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Gratitude

The scent of plumeria hangs in the air, heavy and evocative. This is any street corner, any city. Any place with small white flowers and a big smell. This is any time, and it could be any person. Its not though. This is me, and it is now, and I am so grateful to be here.

San Diego street corner
Artist Corinne Viner copyright 2017
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Sailing

Oil on canvas 12 by 20 inches
Artist Corinne Viner copyright 2017

Sailing was a big part of my childhood. My Aunt and Uncle lived on one; all our vacations involved water. Dad built a little 12 footer dinghy sailboat when my brother and I were kids that we’d sail around the lake. It was an awesome way to grow up, and I am still so thankful to my family for making it possible. Art comes from life, and my paintings are no different. Seascapes just don’t look right without a boat in the distance, and I’m grateful for that bias. May you have lots of boats in your future.

I wish you fair winds and following seas, friend.

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City at Night, Revisited

So you may remember the first City at Night on here. I liked that one, but I haz skillz now so I thought I would like to come back to the concept. For reference, here is the first one, done in March of this year;

10 by 20 in acrylic on canvas
Artist Corinne Viner copyright 2017

And here is the one I just did, in oils this time.

12 by 24 in oil on canvas
Artist Corinne Viner copyright 2017

The second one is called Stars on Earth. I still like the first, but I’m pleased to be progressing.

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Hawks Circle the Dry Grasses

Acrylic on canvas 16 by 20 in
Artist Corinne Viner copyright 2017

Yesterday while I was out walking, I saw this hawk circling. It was beautiful to watch, though the rabbits probably didnt think so. At one point this little bird starts harrassing the hawk by swooping and touching wings before veering away to do it again. The small bird drove the bird of prey away by pestering it. Perhaps that bird had babies it was protecting, or perhaps it was bored. Looking back on it, it seems to be an omen. The hawks will leave if we bother them enough. Just, stay out of reach of those talons.

Here are some pictures of the landscape. No hawk pictures unfortunately! They move so fast.