MylesCooleyArt Photos & Videos

2 months ago

"Portage Creek, Michigan," oil on hardboard panel, 11" X 14", plein-air, 2019. ๐Ÿž . I painted this on location this afternoon. There was a little, low-level, heart-shaped mossy island in the creek. I enjoy painting water scenes on cloudy days like these. The end result is something poetic and cathartic. Whenever I paint I first think about the mood born from the marriage of the place and the atmosphere. Then I try to truthfully describe this mood. This is were color is very important, and it must be carefully chosen, mixed, and tweaked. . . #mylescooleyart #pleinairpainting #pleinair #outdoorpainting #outdoors #nature #portagecreek #michigan #michiganartist #artist #art #etsy #etsyshop #etsyseller #realism #realistpainting #landscape #landscapepainting #create #beauty #creative #america #american #americanart #oilpainting #painting #fineart #culture #westerncivilization #european

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5 months ago

"From Trees to Trees," oil on hardboard panel, 8"x10", 2019, plein-air, eastward view of Asylum Lake, Michigan, painted by #MylesCooleyArt. . I had a nice view with this painting, up on a hill, looking between trees, across a lake to a forested hill on the other side with a cluster of pines on its ridge, and clouds floating above. . . . . . . #michiganlandscapepainting #michiganlandscape #michigan #kalamazoo #asylumlake #asylumlakepreserve #pleinair #pleinairpainting #outdoorpainting #outdoors #nature #clouds #sky #beauty #outdoorpainter #landscape #lake #preserve #park #trees #creativity #art #artist #artgallery #michiganartist #etsyseller #oilpainting #landscapepainting #kalamazoomichigan

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5 months ago

"รŠtre dans les Nuages," huile sur panneau de lin, 9"x12", 2019, sur le motif, peint par #MylesCooleyArt. . Get out the ol' Victrola, play Django Reinhardt's "Nuages," light up a cigarette, sit back, and enjoy. Let your head be in the clouds. . . . #Nuages #DjangoReinhardt #NuagesDjango #Django #GypsyJazz #รŠtreDansLesNuages #Clouds #Sky #PleinAir #SurLeMotif #pleinairpainting #landscapepainting #oilpainting #painting #art #artist #michiganlandscapepainting #michiganlandscape #michiganartist #gallery #landscape #michigan #creativity #beauty #nature #evening #outdoors #travel

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5 months ago

"Eastern Cloud Summit," oil on hardboard panel, 12"x16", 2019, plein-air, by #MylesCooleyArt . It was a nice afternoon to paint outdoors. I found a quiet area, a grassy field bounded by budding trees with evergreens scattered about and big clouds rolling above the horizon. . . #michiganart #michigan #michiganartist #michiganlandscape #michiganlandscapepainting #art #artist #fineart #gallery #michiganartgallery #michigangallery #artgallery #pleinairpainting #painting #oilpainting #landscapepainting #landscape #nature #beauty #sky #clouds #creativity #creative #dreams #mystical #mystery #ambient #ambientmusic #summit

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6 months ago

"Zum Wohl, Cluster," oil on hardboard, 9"x12", 2019 by #MylesCooleyArt . Music is "Zum Wohl" by Cluster from the album Sowiesoso (Sky Records, 1976) . I thought it would be cool to name a painting after a song and a band. The title can be interpreted in different ways. It can refer to the music or to the image, "cluster," of clouds. And "zum Wohl," German for "cheers" or "to your health," can allow the viewer to bring along associations with that phrase like nature, a sunset, bringing good health. . See previous post ๐Ÿ‘‰ . #ZumWohl #Cluster #ClusterBand #Roedelius #Moebius #Sowiesoso #SkyRecords #Krautrock #KosmicheMusik #AmbientMusic #lp #record #album #vinyl #vinylcommunity #albumoftheday #sky #nature #beauty #clouds #sunset #landscape #pleinairpainting #gallery #fineart #landscapepainting #sunsetpainting #art

