SeminaryRoad

Oil Paintings | John Shanabrook

Tiffin, Ohio · 1218 Sales

SeminaryRoad

Oil Paintings | John Shanabrook

Tiffin, Ohio 1218 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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ddonna23

ddonna23 on Apr 30, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

A starry silver and perfect for a desperado’s good night! And yet another flawless and beautiful framing job by Mr. Shanabrook!

ddonna23

ddonna23 on Apr 30, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

A haunting lullaby and an ethereal vision beguiling! A ghostly landscape for the vagabonds and dreamers, the mystic free thinkers, the troubadour poets and artists, and reluctant visionaries who wax philosophic on many a topic, outlaw prophets unintentional all. And for those wildly susceptible to the untamed horizon, who know well that vast lonely plain, and who claim the wind as their music, the stars as their muses, and the tears on their faces as rain. Dare to dare, buck the system, you’ve a heart that’s impatient to roam! Brave soothsayer, spirited genius, let the moon be your guide in your resolute search for a home.

ddonna23

ddonna23 on Apr 28, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

A lovely soft shimmery silver to surround ‘Spring Courage’ and, of course, perfectly beautiful framing work by Mr. Shanabrook!

ddonna23

ddonna23 on Apr 28, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Grace and a pretty face, and such bravery! I was instantly smitten by Mr. Shanabrook’s little evergreen! That lovely thick white plume of rain and fog engulfing the little tree, looking so like a breath huffing and puffing, puts me in mind of “The Little Engine That Could”. And it is her tenacity that stirs me most: her lovely confident posturing in the face of adversity, deeply rooted as she is, and holding fast to the incline. She’s truly Hemingway’s “grace under pressure”; a spirit of resolve, rather than defiance. And, then of course, there’s her integrity and commitment! Grace, a pretty face, and bravery! She’s not only a sweet story with a moral, but a credo for a life lived well.

ddonna23

ddonna23 on Apr 23, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Although, I initially chose “The Silas”, I ultimately purchased “The Constance” for “Lighthouse” at Mr. Shanabrook’s suggestion, and “The Constance” is the perfect frame for this painting! The gold-leaf gives depth to the rich brown field and makes the color ‘pop’! And, as always, Mr. Shanabrook’s framing work is impeccably beautiful! If ever you’re in a quandary over frame choice, don’t hesitate to elicit Mr. Shanabrook’s assistance; he’s most generous with his time and expertise!

ddonna23

ddonna23 on Apr 23, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This is such a beautifully graphic and riveting composition by Mr. Shanabrook! Captured at the moment its façade is half lit by its lamp’s blinding brilliance, this lighthouse stands in lovely contrast to the stark and muddy pall of the sky. This duality is intrinsic to the very bones of the lighthouse, and is poignantly depicted in this wonderful masterpiece! At once a beacon and guide, stalwart and faithful in calm winds and storm, there is a sense of vulnerability to the lighthouse, not in its construction, nor in its stones, wood, or mortar, but in its station; it’s a visceral loneliness inherent in the remote outer reaches and isolated landscapes that become its foundation. Yet here, awash in a luminous flash, the lighthouse casts a bright hope upon a vast and dark sea.

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