Friday, June 24, 2016

Reflections


Glad to see you again, I've had a small blogger brake, catching up with chores. I've been painting some too and this piece isn't the easiest to photograph so you only get two parts of it until I'm pleased with the full pic. I'm calling her the reflecting lady, she's seems to be brooding or mulling over something. My own reflection is that I should consider a sturdier paper when painting, it looks like she has some skin issues.

I'm entering Paint Party Friday, a great place for inspiration, they are so talented there! I'm also entering Friday Faces, another inspirational blog.

My fathers auntie painted fabulous roses, these reminds me of her.


Thank you for visiting, it's much appreciated! Today is a special one in the Nordic countries as we celebrate Midsummer eve in a grand way. The night don't get dark and the Nature stands in her best dress. We'll have pickled herring, early potatoes, salmon, grilled meat, strawberries outdoors and sing a song or two. Don't even dew drops look better than diamonds in the early morning light? Have a wonderful weekend where ever you are!

Glad midsommar! Happy Midsummer! Hyvää Juhannusta!

Love and hugs
Maarit

34 comments:

  1. Lovely work - I missed you theses past weeks! Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

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  2. your portrait is very striking and looks like a strong woman-resembling Frida Kahlo or even Joan Crawford a bit. Lovely textured roses too. Your dewdrop photo is gorgeous! Happy summer celebration and a happy PPF too!

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  3. Brilliant portrait Maarit, I could never have been able to paint like this, love it, Kate x

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  4. Hi Maarit, A wonderful painting, she has a nice expression on her face.
    Enjoy your Midsummer, sounds like a great celebration.
    Avril xx

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  5. Good to see you back Maarit, but glad you were able to take some time off. Love your lady, she really does look like she is reflecting on something in her life and I just love that look! I also love those pretty roses, did you do them too? Have a grand time with your celebrations!!! The dew is more beautiful than diamonds, I love nature and can never get enough of looking at it. Hugs, Brenda

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  6. Wow Maarit, she is beautiful as are the roses. Enjoy Midsummer xx

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  7. you came back with a sharing of goodies, The sharpened droplet of rain on the leaf is just marvelous

    I'm happy you dropped in at my blog today

    much love...

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  8. Beautiful paintings Maarit, and I totally agree about the dew drops are like natures jewels.
    Have a wonderful weekend celebrating Midsummer, also Happy PPF

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  9. Your use of texture in the portrait added so much interest to it. Blessings!

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  10. Your lady is very strong in a feminine way .Those roses really are lovely and the photos is amazing. Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.

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  11. She is quite lovely in spite of the paper wrinkles.

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  12. happy mid summer... and that photo of the water droplet was so perfect... simply amazing...xx

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  13. She looks so sophisticated. Fantastic painting Maarit. I know you are a teacher, do you get any summer vacation?

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  14. Nice expression on the face. The dew drop on the leaf looks dreamy.

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  15. Amazing artwork in lovely colours Maarit and such depth created in her expression.

    Hope you have a lovely (and sunny) weekend celebration.

    B x

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  16. the texture colours and facial expression give the impression of a strong thoughtful woman

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  17. Happy Midsummer Maarit! A fabulous face!
    oxo Susi

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  18. Oh I like it, I really, really like it:-)

    EAGHL
    http://trigra.blogspot.com

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  19. the woman has such beautiful dark eyes!

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  20. Glad to see you back. Your portrait is beautiful and mysterious. happy PPF

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  21. Glad to see you back. Your portrait is beautiful and mysterious. happy PPF

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  22. Nice to visit you again!!!
    Love your face, great texture!!! Thanks for coming by my blog!
    hugs

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  23. I like this piece and think her 'skin issues' add interesting texture!! The texture in the roses is wonderful and yes, those dew drops are amazing!

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  24. Lovely photograph of the leaf with water drop and very creative art work ~

    Happy Day and Weekend to you ~ ^_^

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  25. Wow the leaf looks amazing!! Your lady seems to evoke some trust issues, her gaze of skepticism and pursed lips give her away!! Excellent facial expression!

    Hugs Giggles

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  26. Love your lady, she looks mysterious and in deep thoughts. I think the paper issue add nice texture.

    Have a very nice day!
    Nora Clemens-Gallo

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  27. I actually like how the paper wrinkles a bit, I thought it was meant to be like this. That dew drop is amazing, such a great picture!

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  28. great macro reflections and I like your art face :)

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  29. Welcome back. This is such a lovely piece, with so much texture.

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  30. Gorgous face with such wonderful character.
    Happy Midsummer to you.
    Gill x

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  31. People do have amazing talent, but especially their style.
    (ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

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  32. Sounds like a fun celebration! I admire your painting!

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Warm hugs
Maarit