Friday, February 6, 2009

Last of the Calla Lillies, Inishmor, Ireland

8"x 10" oil on Belgian linen mounted on professional arboard (Raymar)

"One may have good eyes and yet see nothing."
- Italian Proverb

On much of the southwestern part of Ireland, tropical plants usually grow quite well- including these calla lillies I saw in a lovely, tiny garden during our visit to the island of Inishmor. They are some of my favorite flowers, we grew them when we lived in San Diego. They grow beautifully on most parts of Valentia Island, too, where my friend lives. She got an email the other day while back here in the states, from her neighbor on Valentia.....there in the photos he sent along was SNOW! Oh no, snow! It 'never' snows there, they get lots of wind, fierce winter wind that will take out some plants if not protected by a wall on the north side. But this winter, I'm afraid these tropicals will be too tender to handle this kind of cold for this long. What to do when 'old man winter' takes your favorite plants? Paint them, over and over, so as to keep them for ever, the invincible gardener has paintings as proof of her beautiful plants!

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Blogger LSaeta said...

I am so glad I found anotehr palette knife painter, thanks to Karen Winter's blog. I love your knife strokes and your paintings are wonderful!

February 11, 2009 at 1:35 PM  
Blogger redchair said...

Hello Fair Artist who paints beautiful Calla Lillies,

We have been watching you. We are artist also. At least that's what they call us. You may even know us. We'd like to invite you to a member of our very Private Club. We're very selective and only an elite few are welcome on our hallowed grounds. We pick you.

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You're welcome to watch from afar while drinking your brew or pull up a chair and join us for a little chat. Be sure and register and then log in. After all, this is a very private club. We don't allow just any wanderer in our midst.

Don't dilly dally now! It wont cost you a pence. Check out The Artist Challenge and Dante's Pub- that is if your daring and think yourself worthy to be amongst the souls we've claimed?

Farewell...until we hear from you,
Master Mike and the Pub Wench

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February 11, 2009 at 4:31 PM  
Blogger Roxanne Steed said...

Thank Leslie- I find it to be the most expressive way for me to paint using a palette knife- thanks for your kind remarks!

February 12, 2009 at 6:41 PM  
Blogger Roxanne Steed said...

Thanks Redchair - I accept your 'artist's challenge'. It will be showing up soon!

February 12, 2009 at 6:42 PM  

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