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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Orange and Lily, "Still Life Fruit and Floral Painting" by Marina Petro


Orange and Lily
6" x 6"
$100
Original oil painting on archival Raymar canvas panel
Fruit and Floral Still Life Art Series

Available for purchase until February 1

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


Details and purchasing information HERE or EMAIL me for other purchasing options and inquiries. 
Certificate Of Authenticity provided with every original painting.

Here's one more of my little orange gems with one of my favorite fabric patterns as background to awaken your senses.  I might paint this piece and the one posted yesterday on a much larger canvas in the relatively near future. In fact, if there's any of my small paintings you would like in a larger size, I'll be glad to accept your commission.

"Orange and Lily" will be available for purchasing at my Etsy Shop until February 1, when I enter it in the annual 'small works exhibit' at Mimosa Gallery in Saratoga Springs, which will run for 5 weeks.

Today's Quotation: There is an ancient Persian belief that the creation of art endows the maker with divine powers that are transmitted to the viewer.... 
 

LAY AWAY PLAN
I take installment payments for my artwork…without any finance charges. If there is a painting you would love to call your own, email or phone me at 518-583-7280 and we can work out an arrangement that is comfortable for you. 
 
Here is the link to my ETSY SHOP where most of my artwork is available with prices listed and the links to my "Available Paintings" and "Small Available Paintings" at my website.  

Monday, December 19, 2011

Orange and Hibiscus, "Still Life Fruit and Floral Paiinting" by Marina Petro

Orange And Hibiscus
6" x 6"
Original oil painting on archival Raymar canvas panel
Fruit and Floral Art Series

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


Details and purchasing information  HERE  or EMAIL me for other purchasing options and inquiries. 
Certificate Of Authenticity provided with every original painting.

This painting lifts my spirit. The orange was painted on a wonderful fabric pattern I've used before. The hibiscus flower is actually orange on the fabric, but I thought it would look better in a deeper rose color. Can you see this little gem cheering you up on your kitchen or dining room wall?

It will be available for purchasing at my Etsy Shop until February 1, when I enter it in the annual 'small works exhibit' at Mimosa Gallery in Saratoga Springs.

Today's Quotation: "And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."
-Anais Nin

LAY AWAY PLAN
I take installment payments for my artwork…without any finance charges. If there is a painting you would love to call your own, email or phone me at 518-583-7280 and we can work out an arrangement that is comfortable for you. 
 
Here is the link to my ETSY SHOP where most of my artwork is available with prices listed and the links to my "Available Paintings" and "Small Available Paintings" at my website.  
 

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Red Pear and Hibiscus, "Still Life Fruit And Floral" Oil Painting by Marina Petro

Red Pear and Hibiscus
6" x 8"
Original oil painting on archival canvas panel
Fruit and Floral Still Life Series

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


Details and purchasing information HERE or EMAIL me for other purchasing options and inquiries. 
Certificate Of Authenticity provided with every original painting.
This little gem was quite challenging to paint, but I am happy with the finished piece.


Click the link to view a preview of this beautiful calendar. Each page of the month is graced with one of my angel paintings. It is a high quality product and the prints can be framed afterward.

Today's Quotation: "...and so at this time I greet you.
Not quite as the world sends greetings, but with profound esteem and with the prayer that for you now and forever, the day breaks and the shadows flee away."
-Fra Giovani

LAY AWAY PLAN
I take installment payments for my artwork…without any finance charges. If there is a painting you would love to call your own, email or phone me at 518-583-7280 and we can work out an arrangement that is comfortable for you. 
 
Here is the link to my ETSY SHOP where most of my artwork is available with prices listed and the links to my "Available Paintings" and "Small Available Paintings" at my website.  

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Psychedelic Pear, "Still Life Fruit Oil Painting" 20 x 20 by Marina Petro


  
Psychedelic Pear
20" x 20"
Original oil painting on gallery wrapped canvas
Still Life Fruit Series

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


Details and purchasing information HERE or EMAIL me for other purchasing options and inquiries. 
Certificate Of Authenticity provided with every original painting.

