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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

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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


Sunday, January 22, 2017

FIRE STORM - Abstract Outer Space Night Painting by Marina Petro

©Marina Petro

"Fire Storm"
8 x 10 inches
Original oil painting on stretched canvas

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Certificate Of Authenticity provided with every original painting.



"Fire Storm" is another 'fixer upper' painting. The original painting did not have a moon in it or any stars/heavenly bodies whatsoever. It never felt 'quite right' to me. I'm very happy with the result now!

Today's Quotation: "Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck."
-Dalai Lama


Friday, January 6, 2017

THE PHOENIX RISING - Three depictions of the magnificent Phoenix Rising by Marina Petro

Thought a display of the three Phoenix Rising paintings I've created would be a good start for the new year.

In Egyptian mythology, the phoenix is a beautiful bird that lives for 500 years. It builds its own funeral pyre with wood and spices, sets itself on fire and rises reborn again from the ashes more beautiful than ever to live for another 500 years. The Phoenix Rising is a symbol for resurrection, immortality, triumph over adversity and the indomitable power of the human spirit.

These images are now available as fine art prints in a variety of sizes.  A link under each image will take you to its home at my Etsy Shop.


Firebird



The Phoenix Rising




The Phoenix Rising I





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