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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Black Bird Painting, Marina Petro

Black Bird
8x8 inch
Original oil painting on gallery wrapped stretched canvas-painted around all sides. 
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I a particularly fond of this painting. The detail on the bird's feathers turned out beautifully. It is difficult to see it in this photo. I have it displayed in my gallery and it is receiving many wonderful comments. Crows, Ravens, and other blackbirds evoke a deep feeling of mystery for me.

Here is an article by Charlotte Kuchinsky entitled, Uncovering The Myth Surrounding Ravens, Blackbirds, and Crows.

Today's Quotation: "Waste your money and you're only out of money, but waste your time and you've lost part of your life."
-Michael Leboeuf

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Pear On Violet, Still Life Fruit Oil Painting, Marina Petro

Pear On Violet
6x6 inches
Original oil painting on archival Raymar Canvas Panel
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I love painting pears more than any other fruit. There's just something about them that continues to inspire me to immortalize them on canvas. I haven't been as lucky this year as I have in the past finding pears (or any other fruits) with leaves attached. 

I've decided to repaint some of the smaller paintings I've done, that I really like a lot, on larger canvases. I'll be starting on them this week in preparation for a local exhibit in February.  

I received a notice from Zazzle that they've  added necklaces to their line of products so...I've been busy creating a line of (mostly) Angel Necklaces from my original oil paintings. The necklaces come in round and square designs with a sterling silver plated setting. Simple and beautiful.

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 90:10-1

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Morning Moon-Full Moon Oil Painting by Marina Petro

Morning Moon
6x6 
Oil painting on archival Raymar canvas panel.
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Well, this painting is not the Solstice Lunar Eclipse everyone was talking about yesterday. I got up hoping to watch the peak but the moon was nowhere to be found - at least not here in Upstate New York. 

"Morning Moon" was painted a while back and I thought I'd post it today as we do have a full moon today.  The inspiration for this painting came one very clear, starlit, early morning when I woke up, and looked out the kitchen window to find this glowing full moon amid the stars.

Today's Quotation:  "Don't fight darkness - bring the light, and darkness will disappear."
-Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

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Friday, December 17, 2010

The Arts Channel Features Intuitive Painting Video by Marina Petro

"Twenty-Seven"
An intuitive painting from "The Zone" Series
24 x 30 inches
Mixed media on canvas
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I am happy to announce that I just received notice that The Arts Channel has featured my video on Intuitive Abstract Art, Paintings From "The Zone" at their website. Take a peek...


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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Healing Angel Necklace, Marina Petro

"Angel Of Healing" 
Sterling Silverplated Necklace
Created from the original oil painting by Marina Petro

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Wear the Angel Of Healing and feel her gentle light bringing healing, peace and harmony. A special, meaningful gift for loved ones and angel collectors. This piece is offered in the round format as well as a square format which you can see by clicking the link to Zazzle above.

Not that I don't have enough to do right now but..... I couldn't resist creating this beautiful necklace when I learned Zazzle.Com has added necklaces to their line of products.

Today's Quotation: "Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace."
-Buddha


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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Sunflower Oil Painting "Sunflower Glow" Floral Art by Marina Petro

Sunflower Glow
11x14
Oil on stretched canvas
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Now isn't this nicer to look at than a winter scene? Oh, how I miss my sunflowers! We had snow today and it was bitter cold.  My mind is still back in August and I've been shocked into reality...ugh...

For the moment, Sunflower Glow is at my studio at 79 Beekman St. in Saratoga. Stop in and see it in 'person'. it really does glow.

Today's Quotation: "The artist need not know very much; best of all let him work instinctively and paint as naturally as he breathes or walks." 
-Emil Nolde


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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Lotus-Water Lily Pond Floral Oil Painting, Marina Petro

Lotus
8x10
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The inspiration for "Lotus" were the lotus/water lillies at YADDO Artists Retreat in Saratoga Springs , NY. Founded in 1900 by the financier Spencer Trask and his wife Katrina, herself a poet, Yaddo is an artists' community located on a 400-acre estate in Saratoga Springs, New York. Its mission is to nurture the creative process by providing an opportunity for artists to work without interruption in a supportive environment.