"Psychedelic Pear" is the final large still life painting I've completed...boo hoo. They were so pleasurable to create and I will miss painting them for a while as I tackle other projects...equally pleasurable. I will reiterate my usual bemoaning that because I paint in a variety of  styles and diverse subject matter, (and want to do them all at the same time) I'm usually missing painting something or another as I'm working on whatever it is I'm working on. Yea, I know what some of you are thinking ...Marina, "just stay in the moment"....and I will respond....When you truly accomplish that, let me know and you can teach me....

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

LAY AWAY PLAN
I take installment payments for my artwork…without any finance charges. If there is a painting you would love to call your own, email or phone me at 518-583-7280 and we can work out an arrangement that is comfortable for you. 
 
Here is the link to my ETSY SHOP where most of my artwork is available with prices listed and the links to my "Available Paintings" and "Small Available Paintings" at my website.  


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Tropical Trip, "Still Life Fruit and Floral Oil Painting" 20"x20"by Marina Petro


 
Tropical Trip
20" x 20"
Original oil painting on gallery wrap canvas
Does not need framing
Fruit and Floral Art Series

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


Details and purchasing information HERE or EMAIL me for other purchasing options and inquiries. 
Certificate Of Authenticity provided with every original painting.


 I love painting these large still life piecesI've just completed a few smaller still life paintings  for submission to the Mimosa Gallery annual small works exhibit that is coming up after the holidays in Saratoga Springs. I'll keep you all posted and I'll post my new small creations after I am through with this larger series. 

At the moment,  I am working on an equine portrait that was commissioned by one of my wonderful collectors who resides in Saratoga Springs every summer.  A few other equine commissions are 'in the works' so I'll be busy painting for others for a while.

Today's Quotation: “I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being.”
 -Hafiz 
 

LAY AWAY PLAN
I take installment payments for my artwork…without any finance charges. If there is a painting you would love to call your own, email or phone me at 518-583-7280 and we can work out an arrangement that is comfortable for you. 
 
Here is the link to my ETSY SHOP where most of my artwork is available with prices listed and the links to my "Available Paintings" and "Small Available Paintings" at my website.  

Friday, December 9, 2011

Lime And Lemons, "Still Life Fruit and Floral Painting" by Marina Petro 20" x 20"


Lime and Lemons
20" x 20"

Original oil painting on gallery wrapped canvas
Fruit and Floral Still Life Series

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


Details and purchasing information HERE or EMAIL me for other purchasing options and inquiries. 
Certificate Of Authenticity provided with every original painting.

LAY AWAY PLAN
I take installment payments for my artwork…without any finance charges. If there is a painting you would love to call your own, email or phone me at 518-583-7280 and we can work out an arrangement that is comfortable for you. 
 
Here is the link to my ETSY SHOP where most of my artwork is available with prices listed and the links to my "Available Paintings" and "Small Available Paintings" at my website.  

Today's Quotation:   “We have come into this exquisite world to experience ever and ever more deeply our divine courage, freedom and light!”
-Hafiz


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Camouflage, "Still Life Fruit and Floral Painting," by Marina Petro 20 x 20



Camouflage
20" x 20"
Oil painting on gallery wrapped canvas
Does not need framing
"Still Life Fruit and Floral Series"
Only $399

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


Details and purchasing information HERE or EMAIL me for other purchasing options and inquiries. 
Certificate Of Authenticity provided with every original painting.

I love painting these bold and bright large still life pieces. I actually find them considerably easier to navigate than my small paintings. They do make quite a dramatic statement...

.....and speaking of statements....The older I get, the more I could have written the quote by Socrates below. In fact, here is a little scribble I wrote about 20 years ago...

"The more I know, the less I know, soon, I will know nothing,
The more I know, the less I speak, soon, I will be speechless..."
-Marina Petro

Today's Quotation: "As for me, all I know is that I know nothing."
Socrates 


LAY AWAY PLAN
I take installment payments for my artwork…without any finance charges. If there is a painting you would love to call your own, email or phone me at 518-583-7280 and we can work out an arrangement that is comfortable for you. 
 
Here is the link to my ETSY SHOP where most of my artwork is available with prices listed and the links to my "Available Paintings" and "Small Available Paintings" at my website.


Sunday, December 4, 2011

Lemons On Persimmon, "Still Life Oil Painting," 20 x 20 by Marina Petro


Lemons On Persimmon
20" x 20"
Original oil painting on 1 1/2" canvas
Painted around all sides and does not need framing.
Wired and ready to hang
Still Life Fruit Series

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


Details and purchasing information HERE or EMAIL me for other purchasing options and inquiries. 
 Certificate Of Authenticity provided with every original painting.

