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Sunday, March 22, 2009

SHE USED A LOT OF BLUE IN HER PAINTINGS...

BLUE MONDAY
2005
Oil on canvas, 90 x 70 cm
Non-objective (non-representational painting) by Eva Ryn Johannissen
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BLUE MONDAY !!
hosted by Sweet SMILING SALLY
Please visit her pretty BLUE today and leave sweet words for her...
She has a growing list of other BLUES in the neighborhood for your BLUE fix for the day!
and.......THANK YOU FOR STOPPING BY TO SEE ME.....
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I am sharing a couple more of my mother's paintings...
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"THE WINK"
I remember her painting this from a picture on the
back of a Reader's Digest....
She just clipped it on to her easel and drew it with pencil first...
then....she started filling it in with these glorious colors...
mixing the colors to get just the right shade is a HUGH
important part of painting I've been told...
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Her painting looked better than the photograph !
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"SIT AND REST"
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I didn't have the pure pleasure to watch her paint this one.
My son loved it so much that he asked if she would paint
one just like it for him....
Of course, she did....
but somehow...it is different...a little difference in color...
in the bricks on the floor.... the sunlight reflected.....
she said you could NEVER paint two just alike as anything
HAND DONE
is a ONE OF A KIND and can never be completely copied.
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Son's painting was just as pretty....just different.
I know you artists out there understand this.....
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I have this painting just propped up...the frame it has been
in for years is not to my liking anymore so I am on the hunt
for just the right one...

BWAAAAA.....I WISH I COULD PAINT !!
XO bj
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He's a HUNK.....

MR. CHUCK WOOLERY, GAME SHOW HOST..
and another that is more hunky on the INSIDE !
I love those kinda men !!
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I LOVED THIS GAME SHOW HE HOSTED....
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WHERE DID IT GO ?
XO bj

38 comments:

Elizabeth said...

BJ, I love the texture in that first painting, but my fav is the one of the chairs. You're right, it is very peaceful. A scene like that could seem sad and empty, but she brought out the feeling of a peaceful place to relax.

MommyAmy said...

Wow! Such amazing paintings! I wish I were good at that sort of thing!

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking part in my giveaway! Be sure to stop by tomorrow, I'm planning to share my Lavender Honey Bunches recipe! It's a goodie! :)

claudie said...

Dear BJ
WHATTTTT your 71 really? I just re-read your profile. I don't believe you. You look fab.
Ok on to the paintings. So much talent. Artists are very special in my mind. My husband started painting when we lived in Wyoming. He would go downstairs with a good bottle of wine and in the morning there it was, a painting. Really good ones. Really.
As for my favorite? I would have to say the porch one. I have always wanted a porch like that.
Ok bed time.
Nice to see you again.
Love Claudie
xoxo

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

wonderful treasures!! Happy Blue Monday ~ Susan

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Oh BJ she was so talented! I wish I could paint too. Oh what fun that would be! I'm off to have a cup of tea and hit the hay. Hope you have a lovely week.

Hugs,
Dena

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

The paintings are all beautiful and all so different. I love the bird winking! It's precious! ♥ Diane

Anonymous said...

Oh, Jean, your mother was so talented! Guess that means you can by it naturally, doesn't it? I love the picture with the bird winking. It is so sweet! How many of her pictures do you have? My mother drew "house plans" that would make an architect proud, but unfortunately I don't have any of them. Boo Hoo! Don't know what happened to them. They will give your children pleasure just remembering both you and their grandmother every time they look at them because they've seen how you cherish them now. Have a great week!

Love,
Martha

Happy To Be said...

Oh BJ, how special these paintings are girl and I just love the last 2 its like you can just see the depth in them with I hear also is hard to paint...just Wonderful BJ...thanks for sharing your great Blu Monday post...hugs and smiles Gloria

Vintage Soul said...

"Sit and Rest" is just amazing. It gives me a very peaceful feeling and we all need that now more than ever. Your mother was very talented. Happy Blue Monday!

Judith said...

your mother's paintings are indeed beautiful. Judith

Smilingsal said...

