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Friday, January 6, 2017

THE PHOENIX RISING - Three depictions of the magnificent Phoenix Rising by Marina Petro

Thought a display of the three Phoenix Rising paintings I've created would be a good start for the new year.

In Egyptian mythology, the phoenix is a beautiful bird that lives for 500 years. It builds its own funeral pyre with wood and spices, sets itself on fire and rises reborn again from the ashes more beautiful than ever to live for another 500 years. The Phoenix Rising is a symbol for resurrection, immortality, triumph over adversity and the indomitable power of the human spirit.

These images are now available as fine art prints in a variety of sizes.  A link under each image will take you to its home at my Etsy Shop.


Firebird



The Phoenix Rising




The Phoenix Rising I





Saturday, December 17, 2016

MOONRISE, Original Landscape Moon Painting by Marina Petro


©Marina Petro

"Moonrise"
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.



MOONRISE began as a plein air painting of Saratoga Lake, NY. When I brought it back to my studio I didn't particularly love it so I began painting spontaneously and this is the result which I am very happy with! Can you see the suggestions of angels among the clouds?

Today's Quotation: "Often you have to rely on intuition."
 - Bill Gates 






Saturday, December 10, 2016

NIGHT BLOOMS, Original Floral Oil Painting by Marina Petro

©Marina Petro

"Night Blooms"
6 x 12 inches
Original oil painting on 1.5 inch deep stretched canvas
No frame needed
Ready to hang on your wall 
Only one in the entire universe...and it could be yours!
Certificate Of Authenticity provided with every original painting.


Night Blooms is another 'paint over' creation.

I am actually enjoying painting over works that were nagging at me as needing something more or to be transformed completely. This one was transformed completely! I'm very happy with it now. 

Today's Quotation: "If one looks closely enough, one can see angels in every piece of art."
-Adeline Cullen Ray


Friday, December 9, 2016

Red Moon Rising - Miniature Cosmic Oil Painting on Canvas by Marina Petro

Red Moon Rising

©Marina Petro

"Red Moon Rising"
3 x 3 inches (so cute)
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.


"Red Moon Rising" is one of seven miniature paintings I have left which are waiting for adoption  either at my online ETSY SHOP or with it's friends and a few cousins at AMP Galleries in Saratoga Springs, NY. There is a  "MINIATURE PAINTINGS"  link  on the left at my Etsy Shop if you'd like to see all of them. 

Unique gift for a special person.

Today's Quotation:"The greatest inspiration is often born of desperation."
-Comer Cotrell




Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Red Pear & Hibiscus Original Still Life Oil Painting by Marina Petro


©Marina Petro

"Red Pear & Hibiscus"
6 x 8 inches
Original oil painting on archival canvas panel

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


This  painting was quite the challenge! It took several sessions to complete. When there is a considerable amount of white and black in a painting such as this, I have to wait a couple of days between sessions for each of these slow drying colors to set enough to paint over or into them.

Did you know the hibiscus flower can universally mean that it is a nice summer? In Europe, during the Victorian era and up to today, the meaning of the hibiscus flower is "delicate beauty." It is the state flower of Hawaii and generally given to visiting state officials. It's symbolizes Old Royalty and is a flower that brings power and respect. In Japan, it's meaning is "gentle."

Today's Quotation: "The secret to being a bore is to tell everything."
-Voltare



Friday, December 2, 2016

GUARDIAN ANGEL CARD Collections - Fine Art Print Boxed Cards

I've created two collections of Angel Cards from my favorite original paintings.
The perfect thoughtful gift expressing love and caring for those special to you any time of year...


Click Below for details

  Angel Collection No. One

 Angel Collection No. Two




Sunday, November 27, 2016

WISHING BALLS - On Sale!



 ©Marina Petro
 "Wishing Balls"
Original hand painted Wishing Balls

Featured above from left to right - Night Sky Wish Ball, Love Wish Ball, World In Your Hand Wish Ball,  Fire BAll

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

I've just lowered the price on my Wish Balls from $125 to $100.

They are the first four listings at my Etsy Shop.

Today's Quotation: "There never was a great soul that didn't have some Divine inspiration."
-Marcus Tullius Cicero






Sunday, November 20, 2016

Still Life With Urn - Oldie But Goodie Original Oil Painting by Marina Petro

©Marina Petro

"Still Life With Urn"
24 x 30
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.




It is difficult to comprehend how much time has passed since I painted "Still Life With Urn." It was created from a still life setup at a class I was auditing at Skidmore College back in the 90's!!!  I've never exhibited it so it hasn't been seen very much at all....it's been hiding in my studio with a few other shy friends. 

In any case, I am offering it at a ridiculously low price for it's size and quality here at my online Etsy Shop.

Today's Quotation: "Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep."
-Scott Adams



Friday, November 18, 2016

Angel Fine Art Print, From The Original Oil Painting by Marina Petro

©Marina Petro

"Angel"

Fine Art Print in sizes  9" x 12" and 11" x 14"
Both sizes fit in standard sized frames.


Isn't she the sweetest angel?  The original "Angel" was an oil painting on canvas which was purchased by a very happy collector quite a few years ago. She was so happy to have discovered it!
I am happy to make ANGEL available as a fine art print in two sizes for your enjoyment. 

Today's Quotation: "Travelers, it is late. Life's sun is going to set. During these brief days that you have strength, be quick and spare no effort of your wings." 
-Rumi



Friday, November 11, 2016

Last Days Of Autumn, Original Plein Air Oil Painting by Marina Petro

©Marina Petro

"Last Days Of Autumn"
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 painted "Last Days Of Autumn" outdoors a week or so ago right in the center of the town of Ballston Spa, NY. There was a small parking lot that overlooked this scene. Perfect place for painting because I could park, take my gear out of the car, set up and paint without having to drag a heavy cart for any distance. Stewarts was right across the street too. Truly fulfilled it's label as a convenience store.

Now...I am not 100% sure that I've finished the painting. I'd appreciate any comments about this and also, if another title comes to mind, let me know. So, does it look finished to you?

Today's Quotation: "Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.
-Rumi

AMP GALLERIES OPEN HOUSE
I would love to see you this Sunday, November 13,  at AMP Galleries. I will be there and my artwork will be there too.

The gallery is presenting "Color Conceptions" opening Art reception for resident artist Carol Chramoff Barre. A Fall afternoon of fine art, seasonal fare and great fun from 2 - 5 pm. AMP GALLERIES, The Underground Art District is located at 454 Broadway in the Downstreet Marketplace in Saratoga Springs, NY. 


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