"Lotus" contains the primary colors denoting healing (green) , spirituality (white), enlightenment (yellow-gold) , love (pink) and intuition, deep contemplation (indigo). 

Today's Quotation: "Every moment, there is news coming out of silence."
-Ranier Maria Rilke

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Plum On Pink, Still Life Oil Painting, Marina Petro

Plum On Pink
5x7 inches
Oil painting on Archival Raymar canvas panel
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The color pink is said to represent love, a childlike nature, innocence, friendship. Pink is usually thought to be a feminine color while blue, is thought to be a masculine color. Many years ago (I forgot the source now but never forgot the report) I read that baby boys thrive more with the color pink and baby girls thrive more with the color blue... did we get it backwards??? The green in this painting is the typical color that represents healing.  Love and healing...doesn't get better than that!

Today's Quotation: "For one human being to love another: that is perhapsthe most difficult of our tasks; the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation."
-Ranier Maria Rilke


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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Healing Angel-Print w/Healing Passage, Marina Petro

Healing Angel Art Print with Healing Passage by Plotinus
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I am offering this print of my 'Healing Angel' painting along with a profoud, inspirational, beautiful passage on healing by Plotinus.  The image itself is  4" x 5" and printed on 8-1/2" x 11" White Epson Heavyweight Premium Matte Paper with Archival Epson Claria Inks....ready for the frame of your choice. I couldn't get the image (above) large enough for you to read the writing so I will type it out below here:

"Let the soul banish all that disturbs.
Let the Body that envelopes it be still.
And All the frettings of the Body,
And all that surrounds it.
Let Earth and sea and air be still
And Heaven itself.
And then let the body think
Of the Spirit as streaming, pouring
Rushing and shining into it from
All sides while it stands quiet."
~Plotinus 205AD

Now isn't this one of the most sublime passages you've ever read? Can you feel the healing? I can...

I will have a few of these available at my studio at 79 Beekman St. Saratoga Springs, NY if you'd like to stop in and pick one up. You'll know I am there when you see  my paintings outside on the porch. I'm usually there in the afternoons...still trying to orchestrate my time between seeing clients at my office at home and getting to the studio in town...EMAIL ME  if you'd like me to reserve one or more for you.

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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Flower Garden Oil Painting, Out Of Darkness, Marina Petro

Out Of Darkness
16x20
Oil on stretched canvas
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"Out Of Darkness" is the last painting my beloved teacher, Tom Vincent, began to guide me through before he died 3 months ago. I had to figure the finishing of it by myself and 'tuning in' to attempt to 'hear' Tom's guidance. Quite a phenomenal experience. It is one of the more difficult pieces I've attempted and would have been even if Tom were physically present. 

You've got to see it in 'life' to understand why.....so, if you're around my studio at 79 Beekman Street in Saratoga Springs and see my paintings out on the front porch, that means I'm there.... feel free to come in. Thank you Genell (one of my painting buddies) for suggesting the perfect title for it...

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Today's Quotation: "He who wishes to exert a useful influence must be careful to insult nothing. Let him not be troubled by what seems absurd, but concentrate his energies on the creation of what is good." 
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Apple On Plate-Still Life Realism Oil Painting, Marina Petro

Apple On A White Plate
6x8
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The decorative fabric adds so much to these fruit paintings. It helps a lot to have an interesting pattern to place the fruit on. I don't have to come up with anything original 'out of my head' ...which is fine a good part of the time... but having an external visual structure to work from lends a sense of relief at other times.

I've been down with bronchitis for about a week and a half and feeling just crummy.  I'd wanted to be posting new paintings more often but just don't have the energy yet. Trying to get myself resurrected for my Open Studio this weekend. You can read about it here in my NEWSLETTER. Hope to see some of you local folks there. I am NOT holding this at my home studio this year. It is being held at my studio at 79 Beekman Street in Saratoga Springs, NY.

