My latest, a new Music themed Acrylic, an homage to Life on the Tour, “Old Hat New Axe”

 

Here’s an acrylic portrait of my New Studio, painted in the studio, “New Studio, First Look”.

It has been entered in The Las Cruces First Friday Downtown Art Ramble,  May 3, 2019 and will be exhibited at MAS Art for the month of May.

 

 

 

 

My latest drawing, a still life.

“Halloween Horrors”

 

 

 

These are the latest works, but you can see more of this year’s works here:

Drawings 19         Acrylics 19

and previous works here:

Drawings 17/18     Acrylics 17/18     Oils 17/18     Ink 17/18     Bonsai

 

or, you can use “ART” from the menu at the top of the page to find my Art.

 

How to Contact Me

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…

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 at the top of the page will take you to my online catalog of Paintings, Drawings, and some information on my original media, Bonsai. “Scribbles” will contain some short writings. The “ART” link has been newly organized by year, with 2017-18 being Art produced when I lived in Virginia Beach, and 2019 will feature my new works from New Mexico.

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 have recently left our former Virginia Beach location and are settling into our new studio in Las Cruces, NM. While we will certainly miss the Beach, the Sea, the Maritime Forest, and the VB Arts Community, we look forward to exploring and painting the Deserts and Mountains of the SouthWest and to meeting the Artists of LC.

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

Mike

New Things…

Check out this link to see what and why I’ve been Sketching lately… It’s called, “Practice. Practice. Practice.”

There is a new page dedicated to Las Cruces, “LC Local“, which has a weather widget and will have links to things of interest I come across exploring the local Arts scene here.

 

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.

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 ©2018-19, 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, Fly Tying, and Digital Photography and Imaging but somehow evaded learning how to Draw or Paint properly.

My interest in Painting dawned in 2017 and I have pursued it passionately. To Paint, you must have Drawing skills, so I have spent most of the last couple of years 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.

Previously, I was an Invitational Artist and participated in many of the monthly exhibitions at the Artists Gallery in Virginia Beach. In early 2019 I relocated to Las Cruces, New Mexico to pursue an interest in the Desert Environment and the Wonderful Colors and Light that illuminate it.

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.