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Sunday, January 3, 2010

Into the New Year 1: Landscapes of the Past Decade






















How really drab was that hurried little painting at the end of the year! ( I promise to redo and replace it soon, as there is a nice little editing function for bloggers) I am still very busy away from the studio, but will interrupt the normal West Coast travel blogs with:
1.Landscapes of the Past and 2.New Year's Blogging Resolutions. Today in Landscapes of the Past, I show works that were exhibited and sold in Hungary and South Africa. From the top:
1 West Coast Scene 2002.
2. Still Life in a Landscape pre-2000.
3 Barrels 2004.
4.Boats at Rovenska 2002
5. The Little Bar 2004

19 comments:

  1. Marie,You have such a wonderful paintinng blog and will visit again . Wish you great"painting" year ahead

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  2. How lovely these are Marie! Haven't seen them before. About the resolutions - you know that's a dangerous thing to do! Puts so much pressure on well-meaning intentions and then leaves us with buckets full of guilt! And as for your last post in 2009, it's fine as it is! Squash your trepidation about it and later you can look back at it with fondness!

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  3. These paintings are stunning, Marie! I love all of them, truly. The top one reminds me of Van Gogh for some reason. Your skills are boundless and your talent even moreso!

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  4. Wonderful rich colours Marie - no wonder they sold. All the landscapes have a quirky feel too!! Goregous still life with flowers. Every good wish over there in SA for 2010. ... apart from beating us at cricket currently playing.

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  5. Thank you Ajay, and the same to you!

    Thank you, Maree...I sold so many paintings before I could enjoy them! My NYR will be built onto what I have learnt in my 1st 6 months of blogging!The piece will also be helpful to other art bloggers.

    AutumnLeaves, you gave me such a nice comments, from a gentle person!

    Thank you, Joan! I used to be very daring with colour just flowing out. Now I try to get a deeper understanding of landscape.

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  6. I love the vibrant colors in these scenes. What a great body of work! It is also good to follow our heart when we approach a subject and portray it how we feel. I guess thats why our work changes over time. I agree with Maree. Your last post is just fine. I find that if I change a painting, when I look back at the original I wonder why I thought it was so bad. I like the subtlety of it. All the best for 2010!

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  7. I love your west coast scene. It's lively and full of character. As an ex South African I love to see what SA artists are up to. Will check on John Marin.
    Jean

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  8. the 1st one does remind me of van gogh!! i love your bright colors and subject matter on all of them!!!...thanks again for your input on my blog...it really helps to get other artist input

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  9. Marie, thanks for sharing. It's good to see some of your past work, all so full of life and colorful. You are very versatile with your ability to give a sense of place with your selection of a style.

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  10. Hi Marie, okay, now that I see what you have been painting, I want to use more vivid colors. Your work is not only outstanding in color, but tells a story. Gaugan, don't think I spelled that correctly but your first painting reminds me of his style. Well done Marie

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  11. These are marvelous Marie, I really like this style!!! Full of life and color. What a treat to see so many of you works together like this. I can only imagine what it would be like to see these in a gallery.

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  12. Thank you Katherine, Watercolourist, Dana, Mary,Joan and Nancy,for the positive comments and especially referring to Van Gogh and Gauguin! My work is so much more serious nowadays, and also smaller (as I get physically older!) Maybe I should throw in a few more large colourful easel paintings this year.

    I will never see any of these paintings from the past again! The first one was bought by the South African Embassy in Budapest."Still Life in a Landscape" was sold on a sidewalk in St Georges Mall in Cape Town many years ago when I did not know any galleries.The other three was painted for my commissioned touring exhibition named: The Timeless Charm of Croatia.

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  13. What a beautiful 'history' of your paintings, Marie! And, yes, the first few remind me of Van Gogh and Gaugin - you GO! And don't be afraid of the big canvases - get somebody to help you carry them!

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  14. That's a great body of artwork,Marie!! May 2010 be the best ever! Go for it!

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  15. Why are there so many great artists in SA. I lived there (in Joburg) for 5 years. But, everyv time I had a chance I went to Durban or CT. I preferred the West Coast with its majestic scenery. Crime was less an issue there. I'm back in Montreal now (freezing). The painting posted at the top where you see little while houses looks very much like a small Afrikaans town I visited. Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Kelley and Dean, thank you for the visit and wishes, and may you have very nice painting-and-blogging days ahead!

    A2Z,do you have a blog we can visit? I agree that there are many good artists in South Africa...a great problem for all of us as you open the art magazines and feel overwhelmed by "the competition"!Our coast is still crime free but there are fears that the strict fishing consessions are leading to joblessness and poverty.Yes, our little towns are delightful and except for the sudden appearance of one or two MALLS everything is quite slow as it has been. Hope you have some of our Milo, Mrs Ball's chutney and Rooibos there to fight the cold!

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  17. Thank you Marie. Yes Rooibos tea is "in" these days. I have also found Milo. If you look hard enough you can also find Ceres juices that my kids still today enjoy! Lets hope your part of the world remains free of crime...

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  18. these paintings are lovely Marie . I love the colours and composition of them all ..hugs from Australia ..Kathy

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  19. these are great. i love the colors in the top two. so vivid.

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