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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

My Last Oil Painting of 2011





















Although I love to paint in oil, and it's my favorite of all mediums, I don't seem to get as much time to compose as many as I would like with my busy schedule. Creating a painting to me is like writting a song or a poem, you start out with an inspiration but you never know exactly where it will take you before it's completed. and it usually takes on a life of its own. This year I have painted 7 new oil paintings, and this one is just in time to debut at our December Vintage Marketplace! XO Christie









composing the design...thinking out loud









the finished song...

34 comments:

  1. OMG!CHRISTIE!

    So Beautiful and i just love the dusky colors,if your painting is a song it will surely be played in heaven.
    No one paints roses like you,stunningly beautiful and thank you for sharing your beautiful painting with us.
    xxx

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  2. Where and when did you first learn how to paint?If you don't mind me asking.I ask because I've only been painting for two years,and I'm 59-EEKS.My husband and I've been taking classes together as part of enjoying our retirement.We love it!Your roses are so real-fantastic.

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  3. BRAVO!!!!!! :) Beautiful, as always!

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  4. I just went to your web site and read your bio.Wonderful!

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  5. Christi, your paintings are all so absolutely beautiful.
    hugs~~~ Daphne

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  6. Just beautiful.....I know your December show will be a huge success!! hugs...cleo

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  7. Oh, this is absolutly beautiful.

    Hugs Bente

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  8. As always, my talented fried as done it again! Beautiful is an understatement! Actually I also love the design sketch just as much!!

    Take care, Sue

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  9. Christie it is Gorgeous!! But then, everything you create is :)

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  10. So fabulous! Your paintings literally take my breath away!!

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  11. You are so talented and an inspiration to all! I could look at your paintings all day long!

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  12. Christie, how gorgeous are your paintings :) I love your sweet roses, they are sooo life like!! I swear I could smell their sweet perfume :)

    xo~Mari

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  13. Christie- How absolutely beautiful! I love it. You just put the beauty in beautiful with your paintings. We have a new "beauty" too. A BIG, bouncing grandbaby boy! xo Diana

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  14. oh so interesting. Now I have to ask, with the last two images above each other, is the first one the beginning of the painting, and then you add in the details and all the color and it turns into the finished result as shown in the last image? And I was also surprised that you did only 7 paintings. I was thinking you were doing lots more than that. I see all the things you are painting for your fairs and shows, so those aren't technically paintings then right? Your paintings are lovely and I hope I am not asking dumb questions!

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  15. Oh Christie it's soooo beautiful! *sighs dreamily* Vanna

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  16. I was skimming along in my Google reader and I saw your painting. I had to back and read the post. Beautiful!
    Deb

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  17. It's absolutely spectacular! What a beautiful finish to the year!
    Jennelise

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  18. It's beautiful Christie...just like you! (*_*) xo

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  19. Ohh Christie,
    Another gorgeous Oil Painting created and painted by YOU!
    I wish we lived closer so I could come play. lol
    Creative hugs,
    Anna

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  20. And it is lovely!!! What a wonderful talent!

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  21. Oh Christie, Please please please make this a canvas print so I can get it!!!! From Dawn in Massachusetts

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  22. Such beautiful painting of roses!

    Regards Janny

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  23. Christie that painting is superb...you have got SUCH A HEAVENLY GIFT...just when I think I've seen your best I find I am wrong...your painting of roses gets better and better...don't ever stop gifting us with these wonderful works of art...they speak to my heart...every single one........blessings and big hugs Karena A Loblolly Life

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  24. Well you have certainly ended on a beautiful note. Relax and enjoy the holidays with friend and family.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  25. goodness!!!! I am in awe of your talent!!!!

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  26. Breathtaking Christie! Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  27. Gorgeous! Christie, you are an exquisite artist. Truly, this painting just takes my breath away. And oh, how I also love your painting of the french window and roses.
    Gorgeous, Gorgeous, Gorgeous!!!
    I wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving.

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  28. LOVE,LOVE,LOVE the underpainting! Can't wait for class!

    Big Blessings,
    Mis

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  29. Bom dia Christie, seu trabalho é muito lindo, adoro.
    E obrigada por deixar um recadinho em meu blog.Amei
    Felicidades sempre

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