An Italian Courtyard to Remember...

This painting was commissioned by fellow blogger My Life Today...While on a holiday to Italy... Angie spent many wonderful hours drinking wine and nibbling yummies in this fabulous Villa Caselline courtyard... she wanted a painting to remember these lovely hours... so she emailed me a photo... asked if I could add wine, olives, cheese, etc to a painting of her photograph...
See it on her wall amongst all her wonderous travel momentos...She loved the painting so much... she wanted to share it with her fellow travellers... so she also commissioned me to paint five bookmarks similar to her painting... one to keep and four to give as gifts... what a FABULOUS present to receive!
The front and the back of each bookmark is hand-painted... and ribbon is attached to each one once they are varnished... how FUN to be able to have a work of art that go with you anywhere!

Do you have a photo from one of your travels that you would like to have painted?
Commissions are welcome! I LOVE TO PAINT!

25 comments:

alis said...

oh I LOVE the bookmarks! Also I think you have captured the essence of the Italian setting!

ps: thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a footprint :)

Millie said...

What a wonderful post! And such lovely generosity shown by Angie. Your paintings truly capture the ambience of the moment & the true essence of Villa Caselline - bellissimo!
Millie ^_^

please sir said...

Very lovely - looks great framed on the wall!

jae said...

These are just the sort of moments that should be captured and you did it brilliantly!

Angie said...

Actually, the bookmarks were for my fellow travellers who shared the villa with us, but what a great idea to send one to the owner! I think I'll need another one Fifi!!! Thanks again for a beautiful piece and for being so easy to work with.

Fifi Flowers said...

OOPS... Sorry, Angie... I made the correction! Whenever you need more paintings... I'm READY! You were wonderful to work with too!
Have a great day!
Fifi

That Girl Designs said...

this is really wonderful. what a great way to keep a memory alive.

you do love to paint....lucky for all of us!

Flower said...

You are an inspiration to me!! I love the painting, bookmarks and the idea of painting a special place!! I am learning to paint...two years of classes..but need to put more time into playing with the paints!! Thank you for stopping by and do come back.
I have a daisy wedding this week..all daisy. 40 centerpieces in jars and everything else the bride wants for the day! I ordered every kind of daisy available. Should be fun!

Sandra Ree said...

You have such talent! Beautiful work! :)

Cris in Oregon said...

oh what a wonderful way to remember a holiday somewhere special. you capture things so beautifully. Love the book marks. I am going to put you in my list of favorites as I love your blog.

Kim said...

Hello Fifi, I come to you by way of Cris in Oregon. She recommended you in a comment on my blog today and I can see why you are such an inspiration to her. I love your paintings and interiors. The commissioned work and the bookmarks are fabulous!

I, too, love things French!

Like you, I am an interior designer and a painter...although in style, I am very unlike you! :) My education is interior design, but I spend a lot of time painting these days.

I look forward to visiting you often. Thank you for the great tour here.

Neutral Dwelling said...

oh wow! Another beautiful painting!

Donna said...

I love the painting and book marks!
You are so talented!
Hugs,
Donna

Mrs.French said...

Your talent just goes on and on and on!

CIELO said...

That is a fabulous painting! and the place, stunning... I wish I could sit there; I would savour every detail of Villa Caselline courtyard... so amazingly beautiful!

Cielo

Hooked on Houses said...

I love this idea of commemorating a special trip with a painting. Also love that she commissioned bookmarks for her travel mates. So creative--and beautiful. -Julia

LucyinStLou said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love the painting and bookmarks. Gorgeous!

Rae said...

Sigh...reminds me of the happy years I spent living in Italy. Great job!!

Jules said...

you do such a fantastic job capturing a mood or feeling through your paintings! you are very talented - great work!

Fifi Flowers said...

Thank you everyone!
Such kind words of praise!
I really do love painting and lately I have been painting more than usual!
It has been a joy to paint for fellow bloggers as well... bringing a smile to one's face is the warmest feeling!
Merci!

Robin said...

Ché bello fare soffrire, ora io vuole andare in Italia.
(What a beautiful paining, now I want to go to Italy.)

Kirsten said...

Looks so good!!!

kristy said...

another great idea. pretty paintings, i love the pink flowers in the picture.

franki durbin said...

honey, you are so talented. I am truly impressed. magnificent!

Emily said...

What a cute idea!

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