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Mike Chambers

© 2022 Mike Chambers - Cool Blue RoderickBicyclesDigital ArtPaintingStories

Cool Blue Roderick

Just close your eyes Cool Blue Roderick says -- or seems to say -- "Just breathe." The Backstory This image was featured in Character Development: Portrait Studies at the Trueblood Pop-up Gallery at Boise State University.   Take the virtual tour of the show!
Mike Chambers
April 17, 2022
Bicycle Daydream, oil on canvas by Mike ChambersBicycle StoriesBicyclesPaintingStories

Bicycle Daydream

The Bicycle Day Dream "Am I imagining this?" he asked aloud. He leaned his bicycle against the wall. Having no kickstand, the only other alternative was to lay it down on the pavement -- not a good choice even though this part of the Mid City New Orleans neighborhood was…
Mike Chambers
October 31, 2021
© 2022 Mike Chambers - Spirit Lake, watercolor by Mike ChambersLandscapePainting

Spirit Lake

I gazed at the far side of Spirit Lake where pines created their sawtooth pattern against an overcast sky. It was early morning on a cool summer day but it was still good to be outdoors.
Mike Chambers
October 31, 2021
© 2022 Mike Chambers -Sweetgum Leaf, watercolor painting by Mike ChambersPainting

Sweetgum Leaf

Watercolor painting of a sweetgum leaf and its shadow. It's funny, isn't it?, that we're surrounded by a zillion of these and they are all different and all beautiful. That’s leaves for you. Always leaving you amazed.
Mike Chambers
October 31, 2021
InteriorsPaintingStories

Composition is everything: Ocean Park Studio

What better way to tell you about Richard Diebenkorn than telling you a story through a painting? Diebenkorn's "Ocean Park" series was completed during the 60s, 70s and 80s by this most illustrious artist. Composition is (arguably) everything in a two dimensional work of art and he demonstrated his mastery…
Mike Chambers
October 6, 2021
DoorsInterior StoriesInteriorsPaintingStories

Red Door

A red paneled door is shown slightly ajar in a blue and green casing with a decorative rounded header. The floor is impossibly vertical, but leads to the threshold. Enter if you want, but you may want to pause and consider. Or reconsider, as the case may be. See more…
Mike Chambers
October 6, 2021
DoorsInterior StoriesInteriorsPaintingStories

The Tiny Door

An open door can represent a new opportunity, a choice, a chance for a new beginning, or a passage to something different. When we "open the door" to new possibilities, we make a conscious decision to move from where we are to a different place. Sometimes we weigh the risk…
Mike Chambers
October 6, 2021
© 2022 Mike Chambers -Doors to La La Land, oil painting by Mike ChambersDoorsInterior StoriesInteriorsStories

Doors to La La Land

Long before the movie, the term La-La Land referred to a place that existed only in one's imagination. Often the word indicated that the person who was visiting that faraway place was missing a cog or two in their thinking apparatus or, at best, day dreaming. I like to think…
Mike Chambers
October 6, 2021