Beach Sunset Contemporary Oil Painting

Contemporary Painting of a Beach Sunset
9x12" "Heaven Sent"
Oil Painting on Gallery Wrapped Canvas (Painting continues on sides)
Original Will Be Kept in My Private Collection 

The magnificent sunset sends a rainbow of color over the sea in this contemporary oil painting.   Sunsets are a special time of the day when for a few short minutes, there is a magical spectacle in the sky.   It is a time of day when it seems like God paints the sky with a rainbow of colors.  

This is a special painting to me because it was something I created it after losing our sweet dog, Chula.  Chula loved to chase seagulls on the beach, and she traveled with us to many seashores in Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Texas.  Although she didn't like the water, she loved to chase the waves along the shore.

I miss her so very much. I miss the pitter-patter of her little paws. The way she would tuck us in at night by going to the foot of the bed and staying until we were asleep.  I miss the way she would come running when I would cut an apple or a cucumber.  Those were some of her favorite treats.

We have a lake behind our house, and she loved to chase the fish at the water's edge. They would splash about when she would come running.   As she got older she settled for just sitting there on the little hill over looking the lake. Before she passed, I watched her sit on the hill just staring at the lake.  Little did I know it would be the last time she would sit there so proudly. Pets leave us much too soon. 

Chula is with her previous owners in heaven. An elderly couple had her before we did.  It is quite a miracle on how Chula became ours.  A friend of mine  brought us together with this sweet doggie that needed a new home.  The elderly lady survived her husband for a short time and didn't know who got her little dog.  Later, I found out, by accident, that I worked with the elderly couple's niece who was able to tell her Aunt that Chula was in a happy home!

A friend of mine sent me the Rainbow Bridge poem.  

Rainbow Bridge

There is a bridge connecting Heaven and Earth.
It is called the Rainbow Bridge because of all its beautiful colors.
Just this side of the Rainbow Bridge there is a land of meadows, hills and valleys with lush green grass.
When a beloved pet dies, the pet goes to this place.
There is always food and water and warm spring weather.
The old and frail animals are young again.
Those who were sick, hurt or in pain are made whole again.
There is only one thing missing, they are not with their special person who loved them so much on earth.
So each day they run and play until the day comes when one suddenly stops playing and looks up!
The nose twitches! The ears are up!
The eyes are staring and this one runs from the group!
You have been seen and when you and your special friend meet, you take him in your arms and hug him.
He licks and kisses your face again and again - and you look once more into the eyes of your best friend and trusting pet.
Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together never again to be apart.
Author: Unknown

Monet style pond with a bridge and flowers and weeping willow tree

"Peaceful Waters"
Original Oil Nature Painting
No longer available
Prints can be purchased

This enchanting landscape painting is done in a Monet style.  The colorful flower garden reflect into a pond that dances with reflections.  A distant bridge and sunlight draw you into a magical place.

The original is in a collector's home but prints and other home décor products are available.  It looks like a beautiful big canvas as a Shower Curtain! Go to print shop to see the products available!

As water reflects the face,so one’s life reflects the heart. Proverbs 27:19

Coastal Painting of Boats in Harbor Southport

Colorful painting of coastal harbor with boats and fishing village

Coastal Oil Painting
"Safe Haven"
By: Amber Palomares Fine Art (c)
24x24 Gallery Wrapped Canvas (sides painted black)
Prints start at $22
COPYRIGHT Amber Palomares Fine Art

This original coastal harbor oil painting was inspired by Southport, NC where we took a wonderful vacation.  We visited the lovely beach communities around Wilmington, NC.  We were eager to see the town where the Nicholas Sparks'  movie "Safe Haven" was filmed.   This enchanting little coastal community has quaint little cottages in every color in the rainbow.  The harbor area has wonderful restaurants, including the Fishy Fishy Cafe.  I love the rustic buildings that surround the weathered docks.   The downtown area has charming little shops and is bustling with tourists!

Julianne Hough's character, Katie, sought refuge in this coastal town.  Just like Katie and the boats that are safely tucked in the harbor, we all need a place to feel safe and secure.

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1

This seaside harbor village oil painting would make a delightful conversation piece in any coastal style home! 
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Tuscan Fountain Courtyard Flower Garden

Fountain patinging with flower garden tuscany
Original Oil Peaceful Courtyard Flower Garden Painting
24x24 Gallery Wrapped Archival Cotton Canvas (sides painted black)
Prints start at $22
(c) Amber Palomares Fine Art

Come take a stroll in this enchanting garden courtyard oil painting. Glorious and colorful potted flowers and plants surround the magical fountain with three bronze figures playing musical instruments.  Sit by the soothing sounds of the water fountain and rest for a spell.  The Italian courtyard dances with light and leads you past the colorful yellow umbrellas into a secrete garden.  Smell the sweet scent of the  blue Wisteria that graces the villa.  Charming balconies with gorgeous wrought iron add character to the Tuscan style homes around the courtyard.  So much attention to detail and nice texture can be found in this oil painting.  You will feel like you have been transported to a courtyard in Italy!  

