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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Flower Market Inspirations

Welcome. I am so happy that you stopped by. My garden gate is always open for you to come in and sit and relax with a cup of hot tea while I share with you the inspirations for my paintings. I love going to the local flower markets, especially this time of year when not many flowers are growing in my garden. I can always find lots of inspiration at the market no matter what time of the year.

Bentley, my Studio Assistant, has a new friend who moved in next door and he is busy playing with her - her name is Annie and she is an adorable Corkie.

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The flower market reminded me of the beautiful flower markets in Paris - called Marche Aux Fleurs ( Market of Flowers). My painting is called "April In Paris" and was donated to raise money for a charity formed to help the local artists in a village in Africa.

Thank you for stopping by. I love hearing from you and sincerely appreciate your visits, comments and those of you who are following my blog. Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to see me paint something special. So far I have requests to paint pansies, tulips and more blue and white tea cups.

Have a lovely week. Blessings, Erin


Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Thoe flowers are the market are beautiful! I loved it in Paris...all of the beautiful flower markets, and I was there in April!!

Your painting is beautiful and what a wonderful cause.

ShirleyC said...

Those flowers really look good to everyone who has had so much cold weather and snow. We haven't had snow, but it's surely been cold.
Love the pics and the painting.

Marguerite (Tina) Smith Hart said...

Lovely photos Erin and I have to say I love the tea set! It looks almost as if the flowers and leaves are decoupaged to the surface, just beautiful!
Tina xo

Ruth Welter said...

Just a beautiful painting and a beautiful post Erin...a wonderful cause as well.


Dona Garroux said...

adorei seu blog, suas flores e principalmente suas pinturas. Também amo artes, flores e PESSOAS.Conheça também nossos trabalhos. Sou brasileira e quero sua ajuda para divulgar nosso blog aí em seu país. Um grande abraço. Parabéns seus trabalhos são maravilhosos.

Daisy Cottage said...


YOUR painting is beautiful.
YOU are beautiful.

God bless you and all that you are and all that you create and share.


Anonymous said...

Erin, your work is always so happy!
And the flower shop...oh my! What a treat!

Vicki Boster said...

Erin - I do not know the words to tel you how I feel about this beautiful painting. I love flower markets - have beautiful photos of markets all over Europe and this - makes me remember being there so vividly!

You have truly captured the essence of such a lovely scene - amaizing dear Erin - I love this one so much!