Archive for the ‘Oceans’ Category

Painting #28: Where Did We Come From and Where Are We Going?

Artists for A Pristine PlanetWhere Did We Come From and Where Are We Going? Painting #28.

I guess I kinda got caught by the boat metaphor doing yesterday’s The Future Is A Mystery.

I kept thinking of that saying, “We’re All One,” and thought if we’re all One, then there is no separation between us, our realities or anything in them.

So I ask myself, what is important? Not the Journey itself, but how we live it.

Want the original of Where Did We Come From and Where Are We Going?

ORIGINAL: Get the 12″ x 9″ original acrylic painting: email Lyon at AngelaTreatLyon.com and let me know you want it.

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Painting #27: The Future Is A Mystery

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SOLD. The Future is A Mystery: Painting #27.

Sometimes I don’t know if I’m coming or going – am I floating?

Beached? Waiting? Stranded?

Ready to rock ‘n’ roll?

That’s what this beautiful old Portuguese fishing skiff reminds me of, sitting on the sand…or is it a cloud…or water….?

What is really too bad about this online image is that you cannot see the thick texture of the paint. It’s extra thick, because I was slogging it on as fast and furious as I could, just to see if I could. I could, and did!

If you missed getting the original of The Future is A Mystery, get a giclée print (a giclée is a high-quality print on canvas – so good you almost can’t tell the difference between it and the original) here: http://bit.ly/Future-Mystery-Prints

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How Does Plastic in Our Waters Affect Marine Life?

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You’ll definitely want to read these important excerpts from articles. (Sources at bottom of this post.)

How Plastic Debris Affects Marine Life

According to the WWF, 100,000 marine mammals are killed by plastic rubbish each year around the world. Sea animals can become entangled in the plastic debris which can cause strangulation or growth deformations.  Floating plastics can be mistaken for food, causing blockages within the animal’s digestive systems leading to eventual death.

The IOSEA report that the lifespan of the average plastic bag may be between 200 to 400 years, well outlasting the affected animal, while a plastic bottle is thought to take 450 years to fully break down.

What Happened to this Whale?

In August 2000 an autopsy on a dead Bryde’s whale near Cairns, Australia, revealed that its stomach was tightly packed with not food but six square metres [that’s almost 200 square feet – ed.] of plastic rubbish, including supermarket bags, food packages, and fragments of rubbish bags.

The Knock-On Effect To Humans

Not only are discarded plastics believed to have a devastating effect on sea-life, but the impact on animals then has repercussions for the health of human beings.

Toxins ingested by sea animals end up on dinner plates and humans invariably absorb the carcinogens contained in plastics when they consume seafood.

Scientists have proven that the Endocrine Disrupter Chemicals (EDCs) which are added to plastics to make them softer and easier to handle affect fat cells, contributing to obesity.

Scientists also believe that exposure to plastics affects

Painting #24: Body Surfing with My Buddies

Painting #24: TITLE: Body Surfing with My Buddies.

Last night a friend and I sat in his studio looking at hundreds of paintings, fantastic sci-fi computer art and highly stylized cartoons by other artists.

It was like I’d been hit with a huge high-amp jolt – I suddenly realized that I’d been being way too serious!

So I asked myself what I’d like to do today – oh yeah! Body surf!

OK then – here we go – and remember to look down to see who you’re surfing with!

Want the original of this one?

Here’s how you get your original of Body Surf: Email me at Lyon(at)AngelaTreatLyon.com with APP Body Surf in the subject line to get this one.

And if you miss getting
the original, get a gicl´e print (a gicl´e is a high-quality print on canvas – so good you almost can’t tell the difference between it and the original) here http://bit.ly/Body-Surf-Prints.

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Painting #23: Outrigger

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Painting #23: TITLE: Outrigger.

This is a take-off from an old Hawaiian poster I’ve had for years.

Back in the days before lead was banned from paint, they had this great color called Hookers Green. You can’t get it anymore, and it’s a crying shame.

I wanted to see if I could do a piece almost entirely in greens, and if I could get the feel that the older paintings had. I rather like it.

Because this image reminds me of a little tiny town called Ka’a’awa here on the Hawaiian Island of Oahu. The way you say it goes like this: KAH ah AH vah, with distinct breaks between the segments.

Want the original of this one? Here’s how you get your original of Outrigger: Email me at Lyon at AngelaTreatLyon.com with APP Outrigger in the subject line.

You can get a gorgeous, gem colored mousey-pad of it here: http://bit.ly/Outrigger-MP.

And if you miss getting the original, get a giclée print (a giclée is a high-quality print on canvas – so good you almost can’t tell the difference between it and the original) here http://bit.ly/Outrigger-Prints.

Painting #21: In My Dreams

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SOLD. Painting #21: TITLE: In My Dreams.

This is Evening Star. She belongs to someone I know, and when he took her down the east coast on one of the Atlantic yacht races, boy did I drool with envy! One day…in my dreams!

The original is SOLD! Thank you!

Did you miss getting the original?

Get a giclée print (a giclée is a high-quality print on canvas – you almost can’t tell the difference between it and the original) here: http://bit.ly/In-My-Dreams-Prints.

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This would make a really beautiful card or poster for your yachtie friends – or to add to your Treasure Map….

Painting #20: Blue Moon Dreams

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SOLD. Painting #20: TITLE: Blue Moon Dreams. I found the photo that inspired this image in a tiny clipping in a newspaper about 3 years ago that I kept hanging onto because I just loved her face – so serene and soft. It reminds me of seeing really good hula dancers in the thrall of the dance – their hands vibrate and you can see they’re in a whole nother place.

