Thursday, November 27, 2008

"THANKSGIVING"

I painted this landscape in Germany, in the big studio of my artist friend Tina, in the company of other artists who meet in her studio every Monday. While painting, we listened to an audio book "Poap Joan"; there was a lot of calm energy in this room, although the reading was fascinating and the story very dramatic. I thought about the sweet landscape around my hometown, too. Out came this painting here, which now hangs in our living room. "Thanksgiving" is a wonderful name for it.

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends!

I hope your turkey didn't burn :)

Acrylic paint on canvas, 70x50cm (28 x 20")


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27 comments:

Clevelandgirlie said...

Sehr sehr schön. Ich möchte auf diese Gebirgsoberseite sitzen, trinke Wein und Traum der wundervollen Sachen.

Cestandrea said...

Cathie:) ja da können wir gemeinsam sitzen und träumen!
love
Andrea

sukipoet said...

Lovely painting. I think a dry turkey is what we turkey cooks fear. It would be hard to burn one at 325 degrees. Have a peaceful weekend.

Cestandrea said...

Suki:) ok, so beware of the dry turkey, suki:)
But I'm sure your's will be super delicious:)

WILSONART said...

This is beautiful Andrea,,,I certainly feel the motion in it.

Wishing you the spirit and peace of the Holiday,,,,for you and yours!

Cestandrea said...

Babs thank you, I wish we would celebrate Thanksgiving like you do:)
love
Andrea

soulbrush said...

and what a beautiful painting it became, from your inside. we don't celebrate thanksgiving either, but i am so grateful for having met so many wonderful people in blogland, including you. hugs and xxx

human being said...

i ride on the waves;
once i'm in the pink
once in the blue
tossing and turning
discovering the world anew...
.

awesome!

martine said...

Wish I had been there..................
painting with you and your friends .......
and afterwards; some delicious turkey

Kim said...

Hello Sweet Andrea!

I love this painting so much. The movement and the colors are incredible. It is one of those paintings where I just want to jump right in and be a part of it...moving with the paint.

This is a lovely name for it...as you felt so thankful for so many things and so many people while you were in Germany. I can see all of that gratitude flowing right off that canvas! Very Beautiful!

Well, now this Thanksgiving is over here in the US for another year. It was lovely. I am exhausted to no end tonight, though. My mother made me promise not to do anything else until next week! :)

Here is a big Hug for you!

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Jill Smith said...

love the picture Andrea and it looks so calming( is there such a word lol )
But it comes over to me as a very beautiful calm picture.
No thanksgiving for me and l love turkey best of anything with cranbury jelly even have that with chicken.

Cestandrea said...

Soulbrush, me too:)

Cestandrea said...

human being, thank you for your poetry gifts, they are precious!

Cestandrea said...

Martine, this is what I dream of, meeting with all my artist friend once a week and paint:) (afterwards turkey, or whatever!)

Cestandrea said...

Kim, thanks for your comment on the painting, and I think it was exactly what you described which comes through onto the canvas.
I hope that you will be able to relax a bit now, and enjoy the remainders of your delicious menu, (if there is any:)
love
Andrea

Cestandrea said...

Jill, thanks so much for the comment on the painting, and hmm, cranberry jelly, yes we have this with venison and poultry too. you make me hungry:)

klaproos said...

dear andrea,
Thanksgiving is a georgeous name for this painting..
we should give thanks to mother nature for her clours everyday, because thans to her, there's this wonderful colouring melange:-)

thanks for your ever so sweet comments....
you can find me shy behind the pc:-)

xxx
klaproos

katie jane said...

This is lovely, Andrea! So calming and soothing. Reminds me of our Smokey Mountains in Tennessee.

Lynn said...

Beautiful painting Andrea. And no, our turkey was delicious and made lovely soup tonight too. thank you for your remembering us on our special harvest festival day.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Lovely painting Andrea. Nice you got to hang this one in your home. Did you take some off your walls for the show?
I have taken a few days off of blogging. Needed to get my creative juices going. Like you I got into reading. And I am all or nothing too. arrgh. :))
I hope to regroup by Monday. I feel a creative block at the moment.

Cestandrea said...

Katie Jane: thank you and I love the name: Smokey Mountains! Make me want to go there...

Cestandrea said...

Klaproos:) Thanks for your comments too, I see we are both shy behind our pictures:)

Cestandrea said...

Lynniskynni, thanks for your sweet comment and I saw on your blog that the guest at your table (along with your family)was special happiness and love !

Cestandrea said...

Cris, I think in fact creative blocks are just creative recoveries. It is the time we need to do NOTHING creative with our hands, while there is this little drawer in our brain somewhere, which is being filled up with new and exciting projects at the same time, without us noticing it:)

Mazhar Shah said...

awesome panting. So you are talking about creativity, I think its comes from your mind, your interest your choices then you can expose it. Not only it but how you will do it, where you share it..this is important that the way of your expressing.

Plastic Card.

Catherine Anne said...

We don't celebrate thanksgiving but this is a beautiful painting.


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