2/4/10

Tina Steele Lindsey - Sonnet


Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance ~ Bruce Barton
Viewing this painting at a distance I am reminded of the flower arrangement my dear husband presented me at the hospital. I was deeply touched by his concern when he walked in the room, and by his thoughtfulness in selecting the most beautiful blue irises I'd ever seen. The uplifting spirit they both brought was a godsend, a memory forever emblazoned in my heart and soul. 48X32 acrylic on canvas - 48X32 acrylic on canvas 

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

I can certainly see that, Tina, about the irises! What does it mean about migraines? I get them, too! Please let me know, I'll check back! Anita Baskin from Orlando!

Charlene said...

I'm unable to decide which "M" I like best :)
they're all so pretty...
Pansies came to mind when I viewed this last one
Thanks for sharing your memory.
Charlene

Tina said...

Anita, so sorry you have them, too! I did this painting and the previous, in natural light and no music while coming out of the other side of two migraines. Interesting experiment.

Tina said...

Charlene, yes! Pansies, I can see that! Thank you for always stopping by my blog and leaving your thoughts. I hope you are well.

Francine Gardner said...

beautiful...very calming..love this painting. There was a period in my life when I suffered terrible migraines....

Francine Gardner said...

I was so glad to see that you also support Doctors without borders.They are such an amazing group of people

Tina said...

Thank you for your visit, Francine, and for enjoying the painting. I am so pleased to read you no longer suffer from migraines, you must be ecstatic to no longer have them. Any secret?

Yes, Doctors Without Borders is wonderful. If I had been a physician that organization would definitely be one I'd be a part of.

This Photographer's Life said...

So beautiful!! I love the blue! It almost looks like a reflections!

Tina said...

This Photographer's Life - Thank you so much Blayne, for your thoughts on this painting. I hope you are well!

Margaret Ryall said...

I am drawn to the loose/free composition in this work Tina. It could be a lot of things but even if you hadn't mentioned irises my mind would have gone there. The blues are amazing and there is no better flower than the iris.

Tina said...

Oh Margaret, thanks for stopping in, I so enjoy hearing from you! Thank you so much for your thoughts, they are always so generous. Best wishes, and stay warm up there!

Ian Foster said...

I love and envy this wonderful loose style. I immediately thought of Irises when I saw this.

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

Thank you, Ian, so much for this lovely comment.

Jala Pfaff said...

Gorgeous.
I get migraines too. :( Must be us abstract artist types. :)

Tina said...

Thanks, Jala! Yes, had a migraine yesterday so bad that I lost a very good day I have planned to paint! I am sorry to learn you have them, hope yours slow down soon, and they go away forever!

PPASP said...

that is a very nice painting indeed

Tina said...

PPASP -
Thank you!

Susan / Interior Design Student said...

This by far my favorite.