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3/04/2018

Silver Birches and Tulips Paintings

Welcome on a sunny, beautiful Sunday afternoon. Some of you are having such extremes of weather, and it makes me very thankful to be where I am this afternoon. Praying that all of you in the frigid cold and snow won't have to go out in it & that your power stays on so you can keep warm.

After my post for this card explaining for whom I made it, several of my readers asked if I'd share the paintings. Went outside to try to find a good spot to photo, but the best place for getting light and  not including my sunshine shadow, seemed to be setting on a window ledge on the back deck. Apologies for that, but I've cropped out a lot so that hopefully you'll just focus on the pictures.

Again, remember this lady started painting - probably about a year ago - and has had NO formal lessons. I think now she takes a picture of something she wants to paint, prints the picture, then paints from that, but I'm not positive how she selects the subject or goes about the process. I'm just amazed at her talent. (I take credit for her beginning to add her initials on the front, and a signature on the back of the canvas...:-) She was not doing that at first. Further suggested she put the date along with her signature, but the date is not on either of these. I hope she'll begin to do that as provenance. Who knows, she could be the next Granma Moses.


 
Kathy's Silver Birches

 
Kathy's yellow tulips
 
Hope you enjoy sharing these with us. I've certainly been cheered and inspired each time I pass by and see them displayed.
 
Ya'll have a good rest of the day, and come back when you can. Hugs and God Bless.

29 comments:

  1. Mary, they're fantastic!!!! She's so talented! Love both of the and can't even pick a favorite. The tulips are so pretty but then again so are the trees! Awesome
    Lynn

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  2. Kathy's paintings are lovely! I really love the birch trees! We don't have them in my area but my parents had a group of three trees planted in their front yard, the home I grew up in.

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  3. Wow!!! Your friend Kathy is so much talented!! Such wonderful paintings! Very vibrant and striking!! Love them! It seems to hear the sound of the birches and tulips...as they are speaking! :D You can think that I'm fool, perhaps... :) but this is the impression they are doing to me! You are so lucky to have received these beauties!
    Hugs

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  4. Hi Mary your friend is very clever these paintings are very good,thankyou for sharing xx

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  5. the Birch trees are gorgeous, incredible so much tallent :)

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  6. TFS the photos of the paintings. They're beautiful and you certainly have a very talented friend.

    After enduring a few days of heavy snow, Saturday we were in the middle of a blizzard, the sun came out today, the temperature rose and virtually melted all the snow in just a few hours! Hopefully spring is now on its way. xx

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  7. Thank you for sharing the two beautiful paintings that Kathy gifted you. She is a wonderful artist! I'm glad you are encouraging her to take credit for her talent by signing her work, Mary. Dating is a great idea too. xx

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  8. Stunning paintings Mary. What great talent you're friend has. Both are equally beautiful. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xxx

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  9. Wow, these are gorgeous! I was hoping you'd share them after I read your blog post about the artist! Fantastic work! She's very talented! Absolutely love those birch trees!

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  10. Thank you so much for sharing these beautiful paintings Mary, they do need to be seen. Good for you on your persuasion to let us see them.
    Faith
    x

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  11. Hi Mary, Both paintings are lovely. Just what you need to brighten things up leading into Spring.

    All the snow and ice has gonre from here, but someparts of the country arestill bad. It's sunny, dry and temps of 5, but should reach 7. Much better than the -10 and the coldest-14.

    Hope you have a good start to the week. Sue

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  12. Beautiful paintings Mary, I especially like the fabulous tulips - a wonderful gift.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  13. These are very special works of art Mary and thank you for showing them to us. I love the beautiful bright colours Kathy has used too. Great that she has taken your advice and started signing them. x

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  14. Wow, she did an amazing job!! They are both so colorful and gorgeous!! She's very talented!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  15. Your friend certainly is talented, Mary. You're so right to encourage her to sign and date her art works.

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  16. Both are really beautiful -it is certainly a talent to be able to paint love them both -should certainly sign and date them
    Carol x

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  17. Thank you Mary for sharing these with us...I hoped you would x Bold, contemporary and full of colour...one talented lady indeed x

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  18. Those paintings are so wonderfully done and I love that they are so realistic looking. Yes, she certainly has talent.

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  19. I love the card you made, so it is fun to see her paintings. Aren't they wonderful?

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  20. So glad you shared the paintings, they are both beautiful - I just love those birch trees, they look amazing! She is clearly very talented! Hugs, Anne xx

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  21. Absolutely beautiful Mary, I love the bold colours and the naive style of the first canvas, and tulips I adore in these gorgeous summer shades. Marvellous work for a beginner, thanks for sharing them with us, Kate x x

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  22. Wow, those are beautiful. Kathy is very talented. I hope she takes your suggestions. Hope you had a great weekend! It was a busy one for me with the twins both days. Seems like the weekends are busier than my weeks. Have a super week. Thanks for sharing these beauties!

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  23. Thanks for sharing your canvases, Mary! Kathy is very talented! How nice she shared these with you.

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  24. Some folks just have a natural ability for painting what they see and she is clearly one of those! How fortunate that you get to keep and share these lovely paintings in your home! Each one is a beautiful portrait of nature at it's finest :) Enjoy!

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  25. Such gorgeous paintings, she is very talented!

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  26. What a lovely gift and gorgeous paintings, such vibrant Spring colours you can almost feel the sun shining!

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  27. Wow, what a talented painter! I love both of these and I can see why you get joy from them Momma Mary. Very beautiful indeed and how nice to have talent like that with no formal training. Yes, you just never know so it is good that you got her to put her initials and signature along with a date on her paintings. Hugs, Brenda

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