While strolling down the Victoria Embankment with my wife, we noticed the Palace of Westminster in the distance. It is incredibly difficult not to embrace the gorgeous sight of this palace. The Palace of Westminster was previously the home of the kings of England and now it is home to the houses of the Parliament.
To our left, the view of the great River Thames stretches across the breadth of London. As the sun begins to burst through the foggy embankment, I can spot Big Ben, the iconic clock tower of London. As I gaze in wonder at the gigantic structure peeking through the fog, I cannot imagine a more majestic and inspiring sight. As we board a double decker bus heading across the River Thames and into the heart of London, we can hear the clock tower chiming in the background. What a magnificent afternoon.
The Palace, Westminster London comes in three sizes:
40” x 30” 10 A/P & 20 S/N
30” x 24” 15 A/P & 30 S/N
24” x 18” 15 A/P & 40 S/N
We were fortunate enough to have two really great artists visit this weekend. Abraham Hunter, 19 year old artist from Illinois, was here on Friday May 3rd. And Mark Keathley, an incredible artist out of Texas, was here on Saturday May 4th. Below are some of the sketches that were drawn, be sure and check out their latest releases in posts further down! Call me for more details, Tara 1-800-675-6337.
Stay tuned for the Fall Events, we have an Event planned for every Saturday in October!
“Bedtime Kisses”, Bedtime Stories II, features a momma bear ‘kissing’ her cub good night while her other cub has already snuggled in for the evening. “Bedtime Stories” is currently SOLD OUT from the Publisher. The image to the left is the study of the new image. I am sorry to say both the original study and the completed original have SOLD.
“Bedtime Kisses” is the much awaited sequel to “Bedtime Stories”. Is the second one better then the first? What are your thoughts and which one is your favorite?
The actual canvas will be unveiled at the upcoming show with Mark Keathley in Gatlinburg on May 4th. You will be able to purchase the canvas and have Mark sign and remarque it. The canvas will be offered in 20×24 and 24×30 sizes.
“Sunset Cove” Available Size: 18×27
The ideal lakeside retreat is in the mind and imagination of all of us! We all wish for that perfect sunset at the end of a long day of fun and adventure in the great outdoors. As an artist, I have one of the best imaginations! Its constantly spinning new ideas and visions of that distant dream house or cabin. A place of peace and joy. A place to share special moments with your loved one or just adventure off and enjoy time by yourself. Its a place like this where some of the best memories of a lifetime can be made. And I thank God every day that I have the amazing job of sharing these places of my imagination with you! Its late fall in this painting. There’s a chill in the air, but the sun still warms your face. You can almost hear the whistle of wings as a mallard pair come in to stay the night. So walk across the creek, have a seat, and absorb the last moments of daylight. Soon it will be time to retreat back into the warmth of the cabin, relax by the fireplace and then doze off to sleep. Rest well, cause it will be another fun day tomorrow! I hope you all enjoy Sunset Cove!
~ Abraham Hunter
“Summer Night” Available SIzes: 18×27 & 24×36
For me, Summer is one of the best times of year! Its about fun, sun, longer and warmer days, and more time to hang out with friends since school’s finally out! It’s also a really good time to go camping! I have very fond memories from growing up of sitting around a campfire, watching the moon rise, hearing and seeing all of the animals in the darkness, listening to the endless melody of the crickets chirping, eating Smores, and laying in the soft grass slowly drifting off to sleep. We all need times of still and quiet to reconnect and let the world slowly turn without us having to worry about the stresses of everyday life that constantly bother us. A simple campfire has helped me time and time again. Its God’s way of stress therapy I suppose. I hope I have captured a little slice of the solitude and quiet in this piece for you to enjoy. Its that magical time of night, when the summer sun has set behind the trees and the moon begins to sleepily climb in the night sky. That’s when all of the nocturnal critters of the forest begin to crawl out of their daytime hiding places and take advantage of the cover of darkness to feed, hunt, and play. Its the perfect time to relax by the fire, listen to the melody of crickets and soothing lapping of the lake’s waves, and enjoy the beauty of a Summer Night.
~ Abraham Hunter