Hello all. I was preparing for an Art Walk I was participating in , in Los Gatos Ca recently, and I came across this painting that I originally called "Who's looking at who". As I looked at the painting in it's original form, I was thinking it needed some changes and enhancements. I decided to fine tune the fish, add an upper level to the waterfall, enhance the sea fans, add some anemones, remove some fish and add some new ones. I have heard of artists who refuse to change their paintings once its finished but for me, unless its been sold or prints have been made of it, I feel I still have the freedom to change if I want as I'm the one who created it in the first place. The image below shows the way the painting used to be. I just find it "better" now with these changes. So much fun to now see several of my paintings showing up in Google search when looking for tropical paintings, split views etc.. Guess the postings are getting me noticed more out there in the world as now galleries, consultants, and shows are soliciting me instead of the other way around. Hope you all enjoy seeing some of my work and hope you still all keep me in mind when looking for an original piece or print for yourself or someone else. Take care and till next time "Enjoy" .
Hello all fellow artists and fans of my work. I have been fine tuning old paintings and creating some new ones getting ready for a new showing of my art at Rivas Fish House on the wharf in Santa Cruz Ca beginning May 1st for 6 weeks. I am very excited to have my art on display and for sale at this location as it is right out on the ocean in a beautiful restaurant with full walls of glass viewing the light house and beaches of lovely West Cliff Dr from the water perspective. It will be the start of the tourist season there, a great time to be seen and better possibilities of sales. As a child we came over every other Sunday to the wharf to hang out with my family and have lunch there in Santa Cruz, which was my parents old stomping grounds(literally). They used to drive over in the 40's every weekend to dance to the big bands at the boardwalk. We have a family beach house at Pajaro Dunes near Moss Landing part of the Monterey Bay, that I go to as much as I can to lock into my mind, what the waves look like for painting inspirations. This new painting is of course completely out of my head but feels a bit more tropical than the area my paintings will be showing but there are several areas in Monterey and Carmel that do have similar waves and water color. Seascapes remind us of our travels, vacation with family and friends, and a ocean that we are all drawn to from all of our common beginnings. I love painting the going's on under the sea as well as whats on the surface , on land and beyond... anything natural environment wise. Stay in touch to see the latest paintings by John Garland Tyson artist of environmental wonder... Tyson environmental art.. TYSON...
John Garland Tyson
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