Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Blue Birch Forest

Blue Birch Forest, 2016
Acrylic and ink 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 red, orange, yellow, green, sky blue, navy blue, purple, black, white, beige, or wood.

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Friday, March 25, 2016

Cayuga Lake


Cayuga Lake, 2016
Acrylic paint on canvas
16" x 20" (40,6 cm x 50,8 cm) 
© copyright Mike Kraus

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A lazy day along Cayuga Lake visiting every winery between Seneca Falls and Ithaca.  Each with their own quality wines, specialty foods, and views of the vineyards leading to the lake.  After a flight in the rustic tasting room, we hike the old dirt path that divides the farm.  The dock juts out from the shoreline with expansive views of the waters.  The perfect place for a drink.  

This piece would work best in a space that is light red, orange, yellow, dark green, navy blue, purple, white, black, beige, or wood

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Canandaigua Lake

Canandaigua Lake, 2016
Acrylic Paint on Canvas
16" x 20" (40,6 cm x 50,8 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 deep red, dark orange, navy blue, burgundy red, evergreen, cadmium yellow, purple, beige, black, white, or wood 

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Monday, March 21, 2016

Twilight Woods


Twilight Woods, 2016
Acrylic on canvas board
8" x 10" (20.3 cm x 25.4 cm)
© copyright Mike Kraus

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I follow the winding path not knowing where I'll end up.  The trees rustle in the breeze stirring up the aromas of the forest.  A freshness one always has to remind themselves of in civilization.  The light refracts in strange ways at this time.  It's when the surreal becomes the real.

This painting would look best in a space that is light red, orange, purple, yellow, green, blue, beige, white, black, or wood.

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Friday, March 18, 2016

Twilight Woods

Twilight Woods, 2016
Acrylic on canvas board
8" x 10" (20.3 cm x 25.4 cm)
© copyright Mike Kraus

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I follow the winding path not knowing where I'll end up.  The trees rustle in the breeze stirring up the aromas of the forest.  A freshness one always has to remind themselves of in civilization.  The light refracts in strange ways at this time.  It's when the surreal becomes the real.  

This painting would look best in a space that is red, orange, purple, yellow, green, blue, beige, black, white, or wood.

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Twilight Woods

 

Twilight Woods, 2016
Acrylic on canvas board
8" x 10" (20.3 cm x 25.4 cm) 
© copyright Mike Kraus
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I follow the winding path not knowing where I'll end up.  The trees rustle in the breeze stirring up the aromas of the forest.  A freshness one always has to remind themselves of in civilization.  The light refracts in strange ways at this time.  It's when the surreal becomes the real.  

This painting would look best in a space that is light red, orange, purple, yellow, green, blue, beige, white, black, or wood.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Cabin In Treman State Park

Cabin In Treman State Park, 2016
acrylic on canvas board
8" x 10" (20.3 cm x 25.4 cm)
© copyright Mike Kraus

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Our feet are sore after hiking along Enfield Creek to see Lucifer Falls.  It's a rocky gorge full of cliffs, stairs, and waterfalls.  There's an explosion of color that matches the roar of the water.  At the end of the rim trail is the cabin.  A perfect place to get away from the world.

This painting would look best in a space that is green, red, violet, purple, brown  beige, black, white, or on wood.

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Sunday, March 13, 2016

A View of the Blue Mountains of the Adirondacks

A View of the Blue Mountains of the Adirondacks, 2016
Acrylic on canvas 
16" x 20" (40.6 cm x 50.8 cm)
© copyright Mike Kraus

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It was a steep and treacherous hike up the mountain in the Adirondacks.  A wild region full of deer, herons, and chipmunks.  You may even find a moose, coyote, or black bear on these trails.  The dense pine forest opens up to a meadow full of brisk autumn air.  There is a startling calmness.  And from this view, it's as if we can see all six million acres of this park.

This painting would look best in a space that is red, orange, purple, yellow, green, blue, beige, or wood.

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Friday, March 11, 2016

Twilight Woods

Twilight Woods, 2016
Acrylic on canvas board
8" x 10" (20.3 cm x 25.4 cm) 
© copyright Mike Kraus

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I follow the winding path not knowing where I'll end up.  The trees rustle in the breeze stirring up the aromas of the forest.  A freshness one always has to remind themselves of in civilization.  The light refracts in strange ways at this time.  It's when the surreal becomes the real.

This painting would look best in a space that is light red, orange, purple, yellow, green, blue, beige, white, black, or wood.

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