Saturday, November 14, 2009

Forever and Ever

Forever and Ever
Inspired by my turn of the century family photo mats.
Watercolor, acrylic in and pencil on handmade cotton paper. 9 x 12 inches.
Carlos Olivares Muñoz with matExperimenting with my family photos.
This dandy gentleman here is my maternal grandfather from Chile.
I missed you guys!

81 Lovely Comments:

Blogger Featherglen said...

You were missed too! Welcome back!

11/14/2009 9:38 AM  
Blogger ariadne said...

That's a great painting once again!We have missed you too!

11/14/2009 9:52 AM  
Anonymous Wei said...

Miss you too Geninne, and miss your nice works so much.

11/14/2009 10:15 AM  
Blogger Jan said...

I like the next step in your artistc thinking that brought this beautiful piece.

11/14/2009 10:23 AM  
Anonymous sarah said...

absolutely gorgeous! you were also missed! thx for your lovely inspiration!

11/14/2009 10:30 AM  
Blogger life in yonder said...

You were missed too. Happy to see you back again and with such a beautkful piece of art.

11/14/2009 11:06 AM  
Blogger Margie Oomen said...

I am in complete awe at your never ending talent and beauty

11/14/2009 11:11 AM  
Anonymous melissa said...

love the new painting. it's nice to have you back too!

11/14/2009 11:11 AM  
Anonymous Stacie said...

I'm glad you are back. I'm a painter, too, but it's been mostly cold & rainy here in the Seattle area lately (not sunny & colorful), so I look to your site for a little cheer :-)
Thanks for the kick-start, Geninne :-)

11/14/2009 11:13 AM  
Blogger Lau said...

Te hechaba de menos !! qué bello !! tus dibujos me alegran el alma ... (ya te lo dije, pero no puedo evitar repetirlo)

11/14/2009 11:20 AM  
OpenID sittaholic said...

yay!you're back!
the painting is gorgeous.

11/14/2009 11:20 AM  
Anonymous Heather said...

I've just finished 2 days of looking through every single one of your posts. I love your work! You've reminded me of many things I love. I walked around my apartment today with fresh eyes. Very inspiring!

11/14/2009 11:23 AM  
Blogger Heather T. said...

Wow, so intricate! I'm so happy to see your work again... =)

11/14/2009 11:27 AM  
Blogger Theresa said...

Beautiful!!! Amazing!!

11/14/2009 11:28 AM  
Blogger Katy said...


11/14/2009 11:30 AM  
Blogger Carlene said...

Of course we missed you too! I love the brown ink, and especially the rendering of the little tree.

11/14/2009 11:37 AM  
Blogger pien said...

oh wow!

11/14/2009 11:50 AM  
Blogger Tricia said...

I was so excited to see you back online! You've been missed.

11/14/2009 12:06 PM  
Anonymous joni said...

WOW, this was worth the wait.

11/14/2009 12:40 PM  
Blogger Gosia said...

ok, Geninne. Where's the big surprise?
ps.great work!!

11/14/2009 12:58 PM  
Blogger vesna said...

very nice

11/14/2009 1:00 PM  
Blogger Allison said...

geninne-i'm so glad you're back. the painting and frame look so gorgeous. i think it's my new favorite!

11/14/2009 1:16 PM  
Blogger pamwares said...

wow! glad to have you back!

11/14/2009 1:32 PM  
Blogger Renee said...

Lovely! I'm glad you're back, though I am a lurker I have been missing your blog.

11/14/2009 3:50 PM  
Blogger Katalin Koos said...

Oh finally! You are back!!! :)
Love the details and colours on your new pieces...the little birds, the mushroom,acorns, the tree..beautiful!

11/14/2009 3:54 PM  
Blogger pklaw said...

Welcome back! It does seem like you have been gone forever and ever! These pieces are absolutely gorgeous!

11/14/2009 4:35 PM  
Blogger k. borcz said...

Yeah! You're back! I love the drawing. I always look forward to what you post here.

11/14/2009 5:07 PM  
Blogger Violet Bella said...

i just stumbled across your blog and i am super impressed with your artwork! wow!

i am now following you!

peace and love,

11/14/2009 5:52 PM  
Blogger Vicki Holdwick said...

OMG, Geninne,

I absolutely love, love the birds!


11/14/2009 7:05 PM  
Blogger kt_kthx said...

Beautiful work!

11/14/2009 7:48 PM  
Blogger amida said...

Welcome back!!! Looking forward to lots of new artwork and posts!

11/14/2009 8:10 PM  
Blogger Jennifer DeDonato said...

Welcome back...that is some kinda picture!

11/14/2009 9:22 PM  
Blogger Heleen said...

So happy your back! Love love love your new paintings!!

11/14/2009 11:11 PM  
Anonymous SuzMc said...

Oh, Geninne, you were indeed missed. I thought of you while I was visiting Oaxaca. Not very close to you, I know, but closer than I usually am and in your home country.It was so inspiring to be there, with the color and pagentry of Dias de los Muertos and the warmth of the people. Welcome back.

11/14/2009 11:16 PM  
Blogger lil kim said...

wonderful Geninne! great experiment :)

11/15/2009 2:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

¡Hola, Geninne!:

¡Qué bien que has vuelto! ¡Bienvenida! Espero que hayas pasado unos días maravillosos en compañía de los tuyos.

