Saturday, October 1, 2011

Cyclamens and 'Les Miserables'

Cyclamens and 'Les Miserables'
acrylic on board
9 x 12 inches

This lovely book that I bought from the library sale, I haven't been able to read yet.
I read it once when I was about thirteen. My mother insisted that I read all the 'classics' then, and I did so (because I was a good and obedient girl, eventhough nobody thought so-I wonder why?)
So perhaps this is another painting about my mother. She adored this book then. She loved the garden love scene. The love letters. My mom is a true romantic...( I love you mom)

Annamaria Potamiti


Lorraine Young Pottery said...

It does make this painting all the more heart felt when you know the story behind it. I love the feeling of these things, waiting to be nutured, both the plant and the book, with our attention.


annamaria potamiti said...

I love this. I thought of these things nurturing me, but you turned that around, and made the things waiting to be nurtured- thank you- I love it:)

Carole Reid said...

Gardening and reading are two things my mom didn't do when I was young. She was more into sports, Creedence Clearwater, and camping. How did she ever raise a kid like me....into art, gardening, and hotels?
Lovely painting Annamaria!

erleichda said...

i feel a kind of privilege having a mom who loved books. that made me a mom who loves books. and yes my kinds also will have to read all the classics when the time comes ; )
the painting is marvelous annamaria!

annamaria potamiti said...

Thank you my sweets!:)

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Even though the cylamen is red, my attention is all on the book, and its secrets. You painted it amazingly well.