Monday, April 4, 2011

Romantic Prairie Style


Welcome. I am so happy that you stopped by. My garden gate is always open for you to come in and have a cup tea and relax while I share with you the inspirations for my art. I just received my copy of Romantic Prairie Style by Fifi O'Neil. . . . . oh my goodness - I immediately curled up in my garden with a cup of tea reading every word and enjoying the fabulous photography by Mark Lohman. The book is lovely and embraces simple pleasures, family, love, gardening , simplicity and harmony with the earth. . . .and all things old and worn, rusted, repurposed, recycled and reused. I loved Fifi's beautiful book and realized that Prairie Style is not about living on the "prairie" but is a style that says home wherever you live. Let's join Bentley, my Studio Assistant, and go into my garden looking for "prairie style" roses to paint.



First, here is a little peek into Fifi's fabulous new book:
Fifi is having a wonderful giveaway along with several other bloggers to celebrate publication of Romantic Prairie Style. Her bog is a real treat and you can visit her at:

www.fabulousfifi.typepad.com and her book can be purchased at" www.amazon.com






My Ice Berg roses are blooming and I want to paint prairie style roses with a soft and old and time worn feeling - somewhat different from the brighter primary colors that I usually paint.

Finding inspiration . . . .

Here . . . .

There . . . . "I will be glad and rejoice in you". Psalm 9:2



Everywhere . . . . .




The finished painting with a softer time worn look.

Art in the Garden"


Thank you for stopping by. I love hearing from you and sincerely appreciate and cherish your visits, comments, e-mails and those who are following my blog. Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to see me paint something special. I am going back on a little blog break to finish painting something new for my blog banner.


Have a lovely day. Blessings, Erin

14 comments:

Sandie's Patch said...

Very soft and romantic look to your painting, I love it but, then I'm biased....I adore roses!

Thank you for sharing your lovely garden and art.


sandie xx

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

A big vase of flowers...how beautiful! And now you've given more praise for this book! I would love to get it! ♥

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Erin, this has to be one of my very favorite paintings of yours...just beautiful.

Ruth

My Cozy Casita said...

Hi Erin, I love your paiting and your garden. I love to get one copy of the beautiful book!!
BLESSING
xo
Isora.

Anonymous said...

I love the soft, worn look of the painting - it should definitely be in a comfy room or garden somewhere. Thanks for sharing.

Leslie

Sonia said...

The book looks amazing and so does your garden. I love your garden style and paintings are so pretty!!

Enjoyed my visit!

Miss Bloomers

Becca said...

Always stunning photography/garden & art here! Thank you!

Bumpkin Bears said...

what a beautiful blog, such a delight to visit. I LOVE that book and your paintings are stunning! Catherine x

micky said...

Hello Erin

Your roses are beautiful. I like the painting as
well.

THE VERANDA HOUSE said...

DEAR ERIN THIS POST IS SO SO ROMANTIC I LOVE YOUR FRONT DOOR WITH LACE OVER THE GLASS.I DONT HAVE FIFIS BOOK I WILL BEFORE SUMER,I AM SURE IS FANTASTIC.MY ICEBERG ROSES ARE NOT BLOMING IT IS STILL TO COLD HERE,I LIKE YOUR IVY JERANIUM,IT IS SO DAINTY.ERIN THE PANTING OF THE PALE PINK OLD FASSION ROSES IS BEAUTIFULLLL,I LOVE THE CHANGE THAT YOU ARE MAKING,YOU AND I LIKE OLD FASSION VINTAGE EVERY THING DONT WE.I POST MY MIRROR YOUR MIRROR ..THANK YOU FOR THE BEAUTIFUL PSLAM,I WILL BE GLAD AND REJOICE IN YOU..BLESSINGS TO YOU AND BENTLY...SANDRA..P.S....BECOUSE OF YOUR BLOG I HAVE A NEW FRIEND ISORA FROM MI CASITA SHE IS A LOVELY CHRISTIAN LADY,SHE LOVES YOUR BLOG....

vicki said...

Hi Erin - Your white roses are breathtaking! I absolutely love the tours into your beautiful garden and home and the way you share your inspirations. The painting is so lovely -

That is really a beautiful photo book - I am sure that it gives you many ideas for your designs!

Hugs to you and Bentley~
Vicki

Joelle said...

I always look at your blog. You garden is so amazing. It brightens my day. Thanks Joelle

Cindy said...

I came over from Tammy @ Beatrice Banks, and I love your art! It is truly beautiful!
Hugs, Cindy

laurie said...

I love the soft worn look of the painting with roses,, I love roses and this is a beauty.I can relate to the painting of roses ,, I find them quite challenging,,yours are lovely,, I just love the colors on your blog, thank you for sharing,,