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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

"STARRY SKIES" Original Landscape Oil Painting by Marina Petro


"Starry Skies"
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.


"STARRY SKIES" was initially going to be a plein air painting I began at Saratoga State Park per the pictures below. When I brought it back to my studio I could not harness my ever active imagination and it became a totally new creation painted spontaneously/intuitively. I love these surprises.

Today's Quotation: "It is always with excitement that I wake up in the morning wondering what my intuition will toss up to me, like gifts from the sea. I work with it and rely on it. It's my partner."
-Jonas Salk





Wednesday, June 21, 2017

ASTRAL JOURNEY~ Original Outer-Space Fantasy Painting by Marina Petro


Seen on one of my many journeys out of this world...
"Astral Journey"
30 x 40 inches
Original oil painting on stretched canvas

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Certificate Of Authenticity provided with every original painting.

"Astral Journey" is a large painting of other worlds beyond what we can see. It was created spontaneously from my imagination. It is very freeing when I paint in this way. I don't plan anything....just allow my intuition to take over. Always a surprise and most times a very pleasant one! 

Today's Quotation:  "Have no fear of perfection. You will never reach it."
-Salvatore Dali



Sunday, June 18, 2017

HEAVENLY GARDEN - Original Landscape Oil Painting by Marina Petro

"Heavenly 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.


I was feeling kind of 'stuck' when I went into my studio the day I began painting this serene piece. I was having difficulty deciding what to paint so I chose to paint a theme that is created spontaneously / intuitively and something I'm always comfortable. Just not in the mood to go beyond my comfort zone that day. I consider HEAVENLY GARDEN "Healing Art" because of the sense of uplifting, serenity and peace it evokes when viewed. 

Today's Quotation:  "No act of kindness is ever wasted."
-Aesop


Sunday, June 11, 2017

SPRING BLOOMS, Original Landscape Flower Oil Painting by Marina Petro

©Marina Petro

"Spring Blooms"
8 x 10 inches
Original oil painting on stretched canvas

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Certificate Of Authenticity provided with every original painting.


Now isn't this the most cheerful painting? I began painting it on an outdoor painting excursion to Skene Manor in Whitehall, NY and finished it in my studio from my imagination. I used a combination of palette knife and brush.

This landscape with springtime blooms will certainly lift the mood wherever it is displayed.

Today's Quotation:  "It's easy to get bogged down in the circumstantial and mundane, but if we connect to our passion, that in itself will be regenerative; we won't have to wait for the energy, it will be there."
-Nina Simons


Saturday, June 10, 2017

The Guardian, Fine Art Print From The Original Painting by Marina Petro

"The Guardian"
Fine art print in a variety of sizes.


This beautiful guardian angel seemed to paint herself!
I began the painting with my canvas in a horizontal position, intending to paint a garden. Nothing seemed to work and I created a real mess. 

In my frustration, I intuitively / impulsively turned the canvas around vertically on my easel and began to paint spontaneously. As I continued painting, the image of this angel appeared. 

The original painting has been sold but I am happy to have it available as a fine art print in a variety of sizes.

Today's Quotation:  "Cease trying to work everything out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be Revelation."
-Eileen Caddy


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

FLOWER POWER - Original Abstract Flower Painting by Marina Petro


"Flower Power"
6x6 inches
Original oil painting on panel

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Certificate Of Authenticity provided with every original painting.


This cheerful piece was created in a spontaneous burst of enthusiasm and energy! There is a great deal of texture in this colorful creation. I hope the creative 'vibes' are felt and carry over when viewed. What a great housewarming gift his painting would make....or just a permanent place in your home to cheer you. It is framed in the floater frame pictured above.

Today's Quotation:  "Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn't anyone who doesn't appreciate kindness and compassion."
-Dalai Lama

Sunday, June 4, 2017

ANGEL FALLS, Original Angel Oil Painting by Marina Petro

"Angel Falls"
24 x 30 inches
Original oil painting on stretched canvas

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Certificate Of Authenticity provided with every original painting.


I painted this piece minus the moon and angel some time ago. I considered it completed then and gave it the title "Sacred Mountains." I even had it listed at Etsy for sale for a short time. 

However, I began to feel the painting was not quite finished but wasn't sure how to go about finishing until the impression of an angel atop one of the mountain cliffs and the moon appeared in my imagination. I am very happy with it now...

Today's Quotation:  "It is always with excitement that I wake up  in the morning wondering what my intuition will toss up to me, like gifts from the sea. I work with it and rely on it. It's my partner."
 -Jonas Salk 


Sunday, May 21, 2017

"ANGEL'S PLAYGROUND" Original Angel Oil Painting by Marina Petro

©Marina Petro

"Angel's Playground"
8 x 8 inches
Original oil painting on stretched canvas

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Certificate Of Authenticity provided with every original painting.