I liked "The Wink" best. What a talented mom you had. No wonder you're so good at decorating. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

~♥~ Monica S said...

OMG! Your mother was a great painter!!!!! Love the "sit and rest" painting!!! Looks like a photo!! Amazing!

Monica

Tricia said...

What an assortment of blues today. Your mother was a very talented painter, they are all lovely, thank you for sharing them.

Tabbikta's Thoughts

Beth in NC said...

I love the art BJ. Your Mom was so talented!

Have a wonderful blessed day!
Beth

Beverly said...

Wow, what incredible treasures you have in your mother's paintings. They are beautiful.

Have a wonderful day, dear lady.

Stacey said...

Your mom;s paintings ar amazing. How wonderful that you have those. Have a great day! I bet it's windy where you are..it sure is here in OKC.

Bo said...

Hi BJ...Your mom was very talented...the painting "Sit & Rest" is so well done it looks almost like a photograph...it deserves a very special frame. I also loved "The Wink"...
Chuck Woolery is also a fav of mine...why he's been married 4 times is beyond me...and he is now a devout Christian & owns a home near Austin, Texas... ;-) Bo

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

Hello BJ,
Your mother was a true artist! Her paintings are beautiful! You are soo lucky to have them in your home!

Chris said...

GM BJ, I know long time no see, but I'm going to have a cup of coffee with you this morning. You know almost every time I visit you I learn another wonderful thing about you. Now, I find out your Mother was an artist. And a very good one. I love the paintings of the birds. It must be so nice for you to see her beautiful paintings everyday of your life.

Love Ya,
Chris

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Your mother was very talented! I love the way you can look down along the building in the second painting. It makes you want to walk there and see whats at the end!
Hugs,
Penny

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

What a talented mother you were blessed with! Her paintings are wonderful! Thank you for sharing them with us. Enjoy your Blue Monday and have a wonderful week.

Blessings,
Sandi

xinex said...

Your mom's paintings are gorgeous! She is very talented! The sceond pictures looks like the place where they sell Indian jewelry on weekends in Sta, Fe, NM....Christine

Betty said...

Your Mom's painting are so lovely and what a treasure to have.

Betty

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

The paintings are amazing, BJ!! Absolutely beautiful!

I posted my 300th post, yesterday and would love to have you come by and sign up for the giveaway.

Have a great week!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh what a talent your mother has! I've always wanted to be able to just draw something that resembled what I was trying to copy! I love these, and you are so fortunate to have them and to have the memories of her painting. laurie

Lynda said...

Lovely paintings!!

Mary said...

Sweet paintings. Is that one picture a painting of San Juan Capistrano? Happy Blue Monday! Mary :O)

Raggedy Girl said...

I want to live in the Hacienda painting. It is so calming. I love when you share your Mother's talent with us.

Have a Marvelous Monday
from the Raggedy Roberta Anne

Virginia said...

The paintings are all beautiful,
wonderful treasures!!

Deb said...

BJ, I am born and raised in Texas never lived anywhere else also, love your Mom's paintings!

Picket said...

BJ...what beautiful treasures from your mama...what an amazing talent to paint like that! Great post sweetie...hope you have a fantastic week!

Kathleen Grace said...

BJ, your mothers paintings are just wonderful! I love both of them. You must be so thrilled to have such beautiful reminders of her love and talent:>) Thank you for sharing them!

kbbryant said...

BJ, do you paint also? your mom must have been very special. I love the blues she chose.

Kathy b

salmagundi said...

Such wonderful paintings - how fortunate you are to have them. Have a great week. Sally

Knitty said...

Your mother was very talented. Her work is wonderful.

Deb said...

Love her paintings!! Those are treasures to keep and pass down.
Well it so happens not only is my office going to be PINK with brown. .
My bedroom will be BLUES and brown!!!
Too funny. . .Have a great week:)

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Oh Bj your mother's paintings are just gorgeous...... love the birds and the chairs...... what a talent she had and what treasures she made for you...
HUgs
Linda

CIELO said...

I have something for you on my blog waiting to be picked up... come get them! ;)

Hugs

cielo