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

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Sunrise Coastal Painting with Beach Sand Dunes

"Morning Breeze"
Cap Cod Beach painting
Coastal Acrylic Beach Painting (Ocean, Sand Dunes and Fences)
30x30 Seascape on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
copyright Amber Palomares
Prints starting at $22
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It is a joy to breath in the morning salt air along the seashore. Gentle ocean breezes sway the sea oats and golden sea grasses in the sun kissed sand dunes. The gentle rolling sparkling waves glisten with  sunlight colors.  An inviting path beckons you to take a walk along the magnificent sea in this coastal painting.  This painting was inspired by Cape Cod beaches!

"Let me hear of your unfailing love each morning, for I am trusting you. Show me where to walk, for I give myself to you." Psalm 143:8

Sunset Tropical Palm Trees and Marsh Painting

Coastal Tropical Marsh Original Oil Painting
20x20 Gallery Wrapped Canvas (sides painted black, no framing needed)
Copyright Amber Palomares Fine Art

There something about the end of the day when the sun begins to set and the evening sky opens up in cascading colors.  The tropical coastal marsh waters look like a kaleidoscope of color with glistening sparks of sunlight dancing on the peaceful water!

This is an original contemporary coastal sunset oil painting inspired wetlands.  This nature painting is very peaceful and serene with oranges, teals and touches of pinks and purples.  The colors dance on the sparkling marsh water in this contemporary impressionist oil painting.

“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” John 14:27

Seascape Oil Painting with Palm Trees

"Along the Path"
Coastal Oil Painting
                     24x30 cotton canvas 3/4" (Ready to Frame)

Drying on my easel is a delightful sunny seascape oil painting. I am adding a few more pieces of bling and it will be done! Footprints lead you through the palm tree lined path to the beautiful ocean.  Colorful natural textures and a 3D feel invite you to take a stroll along the shore!

Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight. Psalm 119:35

Coastal Painting of Tugboats by the Docks in Portsmouth

Coastal painting of tugboats along boat docats in Portsmouth


Original Coastal Impressionist Oil Painting

12x16 on 3/4 in. Cotton Archival Canvas
"Tug at your Heartstrings"
(Copyright held by Amber Palomares)

The delightful coastal oil painting was inspired by the docks in Portsmouth, New Hampshire where you can find Moran tugboats.  I like to do research on my subject matter, and I especially needed to do that regarding this subject matter.  I found out that many tug boat workers have lost their lives when rescuing ships and boats.  In my research, I came across a story narrated by Tom Hanks about how the tugboat and other boat operators rescued 300,000-500,000 people off Manhattan Island during 9/11.  I was amazed that I had never heard of their heroic efforts. 

If you would like to read more about the rescue and to see the short film narrated by Tom Hanks, go to this link:

It is truly an unforgettable film that will show how Americans pull together in times of need.  It was heartwarming to see the response by the boat operators. 

Jupiter Lighthouse Loxahatchee River Book Event

Jupiter Lighthouse River Rendezvous Event

 The Jupiter Lighthouse and museum hosted a celebration and fundraising event with great food and live jazz music!  A silent auction helped to raise funds for educational programs at the Jupiter Lighthouse.  People lined up for hours to get the new book, "A Trip Down the Loxahatchee" by James (Jim) Snyder who signed each one! The book also serves to bring awareness to the Loxahatchee River and the preservation of  the river and all the marshlands and waterways surround it. 

I was honored to be one of nine artists who were selected to exhibit their artwork that night.  I was on cloud nine to have two paintings in the book and to be at this event.  The book features over 150 paintings by 52 Florida artists.  It is a lovely coffee table book that is a must have!  It was truly a magical night!

Oil Painting of Portsmouth New Hampshire Lighthouse

Portsmouth New Hampshire, Lighthouse original oil painting

Portsmouth New Hampshire Lighthouse Oil Painting
16x20 Original Oil Painting
3/4 inch cotton canvas
"The Guide" SOLD
Prints Available Starting
I find lighthouses so enchanting.  When I was painting this lighthouse, I thought of the Bible verse,  “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. Psalm 32:8 NLT.   These beacons stand tall and proud along the coastlines guiding boats and ships into safe harbors.  Each  lighthouse is so unique and usually accompanied by the lighthouse keepers home.   I've seen many along the West coast of the United States and would like to visit and paint all of them.  The Lighthouse in Portsmouth, NH is said to be haunted!  I find the history of each of the lighthouses so interesting. 

Lighthouses are truly treasures to be enjoyed!  Bring a beacon and guide into your home!  This Portsmouth lighthouse is a delightful impressionist painting that is glowing with charm!