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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

"STARRY SKIES" Original Landscape Oil Painting by Marina Petro


"Starry Skies"
11 x 14 inches
Original oil painting on stretched canvas

Only one in the entire universe...and it could be yours!
Certificate Of Authenticity provided with every original painting.


"STARRY SKIES" was initially going to be a plein air painting I began at Saratoga State Park per the pictures below. When I brought it back to my studio I could not harness my ever active imagination and it became a totally new creation painted spontaneously/intuitively. I love these surprises.

Today's Quotation: "It is always with excitement that I wake up in the morning wondering what my intuition will toss up to me, like gifts from the sea. I work with it and rely on it. It's my partner."
-Jonas Salk





Wednesday, June 21, 2017

ASTRAL JOURNEY~ Original Outer-Space Fantasy Painting by Marina Petro


Seen on one of my many journeys out of this world...
"Astral Journey"
30 x 40 inches
Original oil painting on stretched canvas

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Certificate Of Authenticity provided with every original painting.

"Astral Journey" is a large painting of other worlds beyond what we can see. It was created spontaneously from my imagination. It is very freeing when I paint in this way. I don't plan anything....just allow my intuition to take over. Always a surprise and most times a very pleasant one! 

Today's Quotation:  "Have no fear of perfection. You will never reach it."
-Salvatore Dali



Sunday, June 18, 2017

HEAVENLY GARDEN - Original Landscape Oil Painting by Marina Petro

"Heavenly Garden"
11 x 14 inches
Original oil painting on stretched canvas

Only one in the entire universe...and it could be yours!
Certificate Of Authenticity provided with every original painting.


I was feeling kind of 'stuck' when I went into my studio the day I began painting this serene piece. I was having difficulty deciding what to paint so I chose to paint a theme that is created spontaneously / intuitively and something I'm always comfortable. Just not in the mood to go beyond my comfort zone that day. I consider HEAVENLY GARDEN "Healing Art" because of the sense of uplifting, serenity and peace it evokes when viewed. 

Today's Quotation:  "No act of kindness is ever wasted."
-Aesop


Sunday, June 11, 2017

SPRING BLOOMS, Original Landscape Flower Oil Painting by Marina Petro

©Marina Petro

"Spring Blooms"
8 x 10 inches
Original oil painting on stretched canvas

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Certificate Of Authenticity provided with every original painting.


Now isn't this the most cheerful painting? I began painting it on an outdoor painting excursion to Skene Manor in Whitehall, NY and finished it in my studio from my imagination. I used a combination of palette knife and brush.

This landscape with springtime blooms will certainly lift the mood wherever it is displayed.

Today's Quotation:  "It's easy to get bogged down in the circumstantial and mundane, but if we connect to our passion, that in itself will be regenerative; we won't have to wait for the energy, it will be there."
-Nina Simons


Saturday, June 10, 2017

The Guardian, Fine Art Print From The Original Painting by Marina Petro

"The Guardian"
Fine art print in a variety of sizes.


This beautiful guardian angel seemed to paint herself!
I began the painting with my canvas in a horizontal position, intending to paint a garden. Nothing seemed to work and I created a real mess. 

In my frustration, I intuitively / impulsively turned the canvas around vertically on my easel and began to paint spontaneously. As I continued painting, the image of this angel appeared. 

The original painting has been sold but I am happy to have it available as a fine art print in a variety of sizes.

Today's Quotation:  "Cease trying to work everything out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be Revelation."
-Eileen Caddy


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

FLOWER POWER - Original Abstract Flower Painting by Marina Petro


"Flower Power"
6x6 inches
Original oil painting on panel

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Certificate Of Authenticity provided with every original painting.


This cheerful piece was created in a spontaneous burst of enthusiasm and energy! There is a great deal of texture in this colorful creation. I hope the creative 'vibes' are felt and carry over when viewed. What a great housewarming gift his painting would make....or just a permanent place in your home to cheer you. It is framed in the floater frame pictured above.

Today's Quotation:  "Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn't anyone who doesn't appreciate kindness and compassion."
-Dalai Lama

Sunday, June 4, 2017

ANGEL FALLS, Original Angel Oil Painting by Marina Petro

"Angel Falls"
24 x 30 inches
Original oil painting on stretched canvas

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Certificate Of Authenticity provided with every original painting.


I painted this piece minus the moon and angel some time ago. I considered it completed then and gave it the title "Sacred Mountains." I even had it listed at Etsy for sale for a short time. 

However, I began to feel the painting was not quite finished but wasn't sure how to go about finishing until the impression of an angel atop one of the mountain cliffs and the moon appeared in my imagination. I am very happy with it now...

Today's Quotation:  "It is always with excitement that I wake up  in the morning wondering what my intuition will toss up to me, like gifts from the sea. I work with it and rely on it. It's my partner."
 -Jonas Salk 


Sunday, May 21, 2017

"ANGEL'S PLAYGROUND" Original Angel Oil Painting by Marina Petro

©Marina Petro

"Angel's Playground"
8 x 8 inches
Original oil painting on stretched canvas

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Certificate Of Authenticity provided with every original painting.


Here is another original angel oil painting created from my imagination. I hadn't intended to paint an angel. It seemed to paint itself at the last minute. I painted most of the painting but felt it needed something more. In an instant, the impression of an angel appeared...and here she is...ready to bring blessings to you and your home.


Today's Quotation:  "The only thing that makes one an artist is making art. And that requires the precise opposite of hanging out; a deeply lonely and unglamorous task of tolerating oneself long enough to push something out." 
-David Rakoff


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

"INTO THE LIGHT" Original Landscape Floral Painting by Marina Petro

"Into The Light"

©Marina Petro

"Into The Light"
5 x 7 inches
Original oil painting on Raymar archival canvas panel

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Certificate Of Authenticity provided with every original painting.



This light filled piece was completed about a week ago. I do love painting 'out of my head' most of the time. The paintings seem to flow more easily and are usually very nice surprises. 

"In The Light" would be a lovely housewarming gift.

Today's Quotation: "A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul."
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe



Sunday, May 7, 2017

Glowing Garden - Original Landscape Flower Oil Painting by Marina Petro

©Marina Petro

"Glowing Garden"
9 x 12 inches
Original oil painting on stretched canvas

Only one in the entire universe...and it could be yours!
Certificate Of Authenticity provided with every original painting.


"Glowing Garden" was painted with brush and palette knife. The palette knife added very nice texture and another type of spontaneous expression. There is less control with the knife. It's been  an interesting excursion in expanding my creative direction since I've been experimenting with the knife with both oil and acrylic paints.

Today's Quotation: "Beauty surrounds us; but usually we need to be walking in a garden to know it."
-Rumi



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