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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

GLOWING GARDEN-Original Oil Painting by Marina Petro

©Marina Petro
"Glowing Garden"
9 x 12 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.


JUST SOLD!
(Thank you!)
"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



Sunday, August 6, 2017

MOONSTRUCK - Original Full Moon Oil Painting by Marina Petro





     ©Marina Petro

"Moonstruck"
6 x 6 inches

Framed at 8 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 is an idea  I got when I cropped a much larger celestial painting which featured the moon. By now those of you who have been following my artwork must surely realize my special relationship with the moon. Often enough, when I think I've finished a painting, I'll get the impression to paint in a moon....love it!


Today's Quotation:  "We are all like the bright moon, we still have our darker side." 
-Kahlil Gibran



Wednesday, August 2, 2017

THE HAPPY GARDEN, Original Landscape Flower Oil Painting by Marina Petro





"The Happy Garden"
14 x 11  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.


THE HAPPY GARDEN  was created plein air at the entrance to the famous Victoria Pool  
at Saratoga State Park in Saratoga Springs, NY. - my current and very beautiful home town! 

The flowers on my table in the photo with my painting gear were presented to me that afternoon by the man who plants all the beautiful floral displays throughout the park - he is truly an artist as well! This year's displays are the best ever.

As I was finishing up this painting, a woman passed by and loudly exclaimed how HAPPY this painting made her feel.....hence.....it's name!

Today's Quotation:  "There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.” 
~Martha Graham 



Sunday, July 30, 2017

Winter Landscape Oil Painting by 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.


Whoops, I almost filed this painting away when I realized it hadn't made it's debut here yet. Glad I came across it. Seems like the perfect painting to enjoy on a hot summer day. 



Today's Quotation:  "Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.
-Rumi


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

ANGEL OF GRACE Fine Art Print by Marina Petro

"Angel Of Grace"
Fine Art Prints now available



"ANGEL OF GRACE" was sold to a very happy collector in Japan almost immediately after her debut here and on Facebook!  I could have sold her three times.

Because of the popularity of this angel, I am offering Fine Art Prints in a variety of sizes HERE AT MY ONLINE SHOP.
All reproductions are printed and shipped from my studio anywhere in the world.

Today's Quotation:  "The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they're gone.
-George Eliot


Sunday, July 16, 2017

ANGEL OF GRACE - Original Oil Painting by Marina Petro

©Marina Petro
"Angel Of Grace"
6x6 inches
Original oil painting on stretched canvas
SOLD  this morning!

"Angel Of Grace" is another angel born this week and adopted into a good home almost immediately by a dear collector in Japan. Thank you! 

Email me if you would like a print of this angel. I will have them available in a variety of sizes soon.

Today's Quotation:  "At the end of the day we can endure much more than we think we can."
-Frida Kahlo


Sunday, July 9, 2017

HEAVEN'S HEALING WATERS-Original Landscape Waterfall Painting by Marina Petro

©Marina Petro

"Heaven's Healing Waters"
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.


Heaven's Healing Waters is another painting created spontaneously/intuitively from my imagination. I pick up my brush and begin painting spontaneously when I am not feeling particularly directed in any specific way. It is a VERY different creative experience vs. painting outdoors or having a specific subject in mind. These are always (usually) a pleasant surprise. The ones that aren't you've never seen.


Today's Quotation:  “Silence is the language God speaks, and everything else is a bad translation." 
-Father Thomas Keating


Thursday, July 6, 2017

FAIRIES AND FLOWERS - Original Abstract Floral Painting by Marina Petro

"Fairies And Flowers"
6 x 6  inches
Original oil painting on Gessobord

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


"FAIRIES AND FLOWERS" is a new creation. Can you see the fairies? They seemed to just appear in many of the loose flower petals I painted in. Love these happy little surprises! 

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, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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