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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Boat Planter



I am still captivated by the detail that makes up the brilliant white, postcard pretty Paternoster! So, what is in fact happening here is that another set of paintings is developing.

The town's historical role of fishing village is nowadays also echoed in the newer homes. Here we see an old boat painted, anchored with some rocks from the ocean and turned into an attractive planter. This is not a one-off idea! I love the fact that there are street upon street of these boats in front of the cottages. In my painting, the flowers are once again orange, the complimentary colour for the blue shutters.

p/s I am reading through this post many months later! Strange that this little painting remains in the Top Five most popular posts of all my work! It was sold in Pretoria during my exhibition.

15 comments:

  1. Beautiful work Marie! I always learn something from you!

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  2. Ooooh!! Love this painting!! Interesting to make the boat a planter. This area must be so pretty!

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  3. What a lovely idea to have small boat gardens near your front door, very innovative. This is very neat and will make a cute greeting card!

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  4. i love the idea of you turning this into a series. It is a wonderful subject and you capture the essence of the area so perfectly.

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  5. People really can be super creative, can't they? I love the rustic feel of the home itself; the stucco type walls, the rough hewn shutters...Just beautiful work, Marie!

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  6. Very beautiful image Mary! Use of complementary colors I like. Great highlight those beautiful blue.

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  7. Marie, another wonderful seaside painting. great texture in the building facade. thanks for asking about my foot. i am getting use to the boot.

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  8. I have been away and have neglected one and all of you! Thank you Nancy,Manon, Padmaja, Liz, Sherry, Jana and Liana! I always appreciate your comments! Art, it is so nice to hear from you again! Liliana, welcome to my blog!

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  9. That sounds like such a lovely and quaint area.

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  10. Marie, this is a charming piece, as are all of the Paternoster scenes. I have definitely been away from your interesting and inspiring blog for too long! It has been delightful to catch up on all the lovely paintings I have missed. Thank you.

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  11. I am in love with this painting! You take me away to a place I have never been and I love it! The light in this painting is simply captivating! Love the little flowers. The orange is perfect.

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  12. I have been away and missed this post. What a great composition in this painting, and what a great idea to use a boat as a planter! You do boats so well. Love the orange/pink mirrored in the whitewash of the house.

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  13. Thank you, Karen!

    Mary, I am glad you still find it interesting!

    Linda, this is truly the brightest, whitest little village there is!

    Thank you for saying that, Catherine. When I look at my sales, boats are leading topics so I will hope to always find them around.

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