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6 months ago

"Zum Wohl, Cluster," oil on hardboard, 9"x12", 2019 by #MylesCooleyArt . I picked this title because I was listening to the krautrock band Cluster's album "Sowiesoso" (1976) and the track called "Zum Wohl" came on as I was contemplating this painting that I'd recently finished. It has bird chirps in it along with an upbeat character and I felt it corresponded with the painting. "Zum wohl" means "for the benefit" or "cheers," and Cluster, the band's name, corresponds with the cluster of clouds. The painting makes me think of people clashing beer bottles and saying "Cheers!" after a hard day's work. Maybe one day, in the distant future, someone will look at the enigmatic title and discover its connection to the song and play it while viewing the painting. Fit the pieces of the puzzle together. A painting's title can make it more interesting. To me the title is something overlooked by many artists. The hard edge painter #FrederickHammersley came up with great titles. Go on, check out his work. See it for yourself. Don't those titles add power to the work? I say, why not make a painting more interesting by having it refer to two things: the view painted in a 19th century style similar to the Hudson River School and krautrock? 1876 & 1976. An alchemy of seemingly unrelated elements. E pluribus unum. โœจ๐ŸŒ’โœจ . . See next post for music with the painting.๐Ÿ‘ˆ . . . . #michiganlandscapepainting #michiganlandscape #michiganartist #michigan #pleinairpainting #oilpainting #landscapepainting #landscape #art #artist #artwork #sunset #sky #clouds #nature #beauty #creativity #zumwohl #clusterband #moebius #roedelius #cluster #sowiesoso #krautrock

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6 months ago

"The Entrance to the Meadow," 2016, oil on canvas, 11x14 inches. #MylesCooleyArt . . This an early painting. It was the 10th plein-air landscape that I had painted. I did it in the summer of 2016. The style is different than my current style. There's larger and more uniform brushstrokes. . . . . #pleinairpainting #oilpainting #landscape #landscapepainting #art #artwork #artist #nature #creative #creativity #landscapepainter #michigan #michiganartist #michiganlandscape #michiganlandscapepainting

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6 months ago

Something different, a nocturne. Buildings lit up from downtown street lamps, and the moon above illuminating clouds. The painting's still wet, I just painted it an hour ago, so there's some glare I can't do much about in the photos. . #MylesCooleyArt . . . . . #pleinairpainting #oilpainting #michigan #michiganlandscape #michiganart #michiganartist #michiganlandscapepainting #landscape #schoolcraftmi #schoolcraftmichigan #art #artist #creative #creativity #nocturne #nocturnepainting #moon #night #moonpainting #nightpainting #landscapepainting #america #usa #smalltown #moonlight #magicinthemoonlight

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7 months ago

"Two Treetops, Sunset, Schoolcraft, MI" (2017), oil on canvasboard, 5"x7", by #MylesCooleyArt , plein-air. . I'm happy with how the sky turned out on this painting done on a late August afternoon from an opened window. The composition was simple, but the thought put into getting the variations in pale colors with similar values was complex. Also skies like these are very short lived, by the time it's done being painted it is totally different, usually nighttime. I like challenges like that. And I like artwork and music that's deceptively simple. With painting, I believe color requires more thought than the draftsmanship aspect. Throughout art history there have been conflicts between two different schools of thought: one thought draftsmanship was more important than color, the other school thought the opposite. It started between crtics, in the Baroque era, who preferred #NicolasPoussin and others for #PeterPaulRubens. Rubens was the better colorist, but weaker on draftsmanship. Poussin was the opposite. This conflict arose again in the 19th century when the #Impressionists rebelled against the #FrenchAcademy that wanted dark, historical, classical, art. In the modern era there's a similar conflict between #Formalism and #Conceptualism that places content/idea/identity politics/moralism over form/eye-candy/sensuous craftsmanship. . #DaveHickey is an excellent writer on this topic. . . . #art #landscape #landscapepainting #michiganlandscapepainting #michiganlandscape #michiganartist #michiganart #michigan #america #american #pleinair #pleinairpainting #nature #outdoors #oilpainting #artgallery #etsyshop #etsy #nyc #ny #la

