michiganlandscapepainting Photos & Videos

6 days ago

‘pond at twilight’, 13 x 16.5”, oil on linen. another atmosphere of the pond down the road. I have painted this place for many years; it never fails to remind me of how ephemeral light truly is. Painted mostly from memory, this is a seemingly simple picture about many things; a self-portrait, really, as are all of my paintings. By being in the moment, and sitting here awhile, it eventually allows time for reflection. As you never know what may flood your mind, things can become very personal. It all finds its way into the work. Over time you learn to trust this and follow it. Years ago, I read an essay by Van Dyke Parks, which said ‘grow where you are planted’. How true these words have been for me, and for the vision in my work. #contemporarypaintings #contemporarylandscapepaintings #modernpainting #modernlandscapepainting #classicalmusic #labdscapepainting #landscapepaintings #jonathancooper #jonathancoopergallery #haengallery #ambientmusic #darkambientmusic #nocturnes #moonlight #moonlightpainting #tonalism #tonalistpainting #michiganlandscapepainting #nocturnepainting #jazzmusic #geraldpetersgalleryny #geraldpetersgallery #detroitinstuteofarts #spaniermangallery

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3 weeks 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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2 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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2 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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2 months ago

Painting spring - so looking forward to your arrival ☀️🌱🌸 Pastel, 8x8

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2 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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2 months ago

"Overcast, Portage Creek Bicentennial Park, Michigan" (2017), oil on canvasboard, 8x10 inches, is for sale in my Etsy shop for $120 💳. . #MylesCooleyArt . Already framed and ready to be hung on your wall! 🖼 . FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE! 🌐 . How many people do you know who have paintings like this? Stand out by being an art collector! If you like the æsthetic 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! 🇺🇸 . 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. 🎨🌿 . #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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2 months ago

"Clouds Reflected in the Water" (2018), oil on canvasboard panel, 8x10 inches, is for sale in my Etsy shop for $120 💳 . Painted on location at the edge of a lake in southwestern Michigan on a summer afternoon! 🎨🌿 . Already framed and ready to be hanged on your wall! 🖼 . FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE! 🌐 . #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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2 months ago

"Sunset Clouds," oil on cradled hardboard panel, 8x10 inches, is for sale in my Etsy shop for $120 💳 . 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.🎨🌿 . Already framed! 🖼 . FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE! 🌐 . . . . #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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2 months ago

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

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2 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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2 months ago

"Trunks in the Shade," oil on canvasboard, 8x10 inches, is for sale in my Etsy shop for $120 💳 . 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! 🌲🌿🎨 . Already framed! 🖼 . FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE! 🌐 . . . #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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3 months ago

Another composition that I created. This time it's the sounds of birds, insects, frogs, and monkeys that were created by using a synth. There's an echoing repeating motif. All the notes are altered with a pitch shifter creating a series of fifth intervals. I used one of my landscapes as a backdrop. Try to imagine it as a savanna in Africa instead of a field in Michigan. . . This recording involved a primative technique of overdubbing. One cassette with the background sounds was played and recorded onto a new cassette that was also recording the bird and frog sounds. I could then take that second tape and use that as background and add a third layer of sound onto another tape and do this over and over if I wanted to. . . . . . . #ambient #ambientmusic #experimentalmusic #avantgarde #avantgardemusic #ambientcomposition #synth #synthesizer #synthmusic #jonhassell #brianeno #fourthworld #fourthworldmusic #fourthworldpossiblemusics #possiblemusics #pleinairpainting #oilpainting #art #artist #michiganartist #landscape #forestsounds #nature #frogsounds #frogs #musicvideo #cassette #cassetteculture #michiganlandscape #michiganlandscapepainting

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4 months ago

‘Violet Ice’, oil on linen, 12 x 17.5”. I enter a painting not really knowing where it will go. Improvisation keeps things alive, so there are often several paths which can lead to an end, or, perhaps, no end. The pictures tend to just happen. The pond, then, had this feeling that it wouldn’t be long before the ice disappeared. Things pass - they never really hold still. This, then, is what the painting became - it’s about what’s not there. This doesn’t imply it’s about nothing; rather, it could be about everything. #contemporary painting #contemporarylandscapepainting #contemporarylandscape #modernpainting #tonalism #ambientmusic #brianeno #jazzmusic #michiganlandscape #elibroad #eliandedythebroadartmuseum #modernlandscapepainting #geraldpetersgallery #jonathancoopergallery #thehaengallery #michiganlandscapepainting #abstractlandscape

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4 months ago

⚀⚀SOLD⚀⚀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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4 months ago

‘Slow Light’, oil on linen, 19 x 18” these gentle trees live down the road, along the edge of a wood. This day the atmosphere was so heavy with moisture it was as if you were within a lava lamp. Once I began the painting, it told me which path to travel; I simply followed. Of course, what ended up on the surface had little to do with the landscape, and everything to do with what I brought to it; this is what truly matters. The glow of the thin mercury light took me to the feeling of those days which felt like the greatest of hopes; rather like the mystery of one’s youth combined with the shock of the present. #contemporarypainting #contemporarylandscapepainting #landscapepainting #tonalism #moderntonalistpainting #tonalistlandscape #contemporaryart #ambientmusic #jazzmusic #contemporaryclassicalmusic #brianeno #elibroad #eliandedythebroadartmuseum #larrygagosian #milesdavis #improvisationalpainting #toledoartmuseum #highmuseumofart #modernlandscapepainting #michiganlandscapepainting #michiganlandscapes #marktarrant #altamiragallery #jonathancooper #jonathancoopergallery #thehaengallery #haengallery #muskegonmuseumofart #geraldpetersgallery #salmagundiclub

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5 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. . ⚀⚀SOLD⚀⚀ . . . #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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6 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 💳, 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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6 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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7 months 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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7 months 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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