New Whimsical Tree Painting with Floating Moon Shadows

Whimsical Tree Painting

Floating moons. A tattooed tree. Brilliant shades of blue.

This is my latest whimsical tree painting titled “One Stood in the Shadow of the Floating Moons II.” I call my whimsical trees with the tattooed bark “Peace Trees.” Peace Trees represent peace and good will. Often times I will have prayer flags with them. This one has floating moons.

Whimsical Tree Painting

“One Stood in the Shadow of the Floating Moons II”, 12″ x 24″, acrylic on wood panel, $575

Whimsical Tree Painting

When I first created painting #1 with the same title, I was in Prescott, AZ. I had never heard of floating moon shadows. I just came up with the name after I painted it. This painting was one of three whimsical trees in a triptych. I was showing it at the gallery in Prescott, AZ called Van Gogh’s Ear. It sold quickly.

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(Above: detail of painting titled One Stood in the Shadow of the Floating Moons, sold)

I liked it so much I made a card and a print out of it. You can find the print in my Etsy shop.

Moon Shadows

Last summer, during the solar eclipse, I definitely saw moon shadows! I immediately had to take photos! The moon shadows (or maybe they are reflections of light?) were floating on our garage.

Wow, it was amazing! They were all over our property. It was pretty cool.

solar eclipse moon shadows

Recently I was thinking about the floating moons and decided to paint another peace tree painting with them.

Favorite Titles

I have to admit I love the title. “One Stood in the Shadow of the Floating Moons” sounds like a lyrical poem when I say it which makes me happy. Just like my paintings.

Some of my other favorite titles are “Big Sun, Hidden Buddha,” “She Built Her Nest with Flowers and Bits of Sky” and “Red Dog Sleeps Under the Light of the Moon.

Did you see any floating moons during the solar eclipse? Any fav titles that you can share?

 

 

 

 

Colorful Tree Art – Watch the Sun, Follow the Stars

Colorful Tree Art – Watch the Sun, Follow the Stars

Sometimes I visualize a story behind my painting and write a few words to illustrate it as if my image were in a storybook.

This is what came to me for this painting titled “Watch the Sun, Follow the Stars.”

“If you look up during the day you can watch the sun. It moves over the forest and fields. At night, branches cover overhead like a blanket of thorny thicket. I make my way through the forest by following the stars as they peek through the branches. I look over yonder and see shooting stars fall like fireworks in the sky. I know life is a miracle and the forest holds magic.

There was one tree that was my favorite. It was an elder Tree. As ancient as the sky is wide.

It wore the tapestry of it’s knowledge, etched in patterns and colors to match the rainbow….”

21507-Watch-the-Sun,-Follow-the-Stars-low© Lindy Gaskill, “Watch the Sun, Follow the Stars,” 12″ x 12″, acrylic on paper

Prints are available in my Etsy Shop

New Flying Fish Painting

I have a new colorful, flying fish painting titled “A Fantastic Journey.” It’s a magical forest with a wise owl, one flying fish and wind swept leaves cavorting under a glowing moon.

I wanted to create something that is not of this world. Where do you find flying fish but in a magical forest.

flying fish painting titled A Fantastic Journey

© Lindy Gaskill, “A Fantastic Journey”, Acrylic on wood panel, 24″ x 30″

Prints are for sale in my Etsy Shop here>

New whimsical “Peace” tree commissioned painting

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A new whimsical tree commissioned painting.
“Jewel of the Forest”, image size 5″ x 7″, acrylic on paper, sold

For your own custom painting made to order, go here>

I finished my whimsical aspen tree paintings

Below are the finished whimsical “Peace Tree” paintings that I was working on in September before we left on our wedding journey to Bend. Inspired by the aspen trees at Black Butte Ranch near Sisters, Oregon.

 


Whimsical Tree Paintings

If you are interested in purchasing one or all, they are located at the Van Gogh’s Ear Gallery in Prescott.

