Friday, April 17, 2009

"Serenity" By ~Vintage Nina~

I finally finished this painting. I have been working on her in my spare time for about a week now. She is my vision of the beautiful Virgin Mary. I am not sure about what to title the painting. My hubby likes "Serenity". I have toyed with titling her "Blessed", "Peace", "Harmonious", "Blessed with Serenity"(my son Matt's favorite title), "Tranquillity" and "Serene". Please HELP!!! If you feel something, or have an idea for a title.........please share with me. I am searching for just the right title. It is so funny that sometimes the hardest part is titling my paintings.......lol!
She is on a thick gallery canvas. I used a special crackle on the background and the edges of the canvas.
I love the subtle and aged effect of the crackle paint. I want to put her on Etsy this weekend if I can get the time, if not maybe Monday.
My wonderful hubby bought me two rose bushes last year. I so enjoyed all the roses last year. I noticed yesterday evening they were blooming. The pink rose bush smells so wonderful!

This is a Swarovski Crystal Butterfly my hubby bought me. It is so beautiful in the light. I LOVE it!
Please my BEAUTIFUL, CREATIVE, ARTSY blogger friends help me with the title to my painting. I appreciate all of your sweet comments!
HAPPY DAY!!!

19 comments:

  1. Hello beautiful Nina, well let me firstly just say that your painting is stunning and the crackle really looks excellent on the background and edges. The moment I saw the painting I thought "wow, how gentle and soft and serene she is" so I really love the "Serentity" title, although all the other titles you mentioned sound excellent too - how about "Serent Beauty" (but I am a shocker at titles, struggling to name my own paintings lol). Whatever you decided, I think this beautiful lady will be snapped up quick on Etsy! Keep well, chat soon, hugz Val

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  2. P.S. you are a lucky girl to have a hubby who gives you such lovely gifts (I just love the butterfly)...

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  3. You are blessed-maybe call her Serena,she is beautiful and so serene looking.
    Lol

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  4. Shes beautiful I agree.I like the name Blessed for her.But we Greeks call Mary, Theotokus.Thanks for sharing!

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  5. *gasp* my goodness that green crystal butterfly just stole my breathe away! how stunning you are one lucky girl =]

    i sure did make those tags, and many more to come so keep an eye out on my etsy for a great deal! good luck with yours

    <3

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  6. I'm a sucker for longish titles. Like, 'The essence of serenity' like she is the source of it. She's beautiful too I like the colours you've used.

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  7. Hi Beauty!!! I she truly does emit such a sense of comfort and the look on her face glows in such a serene way, I vote for a title using "Serenity" or "Mother of Peace", or "Goddess of Serenity"...yes...so very lovely!

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  8. Hi Nina! Your painting is gorgeous! I like Serene...sounds peaceful.:)

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  9. Hi Nina,thank you for stoping by with such sweet cooments.I really enjoyed your visit.I will be puting your link on my sidebar.
    Your picture is the most beautful ,and sometimes the best names are the most simple,so I would call her...Mary...She is to beguileing,for anything thats way out there.I can look at her eyes and see it.Your work as usual is outstanding.Hugs Marie Antionette

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  10. What a great painting. It's quite unusual and touching. And your husband is a jewel. Those flowers are beautiful!

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  11. Your roses are gorgeous and the painting, well that is something else entirely. Beautiful.

    I keep thinking 'Mary ponders'

    p.s. love the pictures of the kids at the beach.

    Love Renee xoxo

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  12. Have you come up with a name yet?

    Madonna's thoughts....

    I am horrible at naming things. As you can tell.

    Happy day to you dear lady and many more blessings.

    Love Renee xoxo

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  13. I love the crystal. My husband got me a red one for valentines day this year. They are exquisite!

    The painting is so wonderful Nina. When I look at it I think of Mary, "Mother of Jesus". She is beautiful.
    Hugs
    Patti

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  14. I love your title choices so far, but I love the word PONDER for her , too. It is such a great gift to "ponder something in your heart", isn't it?

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  15. Hello Sweet Lady! You are a one woman LOVE ARMY!!! So blessed that you are in this world! Thank you for your visit- it's always a jolt of happy energy when you stop by!! Have a lovely rest of the weekend!!

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  16. Good Morning,
    Your work is lovely and your blog grand. Love
    the mixed media look of it. Thank you for sharing. Have a creative week.
    Pat

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  17. I just love your painting...it's the self containment of this girl that appeals to me...a quiet confident...a supreme peace....i think i'd call her Freeda...

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  18. Simply breath taking! You are so talented and I love YOUR BLOG! What would our creative community do without you?!

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