The Art of Daniel Ambrose

Hauntingly Beautiful Paintings & Inspiring Words

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Travelin’ Through

Travelin’ Through

  The sound of water running over rocks through hot summer days in the Appalachian mountains inspired this egg tempera painting, Travelin' Through. Cardinals, Crows and Scarlet Tanagers sing and call to one another in the tree canopy as deer pass silent along shore. I...

A Summer Song

A Summer Song

  After our American Tonalist Society inaugural show in New York City in May, we have been working on publishing our Shades of Gray catalog. However, I painted this egg tempera, Summer Song, and started a new Coastal Bird series I will share in a later post. I began...

Evening Magic

Evening Magic

A haunting blue evokes my muse... an elusive blue that moans in memories halls, summoning images from the liminal regions of my imagination, sparkling like fireflies over a southern marsh. To begin an egg tempera painting like Evening Magic, I need to tap into...

Live by the Sea, Love by the Moon

Live by the Sea, Love by the Moon

  Ideas for paintings come as an image or word. Fourteen years ago, I walked the beach in the moonlight when these words suddenly came into my head, live by the sea, love by the moon. Maybe once I heard them spoken or read them somewhere. I don't know. But knew...


Island Pearl

Oil on Linen

30 x 40 in.

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