Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Norma Wilson Original Oil Seagull Ocean Seascape Coastal Living Decor Painting Art

"Standing Alone"

©Norma Wilson, original oil, 8" by 10"

I've always wondered what the gulls do to keep warm at night and when I lived at the beach and would head down to the beach early, they would all be huddled together and very quiet. So I guess sticking together is the key. This guy was photographed in the summer sun so he is happy taking a break from flying and looking for food!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Norma Wilson Original Oil Kingfisher Bird Avian Wildlife Artist Painting Art

"Looking Back"

©Norma Wilson, original oil, 5" by 7"

These Kingfisher birds sure look proud! I learned that many live near rivers and eat fish tunneling into the ground where they live. Or they live away from a river and eat small vertabrae. I have to share the photo below which is very impressive. Quite the catch!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Norma Wilson Original Oil Owl Bird Avian Wildlife Painting Art

"On Watch"

© Norma Wilson, original oil, 8" by 10"

Have you ever seen an owl up close? I haven't and would love to experience that and especially one this beautiful. Hoping your day is a beautiful one!

Monday, October 09, 2017

Norma Wilson Original Oil Michigan Lighthouse Lake Landscape Light On Water Painting Art

"Michigan Lighthouse"

© Norma Wilson, original oil, 5" by 7"

I hope one day to visit this lighthouse. A friend has been here and loved her time in Michigan. It looks beautiful! We have such a vast and beautiful country and there are so many places yet to see! Where would you like to spend time that you have never been?

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Norma Wilson Original Oil Seagull Shorebird Bird Avian Seascape Painting Art

"Gull Watch"

©Norma Wilson, original oil, 8" by 10"

Perhaps it is because I have been painting so much but it feels like it was coming up on TGIF just yesterday. Hoping your week was a good one and I appreciate you stopping by!

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Norma Wilson Original Oil Autumn Road Landscape Trees Foliage Nature Paintings Art

"Autumn Woods"

©Norma Wilson, Original Oil, 8" by 10"

The air is getting that cool crisp feeling once again. My two favorite seasons are Spring and Autumn. Time to get out the extra blanket and drink some hot chocolate.  I had fun staying a bit more loose and impressionistic with this piece. It is always the goal but sometimes quite a challenge not to tighten up again! What are your favorite things about this time of year?

Monday, October 02, 2017

Norma Wilson Original Oil Sacred Lotus Floral Flower Garden Lily Pad Painting Art

"Sacred Lotus"

© Norma Wilson, original oil, 8" by 10"


It is no wonder these flowers are often used to represent peaceful zen like endeavors. I used to go to a yoga studio called The Blue Lotus. They are amazing flowers growing in ponds amidst the lily pads.
They are very fun to paint too! We need more peace in this world and I hope you can spend time in nature today or experience peaceful moments in the midst of the hustle and bustle or the sad news stories. Have a wonderful day.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Norma Wilson Original Oil Chiffchaff Songbird Aviary Wildlife Painting Art

"Chiffchaff Songbird"

©Norma Wilson, original oil, 5" by 7"


This little bird is singing it's heart out. Sometimes I try to imagine a world without birds and especially the sound of birds singing which is so comforting and uplifting especially when things feel
so heavy in the world. I love to sit on my screened porch and watch the birds coming to my bird feeder. Last week I had a giant hawk sit on the bird bath! Here is a photo of him or her!

Anyone know what type of hawk this is? I was really startled when I first caught a glimpse out of the corner of my eye. The morning light was beautiful and after sitting for quite awhile he headed up into the tree. I bet he makes the squirrels nervous!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Norma Wilson Seascape Beach Coastal Living Waves Ocean Painting Ar

"Catch A Wave"

©Norma Wilson, original oil, 6" by 6"


We are so lucky here in Virginia Beach to have warm enough temperatures to enjoy the beach way past Labor Day. When I lived at the beach, I saw may surfers hitting the waves up into November wearing wet suits. They were pretty hard core. I personally love walking on the beach listening to the sounds of the waves crashing on the shore. So peaceful. Happy Friday!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Norma Wilson Original Oil Sheep Animals Farmhouse Decor Painting Art


© Norma Wilson, original oil, 8" by 10"


Hoping your week is going well. My studio has been a beehive of activity with classes and lots of painting going on! That makes me very happy. This sheep looks very focused and in the moment.
I think that's one of the reasons I love animals. Staying present and appreciating the "NOW" comes
naturally to them. They help remind me to stay present. That's all we really have.