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7 months ago

"Overcast, Portage Creek Bicentennial Park, Michigan" (2017), oil on canvasboard, 8x10 inches, is for sale in my Etsy shop for $120 ๐Ÿ’ณ. . #MylesCooleyArt . Already framed and ready to be hung on your wall! ๐Ÿ–ผ . FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE! ๐ŸŒ . How many people do you know who have paintings like this? Stand out by being an art collector! If you like the รฆsthetic sensibility of 19th century Europe and America, and don't care for impotent Modernism or formless Conceptualism then buy my paintings. Who cares about trends or what others think? This is America, you can say, wear, believe, create, and buy anything you want. That's the Pursuit of Happiness! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ . This was painted on location on a cool, moist August day from the bottom of a hill with a tree on its ridge and an industrial building out in the distance while having light dispersed in all directions from the overcast sky thereby creating muted colors all around which led to a harmonic and sombre mood. ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŒฟ . #michiganlandscapepainting #michiganlandscape #michiganartist #michiganart #pleinairpainting #enpleinair #pleinair #oilpainting #buyartonline #buyart #etsy #etsyshop #etsyseller #collectart #artforsale #shop #outdoors #nature #create #creative #creativity #landscape #landscapepainting #portagemichigan #art #Impressionists #American #America

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7 months ago

"Clouds Reflected in the Water" (2018), oil on canvasboard panel, 8x10 inches, is for sale in my Etsy shop for $120 ๐Ÿ’ณ . Painted on location at the edge of a lake in southwestern Michigan on a summer afternoon! ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŒฟ . Already framed and ready to be hanged on your wall! ๐Ÿ–ผ . FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE! ๐ŸŒ . #MylesCooleyArt . . . . . . . . . . #pleinairpainting #michigan #michiganlandscape #michiganlandscapepainting #art #landscape #oilpainting #artforsale #paintingforsale #painting #etsy #etsyshop #etsyseller #landscapepainter #nature #creativity #creative #buyart #landscapepainting #pleinairartist #collectart #framedart #shop #shopping #artworkforsale #etsyartist #etsylandscapes #artgallery #michiganartgallery

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7 months ago

"Sunset Clouds," oil on cradled hardboard panel, 8x10 inches, is for sale in my Etsy shop for $120 ๐Ÿ’ณ . Painted on location, directly from nature in the plein-air tradition as did the French and American Impressionists, and Hudson River School painters who did oil sketches, of the 19th century. Oil paint is the Cadillac of mediums, it has a luminous quality creating different effects in different types of light as seen in the photos above. Light bounces around in the crystalized structure of dried linseed oil making the pigments suspended within it have more intensity.๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŒฟ . Already framed! ๐Ÿ–ผ . FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE! ๐ŸŒ . . . . #MylesCooleyArt #michiganlandscapepainting #michiganlandscape #michiganartist #michiganartgallery #artgallery #art #pleinairpainting #pleinair #oilpainting #etsy #etsyseller #etsyshop #artforsale #paintingsforsale Influenced by the following painters: #Monet #Renoir #AlfredSisley #Caillebote #Hassam #FredericChurch #MartinJohnsonHeade #19thcentury #Evropa #America #France #AvantGarde #WesternCivilization #CelticPeople #NordicPeople

