”HEADING TO LUNCH” by STEPHEN KOURY Limited Edition Giclee’ 8X10 I would hope that we all have seen this setting in our time in Florida. Your on one of our amazing rivers, you come around a bend and send whatever birds are there flying, in this case, beautiful great Egrets. The birds not only give the scene life they also balance the setting.
”TURKEY OAKS” by STEPHEN KOURY Limited Edition Giclee’ 8X10
Mature Oak hammocks are enchanting to me; I fully expect to see fairies riding butterflies. This enchanting scene was at Circle Bar B prior to anything being built. Light is the key, too dark and it becomes a little ominous or foreboding, just the right light and you don’t want to leave, ever! $55 unframed
"FLOODED TIMBER" by Stephen Koury 10"x8" limited edition canvas giclee' This is a tidal marsh which means it's sometimes wet and sometimes dry. The first time I saw this area the tide was out. The next time the tide was in and it looked quite a bit different, the water and the sky were working their magic and the resulting water color was amazing, I knew then I would paint this. $55 unframed
10"x8" limited edition canvas giclee' The play of light in this scene is what attracted me to it in the first place. The shadows across the foreground and the strong light in the background make for a very pleasing composition.
”TURKEY LANE” by STEPHEN KOURY An early morning in the woods, waiting for the gobbler to come across the field, only to realize he headed the other way. So I pack up and started walking out, as I turned the corner guess who’s walking towards me. We both get spooked a little, at least I wasn’t the one that ran and this painting came from that meeting. The light and how it plays among the trees and the shadows across the road, is really appealing. These same shadows act to deepen the painting, pushing the turkeys back. The turkeys’ placement tells the viewer that they have also just turned the corner.
”MORNING FLIGHT” by STEPHEN KOURY 36x16 limited edition canvas giclee' There is so much that attracted me to this scene that it’s hard to pin point what really started me on th.is piece. The greens along rivers are so varied, but there is a time of year when it is such a fresh vibrant green that it makes your soul soar! You can feel the growth and health of the environment and it feels good to your core to be there, this river was at that time. Into these living greens come the beautiful white egrets, living glowing reminders of what this place should look like. I wanted to fill this painting with these graceful birds and to move the viewer’s focus from right to left as the departing birds moved down the river. Paintings this size are really time intensive, which means all the time and love that I put into it as the artist becomes a gamble… you know what you are trying to do, but you are not sure it will happen and by now you have so much into it. So you sweat it, and you keep working, staring, working, staring, wondering, hoping… then one day it pops! This one pops!