You can get a mousey-pad of Blue Moon Dreams here:
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Did you miss getting the original? Get a giclée print (a giclée is a high-quality print on canvas – you almost can’t tell the difference between it and the original) here http://bit.ly/Blue-Moon-Dreams-Prints. The image you see here is a bit darker than the actual painting.

Painting #14: Huge

Artists for A Pristine PlanetPainting #13: TITLE: Huge. I get an arts newsletter that has an ad for ‘bold brush’ painters in it every day. When I saw that today, I thought, how can I paint this painting using a bold brush? So I used a big brush – about .75 inch across – to paint this – except, of course, the surfer, for which I used a smaller brush….

Help me support the cleanup of our oceans! Get this original painting for only $100 – email me at this address: Lyon(at)AngelaTreatLyon.com with APP Huge Wave in the subject line. I’ll let you know what to do so you can own this painting.

A percentage of each sale goes to organizations who help research what’s needed, and/or do the work….

Want a mousey-pad of Huge? Get it here: http://bit.ly/huge-wave-MP, or a quality print on paper or canvas here: http://bit.ly/huge-wave-prints (starting at $104).

What do you think – kind of an amazing wave to surf, yes? I know people who wait until the waves are even bigger than this to even think about going out. Egads!

Painting #11: Mataura River Winter

Artist for A Pristine PlanetMataura River Winter. This is the view of the Mataura River from about a block away from the old church in in Gore, New Zealand, where I spent a year and a half as Artist in Residence.

This river is purported to have the best fly-fishing in the world, especially upon the hatching of the May Fly – people come from all over the world for this brief (3 or 4-day) event!

The clouds and the water in this painting were a bear – they look so simple, don’t they? But nooo – it took way longer than I thought it would to really catch the right color and movement!

To get this original painting for a mere hundred bucks, I invite you to send me an email at Lyon at AngelaTreatLyon.com with APP Mataura in the subject line.

Remember, my paintings usually sell for way more than this – I’m raising money to help organizations clean up our water bottle mess, that’s why the paintings are so inexpensive. This is a way for you to support a great endeavor and get some great art for your home or office in the bargain!

Get a mousey-pad of Mataura River Winter here: http://bit.ly/mataura-MP, or a quality print on paper or canvas (starting at about $102) here: http://bit.ly/mataura-print

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Painting #4: Sunset Estuary

Artists for A Pristine PlanetTITLE: Sunset Estuary

This is the view of the mouth of the estuary at a tiny little hamlet named Punawea in New Zealand.

I spent a year and a half in Gore on the South Island as Artist-in-Residence, and a friend took me and a bunch of others for a glorious weekend to her batch (beach ouse) in Punawea.

Such good people, such good fun!

When I took my kayak out to the mouth of the water, there were the most enormous seals lying about on the beach.

As I was paddling along, I heard this kind of wet snuffy sound, and looked back to see one of the about 5 feet behind me and closing fast. It didn’t look particularly pleased, so you can just imagine how fast I paddled to the beach!

This painting was done in acrylics on archival (long-lasting without yellowing or pitting) paper board, so it has a very smooth surface – no canvas texture. It’s mounted on wooden stretchers for increased support and rigidity.

You can get the original of the painting by emailing me at Lyon (at) 100Days100Paintings.com with ‘APP Two Heads’ in the subject line. First one to email me gets it. I’ll email you back letting you know what to do next!

I also loaded it to the print site HERE, where you can get a great quality print on canvas (giclee) or paper (framed print or poster) for starting at  $104.

The words that show in this image as a watermark are NOT on the original!

Painting #3: Afternoon Cedars

Artists for A Pristine PlanetTITLE: Afternoon Cedars: I believe this image was taken in Carmel, California, but am not sure – people send me images they like and don’t tell me where they are!

Although I am usually a globby painter, this one is fairly smooth, esp. since it is painted on archival (long-lasting) board.

This was a really challenging image because there is so much sky, and the mountains so low and soft.

Usually I bring the eye up from the left side of the painting and over the top by using a hill or mountain on the left that moves upwards. But this time I had to do it using a slightly darker shade of blue for the upper left-nad part of the sky since the mountains were so flat.

This painting was done in acrylics on archival (long-lasting without yellowing or pitting) paper board, so it has a very smooth surface – no canvas texture. It’s mounted on wooden stretchers for increased support and rigidity.

You can get this original painting for just $100 by emailing me at Lyon (at) 100Days100Paintings.com with ‘APP Two Heads’ in the subject line. First one to email me gets it. I’ll email you back letting you know what to do next!

You can get a print of it HERE starting at $104 if you miss getting the original.

Painting #2: Two Heads Better Than One

Artist for A Pristine PlanetTITLE: Two Heads Better Than One

Someone sent me this image – I have no idea where it is. If you know, I’d love to hear from you!

I just really liked how the headlands jut out into the crystal blue waters and the red colors in the cliffs.

The painting has paint bumps all through it, as I’m a globby painter!

The size of the canvas is actually 10″ x 14″, so someone is going to get a great deal on this one! The usual size I’m working with for this project is 9″ x 12″. Otherwise I’d be going nutso with how much I’d have to paint each day! It’s been awesome practice.

Here’s how you can get the original of the painting: email me at this address:
Lyon (at) 100Days100Paintings.com with ‘APP Two Heads‘ in the subject line. First one to email me gets it. I’ll email you back letting you know what to do next!

If you miss getting the original, you can get a print of this image HERE starting at $104.00.

Painting #1: Kailua Beach

Artists for A Pristine PlanetSOLD! This is the first painting: The TITLE: Kailua Beach.

This beach is on the island of Oahu in Hawaii, and is one of my all-time favorites.

If you like this one and missed getting it, you can get a print of this image HERE.

Prints start at $104.

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