Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Remember Your Valentine

I remember my joy in receiving beautiful Red Roses every year for nearly three decades from my husband on Valentines Day, they would arrive and sit on my desk at work for hardly anytime at all because February here is our hottest month and even though we had air conditioning it would be warm overnight and they just did not last.
My life now is filled with flowers many weeks of the year as one of my loves is painting flowers and nothing is better than having the real thing and I get much pleasure from having the blooms and trying to capture them on paper too! I may no longer receive Red Roses on the day but I do not need them to feel cherished as the love and support I receive from Ian is more evident these days as I am obsessed with my paint brushes, he keeps our life grounded and functioning when I am often in another world - maybe I should be sending him the Roses!

I am not featuring a flower painting for my Valentines Day piece this year but this painting inspired by beautiful swan images by photographer Steve Lyddon.
I wish you all a lovely celebration and to my beautiful husband Ian, "You are My Valentine"

My Valentine

12 comments:

  1. what lovely thoughts, thanks for sharing Lorraine!! aren't we lucky to have such lovely blokes in our lives?

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    1. Thanks Amanda, hope you and your lovely bloke have a great Valentines day!

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  2. Gorgeous painting and a touching post.

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    1. Glad you like my Swans Laura, hope you and your hubby have a great Valentines Day

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  3. Que cosa tan preciosa, va directo al corazón.

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  4. Love your swans, I have a love of them as well. What graceful, lovely birds. Happy Valentines to you, enjoy the day. I enjoyed my visit to your blog.

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  5. Thanks Wendy for visiting and for leaving such lovely comments

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  6. Hello Lorraine:) I think we should send all the husbands who support us, painting ladies, a rose! Your swans are so lovely. Wonderful painted! Have a nice, cool, Valentine:)

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  7. Thanks Renate, I am sure all our artist friends value the support they have from their partners as we are missing from the real world for so many hours when we paint

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  8. I think this is one of my favorites of yours, Lorraine. So well done, and expressive.

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    1. Terry I hope you had a lovely Valentines Day and thanks for your continued support

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