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I’m Back, Again! (Still Painting)

It’s been a wonderful few years painting and helping a friend raise her son. I’ve been moving a lot but will save the sob story. I’m excited to be back, again! There’s so much going on in the world right now and so much to blog about. But if you know me you’ll know I like to stay on the positive side of things. So let’s blog about being back and what that entails for this blog.

I would like to show you some paintings that I’ve been working on in the near future. Not my unfinished masterpieces but some other personal favorites. Some other paintings I want to show you in upcoming posts are just images I love that are hanging on my wall. I’ve been collecting a lot of art lately and thought now’s a good time to talk about it all and share it with you guys.

So stay tuned because John Hill is back, again…

Happiest Artist Ever

Hello world! John Hill is back to say hello, I don’t know where Aaron has been, we went on a trip to our hometown just over a month ago, and then he took off to China when we got back. Haven’t heard from him since, besides a quick talk every now and then. I’m sure that means he’s having a blast though, which makes me happy. I just wanted to express how blessed I am to have what I have. New girlfriend that is fantastic, amazing artistic skills, a great home, what else could I ask for?

I’ve been working on some new projects, mainly oil paintings. I can’t get over options you have for creating beauty. I will post some pictures of my personal paintings when I’m finished, but for now I would like to admire some more work that has inspired me dramatically:

Great Oil Painting Ideas


  • Detailed Painting Of The Human Eye – I’m working on one of these right now. The human eye has got so much detail, and so much meaning behind it. You can’t really read a person through their eyes (not always anyways), however you can look into it and interpret many different things; I feel like they mean so much more than we understand.
  • Abstract Paintings – See my post: One of my personal favourites for more details on my opinion of abstract art. Abstract paintings are something I have been quite intrigued by lately because you can express yourself without actual words.
  • Waves – The reason I like these is because they’re simple, yet beautiful. Waves were popular when abstract art became popular and I have always been intrigued. I’m working on one right now that I am looking forward to sharing.
  • Water & Reflection – This is a great one because you feel as if you are a professional. They look absolutely amazing when the project is complete, and it’s really not that hard once you do it, but it may seem difficult before you jump in. Don’t be afraid to try it, you may be surprised.

All of my suggestions are current projects that I am working on. I do spend time doing it, it’s definitely not about speed, it’s about quality. Growing up I always loved painting, but I was intimidated by it, I felt I was unworthy. Truth is, just like everything, you have to have a vision. Paint what you’re creating in your head, and instigate it. Your result may come as a surprise to you, even if your end result isn’t what you were looking for, something else will be created, and you will learn a lot during the process.




I wanted to write a little bit about myself and what I’ve experienced in my time meshing my personality with others. This post doesn’t really coincide with most of my other articles but I did want to talk about something I’ve struggled with, and come to terms with the years that have passed; so here it is:


Be yourself, if I could give any advice, because you will be at your happiest state in the long run.

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Continuing My Last Post…

Everything lately has been such a thrill. It’s not easy and I make a lot of mistakes daily, but for probably at least 70% of my day is spent just exhilarated by everything going on around me. Between personal life, accomplishments, changes; it’s all been so exciting. I’ve been trying to get around to sharing this stuff with you guys, so here it is: Continue reading

The Secret Of Freedom Is Spirit


The Secret Of Freedom Is Spirit

Wolf pictures truly capture the imagination. You cant go into town and not see a man wearing a wolf t-shirt. Any local post office or general store in North America is bound to have wolf memorabilia. Wolf shirts, post cards and every thing in-between.  People often associate wolves with freedom, courage, commodity, and spirit.

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Art Is Everywhere

I use to be a landscaper; this is one of my favorite kinds of art. Though it’s hard on the back, the result of a completed project is usually more than satisfying, the bigger the better. Back in my home town the landscaping company I use to work for has almost tripled in size. They use to just do yard maintenance, and now they do drainage, irrigation, deck building, all sorts of cool things. The owner: Joel Cuttiford, is an amazing man that has taught me a lot; he deserves an enormous amount of recognition.

The Art Of Landscaping


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I Believe Street Art Deserves Attention

Street art at it’s finest

Street Art at it's finest

Street art is one of my personal favorites in the artistic world. In case anyone is misinformed, street art and graffiti are NOT the same thing. Graffiti is all about what comes out of a can, and I’m not saying that in a bad way, there is lot’s of respectable graffiti out there that I admire. One of the differences is graffiti artists are not making a conscious effort to be understood by the public, only by other graffiti artists. Street art is meant to communicate with the public and will sometimes intentionally send a message, or it is just done to please the eye.

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I’m back!

John and I just got back from my hometown, Victoria B.C, it has just about quadrupled in population since we left to go travel. The main part of the city itself is still close to the same, however the surrounding areas are expanding very fast, it’s crazy. We saw our family, and some of my close friends who make me want to move back there. Anyways I just wanted to say hello, and let you all know we’re still going to be posting, but there may be a gap of a couple days here and there as we are moving around a lot and don’t always have internet access. Incase you care at all, here’s a link to some of Victoria B.C’s best places to go, I recommend these over a tour guide or anything like that. You will see some cool things but it’s all about the personal experience, and this doesn’t cost you money. Contact me personally if you are ever travelling there and would like some direction around the city advice on where to go for food or entertainment.

Today I want to talk about why it is important to find your own, unique art style

Leonardo Da Vinci didn’t get his ideas from other people. He was influenced, but his artistic mind is not similar to anyone else’s. It may seem like he has some secret recipe for creating greatness but no, it is unique, and that is what makes it so amazing. Basically what I’m trying to say is that if somebody does something, it certainly won’t have the same meaning when it’s replicated by someone else, and the way it was done before whether historical or not, doesn’t mean it’s the right way for you. Do your own thing and you will reap the rewards.

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