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Saturday, December 17, 2016

MOONRISE, Original Landscape Moon Painting by Marina Petro


©Marina Petro

"Moonrise"
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.



MOONRISE began as a plein air painting of Saratoga Lake, NY. When I brought it back to my studio I didn't particularly love it so I began painting spontaneously and this is the result which I am very happy with! Can you see the suggestions of angels among the clouds?

Today's Quotation: "Often you have to rely on intuition."
 - Bill Gates 






Saturday, December 10, 2016

NIGHT BLOOMS, Original Floral Oil Painting by Marina Petro

©Marina Petro

"Night Blooms"
6 x 12 inches
Original oil painting on 1.5 inch deep stretched canvas
No frame needed
Ready to hang on your wall 
Only one in the entire universe...and it could be yours!
Certificate Of Authenticity provided with every original painting.


Night Blooms is another 'paint over' creation.

I am actually enjoying painting over works that were nagging at me as needing something more or to be transformed completely. This one was transformed completely! I'm very happy with it now. 

Today's Quotation: "If one looks closely enough, one can see angels in every piece of art."
-Adeline Cullen Ray


Friday, December 9, 2016

Red Moon Rising - Miniature Cosmic Oil Painting on Canvas by Marina Petro

Red Moon Rising

©Marina Petro

"Red Moon Rising"
3 x 3 inches (so cute)
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.


"Red Moon Rising" is one of seven miniature paintings I have left which are waiting for adoption  either at my online ETSY SHOP or with it's friends and a few cousins at AMP Galleries in Saratoga Springs, NY. There is a  "MINIATURE PAINTINGS"  link  on the left at my Etsy Shop if you'd like to see all of them. 

Unique gift for a special person.

Today's Quotation:"The greatest inspiration is often born of desperation."
-Comer Cotrell




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


Saturday, October 1, 2016

Misty Garden, Original Landscape Garden Oil Painting by Marina Petro

©Marina Petro

"Misty Garden"
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.





 Misty Garden is mysterious and soothing simultaneously. The mist surrounding the landscape engages your imagination. What lies within or beyond the mist? Only I know because I was back on the scene the next day!......but I am not telling.....

Misty Garden was painted at the entrance of the Saratoga State Park on a lovely summer day. I began the painting outdoors and completed it in my studio with much engagement of my imagination. 

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:  “You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop”
  – Rumi



Sunday, September 25, 2016

"NIGHT BLOOMS" Full Moon, Red Flowers, Night Sky, Original Oil Painting by Marina Petro

©Marina Petro

"NIGHT BLOOMS"
6 x 12 inches
Original oil painting on 1.5 inch stretched canvas
Ready to hang
Painted around all sides. No need for a frame.

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





"NIGHT BLOOMS" is another 'fixer upper' I just completed. I've been enjoying improving paintings I deemed finished a while back....the ones that keep nagging at me...Photo does not do it justice at all...

Today's Quotation: "Unless you are the lead dog, the scenery never changes..."
-Heard on the Michael Savage show



Tuesday, September 20, 2016

"COSMIC SOJOURN" Original Full Moon Night Sky Celestial Oil Painting by Marina Petro

First the news!
I have been invited to join the AMP Galleries in the Underground Arts District of Saratoga Springs. AMP Galleries is located in the Saratoga Marketplace at 454 Broadway in Saratoga Springs, NY. I will post photos soon. I am not featured at their website yet as this has just taken place but I do have most of my space ready for viewing so if you are in town, stop in.

Now about today's featured painting ..."Cosmic Sojurn"


©Marina Petro

"Cosmic Sojourn"
14 x 18 inches
Original oil painting on stretched canvas


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

A Certificate Of Authenticity is provided with every original painting.




"Cosmic Sojourn" will transport you out of this world and into another  yet  to be discovered world where all things are possible….

Cosmic Sojurn is another of my fixer up paintings. It's been hanging around my studio since the beginning of time. I finally decided to work over it and am very happy with the result. 

I've been doing fixer-upers lately and enjoying the transformations. I'll have a few more over the next few posts….

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


Sunday, June 5, 2016

"Healing Light" Original Art, Floral Garden Painting, Healing Art by Marina Petro

©Marina Petro

"Healing Light"
6 x 6 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.



"Healing Light" is another painting created spontaneously from my very very active creative imagination. As with most of my abstract and dreamy/spiritual type paintings, I begin by dipping my brush into the first color that attracts me and begin to paint...and on and on like that until a finished painting emerges.

I consider this painting "Healing Art".....How do you feel when you view it?

Today's Quotation: "I think the reward for conformity is that everybody likes you except yourself."
-Rita Mae Brown



Monday, May 30, 2016

"Soulmates" Lone Tree Photograph, Old House, Winter Landscape by Marina Petro

©Marina Petro

"Soulmates"

 8 x 10 inches or 11 x 14 inches
Photograph by Marina Petro


"Soulmates" is another one of the rare landscape photos I captured that I really like. I am better known for my original oil paintings. This photo was taken along Route 32 in the town of Quaker Springs, NY near Saratoga Springs, NY as I was driving through the countryside looking for beautiful and interesting scenery to photograph and paint. 

