeps you moving and if the clouds come you know it is still there even though you can’t physically touch it. The stars will always be there just like hope.

Abstract painting of stars in the sky, an arch and a bright white light.
The stars will always be there just like hope.

Although shown below in a framed print you can also find more quality options in my Lasgalen Arts Redbubble store.

Framed print of a painting with stars, arch and snow.
Choose your frame style, matte color and more.

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PIcasso’s Blue Cat Tote Bag Giveaway

Today I thought I would reach out and tell you about the Picasso’s Blue Cat tote bag giveaway I am currently running on my Facebook page. You will have to excuse me I am a bit shy when it comes to promoting myself so openly. My strategy is to have image links and an occasional link in posts for this sort of thing. However, I am pretty excited about these wonderful tote bags my artwork are featured on.

I use Fine Art America to showcase my work and they have added full bleed tote bags to their product line. These tote bags are wonderful, I did order a few to see how they add up. My artwork are featured on both sides of these soft, durable, poly-poplin fabric bags. They include a 1′ black shoulder strap too. Double stitched side for durability and they are also machine washable. Available in three sizes, you can’t go wrong.

Blue cat painted designed tote bag.
Design found on both sides, these bags are durable and stylish.

I have decided to hold a free giveaway on my Facebook page using my Picasso’s Blue Cat tote bag. It is very easy to participate. Just “like” and share the post found on my page and you are automatically entered into the drawing. It is really that easy. So long into Facebook and go to my Lasgalen Arts Fan Page to enter. I hope to see you there.

Image of a girl holding a tote bag for a giveaway.
It is easy to enter to win so why not join me.

 

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Fire Storm

Fire Storm is an abstract painting reflective of several events happening now in the world. While I sit in my middle income home in North America, others are dealing with nightmares in their waking hours.

The fire storm outside my window burns from yellow, red to deep purple in gradient tones. The flames are hottest at the bottom of the canvas. A typical ash colored flakes on the bottom of this painting has been replaced by gold dust. The seeds of change are what I was trying to capture, a sprinkling of hope.

An abstract painting portrays a troubled world.
An abstract painting reflecting a turbulent world outside my window.

Blue and white horizontal and vertical lines represents my windows which are starting to melt from the expanding heat. How long will my safe house protect me from those atrocities outside?

You can find this painting in my Lasgalen Arts Redbubble store. Whether it is framed prints or wall tapestries shown below, the quality is top notch.

Abstract painting or orange, red, gold and blue.
These wall tapestries from Redbubble comes in three sizes.
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White Orbs In Storm

The latest acrylic painting White Orbs In Storm is another dream inspired abstract art piece. Perhaps because I had been pondering about tranquil scenes disrupted by unpredictable actions that day this idea came to my subconscious mind.

White orbs of purity surrounded by a fluid sea of blue are painted with various shades of blue encircling them. Floating, the balls of white light are no longer inhabiting a quiet space as lines of color are scrapped through the paint. Leaving white dots like star dust these lines interrupt the eye and creates movement on the canvas board.

Abstract painting with white orbs in blue sea.
Acrylic abstract painting of white balls of light in a sea of blue.

Though White Orbs in Storm original piece is not for sale, I am proud to offer prints and more in my Lasgalen Arts Redbubble store. Below is a sample, a huge scarf as a wearable piece of art!

Abstract painting of blue with large white orbs and lines.
White Orbs in a Storm scarves found in my Redbubble store.

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