Thursday, 16 June 2011

A present to myself

Whilst I was sitting on the beach in St Ives, I remembered a painting done by a blogger, and thought about how he had captured the "blue" of St Ives very well. On my return home, I decided to treat myself to this picture and I was thrilled when I got home from work today to find that it had arrived - and I only posted my cheque off this morning!!! Its gorgeous and will be taking pride of place in my workroom (once I have sold the young mans bed - which he has grown too tall for!!!).

So thank you very much Mr D - who incidently only lives about 5 miles away from me! You made my day by transporting me back to the harbour. Take a look at his project where he aims to paint one picture per week. My painting is number 17.

26 comments:

nicsnotebook.com said...

Oh it is lovely, so sunny & cheerful!!

Liz said...

The colours are just lovely! Very bright and happy!
Liz

Vintage Tea Time said...

I was quite tempted by that, Diane - but I'm glad you've got it, knowing your big love for that area! Abby

Rebecca said...

The painting is wonderful and takes me right back to St Ives! x

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Oh that is so pretty. The colours are amazing.

Btw, yes I DID go to Sheffield Uni. Loved it. Early 80s. Excellent music scene, brilliant clubs & pubs, cheap bus fares, wonderful people.

Poppy said...

I can see why you got the painting, it is lovely!

Lou xxx

Kathy said...

What a lovely reminder of your favourite place. It'll make you smile every time you look at it!
xxx

Lisa said...

What a beautiful blue reminder of your favourite place.
Lisa x

Jill said...

It's fabulous Diane. Such lovely colours. I bet it transports you straight back to your holiday every time you look at it.
xx

VintageVicki said...

A gorgeous painting :)

Catherine said...

Very pretty! Cx

Jenny said...

What a nice present to yourself and with such a good pedigree too. Maybe I should have bought it to remind myself that I must get to Cornwall (sometime soon - you can tick that one off your bingo card).

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

A lovely reminder of St Ives Diane. At long last I have posted about our meeting. Looking forward to seeing you again in the future. Thanks again for such beautiful gifts. Lesley x

Christy@WickedHappy said...

Such a lovely painting! The vibrant colors are quite amazing. This was quite a great treat to give yourself. :)

Mister D said...

Thank you for your kind words - really pleased you like the painting

greenthumb said...

I can see why you loved the painting, very nice.

love those cupcakes said...

Love that picture!

Michela said...

Oh yes, Mr D is so talented!
xxx

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I think that painting will brighten up a room and how lovely that it has personal memories for you!

Bises,
Genie

bad penny said...

That's gorgeous & will keep you going 'til your next trip to St Ives !

Virginia said...

What a charming painting. The style reminds me of two prints I bought in Paris. Lovely.
V

Ray+Joan said...

Lovely picture of Cornwall, hang it over Rob's bed then everytime you go to look at it, it will remind you to sell the bed haha

mandycharlie said...

Having been to St Ives I remember looking at this picture and rather liking it myself. You lucky thing.
Good choice.

John Gray said...

naive and sweet!
I love mr D's blog
give him my best when you see him!!!!

(open day 17th july)

Rosie said...

Lovely painting - that blue is woderful - you will feel the warmth of the sun on your back in the middle of winter when you look at it:)

Carol said...

What a superb picture and just perfect for you.
Carol xx