Friday, September 21, 2012

Favorite Thing Friday - Ocean Painting

I love this painting, by Liz my late mother-in-law. The many hues in this painting became my decorating colours. The memories of the day the family painters all painted the same ocean view, each painting unique, will stay with me always. I hang this painting on the same wall as my Herons Headboard.
The peach walls are sort of on my 'change' list but, as Claudia said in her post, I'm the one to do the painting and I am slow to get motivated. I am planning to paint one wall at a time (or part of a wall) so I don't have to take the furniture out of the room, just haven't decided on the color I want - thought it was pale grey but that didn't look right, tried a very pale cream/peach, didn't work. I have lots of slightly different coloured patches of paint on one wall now.
Back to the painting, above, a collage of closer views,
and below a final photo.
Sharing with Claudia of Mockingbird Hill Cottage


  1. What an amazing thing that the artists in the family painted the same view, on the same day! It's a beautiful painting and a wonderful memory. This is sooo worthy of being a favourite thing. ~ Maureen

  2. I love your painting. For a water scene it has fabulous colour!

  3. Joy - I LOVE your painting!! I also have a painting done by my late mother-in-law. It hangs over the front door in the little foyer of our split entry. What a wonderful thing to post about - I think I'll do the same some time! Ugh, I agree with you and Claudia on painting! I've been threatening to give our bedroom a makeover forEVER! But I just can't get past the thought of painting! Have a great weekend!... Donna

  4. Oh it is so lovely . I love the ocean. My study is painted the colors of the ocean. It would look so pretty in my room.

  5. Oh my. What a beautiful painting! I can see why you love it so. Your mother-in-law was very talented. I love the colors she used. Sounds like you married into a family of artists - how wonderful!

    I'm thinking that painting one wall at a time is the answer. Don't even get me started on the ceiling!

    Thanks so much for joining in this week, Joy.

  6. It is a lovely painting. I do love the colors of the sea and use them during summer months.

    Good luck with the painting. I used to enjoy it, back when I was young and energetic. :)

  7. This painting is so lovely.So many different colors in the sea to coordinate with.

  8. What gorgeous colours... a real treasure. Good luck on the larger scale painting! :)

  9. Wow! I have always wished I was an artist ... these paintings are such treasures for you to have!!
    And I hear you on painting the wall, one at a time, no need to stress yourself out about a huge project when you can break it down!!

  10. Very Pretty! Thanks for sharing it with us.
    Thanks for the nice comment and reading along.
    Enjoy your weekend.

  11. What a lovely painting. It is beautiful how the sea and the sky merge into each other.

  12. Such a pretty painting! A family piece is always a treasure!
    hugs, Linda

  13. Love the blues and greens - how about a cream with a slight tinge of green - it would set off the blues in the painting. When I paint, I shove everything to one side of the room and cover it with a plastic tarp, then I repeat with everything shoved to the other side - I do it all at once and it's such a mess that I can't stand it and therefore it gets done in record time - none of this dabbling for me. Head first into the paint!!
    Good luck and thanks for sharing your lovely art.

  14. That is such a beautiful painting, Joy. And so special because of who the artist was and your memories of the day it was painted. Thank you so much for sharing it here. (And good luck choosing a wall color! Sherwin Williams makes a color called DEWY which is a soft sea blue/green....


Thanks for visiting. I read and appreciate all your comments. Joy

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