Can you imagine this striking painting in your dining area? The background for this piece is a sheet of decorative paper I found at my local craft store. I saw it and immediately thought ...what a wonderful painting some bright yellow lemons placed on it would make. 

I originally painted this piece in a small 6"x 6" format which sold fairly quickly. I liked it so much and decided to paint a much larger version. 

Today's Quotation: "A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul."
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Friday, December 2, 2011

Horse, "Equine Giclee Art Print on Canvas," DREAMER, Equine Portrait by Marina Petro 16x20

"Dreamer"
16" x 20"
Giclee Art Reproduction on Canvas
Equine Portrait Series
$195 includes shipping to US

Details and purchasing information HERE or EMAIL ME for other purchasing options and inquiries.

"Dreamer" is another high quality giclee print on stretched canvas of the original oil painting. It is stretched over 1/2" stretcher strips and difficult to distinguish from the original painting. These reproductions never cease to amaze me.

"Dreamer" is the very first horse painting I'd ever attempted and I was very very happy with how it turned out. I've received more comments about my equine artwork than anything I've ever painted before, including my angel artwork. CLICK HERE for the story about how it all began....

Today's Quotation:  "The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit, and fire."  
~Sharon Ralls Lemon

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Horse, "Equine Giclee Art Print on Canvas," SEER, Equine Portrait by Marina Petro 16x20

"Seer"
16" x 20"
Giclee Art Reproduction on Canvas
Equine Portrait Series
$195 includes shipping to US


Details and purchasing information HERE or EMAIL me for other purchasing options and inquiries. 


This wonderful piece is a high quality giclee print on canvas of the original oil painting. It is stretched over 1/2" stretcher strips and printed locally by Frankie Flores, one of the premier artists here in Saratoga Springs, NY. It is actually difficult for even me to distinguish the original painting, which is presently on display at The Arts Center Exhibit, from this exquisite reproduction.

Speaking of the Arts Center Exhibit, the opening is taking place this Saturday night from 6-8 pm at 320 Broadway in Saratoga Springs. There will be food and refreshments available and I am looking forward to attending. Hope to see some of you there too!

Today's Quotation: "The wind of heaven is that which blows between a horse's ears." 
~Arabian Proverb
 

Monday, November 28, 2011

Family Portrait, Large 20" x 20" "Still Life Pear Painting" by Marina Petro


Family Portrait 11
20" x 20"
SOLD
Original oil painting on 1 1/2 inch stretched canvas
Painted around all sides and does not need a frame
Still Life Fruit Series



Certificate Of Authenticity provided with every original painting.
I'd originally painted this piece in a 6" x 6" format and it sold almost immediately to a collector who has one child. She said it represented her beautiful family. I liked this painting so much and decided to paint it again in a much larger version.

Another example of a rare fruit find with the wonderful stem and leaf on the momma pear. Wish I could have preserved it forever. Being that I knew it wasn't possible, I ate it...mmmmm

Today's Quotation: "Beauty and seduction is nature's tool for survival, because we will protect what we fall in love with. Their relationship is a love story that feeds the Earth." 
-Louis Schwartzberg
 

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Apple Painting, "Still Life Apple Painting," One Little Apple by Marina Petro

One Little Apple
6" x 6"
Original oil painting on archival Raymar canvas panel
Still Life Fruit Series

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


Details and purchasing information HERE or EMAIL me for other purchasing options and inquiries. 
Certificate Of Authenticity provided with every original painting.

Here's another sort of cute apple for you today. It seems to have a personality, doesn't it? I was so happy to discover this little apple with its long, thick stem and wonderful leaves still attached. I couldn't wait to get home and paint it!

It is a beautiful temperate Sunday morning here in Saratoga Springs, NY......Too beautiful to waste behind a computer and I've already got upper back/shoulder burn.... I'm going into town to walk around and hopefully have a new adventure or see something beautiful I didn't notice before...or maybe another piece of fruit with a leaf attached....a rare find....

Incidentally, if you are Christmas shopping and want to give a gift of lasting beauty, check out my ETSY SHOP...