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7 months ago

"Old Greek Revival House," oil on hardboard, 8x10 inches, is for sale in my Etsy shop for $120 ๐Ÿ’ณ . Painted on location in the traditional manner (en plein-air, directly from nature) as the French and American Impressionists did in the 19th century. ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŽจ . Already framed with an antique golden frame!๐Ÿ–ผ . FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE! ๐ŸŒ . . Influenced by #EmileClaus #AkseliGallenKallela #GustaveCaillebote #FrederickChildeHassam #FredericChurch #WilliamMerritChase #Twachtman #Renoir #Monet #Sisley #HenriLeSidaner #HenriMartin #TheoVanRysselberghe #CunoAmiet , and #GiovanniGiacometti (Alberto's dad). ๐ŸŽจ . . . . . . #MylesCooleyArt #michigan #michiganlandscape #michiganartist #michiganlandscapepainting #artforsale #paintingsforsale #etsy #etsyshop #etsyseller #art #pleinairpainting #outdoorpainting #nyc #BuyArt

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7 months ago

From the archives. This is one of those magical moment paintings that I sold a while back where everything clicked. It depicts a set of pine tree trunks on a small hillside, and was painted quickly during a short lived sunset. Capturing these little moments in time makes the struggle and experience involved extra special. Paintings like these are difficult to let go of because you know that if you tried to paint the same spot around the same time of the month in the future it wouldn't be quite the same. It's like that in music, playing a song with a band and trying to recreate a great performance from earlier. No matter how many times you try, it's never as good as that first performance when everyone was more inspired and in the zone. This is why I like plein-air painting, it's because of its different variables involved, its unpredictability. Many times I'll have an idea to paint a certain subject when on location, but then I'll see something more interesting and move over to a different spot, and even paint over a nicely done half-finished painting because my visceral instinct's more important than what my logical instinct tells me. That's how it is in art, the visceral trumps reason. Reason serves the visceral instinct. It's just a tool. The trick is to be open to possiblities, be ready to throw away the plans. . . . . #MylesCooleyArt #michiganlandscape #michiganlandscapepainting #michigan #portagemi #portagemichigan #portagecreekbicentennialpark #celeryflats #michiganartist #art #creative #creativity #buyart #artist #pleinairpainter #outdoorpainter #pleinairpainting #outdoorpainting #landscapepainting #etsy #etsyseller #etsyartists #etsyart #etsyshop #michiganartgallery #artgallery #nyc #la

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7 months ago

"Trunks in the Shade," oil on canvasboard, 8x10 inches, is for sale in my Etsy shop for $120 ๐Ÿ’ณ . Painted outdoors on location, the traditional way, the pure way, direct, right from the source, from Nature, like the French and American Impressionists did over a 100 years ago! ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŽจ . Already framed! ๐Ÿ–ผ . FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE! ๐ŸŒ . . . #MylesCooleyArt #pleinairpainting #pleinair #outdoorpainting #art #painting #oilpainting #artgallery #michigan #michiganlandscape #michiganlandscapepainting #michiganart #michiganartist #etsy #etsyshop #etsyseller #buyart #etsyartist #artforsale #paintingsforsale #shop #onlineshopping #impressionism #frenchimpressionism #monet #renoir #sisley #caillebote #vangogh #americanimpressionism

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7 months ago

๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒฒ_,,,,_(ยฐยฟยฐ)_,,,,_๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒฒ . "Sunset Behind the Trees," 8x10 inches, oil on canvasboard, is for sale in my Etsy shop for $120 ๐Ÿ’ณ. Already framed! FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE! ๐ŸŒŽ . Painted on location! ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ . . . . . #MylesCooleyArt #artforsale #paintingsforsale #landscapepainting #pleinairpainting #outdoorpainting #art #creativity #creative #shop #shopping #onlineshopping #michiganlandscape #michigan #michiganart #michiganartist #affordableart #buyart #etsy #etsyshop #etsyseller #etsylandscapes #etsyartist #impressionism #landscape #freeshipping #framedart #house #art #artist #michiganlandscapepainting

