Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day - Original Oil Painting of Roses in a Vase


"Here and Now"
20 xy 16" Oil on Canvas
Happy Valentine's Day to all!
It's foggy and gray here in North Texas but the last of the snow should melt today. I was reading posts by a fellow bloggers this morning as I sipped my coffee and wanted to share them with you. I like reading Linda Blondheim's frank thoughts about painting, todays is about following other artists too much and losing one's own muse. And about creativity producing abundance...I know it sounds like I've just quoted her blog but Marelisa' Abundance blog has so many tips, ideas and topics that I'm sure you'll find something interesting to spark your creativity. And thinking of creativity and a lot of abundance, check out Melissa Langer's Life is Art...Art is Life Blog. Her pug and dog art and artful goods are fun and make great gifts but what I appreciate about Melissa is that she is a generous blogger who introduces all to new products, artwork, new sites of other talented artists.
Phew...now I'm going to go paint and see about getting a little productivity myself...
Here's some love quotes for this lovely Valentine's Day:
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. Lao Tzu
Can miles truly separate you from friends... If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there? Richard Bach
And most importantly, I should make this my mantra:
Do all things with love. Og Mandino

13 comments:

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi judy!
oh you are the sweetest friend ~ ever!
you inspire me everyday!
xoxoxo
melissa

DJ said...

Yummy colors in this painting.
The pink and gold melting together is a wonderful occurence. And the deeper red at the bottom contrasts so nicely with everything else.
Now, I'm off to follow your links...!
Happy Valentines Day!

Sheila said...

Happy Valentine's Day my dear Zama and Art friend. Your friendship is more precious than all the exotic blooms or gems in the world.

Carla, i colori...pensieri della mia mente. said...

Veramente uno splendido spatolato.
Complimenti

Manon Doyle said...

Happy Valentine's Day!! Your painting is gorgeous!!

Judy Mackey said...

Melissa - you're the sweet one! You read my blog!!
DJ - hope you liked the links! Thank you.
Sheila - thank you my Zamanian!! It's amazing that sharing the same roots makes the bond so wonderfully strong.
Carla - Mille grazie - I've learned a new word "spatolato"!!
Manon - thank you - Happy V day to you - a good day for wearing Red heels or boots!!

David Larson Evans said...

I must say I really like this one.

Judy Mackey said...

David - short and sweet - thank you! Happy Vaentine's day to you,
Judy

Tammy Hext said...

Happy Valentine's Day Judy. I have awarded you the Sunshine Blog Award. Drop by my blog to collect it.
Happy painting!

Filomena de Andrade Booth said...

Judy, this one is absolutely gorgeous! But, then again, I love all your work!

Thanks for sharing all your inspiring thoughts!

Art with Liz said...

I was so busy going to all your recommended blogs that I forgot to come back and tell you that I think this is one amazing painting!

Judy Mackey said...

Tammy - thank you for the Sunshine Blog Award!
Fil - you're a great friend!!
Liz - thank you for coming back to let me know - I really appreciate that!!!

Hugs,

Judy

Hellenne Vermillion said...

Okay, I see this is a much larger canvas! At first I was thinking "How does she do all that on such a tiny 5"x5" canvas???!" Love the colors! Your colors are changing lately???