Today's Quotation: "It is remarkable how closely the history of the Apple-tree is connected with that of man." 
-- Henry David Thoreau, Wild Apples
 

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Pear Painting, "Little Green Pear" Still Life Oil Painting by Marina Petro


Little Green Pear
3" x 3"
Original oil painting on canvas
Still Life Fruit Series
Only $29

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


Details and purchasing information  HERE or EMAIL me for other purchasing options and inquiries. 
Certificate Of Authenticity provided with every original painting.


This cute little painting actually looks much better in person. Can you see it gracing a shelf in your kitchen?

Today's Quotation: "Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall unveil."
-James Allen
 

Monday, November 21, 2011

Flower Garden Painting, "Garden" by Marina Petro


Garden
3" x 2"
Original oil painting on canvas
Floral Art Series

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

Shipped with easel


Details and purchasing information HERE or EMAIL me for other purchasing options and inquiries.  
Certificate Of Authenticity provided with every original painting.

Another tiny painting created spontaneously from my imagination. The first picture is about the same size as the actual painting. 

Today's Quotation: "Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures."
-Henry Ward Beecher
 

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Skyscape, Moon Painting, Fire On The Moon, by Marina Petro


Fire On The Moon
3" x 3"
Original oil painting on miniature canvas
Skyscape Series

$29 with easel

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


Details and purchasing information HERE or EMAIL me for other purchasing options and inquiries.  

As with most of my celestial skyscape paintings, Fire On The Moon was painted spontaneously from my imagination. It was a lot of fun and satisfied my nature which is impatient and result oriented. Astrology states that the astrological sign Aries was behind the door when patience was being handed out....
Today's Quotation: "You get more by waiting than you do by moving. You wait for the light to come and it will change the world in front of you." 
-Peter Fiore
 

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Sun Burst, Sunflower Painting, "Floral Oil Painting," by Marina Petro

Sun Burst
8" x 10"
Original oil painting on canvas panel
Floral Art Series

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


Details and purchasing information HERE  or EMAIL me for other purchasing options and inquiries. 
Certificate Of Authenticity provided with every original painting.
I didn't know what I was going to paint when I began this piece. I dipped my brush into the paint and simply began. At one point it looked like it was actually going to be a sunburst but as I continued to paint and it magically started to look like a sunflower and I decided to stop...so that's the story here....

Today's Quotation: "Courage is doing what you're afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you're scared."
-Eddie Rickenbacker

Friday, November 18, 2011

Storm Over Ocean Beach, "Seascape Oil Painting" by Marina Petro

Storm Over Ocean Beach
16" x 20"
Original oil painting on canvas

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


Details and purchasing information HERE or EMAIL me for other purchasing options and inquiries. 
Certificate Of Authenticity provided with every original painting.

This is where I would love to be at the moment. We had our first 1/2" of snow today. I know it's not much but seeing it covering the ground kind of shocked me into the reality that summer is over and winter is on its way. I will visualize myself walking along this beach as I fall off to sleep tonight....

Today's Quotation: "True religion is the life we lead, not the creed we profess."
-Louis Nizer
 

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Fish and Pear Oil Painting, Fishing Around, by Marina Petro

Fishing Around
6" x 8"
Original oil painting on canvas panel
Still Life Fruit Series

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

Yours at the 25% reduced price of $75


Details and purchasing information HERE  or EMAIL me for other purchasing options and inquiries. 
Certificate Of Authenticity provided with every original painting.

I love working with bright, clear color and was very happy to find this swatch of whimsical fabric to pose my red pears on.
I had a surprise request from my granddaughter, Dominique, to spend the night with me yesterday. She's been working very hard creating her beautiful hemp beaded jewelry and listing it all at her Etsy Shop. Being an impatient 17 year old, she hadn't included some of the details that I thought were important to present her jewelry online....so.....we spent the night (me until 11:30 pm and Dominique until 3am) revising every one of her listings. There's still some work to do with the photos but here is DOM'S BEAD BOUTIQUE at Etsy.Com
 
Today's Quotation:   "One of the major biases in risky decision making is optimism. Optimism is a source of high-risk thinking."
-Daniel Kahneman
 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Apple On A White Plate, "Still Life Oil Painting," Marina Petro

Apple On A White Plate
6" x 8"
SOLD
Original oil painting on canvas
Still Life Fruit Series

Painted around all sides - does not need a frame

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


Details and purchasing information HERE or EMAIL me for other purchasing options and inquiries. 
Certificate Of Authenticity provided with every original painting.

