Friday, April 6, 2018

Birch Forest

Brightscapes: The Way To Beauty


Birch Forest, 2018
acrylic paint on canvas
36" x 48" (91.4 cm x 121.9 cm) 
201803055
© copyright Mike Kraus
To purchase, please visit: https://www.etsy.com/listing/225529342/birch-forest-original-acrylic-painting

A way can be a guide, but not a fixed path;
names can be given, but not permanent labels.
Nonbeing is called the beginning of heaven and earth;
being is called the mother of all things.
Always passionless, thereby observe the subtle;
ever intent, thereby observe the apparent.
These two come from the same source but differ in name;
both are considered mysteries.
The mystery of mysteries
is the gateway of marvels.

-Tao Te Ching - Lao-Tzu - Chapter 1

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

(detail)

Michael Kraus was born on the industrial shoreline of Muskegon, Michigan. After earning his Fine Arts Degree from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, he attended Grand Valley State University for his graduate degree. From there, he gained varied experiences from the Chicago Architecture Foundation, Art Institute of Chicago, Hauenstein Center For Presidential Studies, Lollypop Farm Humane Society, and the Children's Memorial Foundation. And every place he worked, he had his sketchbook with him and found ways to be actively creative. In 2014, Kraus became a full-time artist by establishing Mike Kraus Art. Since then, he has sold hundreds of paintings that are displayed in nearly every state and dozens of countries. Currently, Kraus lives in Rochester, New York with his beautiful wife and goofy dog.


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