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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

"Poppies" Abstract Floral Ink Painting, Framed, Red Poppy Flowers, Original Art by Marina Petro

©Marina Petro

"Poppies"

Image: 5 x 7 inches
Frame: 9 x 7 inches
Original ink painting on textured watercolor paper

$75

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Here is another experiment with ink. This one is painted on textured watercolor paper rather than the ultra smooth Yupo paper the others were painted on.

I am enjoying this new painting process. It is especially interesting to see how the colors run and blend in with each other. I have to admit I've wiped off/scrubbed a few nasty ones but all is in the learning process. 

Today's Quotation: "You should keep on painting no matter how difficult it is, 
because this is all part of experience, and the more 
experience you have, the better it is ...unless it kills you, 
and then you know you have gone too far."
— Alice Neel



Saturday, February 6, 2016

"Healing Light" Spiritual, Healing Art, Original Oil Painting by Marina Petro

©Marina Petro

"HEALING LIGHT"

6 x  6 inches
Original oil painting on stretched canvas

$125

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"HEALING LIGHT" is yet another creation from my imagination. Every once in a while I feel  compelled to paint another garden with light streaming in. Perhaps it is because the first one I painted was straight from my imagination and a total surprise! I like pleasant surprises...have had my share of the other not so pleasant ones.  

This one feels like it is emanating a truly uplifting and peaceful feeling. 


Today's Quotation: "When arguing with a stone, an egg is always wrong."
-African proverb



Friday, February 5, 2016

"Fly Me To The Moon" Framed Original Ink Painting, Butterfly, Bird and Full Moon, Original art by Marina Petro

©Marina Petro

"Fly Me To The Moon"
Frame-7.5 x 9.5 inches
Painting-5 x 7 inches
Original ink painting on smooth Yupo paper

$75

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Certificate Of Authenticity provided with every original painting.





I am enjoying creating these ink paintings. It is quite a new and interesting experience. 

The blue background on this painting is actually a deep rich  turquoise blue. Try as I might, I couldn't change the color in my photo editing program to reflect the original which is much more beautiful in person.

-Alma Gluck


Saturday, January 30, 2016

ANGEL FALLS, Landscape Painting With Angel, Original Oil Painting by Marina Petro

©Marina Petro

"ANGEL FALLS"
20" x 24"
Original oil painting on stretched canvas

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Here is another beautiful creation from my imagination.
I initially painted this piece minus the moon and angel several years ago and considered it complete at that time. I titled  it "Sacred Mountains." I even had it listed at my Etsy Shop for sale for a short time. 

However, I began to feel the painting wasn't  finished but couldn't decide 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: "Every step you take is supported by a thousand ancestors."
-Native American Wisdom

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Autumn Moon, Original Landscape with Full Moon Oil Painting by Marina Petro

©Marina Petro

"Autumn Moon"
22 x 28  inches
Original oil painting on stretched canvas

$850

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I painted "AUTUMN MOON" from a photograph. The original painting is much more beautiful in person. 

Today's Quotation: "There's a voice that doesn't use words. Listen!"
-Rumi



Saturday, January 16, 2016

Autumn Lakeside, Original Plein Air Landscape Oil Painting by Marina Petro

©Marina Petro

"Autumn Lakeside"
11 x 14 inches
Original oil painting on stretched canvas

$250 Unframed
$297 Framed as pictured

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Certificate Of Authenticity provided with every original painting.





I began painting "Autumn Lakeside" on a beautiful Autumn day. I began to get tired and decided to pack up my gear and go back home. I started to work on it in my studio from the photo I snapped but didn't like where it was going so I decided to add more clouds and a lake or stream to the actual landscape that was devoid of any water....creative license. I am happy with it now....

Today's Quotation: "Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in."
-Leonard Cohen



Saturday, January 9, 2016

"Stormy Skies" Original Plein Air Landscape Oil Painting by Marina Petro

©Marina Petro

"Stormy Skies"
8 x 10 inches
Original oil painting on stretched canvas

$159

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I began painting this scene during a plein air (outdoor painting) excursion with a friend in Salem, New York. I'd listed it at my Etsy shop at one point with the title "Salem Skies" when I felt it was finished.  After a short time, I was not satisfied with it and continued to work on it some more. I added the water from imagination. It was not present in the actual landscape.....creative license...I'm happy with it now.

What intrigues me about this painting is the darker shape at the very top above the clouds which appears to be a large dark bird....has to be seen in the original at a distance...

Today's Quotation: "Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. Then go and do that because what the world needs is people who have come alive."
-Harold Whitman


Saturday, January 2, 2016

Angels Among The Clouds, Angel Art, Spiritual Art, Original Oil Painting by Marina Petro

©Marina Petro

"Angels Among The Clouds"
11 x 14 inches
Original oil painting on stretched canvas

$250

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Certificate Of Authenticity provided with every original painting.




"Angels Among The Clouds" emanates  the most peaceful, elevating  feeling. When I was pondering what to name it, I noticed more than one (unintended) angel among  the clouds....this is how it got its name.

Today's Quotation: "Imagination is more important than knowledge."
-Albert Einstein




Thursday, December 31, 2015

Heart Centered, Original Art, Abstract Ink Painting by Marina Petro

©Marina Petro

"Heart Centered"
9 x 12 inches
Original alcohol ink painting on Yupo paper

$50

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Certificate Of Authenticity provided with every original painting.




"Heart Centered" is another recent experiment with alcohol inks. Working with these inks has been very interesting. It requires relinquishing control as they glide over the ultra smooth white Yupo paper. I love the heart that 'appeared' in the center of the painting and I am happy with the result.

Trying to 'get my act together' and put more time at the easel. Such hard choices....do I paint with ink today?...Oils?...Acrylic?....hmmm

I will try to remember today's quotation just below and apply it daily in this new year. In fact, I think I will print it out separately and tack one onto my easel and another on the refrigerator...

Today's Quotation:  "To change one's life, start immediately, do it flamboyantly, no exceptions, no excuses."
-William James



Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Sunflowers, Original Alcohol Ink Floral Art by Marina Petro

©Marina Petro

"Sunflowers"
9 x 12 inches
Original alcohol ink painting on Yupo paper

$50

Only one in the entire universe...and it could be yours!

Certificate Of Authenticity provided with every original painting.




"Sunflowers" is a recent experiment with alcohol ink. I am happy with the result. Painting with ink  is a totally different experience than painting with oil on canvas which make up the predominance of my artwork. 

Today's Quotation:  "Travelers, there is no path. Paths are made by walking."
-Antonio Machado



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