Here is another original angel oil painting created from my imagination. I hadn't intended to paint an angel. It seemed to paint itself at the last minute. I painted most of the painting but felt it needed something more. In an instant, the impression of an angel appeared...and here she is...ready to bring blessings to you and your home.


Today's Quotation:  "The only thing that makes one an artist is making art. And that requires the precise opposite of hanging out; a deeply lonely and unglamorous task of tolerating oneself long enough to push something out." 
-David Rakoff


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

"INTO THE LIGHT" Original Landscape Floral Painting by Marina Petro

"Into The Light"

©Marina Petro

"Into The Light"
5 x 7 inches
Original oil painting on Raymar archival canvas panel

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Certificate Of Authenticity provided with every original painting.



This light filled piece was completed about a week ago. I do love painting 'out of my head' most of the time. The paintings seem to flow more easily and are usually very nice surprises. 

"In The Light" would be a lovely housewarming gift.

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



Sunday, May 7, 2017

Glowing Garden - Original Landscape Flower Oil Painting by Marina Petro

©Marina Petro

"Glowing Garden"
9 x 12 inches
Original oil painting on stretched canvas

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Certificate Of Authenticity provided with every original painting.


"Glowing Garden" was painted with brush and palette knife. The palette knife added very nice texture and another type of spontaneous expression. There is less control with the knife. It's been  an interesting excursion in expanding my creative direction since I've been experimenting with the knife with both oil and acrylic paints.

Today's Quotation: "Beauty surrounds us; but usually we need to be walking in a garden to know it."
-Rumi



Saturday, April 29, 2017

ENCHANTED GARDEN - Original Oil Painting by Marina Petro

Enchanted Garden


 ©Marina Petro

"Enchanted Garden"
12 x 16 inches
Original oil painting on Gessobord

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Certificate Of Authenticity provided with every original painting.



Oh, would I love to be in this painting right now. Just beyond the flowers and through the mist is the most beautiful pond. Can you see it? 

Today's Quotation: "When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy."
-Rumi




Sunday, April 23, 2017

ANGEL OF LOVE - Original Angel Oil Painting by Marina Petro

"Angel Of Love"
©Marina Petro

"Angel Of Love"
6 x 8 inch
Original oil painting on Gessobord panel

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Certificate Of Authenticity provided with every original painting.


"Angel Of Love" is another original intuitive creation from my ever - active imagination! It is much nicer in person. I've been thinking a lot about painting some angels with my trusty palette knives. We'll see....I have a palette knife painting of a garden on my easel right now calling for me to finish it. 

Today's Quotation: "Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody."
~Longfello



Saturday, March 25, 2017

"JOYFUL GARDEN' Original Acrylic Painting by Marina Petro




©Marina Petro

"Joyful Garden"
14 x 11
Original acrylic palette knife painting on Gessobord

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Certificate Of Authenticity provided with every original painting.


I began painting "Joyful Garden" this past weekend in Vermont while attending a palette knife workshop presented by Cynthia Rosen.  I completed it on my return home. The inspiration for this painting was a photo of one of my beautiful gardens. I am looking forward to painting more floral pieces outdoors this year... spring through autumn. 


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



Thursday, March 23, 2017

SUNFLOWERS - Original Palette Knife Painting by Marina Petro




©Marina Petro

"Sunflowers"
16 x 12
Original acrylic palette knife painting on Gessobord

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Certificate Of Authenticity provided with every original painting.


I painted "Sunflowers" this past weekend at the Southern Vermont Art Center in Manchester, VT while attending a palette knife workshop presented by Cynthia Rosen.
I finished another garden painting when I got back home and will post it this weekend. 

It is energizing and inspiring to attempt new painting techniques. Palette knife painting is so much different than painting with a brush. I also used acrylic paint for their rapid drying properties rather than oil paint which is my primary medium.

What fun! 

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




Monday, March 6, 2017

COSMIC SERPENT, Fantasy Outer Space Original Oil Painting by Marina Petro


©Marina Petro

"Cosmic Serpent"
30 x 40
Original oil painting on 1.5 deep stretched canvas
Does not need a frame

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Certificate Of Authenticity provided with every original painting.


"Cosmic Serpent" was painted (and I thought completed) quite some time ago. However, the eyes always looked a bit too 'friendly' to me but it was just a week or so ago that I decided to fix them more to my liking. Glad to make this powerful piece available.