Can you picture this neat little gem of a painting on your kitchen wall?  I fell in love with the fabric I used as the background. After painting it as is, I put in the white polka dots to add a bit more interest. There was just too much flat black in the fabric. I don't think I'll ever get tired of painting fruit on colorful backgrounds. I'm still not back in the swing of painting and not happy about it. One thing after another has come up that needed my attention....just so much energy and time in any given day....

Today's Quotation: "If passion drives, let reason hold the reins"
-Benjamin Franklin


Monday, November 14, 2011

November, "Landscape Oil Painting," by Marina Petro

November
12" x 16"
Original oil painting on canvas
Landscape Series

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


Details and purchasing information HERE or EMAIL me for other purchasing options and inquiries. 
Certificate Of Authenticity provided with every original painting.

This is an older painting I completed a few years ago. It was painted Plein Air at the Saratoga Battlefield in Saratoga, NY on a very chilly, windy and overcast day. As much as I enjoy the experience of painting outdoors, I have a difficult time packing all the gear necessary, carrying it around and dealing with bugs, the elements, and invariably an aching back after a while.... Maybe in my next life...

Sunday morning,  the second day of my Annual Open Studio, K. Madison Moore, a good friend of mine and exceptional painter who lives way over in Pennsylvania emailed me with the link to a very wonderful newspaper feature about me that was published in my local newspaper that morning. What a surprise! Click SARATOGA ARTICLE to read it.

Today's Quotation: "The saints are the sinners who keep on going..."
-Robert Louis Stevenson
 

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Yellow Apple, "Still Life Fruit Oil Painting," by Marina Petro

Yellow Apple
6" x 8"
Oil painting on stretched canvas
Still Life Fruit Series


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


Details and purchasing information  HERE or EMAIL me for other purchasing options and inquiries. 
Certificate Of Authenticity provided with every original painting.
The pattern I used for the background is from a piece of fabric one of my daughters gave me. She thought  I would like to use it as a background for my still life paintings. Can you see this little gem brightening up your kitchen?

Today's Quotation: "It is better by noble boldness to run the risk of being subject to half the evils we anticipate than to remain in cowardly listlessness for fear of what might happen."
-Herodotus (485-425BC)  Greek Historian
 

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Autumn Mist Rising, "Autumn Landscape Oil Painting", by Marina Petro


 Autumn Mist Rising
18" x 24"
Original oil painting on canvas
Landscape Series

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


Details and purchasing information  HERE  or EMAIL me for other purchasing options and inquiries. 
Certificate Of Authenticity provided with every original painting.

This photo doesn't capture the subtleties of this painting either in color or detail, but you get the idea. I am a lover of mist. There are times when I'm working on a painting that isn't developing very well ...that's when I dip my brush in white paint and begin to rub in and paint over the passages I don't like. That's how I initially discovered that I paint mist really well! This isn't one of those paintings though....the mist was planned and deliberate. I've been told that mist and fog are difficult to capture....it seems to come naturally to me though....at least that's what I've been told....

Today's Quotatio: "I enter the world called real as one enters a mist."
-Julien Green
 

Friday, November 4, 2011

Peaceful Garden, "Landscape Oil Painting" by Marina Petro

Peaceful Garden
5" x 7"
Original oil painting on canvas
Garden Series

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


Details and purchasing information HERE or EMAIL me for other purchasing options and inquiries. 
Certificate Of Authenticity provided with every original painting.

This lovely, serene little piece was painted from my imagination. When I need a diversion from more structured painting I usually just begin to paint spontaneously just to see what will manifest. What usually manifests is either a garden painting or a celestial painting. 

At the moment, I am still so frustrated with myself and the slow progress I am making getting everything in order here for my Open Studio next weekend. I will make a concerted effort to discipline myself today and not allow any more distractions...and here's the perfect quotation for me below...

Today's Quotation:  If we want to do something, we won't do it by doing other things. 
-Anne Copeland

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Countryside, Landscape Acrylic Painting, by Marina Petro

Countryside
8" x 10"
Original oil painting on canvas
Landscape Series

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


Details and purchasing information  HERE  or EMAIL me for other purchasing options and inquiries. 
Certificate Of Authenticity provided with every original painting.

