A Grand Entrance...

Recently... fellow blogger and Interior Designer Patricia Gray was on holiday in Italy... so I pop in virtually to have a coffee chat with Patricia here...

I told her how much I loved her photos... looked like they would make for some wonderful paintings... but I wanted her permission... she said she would love to see me paint some of her photos... and she suggested I paint a collage of some of the doors she photographed...

So here is the Italian Door Collage... What do you think... would these paintings make a nice set of notecards... hmmm... 8 Frameable notecards (the 6 doors and 2 chat locations) 20.00 + 5.00 shipping USA... 10.00 for shipping outside the USA...
Now Patricia and everyone reading this... let's virtually sit here...
Pop the cork... let's toast to a wonderful trip, wonderful photos and wonderful paintings... if I do say so myself...

Ok... everyone raise your glass to the Importance of DOORS according to Patricia... "I love doors... Front doors are the first impression the world has of your home and as the saying goes: You never get a second chance to make a first impression." Cheers!

What does your front door say about you?

30 comments:

Debbie said...

These are some amazing works of art Fifi!

Your creations are music for my soul.

JeannieTheDreamer said...

Hello Fifi, the note cards with the front doors are a good idea. Can I email you a photo of mine? I just want you to see it.

:)
jeannie

That Girl Designs said...

That I need to paint it! That is what my front door says...

Great work as always.

KarenHarveyCox said...

Well, what a lovely surprise to have found you. I was popping through Thankful Thursday posts today and I saw your avitar on a mutual blogging friend. I love your work and your blog. Karen

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

These are wonderful. A Grand idea for cards. All of it. Your talent boggles my mind. I love coming here to see what you come up with next. :)
My front door says nothing special. I always wanted to paint it a color but never could settle on what color. So it is white now. lots better then it was.. shabby nothing. :)

please sir said...

Oh goodness...so many people are going on wonderful vacations! Thanks for taking me away...at least for awhile.

Mary Kay said...

Viva l'Italie! I'm going there in October for the first time, so what a treat to see your paintings!

Jules said...

what lovely photos and paintings! your work always makes me smile :)

Marie Louise said...

Venice looks lovely flowing from the end of your paintbrush. You always capture the feeling of being there!

Alkemie said...

What an utterly cute and delight ful post Fifi!! I really love it. Feels like I was right there with you and Patricia on your virtual coffee outing :)

Karen

Krissy said...

Such pretty paintings :)

I'm ashamed of my front door, boy do I need a new one!

Tracie~MPMaison said...

Love the doors - wonderful note cards. Yes, I'd love to sit and have a glass of champagne with everyone else here and look at the blue sea.

Our front door says my husband loves green and it's quite whimsical too - different colors on the panels ;)

Jour heureux à vous aussi!
xo~Tracie

coco+kelley said...

i LOVE the doors!!! a have a teeny obsession with them as well as italy, so this combo is killing me! definitely a beautiful set of notecards :)

Hooked on Houses said...

These doors are gorgeous. I love your collage.

I'm afraid my door is saying, "Paint me. And get me some new hardware while you're at it." It's on a long to-do list of projects around the house. Wish I could have one of these!

*sigh* -Julia

nikkicrumpet said...

Ohhhhhh the door collage is MARVELOUS...I can't imagine how cool it must be to be able to do what you do!

Ms. Tee said...

I really, really love the door collage. I looove doors - I was just thinking of doing a post on doors. :) I cannot believe how fast you paint!

Lipstick said...

Beautiful and happy. I love your work.

Mrs.French said...

First France, then Italy...you take us to the best places my dear.

Tracey said...

LOVE the doors! I have a thing for doors, I am always taking pictures of them when I am on vacation!

livinglocurto said...

How fun! I love how you show the photos that inspired your paintings. I wish I was in that Venice painting right about now. Do you paint with oils?
-Amy from Texas

Katrina said...

I love the artwork! Unfortunately, my front door says that I didn't pick it out. Just add it to the list of things I'd like to replace in my home!

Richiesliv DÅ och NU said...

Hi Fifi

WOW, love to have things! I can do whatever to grab one of your paintings §:-)

Such a PERFECT kinda art! Job well done.

Greetings from rainy Stockholm,
//chie

j u s t i m a g i n e said...

oh fifi you are so fabulous !

Joanna Goddard said...

i love this! you are wonderful! xo

MichelleandWinstontheWestie said...

the italian door collection is my fav- I just love that collage! You are so talented!!!!

C´est la vie said...

Oh I love the doors! I just took some dorr-pic´s on my trip to the south of Sweden this summer. I think you can see it in my blog :)
But the Italian doors are just lovely!!
I´ve been many summers south of Venice, by the sea, when I was a kid. It is my best summers.

Love, Lina, Stockholm, Sweden

Millie said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Enough said oh talented one!!
Millie ^_^

la la Lovely said...

Fifi.... that was a lovely little journey to Italy.. just what I needed.. and I too LOVE doors and snapping pictures of them.... the paintings are divine.... My front door is now bright blue.. kind of aquaish after snapping a fab pic of a door in England!

Fiore fresco said...

I adore your doors Fifi! So charming...and thanks for the visit the other day. Sorry to have been absent so much. I enjoy traveling with you for a few moments during the craziness though.

Jane said...

Wonderful! I LOVE doors! and gates...and walls.
Jane (artfully graced)

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