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The humpback whales are going crazy!

I’ve mentioned before, I’m a certified cetacean nut! And humpback whales are my favorite. The humpback whales have been so numerous and active here this past week that I’ve actually strained my eyes and given myself headaches from going out several times a day to watch them with my binoculars while they feed, lunge, breach and play just offshore.

Needless to say, I’m in heaven.

And, they’ve inspired me to paint and sketch them almost non-stop. Here’s a watercolor painting I just finished. Do you love whales, too?

Deep Blue Humpback. © 2014 Aprille Lipton. Original watercolor painting on paper.

Deep Blue Humpback. © 2014 Aprille Lipton. Original watercolor painting on paper.

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Two new pieces complete

Feeling whimsical… finished up a few pieces this week, both 8×8″ acrylics on wood panels. The Humpback Whale is already spoken for, but I’ll be putting the horse in my Etsy shop sometime this weekend (have to get good photos). Enjoy!

Humpback Whale © 2014 Aprille Lipton - original acrylic painting on 8x8"wood panel

Humpback Whale © 2014 Aprille Lipton – original acrylic painting on 8×8″wood panel

Prince Charming © 2014 Aprille Lipton - original horse acrylic painting on 8x8"wood panel

Prince Charming © 2014 Aprille Lipton – original horse acrylic painting on 8×8″wood panel

Two more from early this month… also 8×8″ acrylics on wood panels.

Ewe and Blue Skies © 2014 Aprille Lipton - original sheep acrylic painting on 8x8"wood panel

Ewe and Blue Skies © 2014 Aprille Lipton – original sheep acrylic painting on 8×8″wood panel

I Heart You © 2014 Aprille Lipton - original octopus acrylic painting on 8x8"wood panel

I Heart You © 2014 Aprille Lipton – original octopus acrylic painting on 8×8″wood panel

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The Peace Initiative

In case you haven’t noticed, I have had a recurring theme in my artwork lately. The peace sign, most well known from the peace and love era in the 60s has been making its way into quite a few of my paintings. Why?

Peaceful Signs © 2014 Aprille Lipton - original whale and peace sign acrylic painting on canvas

Peaceful Signs © 2014 Aprille Lipton – original whale and peace sign acrylic painting on canvas

I think my subconscious is getting fed up with the way we are treating the earth, with the ongoing terrorist “war” which has been going on since before my son was born, with the hateful way a lot of people treat each other in social media and everyday life. We need more love and peace… it’s that simple.

Blue Owl with Peace Sign Sunglasses. © 2014 Aprille Lipton. Original acrylic painting on paper.

Blue Owl with Peace Sign Sunglasses. © 2014 Aprille Lipton. Original acrylic painting on paper.

We need to love our planet and care for her, as well as each other. Maybe I’m hoping that by hanging a reminder in their home with my art, a person will remember that each day and be a little more cognizant of their actions, slowly helping to make the world a better place.

What themes are making it into your art?

Peace & Dove IV © 2014 Aprille Lipton - original dove and peace sign acrylic painting on canvas

Peace & Dove IV © 2014 Aprille Lipton – original dove and peace sign acrylic painting on canvas

Peace & Dove III © 2014 Aprille Lipton - original dove and peace sign acrylic painting on canvas

Peace & Dove III © 2014 Aprille Lipton – original dove and peace sign acrylic painting on canvas

Peace & Dove II © 2014 Aprille Lipton - original dove and peace sign acrylic painting on canvas

Peace & Dove II © 2014 Aprille Lipton – original dove and peace sign acrylic painting on canvas

Peace of the Sea © 2014 Aprille Lipton - original turtle and peace sign acrylic painting on canvas

Peace of the Sea © 2014 Aprille Lipton – original turtle and peace sign acrylic painting on canvas

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