The inspiration for this painting is the beautiful countryside just up the road from my country home and studio in Saratoga Springs, NY. It is one of the rare acrylic paintings I've done. I must admit, I enjoyed using acrylic paint in this case, but oil remains my favorite.The photo here does not do this painting justice but for now, it was the best I could do.

On another note, here is the link to my latest NEWSLETTER. I've announced my Open Studio and there's also a simple Intuition Exercise.

Today's Quotation: "Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you." 
-H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
 

Monday, October 31, 2011

Illumined Garden, "Landscape Oil Painting," Marina Petro

Illumined Garden
11" x 14"
Original landscape oil painting on canvas
Landscape Garden Series
Healing Art
Just SOLD shortly after I posted it
Only one in the entire universe...and it could be yours!


Details and purchasing information HERE or EMAIL me for other purchasing options and inquiries. 
Certificate Of Authenticity provided with every original painting.

Illumined Garden was painted spontaneously from my imagination. I love painting in this way. This painting invokes such a sense of peace. Viewers have told me that it seems to pull them right into the light. I had this painting on my studio wall intending to finish it. People would comment on how much they liked it and when I'd say "it isn't finished yet..." the consistent response was "don't do anything more to it."....so I didn't....

Today's Quotation: "I'm enjoying the most perfect tranquillity, free from all worries, and in consequence would like to stay this way forever, in a peaceful corner of the countryside like this."
-Claude Monet
 

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Plum Painting, "Still Life Fruit Oil Painting" by Marina Petro

Plum In Bowl
5" x 7"
Original oil painting on archival Raymar canvas panel
Still Life Fruit Series

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


Details and purchasing information HERE or EMAIL me for other purchasing options and inquiries. 
Certificate Of Authenticity provided with every original painting.

 I've painted a few other plums on this fabric pattern in the past which have all sold. I love painting the deep red, burgundy and violet colors of the plum. 

I haven't painted since moving the paintings and equipment from my studio on Beekman St. back home. I'm never quite 'right' unless I am painting consistently. The challenge has been to reintegrate everything into my studio here and keep it looking fairly organized until my house sells...not an easy task. I plodded along earlier today for a few hours, took a nap, and am exquisitely procrastinating getting back in there. Wish I could just wave a magic wand and have it all done....

I am planning to have an Open Studio here November 12 & 13. I will provide more details as we get closer. Hope to see some of you there!

Today's Quotation: "The greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising up every time we fall."
-Confucius


Saturday, October 29, 2011

Autumn Landscape Oil Painting, "Autumn Mist" by Marina Petro

Autumn Mist
20" x 24"
Original landscape oil painting on canvas

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


Details and purchasing information HERE or EMAIL me for other purchasing options and inquiries. 
Certificate Of Authenticity provided with every original painting.
This painting was inspired partially from a photograph as well as memory of landscapes such as this I  driving around the countryside in Autumn. Observers have commented that this painting is 'haunting' and 'mysterious.'

To get the effect of mist on the trees in the background, I painted them in dark initially and allowed the paint to dry. Then, I began to gently paint over them with light gray, until I achieved the effect I wanted.  It seemed easier to approach it this way rather than mix the gray color and apply it directly to paint in the trees.

At the moment i am periodically looking out my window waiting for the predicted 4-6 inches of snow to begin falling....ugh...a bit too early for my liking and just at the height that needs plowing. We've already had a light snowfall on Friday as you can see from the pic below.....and it's still October!
Today's Quotation:  "Pain nourishes courage. You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you."
-Mary Tyler Moore
 

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Bird Painting, 'Black Bird Oil Painting' by Marina Petro

Black Bird
8" x 8"
Original oil painting on 1.5 " gallery wrapped canvas
SOLD
Only one in the entire universe...and it could be yours!



Certificate Of Authenticity provided with every original painting.

This painting was sold at one point but has flown back home to me....long story and I won't bore you with the details. I love this little painting. The bird's feathers glisten. I painted it when my teacher was still alive. I can hear his voice telling me....be patient, Marina....be careful...very careful. Even though it appears to be a small and simple composition, I actually found it quite difficult to paint....but...I am very happy with the results.

Today's Quotation: "Enthusiasm is the best protection in any situation. Wholeheartedness is contagious. Give yourself, if you wish to get others.
-David Seabury
 

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