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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. 


Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Countryside Landscape Original Oil Painting by Marina Petro


©Marina Petro

"Countryside"
8 x 10 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.


"Countryside"is one of the rare acrylic paintings I've created. I enjoyed the experience and might try my hand at using acrylics next time I decide to paint outdoors. 

This piece was inspired by a scene on my way into town when I lived in my country home on the outskirts of Saratoga Springs, NY.

It is available framed and unframed.

Do you have a very favorite landscape you'd love a painting of?
Send me a picture and we can discuss the possibility of a commission. 


Today's Quotation: "When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.
-Rumi



Sunday, October 23, 2016

View From Prospect Mountain-Original Landscape Oil Painting by Marina Petro



Original Painting..."View From Prospect Mountain"  ©Marina Petro
Details are below

Marina in a borrowed hoodie

Painting Gear...That's Joker on my paintbox


"View From Prospect Mountain"

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.


CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

I painted 'View From Prospect Mountain" (Lake George) on a beautiful, chilly early autumn day. I was just one station below the very top of the mountain as it held a much nicer view.  

When I went to take my painting gear out of the car I realized I'd neglected to take my easel. As luck would have it. there was a boulder right there to hold my canvas and, at the perfect vantage point. 

Today's Quotation: "My wish is that we might progressively lose confidence in what we believe and the things we consider stable and secure, in order to remind ourselves of the infinite number of things still waiting to be discovered." 
-Antoni Tapies


Sunday, October 16, 2016

FIERY GALAXY, Original Way Outer Space Painting by Marina Petro


©Marina Petro

"Fiery Galaxy"
8 x 10  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.





This beautiful painting of a fiery galaxy will transport you to another world in your imagination! It is soothing and exciting simultaneously! At least this is how I experience it. This  painting depicting outer space was created with great inspiration from my imagination. 

Today's Quotation: "The quieter you become, the more you can hear."
-Ram Dass


Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Angel's Playground, Original Landscape Oil Painting by Marina Petro

©Marina Petro

"Angel's Playground"
8 x 10 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 "Angel's Playground" outdoors on a lovely early autumn day. It is a beautiful and peaceful work of art that was created plein air near Grants Cottage in Gansevoort,NY and completed in my studio. 

Do you see the angels?

Painted on archival canvas with the finest oil paints and love, this work of art will inspire and be enjoyed for many years.

Today's Quotation: "The artist must raise the cup of his vision aloft to the gods in the high hope that they will pour into it the sweet mellow wine of inspiration. 
-Paul Brunton


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