Today's Quotation: "What you gaze upon, you become..."
(I heard this quote on the radio but they didn't mention who wrote it)



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Sunday, November 28, 2010

ANNUAL OPEN STUDIO Weekend Marina Petro

ANNUAL HOLIDAY OPEN STUDIO & SALE
Marina Petro's  Studio/Gallery at 
79 Beekman Street
In the Arts District of Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Saturday, December 4, from 1-8 pm
Sunday, December 5 from 12-5 pm

I'm very happy to announce that I will be holding my annual Open Studio and Holiday SALE this coming weekend. Prior to becoming affiliated with the Beekman Artist Studios last September, I decided I wasn't going to hold my Open Studio this year but reconsidered and decided to hold it. ... This time for a whole weekend! If you attend Saturday between 5-8 you will also have the opportunity to visit all the other artists studios in my building and along Beekman Street as it is First Saturday and all (or most) of the studios and galleries are open.

I've been busy rearranging and preparing my space for this special weekend. It's always so wonderful to be surprised by so many of you who attend...always good to reconnect...

This year, as usual, I will have many items - Paintings - Cards - Prints. Some are  considerably reduced, including my small 'Daily Paintings' and yes, some larger ones as well. Below are some pics of my new (almost finished rearranged) space. Hope to see you there...

Me with a selection of small unframed 'dailies'
There are many more not shown...
Paintings from "The Zone" Series 
Small Framed Paintings

Landscapes, Florals, New Work and more...
I forgot to take pictures of my prints and card racks but want to get this posted and out...
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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Magical Orange-Still Life Abstract Realism Fruit Oil Painting, Marina Petro

Magical Orange
10 x 10 inches
Oil on 1 -1/2" gallery wrapped canvas - painted black around all sides
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I called this painting Magical Orange because when I completed it it, the orange looked like it was flying through space on a magic carpet....is it just me or can you see it too?

Today's Quotation: "The only time a man thinks is when he's alone." 
-Jose Bergamin
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Monday, November 15, 2010

Pear On Zebra~Oil Painting by Marina Petro

Pear On Zebra
8x10 
Oil painting on stretched canvas
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This was a fun painting. I'm not particularly fond of the title I've given it but wanted to post it. If you have a 'catchier' title, just email me and I'll consider renaming it. I've painted another piece with an apple on zebra which I've posted below.There will probably be more fruits on my wild zebra fabric to come...

Wild Apple
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Today's Quotation: "The aim, if reached or not, makes great the life: Try to be Shakespeare, leave the rest to fate!"
-Robert Browning


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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Sun Burst, Sunflower and Sky Oil Painting, Marina Petro

Sun Burst
8x10
Oil painting on panel
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Another impressionist painting from my imagination. I didn't know what I was going to paint when I began this...just started painting and voila!...here is the result...it's always a surprise.
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Today's Quotation: Boldness has genius, power and magic. Engage, and the mind grows heated. Begin, and the work will be completed. 
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Angels~Guardians From Heaven 2011 Calendar by Marina Petro

Angels~Guardians From Heaven 2011 Calendar
by Marina Petro

I created this calendar at Red Bubble.Com.  It is large, measures 12.5 x 16.5 inches, and is printed on heavy weight luster paper and beautiful color photos.  The angel images can easily be framed afterward. 

This calendar will make a lovely gift for the holidays and is very reasonable.

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
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Friday, November 5, 2010

Lone Tree Landscape Oil Painting, Standing Alone, Marina Petro

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Standing Alone
Original oil painting on canvas
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This beautiful painting contains all the colors that invoke serenity and peace. It was such a pleasure to paint. I feel like I'm being drawn right into the landscape when I view it, as if I am right there..


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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Golden Meadow, Landscape, Oil Painting, Marina Petro

Golden Meadow
16x20
Original oil painting on canvas
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The photo here cannot capture the detail and beauty of this painting. People have commented that they are drawn right into the scene, that it lifts their spirit and evokes a sense of joy. The golden meadow was created with ten million little dots...a bit of exaggeration, but that's what it felt like when I was painting it....dot..dot..dot..It was actually very relaxing. There's something particularly relaxing with some repetitive actions. 

