Monday, May 23, 2011

ranunculus & a favorite painting or two

 it is a rare treat to find ranunculus for sale here in Georgia.
or at least, i think it is.
but of course, trader joe's never fails.

these little lovelies didn't last super long
but were glorious while they were here.

i have shared before about my sweet friend melanie.
her paintings are some of my favorite treasures.

oh how i wish i were a talented painter.
i love the smells of oil paints & the turpentine.
i love the feel of the brush against the canvas.
i love the feeling of calm
& of accomplishment
finishing a piece provides.

it's been a few years since i took painting lessons.
my art teacher is no longer teaching adults.
if anyone local knows of a great teacher, especially for beginners
please let me know.

as for now,
i'll enjoy melanie's along with my ranunculus.

beautiful...









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18 comments:

Simply Me said...
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Simply Me said...

ranunculus, one of my favorite flowers. the paintings are so serene and calming. looking at them this morning, makes me long for a quite , peaceful morning walk on the beach! beautiful!!!

Alecia said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, GORGEOUS!!! Ranunculus are one of my faves right behind Tulips...love the pics, love the paintings.

Kat said...

Oh, how gorgeous!!! I love lovely things! I really want to go to the beach, like right now! Our good friends and in SSI right now and they wanted us to go with them again this year, I wish I was there right now. Sigh...

Shannon said...

Love the pink flowers against the beautiful blues of the paintings. I sure do miss Melanie's blog as well as her paintings of the water!

Cynthia@Beach Coast Style said...

oh my I love the painting and the flowers are just beautiful I am in Texas and ranunculus don't last very long either. You make me want to pull out my oil paints and canvases.

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

They belong together! Love Melanie's art. Love ranunculus! (I just planted some this weekend. And...2 from last year surprised us all by popping up again this year! Who knows, but I'll take it!)

Midge said...

Beautiful together!

Farmgirl Paints said...

what a perfect pairing indeed. that melanie is one talented gal!

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

Hey, there's that painting of Melanie's that I wanted! ;-)

Seriously, I'm glad you ended up with it, looks gorgeous in your home, and next those ranunculus? Perfection. :-)

Happy Week!
Anne

CHH said...

Dear Paige,

Just beautiful!

Best,

Coastal Blue Ocean

Jodi said...

Beautiful, the paintings and the flowers! I love ranuculus also, I have just recently learned what they are, I just love them. I wish we had a Trader Joe's around here, I would be there all the time!

Have a great day!
Jodi

Susanne said...

Looks like someone needs to plan a beach trip ! I so love the flowers with your paintings , they make great music together !

LLH Designs said...

Ranuculus and hydrangeas are my two all time favorites...followed very closely by peonies!

xoxo,
Linsey

Jami said...

those are absolutely beautiful!

Gina said...

So beautiful! I love Trader Joes for their flowers, makes me tempted to pop in to ours tomorrow!

Biz said...

The painting and the shells and the peonies would be perfect for our nursery!
We are doing a beachy theme and just found out we are having a girl!
Any advice on raising girls?
You seem to be an expert ;)

3 Peanuts said...

How blessed you are to have Melanie's paintings. I love her work and i love ranunculus too:)