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Saturday, April 30, 2011

French Artist Quote from the 1800's

Today I am welcoming my first twelve students to my rose painting class. And this morning as I was looking through a book I have on french flower painters from the 1800's I stumbled across this quote by Redon.It's words have meant so much to me through the years " flowers should be forever fresh and soulful, born where the  two rivers of image and memory meet. They are the very land of art, the good earth of reality harrowed and furrowed by the spirit." This is something I hope to pass along to each one who is on their journey to paint the rose. XO Christie

24 comments:

  1. Beautiful words and beautiful image! I am assuming that is one of your wonderful painted pieces here! You capture the essence of roses beautifully! Hugs-Diana

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  2. Oh- and good luck with your students. What a blessing for them to hae you as a role model/teacher!

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  3. This is a beautiful and inspiring quote Christie.

    I wish you a lot of success for your first class. I would have loved to participate !
    I am sure you have the skills to transmit your artistic knowledge and your love of roses.

    All the best and enjoy !

    And Happy May Day again !

    Hélène

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  4. Very beautiful Christie! Enjoy your class I know your students will! They are so blessed to be taught by the best!
    xoxo
    Denise

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  5. I'm so proud of you my friend! Love the quote as well. I hope you have a wonderful time teaching your class today. And I hope "all" your students realize what an amazing person they have as their "teacher"!

    Take care, Sue

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  6. You know I wanted to take your class!! I am so jealous of your students. Have fun with it all Christie.

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  7. Ohh, my, what a stunning painting!!! Breathtaking Christie! Just think, in 100 years from now, people will be writing peoms about you and your beautiful rose art work. WHat a legacy you are passing down. One of the greats on our century.
    Have fun today angel, wish I was there too.
    Jo
    xo

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  8. Beautiful image, beautiful quote and beautiful artist.

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  9. That quote should be your motto, Christie..it reflects you perfectly! What a huge blessing for your class to have YOU for a teacher!!
    Blessings!
    Myrna

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  10. Christie,
    What a materpiece! I hope you have a relaxing and intresting class today. I can't wait to make my journey to paint THE ROSE!!
    Blessings,Becky Ransom

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  11. Christie, good luck with your class. Your students are so lucky to have you as their teacher. Wish I could have come. I hope someday you will do a video so us poor far away folks can have the benefit of your teaching.

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  12. I so agree with Graceful Rose, I would so love to take a on-line class with you!!Would you please consider it? I so love your style of painting!~~I fell in love with it the first time I seen it in "Romantic Homes" mag.I pray God's blessing on your class.Your work is always stunning!~~~Deborah

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  13. Hi Christie ~ I wish you all of the success in the world with your new painting class venture. Your work is so exquisite. Thank you for sharing your talent with us! ~Stacy~

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  14. So you ARE doing it Christie, I am so happy that you decided to share your knowledge and go forward with this new venture! I hope that it brings you much joy.....lucky students!
    xo,
    Janet

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  15. Olá Cristie,amo suas rosas,gostaria de pinta-las assim.Com essa suavidade e delicadeza.Muito lindas!Beijos!

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  16. OHHH CHRISTIE GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR PAINTING CLASSES!! HOW I WISH, I WAS ONE OF YOUR LUCKY STUDENTS :)

    XO~MARI

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  17. *Sigh(* I believe you do. You paint like people who use to write these lovely quotes. I hope that makes sense.

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  18. Hello Christie, I had a wonderful time today, and was so thrilled and grateful to be one of the lucky people in your first painting class! After all, how many people can actually say "Christie Repasy *herself* taught me how to paint roses"?

    I am truly inspired and will be gathering supplies to practice, and hopefully will be a bit more accomplished next time I come see you for a painting class!

    Best,

    Kimberly

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  19. Hi Christie! I just found your blog tonight. I LOVE the roses, the painting, everything! Do you have a link to where you're teaching??

    Thanks,
    Lisa

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  20. Ciao, le immagini che pubblichi sono sempre bellissime, i tuoi fiori mi incantano... se tu non fossi così lontana verrei a prendere lezioni di pittura da te. Complimenti è semore un'esperienza meravigliosa fare un giro nel tuo blog.
    marsa

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  21. Hi Christie!
    I love that painting and the quote. I hope your class went well. I wish I could've taken it. I'd love to attend your next one!
    Have a blessed weekend,
    Missy

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  22. Oh that would be wonderful to follow one of your classes! You know I followed watercolor lessons, ans espacially I tried to paint roses, it is very difficult! But very beautiful to do.
    I made a new blog in english, from english roses! Do you want to have a look? http://englishpaperrose.blogspot.com/
    I wish you a lot of happines with your classes and you amde again a beautiful painting!
    Regards Janny

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  23. Would so love to take a class from you. But to far away..but if you would do an on-line class..I would be the first to sign up. I paint roses but they sure dont look like yours. Thankyou for sharing your knowledge. Sally

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  24. I would love to learn how to paint roses! I admire your work very much. Maybe someday.....

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