Showing posts with label gate. Show all posts
Showing posts with label gate. Show all posts

Monday, October 17, 2011

"Gated Beauty" SOLD

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"Gated Beauty"
8 x 8in oil on museum quality panel

 Roses showing bare restraint, corralled but not hidden, by gates of blue and buildings old.
Perhaps more impacting because we didn't expect to find them,
 in this place,
on that street,
by the tumbled down house,
on an absented farm. 

Isn't that precisely the beauty of the journey,
The not knowing what hidden delights lie ahead,
down any old road we happen to find ourselves on:) 

(Course it never hurts when the road is in France.....)!


And in other news--out of all the winners reading this (yes, I'm talkin' to you) there are three winners whose names have been drawn to receive their choice of one of my books. 
Emails have been sent out---better check your mail:))
Eddie and I are so excited we can scarcely stand it!
Eddie says if you didn't win, not to worry.

It's the yin and yang of life...

P.S.  sometimes Eddie worries me. 

 P.S.S.actually most times Eddie worries me.

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Sunday, May 8, 2011

"Delight in the Day" SOLD

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"Delight in the Day"
12 x 12in oil on museum quality panel

"Every time you actualize more of your potential by becoming more yourself, your joy increases, regardless of what is going on in your external circumstances.....ask yourself, what gift within me is seeking to emerge?"
                                                                                                                            ~M. Beckwith

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Saturday, April 30, 2011

"Bonjour!" SOLD

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6 x 6in oil on museum quality panel

Just a simple hello on the signboard sounds so beautiful in French.  And who could resist old iron gates and roses or  the thoughts of  fine wine and fresh bread inside?
Just between you and me..
they had me at bonjour:))

In Other News:
You are stranded on a deserted island (hopefully Tahiti or some such place:) and can have only one ART book--what is it and why??
Send your info to me and it will be part of our upcoming show for the best art books according to the listeners of Artists Helping Artists blog radio show!  To listen to past shows, click here.

 Just a reminder, if you would  like to know what colors I use on my palette and what my favorite brush is (among other things), the info is always listed on my blog under "Favorite ThingsRead more...

And last but not least...when you purchase a painting (behind the scenes details:))  Read more...

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

"Possibilities in France"

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"Possibilities in France"
8 x 8in oil on museum quality panel

I am thinkin' this place has potential.  It's gated.  Great tree for shade while sipping on a cold drink. 
And, oh is sitting on tHE  BEACH in FRANCE!  
....sorry, I got a little excited there.
I'm just sayin'--I think this place has possibilities.:)

Which leads me to something I wanted to share with you because...well, just because..:))
You're my bestest friend.   

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

"Bliss Blue French" SOLD

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"Bliss Blue French"
6 x 6 in oil on museum quality panel

Periwinkle blue is a favorite color of mine.  Obviously I am not alone in this ----  turn down any street in the south of France and you're likely to happen upon this delicious color dusted onto shutters, doors, gates and the like.  And what always makes the blue so blissful is the addition of just the right touch of pinks and reds in the way of a scented welcome. 

 On this spring day, I am heading out to the market to pick up a loaf of fresh baked--what else---French bread..:))  Later my friends (you know who you are...:)) and I will share it, with a big dollop of creamy butter, and sip our glasses of Merlot together....and since it's such a lazy, blissful afternoon.... we'll spend the rest of the day curled up in overstuffed chairs with our favorite books.  And maybe take a nap....Eddie says 16 hours of sleep a day is just the right amount....:)  This is one time I am not going to argue with Eddie....

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

"Italiano Entrata Gated" SOLD

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"Italiano Entrata Gated"
6 x 6 in oil on museum quality panel

I love a good mystery and there is mystery with the gated entry.

Especially when the gate is iron and framed with roses. The spacing of the bars on the gate allow for air and sunlight to pass through, but keep out the stresses of life. It is a private garden, an oasis of coolness, that offers respite.

Today this is your place. Only allow in those with a ready laugh, open to living their life with arms wide open.....drink in the divinity of life at its best...:)

And when you have rested and are ready to leave, slip the key behind the bush on the left. Only those who read this will know where to look for it...:))

Now get on with your day--only you and me know you started the morning out in Italy!

P.S. If you would like to know how to leave a comment on my blog, click here..(each comment left on my blog = another chance to win one of my petite paintings that I give away each month!)

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