Today's Quotation: "Of the original phenomena, light is the most enthralling." 
-Leonardo da Vinci

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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Celestial Skyscape, Marina Petro, Journey To The Moon

Journey To The Moon
11x14
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Abstract Floral Acrylic Painting, Blue On Red, Marina Petro

Blue On Red
8x10 
Acrylic painting on canvas by Marina Petro
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Another lively and bright painting to lift your mood! This is the second acrylic painting I created in my attempt to acclimate to painting at my new studio/gallery in town. There is more yellow detail in the actual painting but it seems to be imperceptible in the photo above. The photo at my Etsy Shop picks up the yellow detail a bit better. If you click the HERE link just above, it will take you there. In any case, it was relaxing and fun to paint and I hope you enjoy it...

Today's Quotation: "Figuring out our gifts in life is part of our journey to becoming enlightened human beings."
-John Edward
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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Abstract Floral Acrylic Painting,Red On Blue, Marina Petro

Red On Blue
8x10
Acrylic painting on canvas
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This piece is a bit of a diversion from the familiar styles I work in. It is the first painting I created when
I was moving into my studio downtown. I didn't want to take on anything challenging...just needed to see how it 'felt' painting there. So, I pulled out my acrylic paints (I usually work in oil) and just began to paint...so, here it is. The picture posted here looks duller than the actual painting. In reality, the reds are quite a bit brighter. It is a happy painting and lifts my mood when I view it...hope it brightens your day too...I have a few more paintings I painted there in an attempt to acclimate and I'll post then soon. I'm still acclimating...

The Arts District on Beekman Street is participating in the Saratoga Springs Fall Festival taking place this weekend, Sat. 30 and Sun. 31 from 10am to 5pm. It's worth a trip to our beautiful city and Arts District for this event.  I will be at my studio/gallery on the first floor at 79 Beekman St. I'll have my original paintings, large and small (many on sale) cards, and prints...

Free trolley rides from Broadway to the Beekman Street Art District will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Beekman Street shops and galleries will host an “International Harvest Fest” as part of the Fall Festival. Enjoy Native American storytellers and totem carvings, Ugandan crafts, Kwanza displays and artwork depicting the memorial folk art of Latin American “Day of the Dead” celebrations.

There will also be an assortment of entertaining demos and interactive opportunities; children’s loom demos to pumpkin floral arrangements, free acupuncture and massage treatments, magicians, costume contests, musicians, harvest pottery, open galleries and more.
 

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Today's Quotation:  "When the power of Love overcomes the Love of power, the world will know peace. "
-Jimi Hendrix


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Sunday, October 24, 2010

International Artist Day-Honoring Tom Vincent

Andrea's Lillies
16x20 Oil on canvas, painted by Marina Petro, under the tutelage of Tom Vincent
Purchased by Saratoga Hospital for their permanent collection.

Honoring Tom Vincent, Master Painter and Teacher
October 25 has been designated International Artist Day. I am participating with two of the website/blogs I am a member of in this event, Daily Painters International Art Gallery and Artists International Gallery.  Our member artists were asked to choose an artist who has had significant influence for us. I chose my recently deceased teacher, Tom Vincent.

I'd considered myself a self-taught artist until life brought me to Tom Vincent. It's been said "When the student is ready, the teacher or master appears." I was ready in my 60's...quite a long wait for the master, considering I'd been painting since I was 14. But...life is what it is... has its own timing and reasons. I am in deepest gratitude for the three years I had under the direction of my beloved teacher, Tom Vincent. He passed away 2 months ago, in September 2010. I chose to honor him on International Artist Day not only for helping me develop greater skill and encourage me toward excellence, but for the palpable love he had for all his students and the love he invoked in us for him. He touched all our hearts and you can say we all had a love affair with him.

