Thursday, 17 January 2013

I Just Love This Painting.....



On one of our Thrifty visits, I had noticed this painting of a bunch of Daisies...

For whatever reason...

I did not take it home with me...

We were in the same shop last Thursday...on our trip to the Lake...and I was surprised to see that it was still there...

Usually when something catches my eye....and I don't take it home...it is NOT there when I visit again...

I was really pleased to see her again...:o)

SO....

This time...

There was no leaving her behind...

The thing that most touched me abuot this painting....well...ONE of the things... was the handwritten note on the back...

It makes my heart happy to give this sweet Oil Painting a new home...with a new admirer...ME...:o)

I was instantly drawn to the soft pale colors....

The visible brush strokes...

I have secretly always wanted to paint flowers....[now my secret is out]

I mostly love water colors...

My boyfriend even bought me a little art kit one Christmas...[what a doll]

It had a few canvasses...brushes...acrylic paints...even a little board to mix the colors on...

I had done Folk  Painting years ago...and thoroughtly enjoyed that...

And I treasure the pieces I painted...as I knew the hours I had put in...

But....they were from a pattern...

I always wanted to be able to express what I saw...bring it to life...

But....

Alas....

It wasn't meant to be...I was not any good at it...:o(

But...

Perhaps...

 I was using the wrong medium...

Perhaps I should try again..

Perhaps I shall......  If I do...I hope I am 1/2 as good as M Pitts....Cheers!

    











Here is the handwritten note on the back of the painting...

Kinda brings a tear to my eye...but at the same time...

Glad that I am able to enjoy her work...and it cost me 5 whole dollars!!!

I have hung it up here in my computer room...where I can see it everytime I am up here...

And to dream........that I could paint like that ..

Exactly the style I wish for myself....

Loose....carefree....soft... pastel...crude in a way...but so much expression...

I wonder if she used a real bouquet as  her subject...

Or just painted from memory....

This is my kind of art work....I just get lost in it's simplicity.... 



Hope you are all having a great day...sunny here...cold...

On the Menu tonight....Panko crusted baked Halibut..

                     Homemade Tartar Sauce...[easy peasey]

                  Homemade Fried Rice...with fresh mushroom, celery and gr onion.

                     Oven baked Zucchini with Parmesan Cheese... 

                             Tomatoes and Avacadoes...


No need to add a floral picture today...

        I hope you enjoy the painting as much as I do....

           Do you paint????

              Have you ever wanted to???

                    Share your inner thoughts...


                            Cheers!  :o)
                                 linda


     

18 comments:

  1. wow.
    my inner thoughts are bursting. first . . . i love the new picture on your header. gorgeous!
    and YES!!! you should paint. you don't paint for anyone but yourself. your own happy soul. who cares what it looks like - if it pleases you and gives you pleasure creating it! look at all the varied styles of the myriad of artists!
    there is no right or wrong way i think.
    unless maybe if you paint elvis on velvet. bleh.
    LOL. and even that statement will offend somebody! LOL.
    have FUN! i think you should paint. you know you want to. and you're very creative.
    xo
    tammy j

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    1. Perhaps I will try again...who knows??

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  2. That is a beautiful painting. Daisies are my favourite. I have a daisy painting that my mother in law did for me many years ago, and it hangs in my computer room. I think that most of the paintings in our house were painted by her. She didn't start painting till she was retired and took some lessons to pass away those cold winter days. We love all of them and each have a special memory.

    Love the cottage in your new header. You have been having fun with camera and photos, haven't you?

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    1. How nice to have her paintings...and funny that you also have a Daisy painting in your computer room...Made the header on Pic Monkey...took me HOURS...but worth the effort..

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  3. I have done decorative painting, the kind where one uses a pattern, usually someone else's, but once I painted a ship from one of my dad's drawings. I've never tried oils (aside from those paint by number kits when I was a kid), but my grandma and her sisters painted. And I have a friend whose husband is on the list of American painters. He has some pretty cool stuff.

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    1. http://www.danielhauben.com/

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    2. When I did the Folk painting it was from a pattern as well...but still difficult...getting the shading right etc...I will check out your friends site...

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  4. It's really a pretty painting! I'm glad it was still there waiting for you!

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  5. Linda, what a beautiful find! I love the daisies and the soft green background. The sentiment on the back is so sweet and sad too. I like your new header too. What a nice photo of the cottage in winter. Hugs, Pamela

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    1. Yes...sad and sweet...I am really glad I brought this home...and to think it is 54 years old!!!

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  6. Hi Linda
    Your blog header is stunning, do share how to do it so that I can enhance my blog. You have a stylish eye for finding those bargains and thrifty buy's. Great to find a treasure to re-home. Things find me, just won't let go of my eye's until I buy them and take them home.
    Lovely purchase with a true sentimental message. Those are things that one can't really buy. It found you for a reason. X

    Ou my I am sounding like Mystic Meg!

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    1. You sound wonderful ,Lisa...always such lovely comments...I look forward to your pearls of wisdom!!! Always welcome here...I am like you...once I spy something, I HAVE to have it...I guess this painting waited for me to come back!!!! I will email you how to do your header...It took me ages to get it just right!!! I hope I remember how to do it!

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  7. Hi Linda, This painting must have been meant for you. I'm so happy to see that recognized the love in it and brought it home! You should find some brushes and paints and give painting a try! You have a good eye for photos so maybe there is a new hobby in your future! Linda

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    1. Hey Linda....Good to see you again...thanks for your encouragement..I might just do that this summer!!!

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  8. Hi Linda. That is what I call a "sweet rescue" at the thrift shop! I feat that so many of my things will wind up just like that sweet painting.....in thrift shops!!!
    What a wonderful find!
    Hugs,
    KRis

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    1. I often think that as well..but that is a good thing...the item gets another lease on life!!!
      I am sure my kids think I am crazy...but lately, my son and oldest daughter have taken up the practise!!! They find some really cool stuff...

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  9. I guess it was meant to be!! Kinda sad that Cynthia gave it up.
    Great for you though...Don't you just love it when you see it and happen to go
    back and it's still there...
    You sure were lucky that day!!
    Ok Linda where did you say that thrift store was......

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