Monday, July 23, 2007

FAREWELL TO A PAINTING

"In my paintings, I try to touch you personally. I try to draw you into each scene so that you can share my dreams and my emotions. I want you to wander with a sense of wonderment through majestic landscapes and in flights of imagination......and bask in the warmth of inner light." - Thomas Kinkade

NOT ALL ARTIST ARE THE SAME I may not be as famous as Thomas Kinkade, renowned "Painter of Light" but we have the same creative aspirations and dreams as artists. Like him....."In my paintings, I try to touch you personally and to draw you into each scene so that you can share my dreams and my emotions. "

SOLD! SOLD! SOLD! SOLD! - "REFLECTIONS BY THE LAKESIDE"
ORIGINAL OIL PAINTING ON CANVASS (16" x 20")
On my older blog dated (April 6, 2007) I posted this beautiful painting on the Internet. I didn't expect that, two weeks later it will be sold. Imagined my delight. Nothing makes an artist happier than to see her artwork getting sold. But at the same time I felt sad at having to say farewell to my painting. This was not the first time, I parted with my other paintings. As always, every time my paintings and me are separated , I felt the void and missed them.

ARTIST'S NOTE: This painting was inspired by many past trips to Lake Tahoe. Last Easter (2007) my husband and I plus out two sons saw and enjoyed Lake Tahoe. We saw this beautiful lakeside resort area before it was devastated by wild fire. I get my best ideas for my paintings during a trip. The feeling of fresh breeze, serene and soothing evergreen mountain landscapes always inspired me. I could hardly wait to go back to my easel and paintbrushes.
I painted this painting when I was feeling blue about my long and difficult hearing problem. I always have a good fighting spirit. I moved forward and didn't allow this obstacle and limitation to stop me from using my creative gift. Thank God, I could paint with my hand and heart and not with my ears. My difficult situation became a blessing in disguise because I was empowered to be more creative. So this painting was created and many more paintings.

MY BEAUTIFUL BUYER I am sure she looks familiar to most of you. I featured her on my older blog (April 4th) during her birthday. She loves and appreciates art. I am picky where my paintings go. I don't just sell it to anybody. I screened my buyers. I want my paintings to be in good hands and homes of people who will take care of my them. I am happy that this particular painting is now owned by my cousin Cely and Dave. I know it will give them many pleasures in the years to come. It will also enrich thier home in Maryland, U.S.A.
A MILLION THANKS! What a consolation to know, that this painting and me are not finally separated. Someday, I will be reconnected to this painting, when I revisit Cely. "A million thanks to Cely and Dave, for being the proud owners of this beautiful painting. Thanks for believing in my artistic talent." This painting may not have the million dollar pricey tag of a Kinkade's painting but mine is.........PRICELESS. Because there are some paintings you can't put a price on. So long, until we meet again!

18 comments:

Mari said...

"Parting is such sweet sorrow." Whoever said that is right. It saddens your heart, but in the same token it's gratifying to know that someone really likes them and is willing to part with their $$$$.

Congratulation!

Ebb Tide said...

Mari, thanks for that beautiful thought. Although I missed this painting, it bought lots of pleasures.

The Artist said...

What a special painting.

One of the best joys of being an artist is knowing others are enjoying your inspiration, congratulations.

Ebb Tide said...

To The Artist, thanks for your best wishes.

harriett said...

Nice to meet you, Ebb! And thanks for looking at my blog! I know what you mean about the sadness we feel when we sell our art, which are pieces of ourselves. Nice idea to photograph the art with the buyer. Also, I was a paste-up person too!!

Ebb Tide said...

Hi Harriet! Welcome to my blog too!
And thanks for you nice comment. Indeed we have the same interest and experiences too.

Anonymous said...

Hi this is Cely....You are always so inspiring!!! Your painting is hanging in me newly decorated guest room.It complements the decor of the room.It is calming and it gives a sense of relaxation..Daisy and Orly were my first guests and they tell you that is is such a beautiful painting.As you know we have 4 of your paintings you are always welcome to visit them.

Ebb Tide said...

Hi Cely! Thanks for your beautiful and encouraging comment. It feels good to be able to inspire others.

Lloyd Irving Bradbury said...

{ know how you feel
i have sold five this month and feel lost

Ebb Tide said...

Llyod, welcome to my blog. Thanks for your comment. Wow! Five painting sold! Congrats!

Julie said...

Your paintings are beautiful and demonstrate your talent as an artist. your inspiration comes from the heart and it shows in your paintings and work of art.

Ebb Tide said...

Thanks for looking beyond my paintings. What a nice comment!

kneeko said...

i thought someone you don't know bought your painting hehehe... hayyy, it's really hard to let go of paintings... i know what you felt... after 5 yrs... my 3 oil paintings were on my friends now, i gave it to them as a gifts... 2 went to the US and 1 in Australia... they were like my babies... 5yo - if they were real humans, they were in the school right now hahahaha

Ebb Tide said...

Kneeko, thanks for your amusing comment. I think babies are harder to part with than paintings.

Jeanette said...

I know your painting went to a good home, and will be treasured by the new owners, and will make an impression on visitors to their home. It was a very tranquil scene.

Ebb Tide said...

Jeanette, thanks for your comment. You know about this painting since I told you first about it, when it got sold. Thanks for all your support and encouragement on my artistic and creative adventures.

Tomas Karkalas said...

Wow, I have looked at your blog and was greatly impressed. Your share the gratitude and your colors shine the love. You have so many friends (the number of comments perfectly proves that)
I am proud to sign your guestbook. Thank you.

Ebb Tide said...

Thomas, welcome to my blog. Thanks for your wonderful comment.