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9 months ago

Something different: commissioned work. The client handed me a blank ukulele, made from a kit he bought, and gave me free rein. I put on a few layers of gesso on the top of the body and headstock, looked up old posters, album covers, of Hawaii and other tropical islands, and paintings by #FredericChurch and #MartinJohnsonHeade who both painted exotic scenes with sunsets. I took notes, made composition sketches, got out the oil paints, and created, from imagination, a Hawaiian sunset seascape with a hut at the bottom and some palm trees around it. I painted the headstock as a generalized echo of the sunset sky on the body. ๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒด . . . . . . #MylesCooleyArt #art #artwork #oilpainting #landscape #landscapepainting #PaintedUke #PaintedUkulele #Uke #Ukulele #hawaii #hawaiian #sunsetpainting #michigan #michiganartist #michiganart #kalamazoomichigan #kalamazoomi #kalamazoocounty #kalamazoo #grandrapids #grandrapidsmi #threeriversmi #southhaven #southhavenmi #artistsofinstagram #schoolcraftmi #schoolcraftmichigan

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9 months ago

โš€โš€SOLDโš€โš€I've sold these two oil paintings recently. The first one I sold today. It's a view of the tops of buildings in downtown Schoolcraft, MI. The buyer of this one is from L.A., his ancestors were from Schoolcraft. The second painting was sold about three weeks ago to a couple who had bought three of my paintings earlier. It's a view of a wooded area, from the top of a hill looking east during sunset, in Portage, MI. It's a nice feeling knowing my paintings are spread out across the country and that others enjoy them as much as I do. To me this is real culture. Culture that is alive anyways. It's more authentic than the top down "culture" which comes from institutions, and modern art museums, that tell citizens what they ought to like based on non-aesthetic reasons with curators who don't even collect art themselves because they're salaried (while artists, dealers, and art critics, make a living by the piece) and look down at the trivium of artists, collectors, and dealers, as gamblers. Art has to have some gambling, or risk-taking, involved in order to have significance. All things that are interesting involve risk. True culture is something like the way Venice was in its heyday, a commercial republic with spice merchants trying to distinguish themselves by their aesthetic taste. That's why it's still such a beautiful place, those merchants were trying to outdo each other in architecture and art collecting and left behind beauty dancing on water. . . . #mylescooleyart #michiganartist #michiganartgallery #artgallery #commercialgallery #gallery #artcollecting #artcollector #artcollectors #artcollection #merchants #merchant #venice #MerchantOfVenice #CommercialRepublic #MercantileRepublic #RepublicOfVenice #schoolcraftmi #schoolcraftmichigan #taste #aesthetic #art #artist #artwork #pleinairpainter #enpleinair #outdoorpainter #oilpaintings #michiganlandscape #michiganlandscapepainting

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10 months ago

Now I have this one framed and ready to go. . "Cool Evening, Portage Creek Bicentennial Park, MI," 2018, plein-air, oil on canvasboard, 8x10in., Myles Cooley. . โ™ฆ๏ธThis painting is for sale in my Etsy shop for $120 ๐Ÿ’ณ. Includes the frame and free shipping. The link is in my profile. โš€โš€SOLDโš€โš€ . #mylescooleyart #etsy #etsyshop #etsyseller #paintingsforsale #paintingforsale #framedart #framedartforsale #pleinairpainting #oilpainting #collector #artcollector #art #artgallery #landscapepainting #michigan #michiganartist #michiganart #michiganartgallery #americanart #outdoorpainting #outdoors #naturelover #adventure #freshair #nature #artist #fineart #michiganlandscape #michiganlandscapepainting

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10 months ago

"Building Shadow, Schoolcraft, MI," Myles Cooley, 2017, plein-air, 5"x7" (12.7cmx17.8cm). . . โ™ฆ๏ธThis painting's available for $60 ๐Ÿ’ณ in my Etsy shop. The link is in my profile. The price includes the frame. Free shipping. โš€ SOLD โš€ . . #mylescooleyart #etsy #etsyshop #etsyseller #artforsale #framedart #framedartforsale #oilpaintingforsale #pleinairpainting #outdoorpainting #artcollector #gallery #michigangallery #artgallery #fineartforsale #oilpainting #landscape #landscapepainting #art #michiganartist #schoolcraftmi #architecturepainting #schoolcraftmichigan #paintedfromlife #outdoors #artist #pleinair #michiganlandscape #michiganlandscapepainting

