Category: Paintings

Let’s Paint Nature! – Christine Novak Kane

Let’s Paint Nature! Hiking & Painting in Nature – Chicago
is Christine Novak Kane’s site.

She posted another beautiful painting,
which she is offering as a “free download.” 

Christine’s link is

Chicago has a special place in my heart.  Karl and I often walked along Lake Michigan in Chicago, and I taught at NEIU for 6 years.

Here is Christine’s WINTER NIGHT. 


PAINTINGS BY MARGARET L. BEEN: Irish Hills, Autumn Creeps In, My Poignant River, Honest Essentials, and A Cup of Cold Water


 Irish Hills 


Autumn Creeps In


My Poignant River


Honest Essentials



A Cup of Cold Water 


All paintings by Margaret L. Been.
All rights reserved.
Published here with Margaret’s generous permission.

From her Posts and Paintings and Poems gallery
on her blog, Northern Reflections.

Haiga by Ion Codrescu: Cold Day

Ion Codrescu is an artist in Romania.  He toured the USA in 1996. His above sumi-e and haiku are published here with his permission.

A gallery of his fine work is available for your viewing  on-line at the North Carolina Haiku Society website.

Poem for Georgia O’Keeffe

The ripples of a life:
Your black iris hangs
In my study–
(the walls are grey and
you would approve);
How could you know the beauty
You would bring into our lives
You, who painted flowers
big to make us see–
Intensity of color to
Mirror intensity of soul,
And, having found
Expression, tranquillity of

You couldn’t have known, not truly.
You were simply working hard,
Faithful to what you saw.

You painted your way
And your passing grieves me.

Published in HARD ROW TO HOE, Reviews From Rural America (Winter 1994, Vol III).

The print referred to is from a showing of O’Keeffe’s work at The Madison Art Center:  Paintings 1919 – 1977.
March 3 –  April 29, 1984.