Today's Quotation: "It is the Higher Power which does everything, and the man is only a tool. If he accepts that position, he is free from troubles; otherwise, he courts them." 
~Ramana Maharshi


Saturday, May 28, 2016

"The Sentinel" Lone Tree In Winter Photograph by Marina Petro

©Marina Petro

"The Sentinel"
 8 x 10 inches or 11 x 16 inches
Photograph by Marina Petro




This photo was taken quite a few years ago in the countryside of Schuylerville, NY. I happened upon it as I was randomly driving getting acquainted with this area and looking for interesting spots to photograph and paint. This is one of my favorite photographs. 

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



Saturday, May 21, 2016

Cheerful, Color Filled Small Floral Ink Paintings...Original Art by Marina Petro

 Full Bloom
Fly Me To The Moon


Thought I'd share my ink paintings with you again. When I look at them, my mood immediately lifts. To see the full series of seven paintings and all pertinent information, just click the link above.

I've been busy going a bit crazy with organizing all my worldly possessions and discarding/donating a lot. I'm the opposite of a pack rat but nevertheless, have accumulated a considerable amount of 'things.'......even holding on to clothing which are considered antiques at this point in time. All this is in anticipation of a move. More details as things solidify.....

In the meantime, I will be planning a studio and simultaneous garage sale in June. Much of my artwork, prints as well as originals will be deeply discounted. Hope to see some of you there. 

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





Friday, May 13, 2016

"Inferno" Original Abstract Oil Painting by Marina Petro

©Marina Petro

"Inferno"
6 x 6 inches
Original oil painting on archival Raymar canvas panel

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





"INFERNO" is another painting created spontaneously from my very very active creative imagination. As with most of my abstract and dreamy/spiritual type paintings, I begin by dipping my brush into the first color that attracts me and begin to paint...and on and on like that until a finished painting emerges. This one started with the dark red color at the top left of the painting. 

Today's Quotation: "Before you speak, let your words pass through three gates.
At the first gate, ask yourself 'Is it true?'
At the second, ask 'Is it necessary?'
At the third gate, ask 'Is it kind?'"

-Sufi saying



Monday, May 9, 2016

ANGEL MOON, Original Angel Painting, Full Moon, Spiritual Art by Marina Petro

©Marina Petro

"Angel Moon"
16 x 20 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.




ANGEL MOON is another creation from my imagination. It's always (usually) a very happy surprise when angels decide to be born through my hands, paint and canvas.

Today's Quotation: "I am in love with the beautiful in all its manifestations, from the life of man to that of nature and the infinite. I behold the sky; I think of the infinite. All my art is a metaphysical endeavor to overcome visible realities. I search for synthesis and strive to realize a pictorial poem, with as much lyrical content as possible. A painter is a poet who paints poems."
-Gerardo Dottori


Saturday, May 7, 2016

Angel Art Print, Framed Angel Art by Marina Petro

©Marina Petro

"ANGEL"
Framed Fine Art Print

Only $17.99

Certificate Of Authenticity provided with every original painting.





"ANGEL" is one of the most popular angels I've created. The original was sold quite a few years ago and is now available as a fine art print at my Etsy Shop at the link above. 



Today's Quotation: "You can only lose what you cling to" 
-Buddha



Friday, May 6, 2016

Aura Painting, Original Energy Field Acrylic Painting by Marina Petro

©Marina Petro

"AURA PAINTING"
Commission/Sold

12 x 12 inch 
Original acrylic  painting on 1.5 inch stretched canvas painted around all sides.
Wired and ready to hang.

Curious about how you appear in the ethereal cosmic realms?

Certificate Of Authenticity provided with every original painting.



Today's Quotation: "Sometimes you get the best light from a burning bridge."
-Don Henley



Monday, May 2, 2016

THE FIRST ANGEL, Large Original Spiritual Abstract Angel Art Oil Painting by Marina Petro


©Marina Petro

"The First Angel"
24 x 36 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'd originally titled this one-of-a-kind painting  "Genesis" but recently changed the title to "The First Angel" because whenever I looked at it lately I kept seeing an angel emerging from the light.

"The First Angel" is being offered with a beautiful 3 1/2 inch antique frame which, in itself, is worth about $300 if not more.....

This painting was created spontaneously from my imagination. I didn't have anything in mind when I began to place colors on the canvas. I simply began painting, following my creative instinct each moment, and this is what resulted! It's always such a great adventure and surprise when I've completed these spontaneous/intuitive works. I am happy with it and hope you enjoy viewing it as well.

Today's Quotation: "Courage isn't having the strength to go on. It is going on when you don't have the strength." 
-Napoleon Bonaparte


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