Monday, September 1, 2014

in spite of ourselves

watercolor
for marji

“The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved -
 loved for ourselves, 
or rather, 
loved in spite of ourselves.” 
― Victor Hugo

sharing at paintpartyfriday and artist'splayroom

23 comments:

  1. Both a brilliant painting and words Minnemie,
    It's funny because I'm attempting to paint an elephant at the moment too, but mine can't compare with yours.
    Your art is so inspirational... so I'll keep trying ;D
    xoxo

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  2. Just gorgeous! I always love your elephants! So sweet but strong! Such cool texture too :D

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  3. Gorgeous, Min!! You have such a talent for capturing the beauty and soul of your subjects. Love, love the newest two here. M.x

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  4. An interesting and beautiful watercolor! Elephants wonderful!

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  5. The elephants are amazing. Very well done and in water colors. Exceptional.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  6. beautiful watercolour and composition of the elephants!

    http://cmlk79.blogspot.ca/2014/09/paint-party-friday-columbine.html

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  7. I enjoy what you do with white and watercolor! Awesome elephants!

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  8. Wise man, Mr Hugo...
    Just love your elephants!!
    Happy PPF :)

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  9. So good to see you back-you haven't blogged in a while? Your elephants always blow me away-the colours and depth-just beautiful.

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  10. I adore this one... elephants are a strength of yours... the colours and form are freakin awesome...xx

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  11. Such a nice piece of artwork. Very impressive! Happy PPF

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  12. Wow, wonderful color...so many colors but still seems gray and elephant like. SO AWESOME!

    Thanks for sharing,
    xo Tam Hess
    Happy Paint Party Friday!

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  13. OMGosh this is absolutely gorgeous. I love this artwork. Your creativity is boundless. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  14. Elephants make such good subjects...this is a beautiful watercolor, Minemie!! LOVE it.

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  15. Am totally loving your painting, wow its awesome. Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. Lovely work with elephants composition,
    Greeting from Belgium.

    * http://retriever-louisettesblogs.blogspot.com/2014/09/costumes-de-legendes-20-ans-de-creation.html
    Honors costumes Opera with the textiles museum of Lyon

    * http://louisette.eklablog.com/-p842116
    Mons in Belgium My city

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  17. How extraordinary! The movement, the lovely form and composition of this piece--so fierce--so mysterious. Well, it just fills my eyes, which is the greatest compliment I can give.

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  18. I LOVE the way you painted these last two works, I would call them ' Wild Colors ' , just gorgeous !

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  19. Loved seeing your work -- fund you through USK Portland. I picked this one to comment on because I love the elephants -- all of them!

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