These paintings are small 8" x 8" palette knife oil paintings on gallery wrapped canvas featured with my weekly blog postings.
Designed with a circular motif on square canvases, these abstract paintings reflect an aspect of what is written in each blog.
For many years I have been best known for my palette knife landscape paintings both studio and plein aire when I went by the name of Diane Van Noord.
"Know and work with your heart,
just as a sailor knows and works with the wind."
I have written three books for women that feature my sailboat paintings.
There is a workbook for women, a writing journal, and my own personal story of healing.
You can purchase these books here . Please contact me directly for life coaching information or visit website page http://stormy.fineartstudioonline.com/other1
"Your books are inspiring, thought provoking and much like having ready access to a Rand McNally atlas for deep thinking.....a collection of maps for the soul." Cynthia A.
These oil or acrylic paintings were created by for my Life Coaching books for women. Some originals are available and prints are always available.
The sailboat image is a metaphor for our journey in life,
whether in the harbor, sailing out to sea, or as a single study.
The sailboats in these paintings represent the many aspects, challenges and joys in life
and above all, the happiness we can feel.
Horse and Animal portraits by commisson are welcomed and a true pleasure to paint. The classical side of my painting is seen in these lovely animals. Contact me at email@example.com to arrange a commission.