Saturday, January 31, 2015

White Birch Forest

White Birch Forest, 2014
Acrylic on canvas board
8" x 10" (20,3 cm x 25.4 cm)
© copyright Mike Kraus

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What’s black and white and red all over?  A birch forest of course.  Birch trees have always been a meditative source for me.  Growing up, there was one outside my window that I would look at while daydreaming.  And, when I needed to get away from the world I went to a grove of Birch trees to find refuge.  I’ve always found the unique and nearly useless white tree interesting.

This painting would look best somewhere that needs a splash of color and compliment a space that is orange, purple, yellow, green, blue, or wood.

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Vision Quest XIII

Vision Quest XIII, 2015
acrylic painting on canvas
16" x 20" (40.6cm x 50.8cm)
© copyright Mike Kraus
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I have stayed here for several days.  Alone in the wilderness with only the things I can carry in my backpack.  I've been rationing my food and water to extend my time here.  There's an intensity to the evening sun that is counter-balanced by the darkness of the soil.  A delicate harmony to everything.

This piece would work in a space that is burnt orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, or a neutral beige

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Lavender In Provence

Lavender In Provence, 2015
acrylic on canvas
8" x 8" (20.3 cm x 20,3 cm)
© copyright Mike Kraus

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Our bikes race up and down the gentle hills of Provence.  Everything has a distinct texture, the colors are vibrant, and the perfume in the air is intoxicating.  And every twisting road we turn down has countless rows of purple and blue lavender.  The heat of the Mediterranean sun presses against our backs as we pedal back to the village of Sault.  I'll never forget the fields of France.

This painting would look best in a space that is yellow, orange, blue, white, or beige

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Canandaigua Lake

Canandaigua Lake, 2015
Acrylic Paint on Wood 
24" x 11 1/2" (61 cm x 29.2 cm) 
© copyright Mike Kraus
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Nestled between hills covered with traditional wineries and family-run B&Bs is Canandaigua Lake.  After a morning in the warm waters, we peruse the village shops on Main Street.  We ended up at the restaurant at the marina watching the courteous boat traffic.  Our lazy journey to Naples seems almost heavenly as we pass roadside fruit stands overlooking the lake.  A great place for a summer day.    
This painting would look best in a space that is navy blue, burgundy red, evergreen, or cadmium yellow 

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Blue and Green Birch Forest

Blue and Green Birch Forest, 2015
Acrylic on canvas board
5" x 7" (12.7 cm x 17.8 cm) 
© copyright Mike Kraus
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Birch trees have always been a meditative source for me. Growing up, there was one outside my window that I would look at while daydreaming. And, when I needed to get away from the world I went to a grove of Birch trees to find refuge. I’ve always found the unique and nearly useless white tree interesting.

This painting would look best in a small bright space that seems bare.  It would also compliment a space that is yellow, navy blue, purple, red, dark green, or wood.  Note: stand is free and optional

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Vision Quest XII

Vision Quest XII, 2015
acrylic painting on canvasboard
5" x 7" (12.7cm x 17.7cm) 
© copyright Mike Kraus
To purchase, please visit: https://www.etsy.com/listing/218599419/vision-quest-xii-original-acrylic?

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I have stayed here for several days.  Alone in the wilderness with only the things I can carry in my backpack.  I've been rationing my food and water to extend my time here.  There's an intensity to the evening sun that is counter-balanced by the darkness of the soil.  A delicate harmony to everything.

This piece would work in a space that is burnt orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, or a neutral beige

For more information or custom order, please visit:

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Lavender In Provence

Lavender In Provence, 2015
acrylic on canvas
8" x 8" (20.3 cm x 20,3 cm)
© copyright Mike Kraus


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Our bikes race up and down the gentle hills of Provence.  Everything has a distinct texture, the colors are vibrant, and the perfume in the air is intoxicating.  And every twisting road we turn down has countless rows of purple and blue lavender.  The heat of the Mediterranean sun presses against our backs as we pedal back to the village of Sault.  I'll never forget the fields of France.

This painting would look best in a space that is yellow, orange, blue, white, or beige

For more information or custom order, please visit:



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