I drove home after my first class with him with tears of gratitude streaming down my face, thankful for being guided to this remarkable teacher. I can hear his voice now daily whispering to be patient...and very very careful when I was in the throes of a difficult passage in any given painting and just wanting to finish and be done with it. That was his strongest message to me and one I sorely needed...and will continue to employ, admittedly, not without resistance, but realizing the benefit and doing it regardless. I promise Tom...I will...

He didn't teach a technique or insist we paint as he does. That would be close to impossible anyway, because he painted masterfully in a variety of styles and subjects, from realistic portraits and landscapes in classical oil, to spontaneous intuitive automatic paintings, abstracts, and much more. He met each of us at our individual levels and taught us what we needed to progress and unfold. 

I'd taken pictures of some of his paintings but unfortunately, did not record the titles. Here they are below. I've also included his obituary which contains the highlights of his life. I hope you can read it. I did the best I could to enlarge it for viewing. If you can't read it, click on it and it should open to a larger version.  I hope I've done due justice to you with this, dear Tom...
by Tom Vincent




by Tom Vincent
This was a large painting, about 6' x 8'

 Tom in earlier days...
City Lights by Tom Vincent
This is a very large painting, about 6' x 8' created as an automatic, intuitive painting.

Tom Vincent and Marina with her painting "In The Pink"
Taken a few weeks before his death.






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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Lost Angel, Abstract Angel Oil Painting by Marina Petro

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Lost Angel
5" x 7" 
Oil painting on stretched canvas. Painted around all sides. No framing necessary.
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Today's Quotation: "Only by intuition can the artist attain the energy of creation and the light of the cosmic presence. Intuition is the creative grace or gift of psychic or immediate knowledge that arises in human consciousness and is transformed in vision and the power of images."
~Serge Ponomarew
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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Pumpkin Patch-Autumn Landscape Oil Painting, Marina Petro

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Pumpkin Patch
16" x 20"
Oil on canvas
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Photo truly doesn't do this piece justice. The detail on the leaves is beautiful if I must say so myself. This painting is currently being displayed in the window of my studio at Beekman St. in Saratoga Springs. It was painted from a photograph I snapped at a neighbor's pumpkin patch.

Today's Quotation:  "Every moment, there is news coming out of silence."
~Ranier Maria Rilke

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Monday, October 4, 2010

Phoenix Rising 1, Fire Bird Art Print, Marina Petro

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Phoenix Rising 1
24" x 48"
Oil on stretched canvas
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This painting was never exhibited.  I've had it hanging around my studio and upstairs in my storage room for several years. Last week I decided to bring it to my studio in town at 79 Beekman St. and within a week it was sold. I'm happy...

Today's Quotation: "The road to enlightenment is long...so bring some snacks and magazines..."
~Anonymous

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Autumn Trees Landscape Oil Painting, Approaching Storm, Marina Petro

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Approaching Storm
16x20 inches
Oil painting on stretched canvas
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I am pleased with this piece...getting better at painting trees. Can you enter the painting and feel the approaching storm? I can...What I am not 100 percent pleased with is the title I've given it. I wanted to include autumn and the storm in the title but couldn't come up with anything so I decided on focusing on the approaching storm.

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Today's Quotation:  "Every time you don't follow your inner guidance, you feel a loss of energy, loss of power, a sense of spiritual deadness." 
-Shakti Gawain
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Monday, September 27, 2010

Full Moon Skyscape Oil Painting, Cosmic Inferno,Marina Petro

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Cosmic Inferno
4" x 12"
Original acrylic painting on stretched canvas-painted around all sides.
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ARTIST~MARINA PETRO, SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY USA

I tried my hand at using acrylics for this piece....a much different experience than oil paint and one that I am not too familiar with. I began by painting the entire canvas with metallic bronze paint with the intention of applying the paint in a transparent way so the bronze would show through. That didn't work too well as I kept painting over passages and it is more opaque than I anticipated...but that's ok because I really like the way it turned out. There's some nice flowing texture in this piece.

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