Monday, July 1, 2013

Night Flock

Original acrylic and oil on canvas painting. This is a scene of a Starling murmuration in the sky at sunset. The birds converge and engage in their aerial acrobatics over an old church in the countryside of the Ozarks. Hope you enjoy. Cheers. -JH


Saturday, June 22, 2013

Autumn Stream



"Autumn Stream."
Original acrylic painting on canvas. A slow meandering stream in the mountains during the autumn.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Cherry Blossoms

"Cherry Blossoms." An original acrylic and oil on canvas painting of cherry trees in the spring.


Thursday, May 30, 2013

Twilight Serenade



This is a new acrylic and oil painting on canvas of a skyscape with a large flock of Starlings engaged in a murmuration in the distance. Thousands of these birds gather into flocks called murmurations and perform amazing aerial acrobatics, moving in unison, synchronously and gracefully. I wanted to try and capture the graceful rhythm and patterns of the birds that emerge as the group begins to tumble, dive and dance as a single body of thousands. Hope you enjoy. Cheers.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

"Sunset." Acrylic and oil on canvas painting

A new painting of a sunset obscured by the last cloud formations of the evening. Sun rays escape as the horizon looms near. Cheers. -JH


Friday, April 12, 2013

Country Lane. 20" x 20" Acrylic and Oil Painting on Canvas

"Country Lane" 20" x 20" acrylic & oil painting on canvas. This is a scene of a country road deep in the Ozark Mountains during the autumn. I hope you enjoy. Cheers. -JH



Saturday, March 30, 2013

Ozark Stream

This is a new Acrylic/Oil on canvas painting of the stone bridge at Blanchard Springs State Park, located in Arkansas. A gently rolling stream flows beneath the arched rock bridge. I hope you enjoy. Cheers.


Friday, March 29, 2013

Sunset Murmurations

This is a recent 30" x 30" original acrylic and oil painting on canvas. This is a landscape painting of a Starling murmuration at sunset. I tried to capture a moment when thousands of European Starlings begin to gather in one huge flock and perform amazing aerial acrobatic movements. They merge and dance together, swirling and pulsating to create an awe inspiring dance in the sky. Hope you enjoy.


Saturday, March 2, 2013

Colorado Valley


This is an original acrylic on canvas painting of the Colorado landscape during autumn. The Aspens are in full color and the first snow has yet to arrive. The Rocky Mountains are visible in the distance. It's during that magical time of the year when the Aspens are electric, explosive and in a state of evanescence as the winds threaten to strip them of their final colorful expression. Hope you enjoy. Cheers. 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Lake Among the Aspen


This is a painting I just finished of a mountain lake in Colorado surrounded by Aspens during the autumn. 32" x 42" acrylic on canvas. Hope you enjoy. Cheers. 

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Country Corner


"Country Corner." This is a new acrylic painting on canvas of a high country Aspen landscape north of Durango, Colorado during the early autumn. The colors of the season and the vertical beauty of the Aspens at this time of year are hypnotizing and unforgettable. Hope you enjoy. -Cheers

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Rocky Shores

This is an original acrylic on canvas abstract painting, 23" x 32". Inspired by the Irish coast near Dublin.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Aspen Enclave

This is a 32"x26" painting on canvas of the entrance of an Aspen forest near Ouray, Colorado. I was at this location in early fall a few years back, before the green summer foliage began turning into the brilliantly vibrant orange, yellow and gold hues these trees are so famous and loved for. Some of the trees were starting to show some slight color change, so you knew the change was approaching and would soon be upon them. The breeze through an Aspen forest is one of the most amazing sounds anyone can hope to experience; It's absolutely magical. I hope you enjoy this piece. This will be one of a body of work on exhibit at Bridge Gallery in Tucson, Arizona. Cheers.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Desert Day, Santa Fe


This is a commissioned piece I recently finished. It's an original 52" x 48" acrylic painting on canvas. The scene is of the desert landscape west of Santa Fe with the Sangre de Cristo mountain range in the background. The desert outside of Santa Fe is a magical landscape filled with color and textures under some of the most beautiful skies one could hope to live under. Juniper, sagebrush, cacti, Rocky Mountains and the high desert combine to make for some of the most amazing scenery in the southwest. Hope you enjoy.