Monday, September 28, 2009

Art Challenge #18: Hidden Treasures

Hidden Treasures
acrylic on 12" by 16" by 3/4" Centurian LX linen gallery wrapped canvas
SOLD to Sheila $206

I'd like to tell Sherry, Irina, Megha and Mary Thank you.
Thank you for your interest in me and my work.
Thank you for your kind comments.
Thank you for believing in me and letting me know.
You are all so special to me and I want to tell you in a special way, UP TOP!

This is the seventeenth challenge for The Artist Gallery, Hidden Treasures. I got up Saturday morning and took pictures of the special places where I keep treasures in my house. The painting is a composite of 3 things. The first is a shelf from one of my bookcases. The dolls are on a desk in my living area, the blue wizard is a favorite of mine. The antique powder shaker is from my grandmothers, it was in the bedroom I always stayed in; I don't know where it originally came from. I'm happy with this painting. It took many hours, for that, I was surprised!
The following quotes can say it better than I can.
About books:
  • Books may well be the only true magic. ~Alice Hoffman

  • For books are more than books. They are the life, the very heart and core of ages past, the reason why men lived and worked and died, the essence and quintessence of their lives. ~Amy Lowell

  • There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island ... and best of all, you can enjoy these riches every day of your life. ~Walt Disney

About memories:

  • As humans we look at things and think about what we've looked at. We treasure it in a kind of private art gallery. ~Thom Gunn
  • The many memories I will forever treasure. ~K. Hooton, from Just Not The Same

  • The secret of a happy life isn't buried in a treasure chest... it lies within your heart. ~Author Unknown, from Life is for Living


AutumnLeaves said...

What lovely treasures, Beckie! I especially love the books (I am a book fiend) and the memory of your grandma with the powder tin...Just so warming. I like the wizard and the doll...They somehow come together to form a composite of Beckie, a treasure indeed.

Megha Chhatbar said...

Is this a painting!!?? I thought it is a photograph! ;-)..This is simple outstanding. Beautiful and Bright colors. The doll is so adorable! I am also a book warm Beckie...And yes..I am always with you dear friend...:)
Pencil Sketch: Rajasthani Man playing flute

bettyl said...

I admire your willingness to change directions! I have always dabbled in art, but never enough to put myself 'out there'.