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10 months ago

This was painted in late August. The photo was taken just after the warm light from the setting sun went away. That's why there's warm colors in the trees in the painting. Painting these short lived moments are the most rewarding to me. . P.S. I partially followed the orders of that sign. I painted with caution, but not slowly. . โš€โš€SOLDโš€โš€ . . . #pleinairpainting #pleinairoilpainting #pleinair #enpleinair #oilpainting #landscapepainting #mylescooleyart #landscape #art #artist #artwork #painting #pallette #colorpallette #pochade #pochadebox #pleinairmag #nature #paintingfromlife #fromlife #outdoorpainting #outdoorpainter #pleinairpainter #outdoors #freshair #coolair #michiganlandscape #michiganlandscapepainting

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11 months ago

"Street View, Afternoon," oil on canvasboard, 8x10in., 2018, plein-air, by Myles Cooley. Painted on location in Michigan. . This painting is for sale in my Etsy shop. It's $120 ๐Ÿ’ณ, includes the vintage frame and free shipping. . This little gem would look great on your living room wall. Make a statement by collecting original oil paintings! . . #originalart #luxuryitems #fineart #artcollector #pleinairpainting #oilpainting #painting #landscapepainting #outdoorpainter #outdoorpainting #livingroomwall #schoolcraftmi #schoolcraft #schoolcraftmichigan #etsy #etsyseller #etsyshop #etsypainting #artcollection #artcollecting #oilpaintingsforsale #paintingsforsale #artforsale #framedart #framedartforsale #mylescooleyart #artist #artwork #michiganlandscape #michiganlandscapepainting

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11 months ago

"Fountain, Celery Flats, Portage Creek Bicentennial Park, Portage, MI," oil on canvasboard, 8x10in., 2018, plein-air, by Myles Cooley. $120, includes the frame and free shipping. This original oil painting, that was painted on location, is for sale in my Etsy shop. The link is in my profile. . . . . #mylescooleyart #pleinairpainting #oilpainting #originalpainting #paintingforsale #artforsale #fineartforsale #landscapepainting #impressionism #etsyshop #etsy #etsyseller #etsystore #art #artcollector #collector #originalart #michigan #michiganartist #artgallery #contemporaryart #shop #store #forsale #artist #livingroom #luxurygoods #michiganlandscape #michiganlandscapepainting

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1 year ago

"Divergence," oil on canvasboard, 8x10in., 2018, plein-air, by Myles Cooley. . This was painted on location in Michigan. . This painting is for sale in my Etsy shop for $120. Includes the frame and free shipping. The link is in my profile. . . #art #artwork #enpleinair #pleinairpainting #pleinair #oilpainting #landscapepainting #landscape #artforsale #forsale #livingroom #home #michigan #losangeles #newyork #santafe #taos #venice #rome #florence #mylescooleyart #nature #outdoors #painting #hiking #naturelover #artcollector #contemporaryart #michiganlandscape #michiganlandscapepainting

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1 year ago

"Clouds Reflected in the Water," oil on canvasboard, 8x10in., 2018, plein-air, by Myles Cooley. . . This painting is for sale in my Esty shop for $120. Includes the frame and free shipping. The link is in my profile. . . . . #art #artwork #artforsale #paintingforsale #forsale #etsyseller #etsyshop #etsy #etsyshop #originalart #fineart #pleinair #pleinairpainting #painting #landscape #oilpainting #contemporaryart #contemporaryartist #santafe #venice #florence #milan #barcelona #losangeles #newyork #mylescooleyart #taos #michigan #michiganlandscape #michiganlandscapepainting

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