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Carolyn Blish - SHORE BIRDS -  LIMITED EDITION PRINT Published by the Greenwich Workshop


          SHORE BIRDS
by Carolyn Blish

Original Retail Price $55.00
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LIMITED EDITION PRINT
Limited Edition of: 1000
Image Size: 26"w x 18"h.
Published: August 1974


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You can walk the same stretch of deserted beach a dozen times and each time find it different. The sand sparkled in the sun, the grasses were dancing and even the engulfed sand fence had a jaunty look. Quite suddenly, the weather began making up for a storm. Clouds rolled by and the gulls who had been drifting lazily were swept up in dizzying circles like scraps of paper going up in smoke. What began as a painting of sand dunes became a tribute to the majesty and power of that dark, sea-like sky.


Carolyn Blish
Whether recognized as an artist, wife, mother, grandmother, pilot, evangelist or even the "sketching cowgirl" on local television, Blish’s deep personal relationship with God draws her out of her studio to share her faith. The method she has found includes her paintings—not just of the Lord, but of serene shorelines, restful landscapes and children at play. Her formal art education was limited to a single two-week course, but her enthusiasm and desire to learn was unbounded. Even so, she credits watercolorist Edgar A. Whitney as the catalyst of her interest in painting design and structure. Until then, she had studied such other subjects as psychology, philosophy and comparative religion at Bradford Junior College. It wasn’t until she married Stanley Blish and moved to Delaware that her fine art career was created. There, looking for something to spruce up the wall of their first apartment, the newlywed decided to paint it herself. Following that auspicious beginning, Blish became a member of the American Watercolor Society, the American Artists’ Professional League and the Allied Artists of America, while winning awards from The National Arts Club and enjoying sold-out exhibitions and shows. Through her art, writing and speaking, she continues to praise Him in line, color and word. Most recently, her inspirational images have been shared with others with the publication of Drawing Closer: The Paintings and Personal Reflections of Carolyn Blish (The Greenwich Workshop Press).

 

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