Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Out Of Darkness, "Floral Oil Painting," by Marina Petro

Out Of Darkness
16" x 20" 
Original oil painting on canvas

Prints and greeting cards are available HERE

This painting was sold today to a lovely woman who visited my studio on Beekman Street in Saratoga Springs. I was a bit out of sorts, but the joy she expressed at finding this painting lifted me out of the doldrums.

"Out Of Darkness" holds a very special place in my heart. I began painting it under the guidance of my beloved teacher, Tom Vincent....he died before I finished it. It is one of the more difficult pieces I've attempted. Tom suggested that I paint the flowers on a dark background. I'd intended to include a sky in the background and hadn't ever painted a garden on a black background prior to this painting. 

I procrastinated quite a bit, and must admit that I experienced a tremendous amount of resistance whenever I worked on it....very, very slow going and a great relief when I decided it was done. I'm happy my baby has been adopted and gone to a good home.

Today's Quotation: “Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.”
-Terry Pratchett


Sadeu said...

is very beautiful, Marina : )

Marina Petro said...

Thank you so much Sadeu!


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