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My latest Drawing is “Down Low on the Rapidan“, charcoal pencil on 9×12” tan toned paper.

 

 

Welcome to Seas n’ Trees…

Featuring the Art of Mike Kling

 

Thanks for stopping by. You can see my latest painting or drawing featured above. Keep checking the site, I have been averaging a couple of new works a month. The “ART” link will take you to my online catalog of Paintings and Drawings. “Scribbles” will contain some short writings.

I’m currently located in Virginia Beach and if you’re here, too, or planning a visit, check out the “VB Local” page to see an in depth weather forecast that will let you check upcoming Tides, Swell, Moon Phases, and other handy info if you plan on some Fishin’ or Surfin’. There’s also a link to a calendar there where you can see what bands are playing where for free on the Boardwalk, and a link to the SurfCam at the 1st Ave Surfin’ Beach. Have Fun!

There is a Tag Cloud, for your convenience, at the bottom of each page where you can click a Tag and see all posts and pages related to it’s topic, like, “Beach Art”, or, “Animal Art”. And while you’re down there, you can check on “Latest Additions” to catch up on the most recent posts.

We hope you enjoy your time spent here on Seas ‘n Trees.

Mike

 

New Things…

The July Show at the Artists Gallery is upon us, open the entire month. Local Treasures is the theme, come see the many interesting ways our Local Artists see Value in our Everyday Scene. I have two works in this one,   Andrea in the Afternoon and  Buddy Time.

 

 

Did you ever wonder about the process of painting, of how a painting comes to be? Some people can plan out a painting and execute it perfectly, but I don’t always do that. Sometimes inspiration strikes when you’re partially through and you go with it, trying this and that until something gels. That may not be the ideal way to paint, but it can be effective. You can get a peek behind the scenes at the process of painting here.

 

A favorite from about five years ago, here’s a short, short story about the Life of a Traveling Salesman, what I did for many years. Much of this is True, I’ll leave it up to you to decide what really happened on that Fateful Day ;)… Read it here.

 

 

 

Some Previous Works

 

 

Interested in the Artworks? Got some questions? Want to place an order?

You can send me a message using the Form on my Contact Page…

 

Or, call or text (preferred). If you call, leave a message. If I’m out in the Seas or Trees, or Painting, I might not check the phone til I’m done…

Thanks, Enjoy Your Day!

 

All text and images on this site ©2018, Mike Kling, all rights reserved unless otherwise noted.

 

About

Seas ’n Trees. That pretty much sums up where and how I’ve lived my Life, and where my interests lie. Ever since I was old enough to be out on my own for a few hours, odds were I would be out in the Woods and Waters.

A career as a Bonsai Artist and Nurseryman gave me deep insights and taught me much about Trees and the Ecosystems that sustain them. When I wasn’t working, I was often Fishing or enjoying other Watersports like Boating, Sailing, Swimming, Surfing, and Scuba Diving, but mostly, Fishin’.  And Camping, Hiking, and time in the Mountains took me to other places Fish lived. I dabbled in a few other Arts, as well, like Scrimshaw, and Fly Tying, but somehow evaded learning how to Draw or Paint properly.

My interest in Painting dawned last year (2017) and I have pursued it passionately. To Paint, you must have Drawing skills, so I have spent most of the last year developing my techniques. I have found that Painting has woven together  many of the loose strings of my Life and has provided an interesting new Trail to follow into my Sunset Years. I hope you enjoy my efforts.

Currently, I am an Invitational Artist and participate in many of the monthly exhibitions at the Artists Gallery in Virginia Beach.

Mike

 

 

 

 

self portrait, 2017

black and white charcoal on 11×14″ tan toned paper

 

 

 

 

 

Interested in the Artworks? Got some questions? Want to place an order?

You can send me a message using the Form on my Contact Page…

Or, call or text (preferred). If you call, leave a message. If I’m out in the Seas or Trees, or Painting, I might not check the phone til I’m done…

Thanks, Enjoy Your Day!

 

All text and images on this site ©2018, Mike Kling, all rights reserved unless otherwise noted.