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scenery paintings, artwork for sale, realism art, smith mountain lake, sail boat painting, cardinal painting, landscape painting oil

Here's one of the few landscape/waterscape paintings I do, so here's your chance to own one!

It is a huge 24" X 36" canvas. It depicts a lovely peaceful place on the lake looking through the boughs of some very old pine trees. The local male cardinal doesn't seem to mind my presence as he sings his heart out trying to get that mate to come a little closer.

Titled: "Through the boughs"

In the background are several sail boats making their morning runs.

So quiet, so peaceful.

I know you will enjoy hanging this in your home as much as I did in creating it!

Creating happy paintings, peaceful paintings, inspirational paintings since 1975.

This is a HAPPY painting, one that will bring Joy to those that view it. There is powerful healthy emotions that come from seeing Flowers and Art like this. See my bio for the science behind it, but essentially, happiness, inspiration, peace and calm come from this form of art.

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I show the paintings I'm working on through out the entire process, before I even post them to my website, you could own one of these creations of beauty!


My paintings are created using a time honored technique. Developed and perfected by Dutch and Italians in the 1600's. (Flemish Technique) Yea, it's that old. It involves several layers of paint and a great deal of time. It is not a Bob Ross style work, it is not a "recreation" which is a copy of an original work. It takes longer than 30 minutes to produce, but rather days, and sometimes weeks.

The eyes are said to be the windows to our soul. When viewing art, we are allowing that beauty to enter our soul, to enlighten, uplift, and inspire our being in ways that have been proven to enrich our lives. Put some art into your soul today!

What do I paint? Things of beauty. It's just that simple.

I create my paintings out of need. It's not something I have much choice with. Painting is my drug. When I'm not painting, or my schedule keeps me away from my easel, I'm grumpy, irritable, distant and moody. When painting, I'm in my element. All is right with the world. It makes me feel whole and human.

The importance that I view in my work is it forces us to stop and take a look at the beauty that surrounds us everywhere. To allow light and color to touch that part of us that says we are alive, and that these fleeting moments shown in my work can be forever captured on the canvas.


Buying artwork over the Internet is so fantastic!

If you fall in love with the image on your computer screen, I'm certain that you will love the real thing immensely more. But just in case, all artwork is offered satisfaction guaranteed.

Copyright of the image remains with the artist as do all reproduction rights. This image cannot be reproduced in anyway without the written consent of the artist.

Why you should buy one of my pieces of art??

1. Simply put, they are affordable! A hand crafted, one of a kind, fine art oil painting.

2. These come varnished, so the paint finish is protected and will last generations! Yes, your kids will be fighting over who will get this!

3. These smaller sizes are for that area that needs "something", in a dining room, hallway, entrance foyer, or where ever. The larger sizes are going to simply make an impact, a statement, that will thrill all who view it.

4. These paintings make terrific unique gifts.

5. Lastly, you will be supporting an American Artist.

I want to say THANK YOU to all of my wonderful customers. You are the best! God Bless.

Large artwork is packed within a protective box of rigid foam. I show a picture of one in the photo's above. The painting is also wrapped in a wax paper, then bubble wrapped, and finally boxed.

Medium to small artworks are similarly protected without the rigid foam. Photo also shown.

Materials used:

professional grade oil paints

Mountain, Lake, Cardinal painting titled: "Through the boughs" (2003)


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This artwork is sold by Delmus Phelps from United States

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