Today's Quotation: "The intelligent want self control. The children want candy."
-Rumi




Saturday, February 25, 2017

"Heaven To Earth" Original Oil Painting by Marina Petro

©Marina Petro

"Heaven To Earth"
11 x 14 inches
Original oil painting on stretched canvas

SOLD

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Certificate Of Authenticity provided with every original painting.



"Heaven To Earth" is another painting created spontaneously / intuitively from my ever active and almost always over active imagination. I truly wish I was in the painting soaking up the heavenly light....perhaps I'll transport myself there in my dreams tonight....

This is another creation I consider to be 'Healing Art'....do you?


Today's Quotation: "Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do."  
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

THE SEEKER-Original Fantasy Landscape Oil Painting by Marina Petro

©Marina Petro

"The Seeker"

24 x 36 inches
Original oil painting on stretched canvas

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Certificate Of Authenticity provided with every original painting.



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, February 19, 2017

Boxed Fine Art Print Flower Greeting Cards by Marina Petro


©Marina Petro

"Boxed Flower Greeting Cards"


I am happy to offer another boxed set of cards. Aren't they cheerful? Click Here to see the boxed angel cards at my shop.

I would also be happy to create a box of cards at the boxed price ($29)  vs. singular price ($36 or $6 each) just for you. Email me with names of six paintings you would like and I will create cards for you and box them. 

Today's Quotation: "The primary distinction of the artist is that he must actively cultivate that state whidh most men necessarily, must avoid: the state of being alone."
-James Baldwin



Sunday, February 12, 2017

Angelic Dimensions - Original Angel Art, Outer Space Oil Painting by Marina Petro

©Marina Petro

"Angelic Dimensions"
18 x 14 inches
Original oil painting on stretched canvas

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Certificate Of Authenticity provided with every original painting.



Infinite Dimensions is another recent emergence from my imagination, finding it's place on canvas. It is always such a surprise (usually pleasant-sometimes not) to see the finished paintings that are created with no prior intention...just letting brush and hand move spontaneously.

Today's Quotation: "Good instincts usually tell you what to do before your head has figured it out."
-Michael Burke


Monday, February 6, 2017

"Down By The Riverside" Original Landscape Oil Painting by Marina Petro

©Marina Petro

"Down By The Riverside"
11 x 14
Original oil painting on stretched canvas

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Certificate Of Authenticity provided with every original painting.



This landscape painting was painted plein air on a windy autumn day many many years ago and stashed. I discovered it, 'fixed it up' a bit and here it is! 

It is on an easel in front of me here as I type. It actually looks like the river is moving/flowing rapidly.

Outdoor painting is a joy but often very challenging depending on the weather.

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


Thursday, February 2, 2017

"Winter" Original Oil Painting by Marina Petro



©Marina Petro

"Winter"
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.


This painting is about to be submitted to the Spring Street Gallery exhibit "WINTER." 
Twenty percent of art sales will go to Code Blue which is an organization that helps the homeless. 

Opening reception is Friday, February 10 from 6 - 8pm. 
Hope to see you there!

Details are here: http://www.springstreetgallerysaratoga.org/

Today's Quotation: "Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep."
-Scott Adams




Saturday, January 28, 2017

Midnight Moon-Original Oil Painting by Marina Petro

©Marina Petro

"Midnight Moon"
14 x 18 inches
Original oil painting on stretched canvas

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Certificate Of Authenticity provided with every original painting.



I love this painting! 
Straight out of my ever active imagination. Oh, how I wish I was there. Can you imagine it in your home to enjoy daily?

Picture does not do it justice. It is much more beautiful in person.

Today's Quotation:"The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step"
~Lao Tsu



Monday, January 23, 2017

Seascape Ocean Fine Art Print -An Interesting Story

©Marina Petro

"Stormy Sea" 
Fine art print

From the original oil painting by Marina Petro

A couple of weeks ago I received an email with a photo of a seascape painting from friends who purchased it at a second hand shop. They were wondering whether  I painted it. The painting was signed Marina Petro. It was obviously old and a bit damaged with a few scratches. I did not remember painting it but thought it was beautiful. 

I asked my friend to take a better picture of the signature and send it to me because I had no recollection of painting this piece (still don’t).  Imagine my surprise when I saw the signature and realized in fact, it was one of mine.

My daughters remembered the painting and mentioned that I created it after a vacation with them  at the Rockport/ Gloucester, Massachusetts sea shore.

I’ve agreed to ‘patch it up’ and return it to its new parents. 



Today's Quotation: "If prayer is you talking to God, then intuition is God talking to you."
-Dr. Wayne Dyer


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