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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

A Wonderful Gift From A Wonderful Friend

I wish I could photograph this is the perfect light...just know that it is a trillion times more beautiful than the photo can show you in real life. But you can click to see the details and I think get a feel for the light behind the lanterns in this beautifully painted oil by Cris.
Cris gave me this wonderful canvas print this summer when we stopped by her place on the tail end of our summer journey cross country and back. It was rolled up and needed many weeks of "pressing under books" to get it to lay flat. And unfortunately it is an odd size so framing is not in the works just now. I hated to put pins in it's corners but finally decided that was better than not having it displayed as it so deserves to be.
Now I am happy to say it's in an honoured spot where it can be seen daily, and Cris knows how much I love it, as I have showered her with praise time and again about this. I was lucky enough to see the original in her home too and it looks exquisite under light in her living room.
Thank you Cris again, I love it!

9 comments:

  1. WOWZERS, what a beauty Cris painted!! Just beautifl Cris

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  2. Oh my.. this was a lovely surprise to open up. This is my favorite painting I have ever done. So glad you love it. Actually I have a print on canvas too. I had the original in a CA County fair years ago and won ribbons on it and sold the original painting which was huge. Thanks for the shout out.

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  3. Oh what lovely Chinese lanterns!
    Such a nice gift!

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  4. In the first photos I thought you were showing us pictures of actual lanterns. Wow, this is great.

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  5. Wow! truely amazingly beautiful!

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  6. PS. Just a side note. I named it The Garden of Paper moon's.

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  7. Oh is that painting ever beautiful....

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  8. I love illuminated work...wow wow wow!!! Great job Cris, holy smokes it's a beauty!
    It reminds me of a famous painting that has 2 little girls and lanterns. Maybe by John Singer Sergeant? Anyway, very inspiring piece!

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  9. Lynn, You are so lucky to own such a beautiful piece of artwork. This print reminds me of one of my favorite paintings by John Singer Sargent "Carnation Lily, Lily Rose"

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