Sunday, April 20, 2008

SPRING PALETTE#3


"The joy you give to others is the joy that comes back to you."- Anonymous

BACK FROM SAN FRANCISCO As always it feels good to be back home after a wonderful trip to San Francisco and Pacifica. It was good to see familiar places, endless inspiring views and renew friendship and relationship. Had quality time with our grand kids during their spring break. Spent hours talking, laughing, cooking and gardening. We also explored Great America Park and Exploratorium. This time we didn't do any painting but we learned lots about art. Exploratorium is a good place to learn about science, seeing colors and details. Saw also our eldest son, old friends and relatives. The change of activity was very good for my body. Before this trip I wasn't feeling well for weeks due to pain in my upper leg.

YELLOW ORCHID Last year Lissa (my hair stylist) gave me a yellow orchid for Mother's Day. What a nice gesture! Aside from styling my hair beautifully she gave me an orchid. It was a touching experience for me. That flower inspired me to paint the yellow orchid again. Previously I painted a duet of yellow orchids which I donated. My painting below is one of a series that emerged from the first painting I did many years ago. I promised Lissa that I'll paint another smaller version for her someday. That someday finally came. Last month I went back to the salon for another relaxing day and I gave Lissa this orchid painting as promised.LISSA AND THE PAINTING Two weeks later, she sent me a lovely thank you note that's a joy to read. She wrote....."Thank you VERY much for the BEAUTIFUL painting!! You are truly amazing and talented. The painting and frame are beautiful!! I will forever cherish this for as long as I live. You have blessed me in so many ways by just being you! Now this gift is priceless, but knowing you and having you in my life is PRECIOUS! Thanks for everything. Lots of Love! Be blessed!"
LISSA AND ANOTHER FRIEND AT THE SALON
CLOSE-UP OF "THE YELLOW ORCHID PAINTING" This oil painting is about 16" x 14" on canvas.
FULL VIEW Of the orchid with simple gold frame. Like what I said before, giving my painting as a gift brings lots of joy to my heart. When I make others happy, I am more happier. That's PRICELESS!

14 comments:

Angel said...

Splendid orchid painting. Like the color yellow. May God continue to bless this art blog.

Ebb Tide said...

Angel- Thanks for your constant encouragement to keep on painting.

Anonymous said...

An orchids is always lovely and so is your painting.

Ebb Tide said...

AA...With much thanks for your comment.

Carina said...

I still can't get over your beautiful paintings. I especially like "joy" and the "Green
Cactus#2."

Ebb Tide said...

Carina- Thanks for your comment. Your made my happy.

SandyCarlson said...

What a gorgeous gift. You have a gigantic heart.

Ebb Tide said...

Sandy-Thanks for the compliment.

Aspiring Artist said...

Good to know that many artist are generous. Other than selling their art works they donate them to charities for auction. Others give them as gifts. That's truly priceless.

Ebb Tide said...

To AA- Thanks for your well thought comment. It is not wrong for many artist to make money out of their art works. Many artist have to make a living by painting. Plus they have to buy expensive art materials. But it's good to have a generous heart and soul. I think it makes the painting shines more.

Lloyd Irving Bradbury said...

great painting i love flowers their smell regenerates me

Ebb Tide said...

Lloyd-Thanks for dropping by. Flowers also regenerates me especially when I paint them.

Jude said...

Hi Ebb Tide,

Beautiful orchid painting!!! Great work!!! Ebb Tide you have the potential to sell. Just learn the right way to market.

Thanks for you comment in my blog! I will be happy to teach you how to market your art online and offline. Just let me know how and when can we start. I think you have the potential to sell because I noticed your blog have a lot of traffic and people are writing comments constantly. I know you will be successful. You just have to know the right way. Talk to you soon.

All the best,
Jude
artist

Ebb Tide said...

Jude-thanks for your willingness to teach me how to market my art works. Honestly, I don't have the knack for selling. Will get in touch again, when I am ready to sell.