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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

SUNFLOWER PARTY-Original Painting by Marina Petro

©Marina Petro

"Sunflower Party"
14x11 inches
Original plein air acrylic painting on panel

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


SUNFLOWER PARTY was painted outdoors on a beautiful summer day at the entrance to the famous Victoria Pool at Saratoga Springs State Park in Saratoga Springs, NY. I've been painting there for the past few years and thoroughly enjoy the amazing floral displays and the creativity they inspire!


Today's Quotation:  "The Earth without ART is just eh.....


Tuesday, July 2, 2019

"My Brain" ~ Jury's Favorite 15%

©Marina Petro
From The Zone Series ~ "My Brain"

Prints on paper and canvas are available in several sizes~contact me for details

What a lovely surprise!! I just received an email informing me that a painting I entered in the May 2019 BoldBrush Painting competition at Fine Art Studios Online is one of the jury's favorite 15% of all the entries. 

The painting is From The Zone Series "My Brain" originally painted with tempera paint on  22"x28" paper. It is now available as a print. 

This painting was created as the result of a very strong impression I received to paint an abstract depiction of my brain. I chose the first color I was attracted to ....tuned into my brain....and began to paint non-stop until the painting was finished. 

So, take a good look and try to imagine what it is like being in my brain....Maybe you'd like to try your hand at painting your brain....

In any case, have fun if you try either!!

Today's Quotation: "To have taken up painting, no matter at what age, or point in one's life, is to have entered into a new and deeper awareness of the whole meaning of existence, to have tasted spiritual refreshment, and to have found the perfect form of creative relaxation." 
-Mervyn Levy



Monday, July 1, 2019

VIEW FROM WIAWAKA-Lake George, Original Oil Painting by Marina Petro

"View From Wiawaka~Lake George"
14x11 inches
Original plein air oil painting on stretched canvas

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


The weather forecast was grim with severe thunderstorms predicted  the morning I decided to drive to Lake George, NY to paint this beautiful lake from the dock at Wiawaka Center For Women. The Wiawaka center is a charitable organization dedicated to enriching the lives of women.

As it turned out, it was the most beautiful, peaceful morning and perfect painting experience. The scene was overcast and the distant hills were muted in beautiful silver shades. I sat on the dock painting, enraptured by the sound of the water lapping rhythmically as it met with the dock and shore. I hope my 'close to but not quite'experience of Nirvana is transmitted through this work of art...I will certainly paint there again this summer, God willing...


Today's Quotation:  The more important a call or action is to our soul's evolution, the more Resistance we will feel toward pursuing it."
~From "The War of Art" by Steven Pressfield




Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Early Evening Mist~Lake George

©Marina Petro 2019
EARLY EVENING MIST ~ LAKE GEORGE, NY

20 x 16  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 ultra serene original oil painting was created from a photograph my daughter, Yvonne, shot along the famous Million Dollar Beach in Lake George, NY. As soon as I saw her photo, I knew I had to paint it.

Photo above does not do the painting justice at all! It is much more beautiful in person.

I am looking forward to paint Lake George again this Saturday. I was invited to join the Adirondack Pastel Society in a Plein Air painting day at the beautiful Wiawaka Center For Women. Haven't decided whether I will bring my acrylic or my oil paints. I will keep you posted...



Quote below is so very true...

Today's Quotation:  "A work of art is the trace of a magnificent struggle"
~Robert Henri






Wednesday, June 19, 2019

ENCHANTED GARDEN-Original Landscape Oil Painting by Marina Petro

"Enchanted Garden"
12x16 inches
Original oil painting on panel

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



This original beautiful landscape flower painting was created intuitively from my imagination. Soft and flowing, it  captures the essence of nature and of my mood at the time. Imagine this beautiful work of art in your home where you can enjoy it daily. 

Today's Quotation:  "Happy are the painters, for they shall not be lonely. Light and color, peace and hope, will keep them company to the end of the day."


~Winston Churchill



Saturday, April 20, 2019

Rockin' The Blues & Oceanic-Abstract Acrylic Paintings

Oceanic-Original Abstract Painting on Canvas

Rockin' The Blues-Original Abstract Painting on Canvas

Soft flowing swirling blues creating a multitude of images and capture the essence of the ocean in these original acrylic abstract works. 

These paintings will transport you into another world and keep your imagination active as each one reveals hidden images to discover...

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

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

OCEANIC~Original Abstract Acrylic painting by Marina Petro

                                                                                                                                                  ©Marina Petro
"Oceanic"
10x8 inches
Original acrylic painting on stretched canvas

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


OCEANIC is one of my first experiments in pouring acrylic paint on canvas (and other surfaces). I am enjoying this new interest, however, I am also anxious to get back to my oil paintings. I have so many opportunities for exhibitions this season and have been procrastinating and experimenting with new modalities...too easily distracted lately.

Today's Quotation:  "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.

-Picasso




Monday, March 11, 2019

HEAVENLY ANGEL ~ Original Angel Painting by Marina Petro


                                                                                                                         ©Marina Petro

"Heavenly Angel"
11 x14 inches
Original oil painting on 1.5" deep gallery wrapped stretched canvas

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

Certificate Of Authenticity provided with every original painting.


HEAVENLY ANGEL ~ Another inspired creation painted intuitively ~ following my spirit moment to moment.

Can you imagine this beautiful original oil painting in your home where it will lift your spirit whenever you view it? It is sure to bring comments from all those who visit as well. My angels always do!!


Today's Quotation:  "For he shall give his angels charge over thee to keep thee in all thy ways. On their hands they will bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone." 
Psalm 91:10-1



Thursday, February 21, 2019

NIGHTFALL~ Original Landscape Oil Painting by Marina Petro


©Marina Petro

"Nightfall"
10 x 8 inches
Original oil painting on canvas panel

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


"NIGHTFALL" is one of my mysterious paintings that emerged spontaneously and intuitively moment to moment as I began painting. It is painted with fine oil paints on a canvas panel and very easily framed in an 8 x 10 ready made frame. 


Today's Quotation: "Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life." (Rachel Carson)




Sunday, February 3, 2019

"ANGEL OF HEARTS" Original Angel Oil Painting by Marina Petro

                                                                                                    © Marina Petro
"Angel Of Hearts"
10 x 8 inches
Original oil painting on panel

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


"Angel Of Hearts" is simply the best Valentine Day gift for someone special! 

This original oil painting of an angel was created from my imagination. I didn't have a pre-conceived image of the angel and just allowed my moment to moment intuitive impulses to paint her. Nice texture developed in the background when I applied paint with my palette knife. I am very happy with the result! 


This heavenly guardian Angel Of The Heart is a perfect Valentine's Day gift, housewarming or new baby gift.

Today's Quotation:  "All God's angels come to us disguised."
~James Russell Lowell



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