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" .
Our family beach house has to be one of the most peaceful settings on the Monterey Bay.
Located near Moss Landing, about half way between Santa Cruz and Monterey,
one of those special environments we are blessed to enjoy.
As I get older, I seek out the serenity of this place when ever I can, putting a chair in the sand and watching the waves , getting inspiration for paintings and relaxing. Often we have pods of dolphins and whales that breach, right in front of you. The area in front of our development is pretty private and one can be the ONLY one on the beach at any given moment. There is a wooden runway and stair case going down from the dunes onto the sand below. As the artist, I am able to create a bit more rustic looking staircase. I decided to add some children playing with their dog in the waves and a flock of water birds in flight heading down towards the Monterey peninsula. This painting has been created as a present for my sister's birthday. I hope she will like it. If you have any special places you would like for me to create an artists impression of, contact me through my site at www.tysonart.net and I can do something special for you. Perhaps you would like something already created. Each original painting featured on my site has a suggested price but I am totally willing to entertain any reasonable offer unless the piece is being shown on another site like Laguna Art . Prints on canvas can be created through myself, at approximately 40% less than the original price for a similar size. Sorry for the self promotion, but I have a goal this year of actually selling more of my work to the public. Until next time.. enjoy... John Garland Tyson
Hello all. Checking back in after a bit of a side track with my Dad in and out of hospital(doing better) , then myself catching what he had while cleaning his house before he was to come back home. This is the Tyson version of the Sea Nettle (Jelly fish) . I wanted to make this painting have an artsy edge with some bright colors against a black background. The canvas size is 24" x 30" high and I have this peace for sale. See my website at www.tysonart.net (second page). Sea nettles can grow upwards of 3' in diameter and with the total length of their stinging tentacles 12 to 15 feet . They are common along the California and Oregon coast. If you are stung by one, it will feel like a bee or wasp sting . These are totally different than the Portuguese Man of War in regards to potency. If you want a safer look at these unusual creatures, go to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. My stay at Rivas Fish House on the Wharf in Santa Cruz was a advertising success with great exposure being able to show off 40 paintings for 8 weeks. Thanks again to my good friend Cindy for hooking me up with such a wonderful place to have my work shown off. Well I hope you enjoy checking out this painting. Next up... we shall see what my canvas and brushes have in mind.. John
This sunset was a labor of love for me, attempting to come up with some vibrant colors that I am actually now getting known for... this seascape could be most anywhere from the California coast to a more tropical beach environment. A seascape believe it or not , is one of the more difficult paintings to create. There is a very fluid technique that the artist has to deal with .. How would the water move ? Where would the light hit the water?Where is the light coming from, the sun , the moon...? How bright can the painting be ? When the wave falls onto a lower level , how does it crest and how large is the main wave in relationship to the rest of the painting. OMG.. just so much to deal with , its enough to stress an artist out. There is a thing called the anatomy of a wave that definitely helps when creating it but of course the light inside the wave is yet another element to think about. At the completion of the painting, you are either proud of it or irritated by it and if you don't like it you have to keep going until you feel its right. Well I hope you like it. It is a larger painting 40" wide by 30" high so there is a lot of canvas to cover. I now finally like the painting and figured when I could stand there and look out to sea and feel relaxed with a sense of serenity like my friend Cindy's comment about it after seeing it, I am ready to show it to all of you. Enjoy!! until next time...
John Garland Tyson
Artist of environmental wonder Thoughts behind the paintings