Friday, February 13, 2009


"I feel that there is nothing more truly ARTISTIC than to LOVE
people."- Vincent van Gogh

LOVE IS IN THE AIR Yes, love is the most infatuated topic every where as Valentine's Day comes around. My thinking dwells on people that I love most - my husband, children, grandchildren, family, relatives and friends. I also think of my favorite impressionists artist, Vincent van Gogh. He was a very romantic artist but not very lucky when it came to love. His first love rejected him. His second love was a prostitute. They lived together for many years but never married and parted with her. He died a single guy w/ no wife and children. Yet Vincent thought that nothing is more artistic than to love people. He had tons of quotations about love and here are the ones that I love most:
1. "LOVE is something eternal; the aspect may change, but not the essence."
2."LOVE always brings difficulties, that is true, but good side of it is that it gives energy."
3."LOVE is many things, for there in lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well."TITLE OF PAINTING: "LOVE, LIFE, LAUGHTER ON VALENTINE'S DAY"
SIZE: # 30" x 40"
This painting was inspired by real events. It was Valentine's day 2006, the most romantic and reddest Valentine's Day of our lives. My husband and I embarked on a four-day Disney cruise to the Bahamas (Nasau). I have always dreamed of celebrating Valentine's Day on a private island. This was a dream come true and a Valentine's day to remember. On Valentine's Day our cruise ship "Disney Wonder," docked on their private island known as "Castaway Cay." It was a day filled with adventure, fun, love, and delightful cuisine. I recreated that memorable day and "cruise-feast" on this painting with vibrant Caribbean colors. I painted and blended the pink and blue palm trees into a huge heart shape that became the centerpiece of this art.
"Happy Valentine's" to my family, friends and viewers.


Anonymous said...

Admirable and artful love painting. "happy Valentine to you.

Ebb Tide said...

Aspiring Artist-Love to hear from you. Hope your Valentine's day is not only happy but also artistic.

Lloyd Irving Bradbury said...

Thankyou for your kuve This was a great v gift for me

SandyCarlson said...

I love the joy and energy in your painting. You are the essence of love!

Poor ol' Vincent had too much the poet's heart to ever be satisfied with love, I think. But he gave us so much!

Ebb Tide said...

Sandy-that's a wonderful comment. thanks a lot. Yes, Vincent gave us too many masterpieces which touched many people.

Ebb Tide said...

Lloyd-thanks also for being a nice friend and for supporting my art blog. That's a hearful gift.

Anonymous said...

Good painting! Good love post!

Ebb Tide said...

Anonymous-thanks for visiting. Love and Art are good company.

irish daisies said...

what a wonderful painting i really love it. i hope u had a great valentines day

Ebb Tide said...

irish daisies-love your comment too. Yes, I had a great Valentine's day. Will post my story before week-end.

Anonymous said...

Your lovely painting is just lovely. God bless you as you paint

Ebb Tide said...

Angel- thanks for your lovely comment.