Saturday, 11 April 2009

Art a ' Trois


My precious artist friend, Shirley Jonas
surprised me this morning by emailing me
me this beautiful painting which she
painted.It is based on a photograph she saw on my
blog.
Thank you so much Shirley.
Shirley has been an Arizona resident for many years. She grew up in a small town in Nebraska and majored in art at the University of Nebraska. Subsequently she moved to Arizona. She married and raised 3 sons. Art has always been a part of her life and after her sons were grown, she turned serious attention to painting.
Shirley especially enjoys the natural beauty she sees around her and always has her camera at the ready for a good subject. She draws inspiration from her travels with her husband around the U. S., Canada and some in Europe. Her works are an ever-evolving learning process of using light, color and form.
She is a juried member of the Arizona Art Alliance, a member of the Scottsdale Artists League and the Phoenix Artists Guild. For a time her paintings were chosen to be displayed in the famed Wrigley Mansion in Phoenix and can now be seen regularly at various spots around Phoenix and Scottsdale and the Valley of the Sun, as well as on this site. Recently several of her works were chosen to be published on the covers of some publications in Arizona's Valley of the Sun.
This is such a brilliant piece of work.
Dear friends please visit Shirley 's
and look at all the masterpieces created
by Shirley and her friends.
You can buy their paintings too.
I want to mention that Shirley is my friend Donetta 's
MIL.Donetta calls her Mother in Love

18 Fertilize my soul:

Annette said...

What a nice surprise! and the painting is stunning! what talent shes got and how lucky you are to able to have some of it. you should try and go back and find the original picture that you posted and put the 2 of them together. Thank you for sharing your gift with us, very thoughtful.
Hugs
Annette

Ash said...

Gorgeous artwork!

Happy Easter to you and your loved ones, Amrita!

David said...

you r blog is beautiful as is Shirley's painting. Have a blessed day

madison said...

What an awesome painting!

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

I remember that photo you posted! What an incredible painting.

Amrita said...

Thank you friends for your words of apreciation.
Shirley 's painting i truly admirable.I think she has never tralled to India or seen the taj Mahal which is the backdrop of the painting. Even the women and their dresses and facial expressions are dome so beautifully.

Shirley is Donetta 's MIL.

Sita said...

Hey Amrita,
I remember that pic quite well ...what an incredible job on the painting...
take care, sis!

monsoon-dreams said...
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monsoon-dreams said...

beautiful!!!she is so talented!!
Happy Easter,amrita!

Paresh Palicha said...

Happy Easter Sis!

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi Amrita :)

Happy Easter :)

Your friend Shirley is a very talented and accomplished painter. I have seen this photo in one of your posts. This painting looks exactly the same.In fact it is better. She is a genius with a kind heart.

Please convey my congratulations and best wishes to her.

You had raised two queries in my posts. One is sugian--- this a typical kerala snack just like bonda but it is sweet. It is made of maida filled with coconut and jaggery.

As regards, Little Flower--- This is the name of the saint. I don't know who exactly is this saint. I will find out and let you know later.

I am sure that painting will find a prominent place in your house with a lovely frame.

Have a good Easter, Amrita :)
Joseph

Felisol said...

Dear Amrita,
Brilliant painting.
An honor for you to get your picture painted.
Your photos are both inspirational and educational, so keep on doing your art.
From Felisol

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi Amrita :)

I found out the name of the saint. She is St. Theresa of the Little Flower.

Best wishes :)

Donetta said...

I am so glad she was able to get it to you before Easter.
Joyous Calibration of the most important event in world history!!!!!!

Crown of Beauty said...

This is so special Amrita!

Amrita said...

Thank you for your comments my friends.Shirley sent me the picture of her painting in an email which I posted here.She is such a fine artist.

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