I painted a little forest area and recorded myself while doing so. Here is the sped up video, that is available on youtube. I also have two other paintings that I recorded and sped up.
Here is some more information about the video and song that is playing in the back ground.
This a sped up version of me painting a forest, which is where the title “Forest Painting” comes from. It took me a little over an hour to paint this piece and is one of the very few forest paintings I have done.
The song in the background is O.A.R.’s song, “If Only She Knew.”
It is off their 2001 album Risen. You can find more information on O.A.R. on their website.
I am very happy about finishing this painting this week. I have been working on it and kept making mistakes, but in art mistakes are simply was of improving a piece of work. Mistakes in art work, brings out depth and character.
I am also happy about completing this piece because I love the verse. It is Isaiah 55:8 and states, “‘My thoughts are not your thoughts neither are your ways my ways’ declares the Lord.” If you know the verse you may also know the verse that follows, which says, “just as the heavens are above the earth my thoughts and ways are above yours.” That is why the verse written in the skies above the earth.
Please note: this painting is being sold in an auction on eBay.
Title: Isaiah 55:8
Size: 10 inch by 8 inch
Medium: acrylic painting on canvas
Reason: Isaiah 55:8 was the first verse I memorized and is a piece of scripture that I hold dear to my heart. It reminds you that God knows more about everything than I do and although his ways and thoughts are different from ours, he knows what is good.
My Artist Statement: I, Tiffany Joy, work with acrylic paint, polymer clay and the written word to spread basic truth and highlight God’s love in hopes that I can someones day and spread the loving gospel of God.
This week I have a giveaway at my FB page and an auction on Ebay.
The auction on Ebay is of a friend by the water in the woods in California. She is standing next to a redwood. This painting is a comparison of two of God’s creation (the human and the tree).
The Face book giveaway is the first seascape of 4.
I finished two paintings this week, both were California landscapes.
The first I entitled Tree Along The Path
Tree Along The Path is an original acrylic painting, done on canvas. It is ten (10) inches wide and eight (8) inches tall. This work of art was completed on September 28th 2013 and is signed by the artist.
The subject of the painting is a tree that can be found on West Cliff drive in Santa Cruz, California.
The other I am calling Sunset Beach
This painting is of a beach while the sun is slowly setting to the left. The main focus is the beautiful cliffs that jet out onto the beach with an opening for the visitors to enjoy the other section of the beach. Sunset Beach was created using a photograph as a tool to capture the landscape of the beach. It is painting on a 10 inch wide by 8 inch tall canvas with acrylic paint.
Both paintings are being auctioned on eBay.
Split flower is a 20 inch by 16 inch acrylic painting on canvas which was completed early to mid 2013. It started simply with the butterfly trying to safe the caterpillar who was not ready to fly yet. Through the painting process the plant with two different flowers started, which represent the two different feelings that were felt while trying to drag the caterpillar away. One flower reached upward for the light wanting to grow. The other reached sideways not wanting anything to really change. The painting was then bordered with nearly transparent light purple water on top and green fire on the bottom to add to the conflict.
Dance On The Moon is a 16 inch by 20 inch acrylic painting on canvas which was completed in the early part of 2013. It shows a woman dancing on the moon with the earth in the background. This painting was completed after the Solo tree and Two Paths. It is a representation of my choice to live my life fully and hope for greatest. It came from the saying, “Shoot for the moon, because even if you miss you’ll land among the stars.”
I recently started to post and try to sell my paintings. I realized that writing and painting are my passions and what I want my career to be in. That is why I write and paint. I love both art forms, so much.
I have posted my paintings with their descriptions on my website. I figured I would start to post them here also, since they are one of my joys.
Here is the first one:
Solo Tree is a 14inch by 11inch acrylic painting on canvas, which was completed the later half of 2012. I painted this picture after moving back to my mother’s house on the East Coast from Santa Cruz California. I moved to reconnect to my family and friends who still lived on the East Coast, but found that the only connections I still had was my family. This isolation created a need for me to rediscover painting and through this need I painted this single tree. It has acted as a reminder that although all around may be dark, you can still choose to stand strong and bloom.