Subtle Horizon early foggy morn… Great Falls.
Here is one of my favorite shots at Giant Springs State Park
It was taken a couple of years ago when the whole park was covered in beautiful snow and the trees in a coating of frost... steam was rising from the springs to complete the scene. More photos to come.
New Item at Montanastills.com - 6"x8" oil painting "Rosebud"
It's been awhile since my last post...crazy, busy summer:)
This is a oil I started a long time ago and just got around to finish it up. I just wanted to paint a simple sunset - no distractions... no mountains, or flowers or fence posts... just a sunset by itself.
This piece is a small oil painting I did of the Grand Canal in Venice. The work was given, as a gift, to our good friends, Pam and Andy Clower who live in Germany. A thank you present for being our tour guides as we traveled through, Venice, Croatia, Bosnia and Slovenia.
In reference to my previous post "Sunlight on Leaves", I have had a few inquiries If that was the photograph or a picture of my oil painting.
It was a picture of my oil painting, Needless to say I took it as a wonderful compliment. Below I've attached the photo (left) and Oil (right).
This is one of my favorite oils. Taken from a photo I took while we were at Coit Tower in San Francisco. A beam of sunlight was streaming through the leaves and brightly highlighted a small section of the hedge.
Here is a oil painting I am working, taken from a photograph I took of the Missouri river somewhere between Great Falls and Cascade. The quiet subtle beauty of the landscape, with the reflections of the trees in the slow moving Missouri, I thought would make for a wonderful composition for a painting.
As promised... here is a collection of photos I've put in a limited eight card collection of note cards available at MontanaStills.com. Three of the images were of the old Central School by Conrad, MT, the other was taken inside the hotel at Garnet Mt. , a ghost town located 20 miles from Drummond, Mt.. Enjoy the rustic beauty of some of Montana's storied history.
Some more colorful closeups from my Montana garden, which are now available in a limited edition pack of eight blank note cards at Montanastills.com. The photograph of the leaves I have turned into an oil painting which I will share some images of at a future date.
Next blog will feature some photos of the rustic beauty of abandoned buildings around Central Montana.
Photographing flowers is one of my favorite hobbies... The bright colors and the sharp contrast of the dark background make for some visually appealing images... Here are some of my favorites I've taken over the years. Now available in a eight note card pack at Montanastills.com
It was a -2 winter morning at Giant Springs State Park and the trees were covered in a white frost. The steam from the natural springs added to the beauty of the moment.
I've included four images of this crisp morning in a eight card collection, now for sale at Montana Stills website.
Have them mailed direct to your home or... you can pick them up M-F 8 to 5 at 1120 24th St S (Kelly's Signs).
Hi...Welcome to Montana Stills, a website devoted to the artworks, photography, illustrations of Montana artist, Raymond Kelly.
Please visit Montanastills.com, as with all artists, their work is never finished, and with this site, it will be constantly evolving with new works and yes, even items for sale.
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