February 15, 2009


(298) Joy
private collection
6 x 8, oil
In these chilly February days, I find myself longing for the sights, sounds and smells of the ocean. But since I can't be there in person right now, I will assign my paintbrush the duty of transporting me to a place where this little "model" appears to spread joy wherever she goes.
"The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world's joy"...Henry Ward Beecher
And speaking of joy, artist Tracey Mardon sent me links to these super inspirational painters, so I am spreading the joy and passing them along to you! Please check out Miro Sinovcic and Jennifer Woodburn. Their exquisite paintings are full of light, bliss, chi, and did I mention JOY?


Marian Fortunati said...

I love this.
Small format paintings are so much fun...
And it's perfectly titled!!!

You obviously had a great time on Valentine's Day! It shows in your work.

Anonymous said...

A wonderful and joyful painting!


Janelle Goodwin said...

Hi Faye, Your paintings are pure joy. Have you been tagged yet? I just tagged you. Come over and see what the rules are. Thanks!

Mary J DuVal said...

You definitely captured JOY and I thank you also for the artist's referrals which I have saved to enjoy later (when it's not time for Monday morning chores - darnit!) I was just trying to describe to someone this weekend what a wealth of wonderful contacts and support there are out there for those who take the step of exploring art on the web and you are a great example of that. The fact that you passed along these artist's names are examples of just what I'm talking about. I applaud you for sharing these talents. That's a beautiful thing!