UPDATE: These have sold

Van Gogh’s Ear Gallery
156B South Montezuma St.
Prescott, AZ 86303

928-776-1080

Each painting is acrylic on wood, 48″ tall x 8″ wide, $650 ea.

L to R titles:

Radiating Wisdom Older than the Seas

One Stood in the Shadow of the Floating Moons

Expanded Heart of the Earth

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Art Giveaway and some new acrylic paintings

To take part in the Art Giveaway, you’ll have to “Like” my page on Facebook and then head over to the Cherry Blossom Tattoo Photography blog and leave a comment for a chance to win one of my small open edition bird prints from my Etsy Shop. On Thursday, Carrie will choose a winner and the winner will be able to choose which print they would like. Hope you will give it a try. And a big thank you to Carrie for sponsoring this giveaway!

I have three new acrylic paintings to share. They are painted on wood that is a half inch thick. The sides are painted black and a block of wood is glued to the back so when the painting hangs it sticks out from the wall by a bit. There is no need for framing, they are ready to hang.

Celebrating the FlowCelebrating the Flow, 7″ x 9″, Acrylic on Wood, $245

Raven Spirit Raven Spirit, 5.25″ x 5.25″, Acrylic on Wood, $150

Tree TotemTree Totem, 7″ x 9″, Acrylic on Wood, $245

I have prints of these in my Etsy Shop.

The originals will soon be listed on my website. Send me an email if you would like to purchase an original. I also want to let you know my prices are being raised with my move to Prescott, Arizona.

Thanks for reading.

Update: Ruby Clover on Etsy won the art giveaway. Check out Ruby Clover at http://www.etsy.com/shop/rubyclover?ref=pr_shop_more

I have some new acrylic paintings

Yesterday I mentioned how I use trees a lot in my work. I do love the tree image. I have a few new acrylic paintings I’d like to share with you that have trees in them.

The first one was painted for the May show at the Tumalo Art Co.gallery in Bend, Oregon. The theme of the show was to take one of three landscape photographs by Bruce Jackson and use that as a starting point to create a painting from.

I chose Bruce’s photo “Twilight Fire.”

Twilght Fire by Oregon Fine Art Photographer Bruce Jackson
Twilght Fire by Oregon Fine Art Photographer Bruce Jackson

My intention was to take the image of “Twilight Fire” and make an abstract painting from it.

Inspired by the magnificent color in Bruce’s photo, my painting evolved as if it had a life of it’s own. The color definitely took over! I don’t often paint landscapes and when I do they are usually from my imagination.

Bruce’s photo was a stepping stone for me to leap into the unknown of which “Kaleidoscope Mountain” came forth. It didn’t turn out as abstract as I had intended but I was happy with the results.

Close up of Kaleidoscope Mountain
Close up of Kaleidoscope Mountain

I painted it on a reclaimed wood panel so it has a warm, honey brown frame around it. Kaleidoscope Mountain is now showing through May at the Tumalo Art Co.

Kaleidoscope Mountain, Acrylic on Wood, 25' X 17", $795
Kaleidoscope Mountain, Acrylic on Wood, 25' X 17", $795

I’ve been painting more whimsical tree paintings and wanted to share two of them.

First few layers of paint
First few layers of paint on I Dreamed of a Stack of Moons
Detail of I Dreamed of a Stack of Moons
Detail of I Dreamed of a Stack of Moons

This is the finished framed piece of I Dreamed of a Stack of Moons.

I Dreamed of a Stack of Moons, 13" x 25", acrylic on canvas, $625
I Dreamed of a Stack of Moons, 13" x 25", acrylic on canvas, $625

This is the finished framed piece of Moonlight Magic.

Moonlight Magic, Acrylic on Canvas, 13" x 25", $625
Moonlight Magic, Acrylic on Canvas, 13" x 25", $625
detail of Moonlight Magic
detail of Moonlight Magic

Hope you enjoyed seeing the new paintings.