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Friday, October 8, 2010

Fall Pears and Sunflowers

Welcome. I am so happy that you stopped by. My front door is always open to invite you in to sit and relax with a cup of tea while I share with you the inspirations behind my paintings.

Bentley, my Studio Assistant, is waiting for you to bring you into our kitchen to show you inspirations for a painting with a Country French look.

My door is always open for you to come in.

I am often inspired by my everyday surroundings - Fall fruit from the Farmers Market - an old French enamel pitcher with fresh Sunflowers sitting on the kitchen table.

Finding inspiration . . . . .

" No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine". John 15:7

Here . . . .

One of my friends has a Country French kitchen with lots of red an white check and yellow accents. She fell in love with the enamel pitcher with Sunflowers and bowl of pears and wanted me to paint her a small painting for her kitchen using the pitcher and pairs and red and white check table cloth. She loves the loose French Impressionist style and that was the inspiration for the little painting that I painted.

There . .. . Everywhere . . . . .

The completed painting.

Thank you for stopping by. I love hearing from you and sincerely appreciate your visits, comments and those who follow my blog. Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to see me paint something special.

Have a lovely week. Blessings, Erin


Terra said...

Your photos and paintings showcase the beauty in our gardens and in your tablescapes too.

Marguerite (Tina) Smith Hart said...

I do so enjoy the Autumn also and it does inspire an artist to pick up that palette and put something beautiful on canvas.
Love your painting it is so cheerful and yet definitely shows the end of season to perfection.
Have a great creative weekend!
Tina xo

Phyllis said...

Just lovely, Erin!

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

Everything is so beautiful and fresh! Just the type of place you
would love to visit! Thank you for
stopping by Flora Doora!

Flora Doora

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La Vie Quotidienne said...

What a pretty blog...this is my first visit. I love your painting of the sunflowers - it is so happy!

Donna said...

Erin, this is beautiful. Love the colors.


Anonymous said...

Erin, the colors you chose are wonderful! Isn't it nice that pears come in more colors than just green! ;-)

Maura @ Kisiwa Creek Photography said...

Hello Erin!
What a beautiful painting...I love the colors for this time of year. Autumn is my favorite season. I'm sure your friend was delighted! Have a wonderful Tuesday.
Maura :)

Debbie Kay said...

Your blog is so beautiful!

Debbie Kay

Vicki Boster said...

Beauiful pears Erin - love these paintings - they speak to me as I absolutely Love pears so much! Mixing them with the sunflowers is a colorful way to paint them. Great idea!


*Ulrike* said...

What a delightful painting to have especially with the coming winter when everything turns a dull brown (no snow here!)color.
Take Care,