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Friday, December 31, 2010

A Christmas Miracle, via Smoke Signals

Marina Grande, Capri
16x20, oil on panel
sold
Surprise! This is a Christmas commission I've been working on and I have loved it! It's based on a photo a darling young couple took on their honeymoon and, of course, that made my work even more fun and meaningful. On top of that, I have wonderful memories of two great trips I've made to Capri and, drumroll please, my precious young collectors welcomed their first child this week! A beautiful, healthy baby girl named Chloe. A Christmas miracle, indeed. Isn't that just the best way to end the year?

Thanks and blessings to my friends, followers, and collectors. I constantly ponder how fortunate I am to be surrounded by a group so admirable and loving. The very best wishes for 2011.

On another note, both my computer and I are under the weather so we're lucky to just be sending up smoke signals over here. Please forgive if I'm not painting, returning emails, etc. I hope we're both back on our feet quickly. Happy New Year!

12 comments:

Virginia Floyd said...

What a gorgeous painting, Mitzi! I love the composition. The boat on the left leads the eye towards the others. Love the sun-dappled buildings. Well done!

Anita Tresslar said...

Beaitiful painting Mitzi. I love the bright well balanced colors.

Stephen Parker said...

Great job, Mitzi. Happy painting in the New Year
— Stephen

Angela Elledge said...

This is definitely one of my favorite paintings, a wonderful composition with a lot going on but beautifully painted and controlled; I love this one! Happy New Year, Mitzi!

Linda Popple said...

This is just wonderful, Mitzi! Your colors, composition, edges - well, it's just all good! Your couple is going to LOVE it and when Chloe is old enough she can appreciate where her parents went on their honeymoon.

Feel better soon and Happy New Year!

carol morgan carmichael said...

Great job girlfriend. Lucky family receiving this.
Good luck in 2011. Hope it is the best year ever!

Kathy Cousart said...

Oh Mitzi, This is wonderful! Lucky family! Best to you in 2011- hope it is amazing for all!

Page Railsback said...

Wow..what a fun ride to learn of your blog...I will follow your bliss with you..I like your paintings, subject matter, crazy collages and great energy

c.gillespie said...

This is beautiful Mitzi - I can just feel the warmth! All the best in 2011, Cathy

Susan Carlin said...

I'm so glad you left a comment on my blog... it got me over here to yours and I'm now a happier person. Thank you! Beautiful work and a big, fun attitude. I'll be back.

s thompson said...

What a fun and happy painting! They will enjoy it forever. In fact, all of your work makes me smile and I like that. I look forward to seeing more of it. Hope you are feeling better.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

wow, edges, brushwork and beautiful ( but not too much) saturated color.