El dibujo de los pájaros es precioso y de un azul realmente alegre y la parte en blanco y negro que hace de marco parece estar hecha de encaje o tallada en madera. Es increíble que consigas esos dos efectos dibujando. Además, en mi opinión, queda muy bien con la foto de tu abuelo.

Muchísimas gracias por seguir compartiendo tu trabajo. No sabes cuánto bien haces con ello.

Que te vaya todo muy bien.

en Santander, España.

11/15/2009 3:01 AM  
Blogger Mary Ann said...

Wow, what a comeback, Geninne! I missed you too!

11/15/2009 4:57 AM  
Blogger lil songbird mama said...

welcome back!
love your new painting....and your dad is handsome!

11/15/2009 6:29 AM  
Blogger Sue K said...

I found your blog a few months ago, and I continue to be amazed! These two paintings are beyond beautiful. The detail in your work is just gorgeous. I was looking at the frame you put around the paintings and the line work is so intricate and looks wonderful.
I am glad to see you back again....understand that everyone needs a break once in awhile.
Love your work!!!!

11/15/2009 6:32 AM  
Blogger Diana Jiron Graff said...

great inspirtion to use.. those frames were funky, and your grandpa was a cutie! oh and the bird are just precious

11/15/2009 7:13 AM  
Blogger Ale said...

Que alegría tenerte de vuelta!! Bienvenida!!!

Besitos desde Guatemala!


11/15/2009 8:59 AM  
Blogger marysworkshop said...

Geninne- I'm so glad I found your beautiful blog. Your artwork is absolutely amazing!- Mary

11/15/2009 9:16 AM  
Blogger cactus petunia said...

You've been busy! It's wonderful!

11/15/2009 10:39 AM  
Anonymous Maryellen said...

absolutely wonderful! I love the acorns and all the lovely details.

11/15/2009 11:26 AM  
Blogger Emily said...


11/15/2009 12:08 PM  
Blogger eralamaga said...

Que lindisimosssssss!!!
Volviste con todo!!!! Que bueno!
Binvenida, espero que hayas descansado!
Besos, Lucia

11/15/2009 12:21 PM  
Anonymous Design per Bambini said...

Hi, your blog is a great discover, complimenti! You are doing really beautiful things!

11/15/2009 12:21 PM  
Anonymous linda said...

Wow! So detailed and beautiful...fabulous work!

11/15/2009 1:21 PM  
Blogger Raewyn said...

You are amazing!

11/15/2009 1:34 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

I love your drawings. You look like you are having so much fun. It makes me realize I haven't enjoyed drawing for a while now. I'm just good at it, so I keep doing it. How can I have fun again? Beth

11/15/2009 2:18 PM  
Blogger *gemmifer* said...

We missed you too! Welcome back! I love your vintage-style mat and the beautiful watercolor you put in it.

11/15/2009 6:53 PM  
Blogger Veda Murthy said...

superb work! totally missed ur posts dear!

11/15/2009 7:36 PM  
Blogger Beth Stone said...

Yaaay! You're back! I've so missed your posts - these are lovely! Can't wait to see all you've been up to!

11/15/2009 7:39 PM  
Blogger TB said...

Missed you, too! I've been following your work for a long time now, and it brings me such joy.

Thank you for coming back to inspire us!


11/15/2009 7:44 PM  
Blogger Mandy Saile of Bijou's Whimsy said...

beautiful intricate just lovely.

11/15/2009 8:08 PM  
Blogger little red hen said...

Welcome back.He certainly was dapper!

11/16/2009 12:43 AM  
Anonymous P'lile said...

Wauw! (dutch way of saying wow!)

11/16/2009 1:46 AM  
Blogger Georgia said...

These are stunning.

11/16/2009 4:00 AM  
Blogger Léezy said...

Whaouuuuu this is beautiful !
I like it so so much, i'm french so excuse my english...

11/16/2009 4:02 AM  
Blogger Carol Baicker-McKee, Ph.D. said...

So, so beautiful. Very glad you're back.

11/16/2009 5:05 AM  
Blogger Lola England said...

Wow! Those frames are magnificent! What beautiful pieces.

11/16/2009 7:42 AM  
Blogger Artsy Martha said...

Oh my gosh these are amazing. Missed seeing you every day while you were gone.

11/16/2009 8:53 AM  
Blogger Mrs. M said...

yay, you're back! I'm loving those frames, too. :)

11/16/2009 8:59 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Hola Geninne, siempre paso por aquí a maravillarme por tus trabajos y nunca dejo un comentario por mi ingles que es muy malo, pero esta vez me dieron muchas ganas de hacerlo, sobre todo por que vi una palabra que me llamo mucho la atención, que es tu mención sobre tu abuelo Chileno y yo soy Chilena!! y no pude evitarlo, que curioso, a pesar de ser un pais pequeño, siempre alguien lo menciona.
Bueno es maravilloso lo que logras! sobre todo esos detalles hechos a mano como un tallado, precioso!!
Cariños desde Chile - Iquique.

11/16/2009 9:27 AM  
Blogger ale said...

HOLA GENINNE!!!!qué hermosura!!!!!!y qué lindo tu abuelo también!!!besos enormes y qué lindo verte!!!!!

11/16/2009 9:37 AM  
Blogger Flower Girl said...

So glad you are back too! I really enjoy your blog and miss it when you are away. Your art and photos are lovely. Thanks for sharing.

11/16/2009 12:20 PM  
Anonymous Lynn E. Dirk said...

Count me in as missing you too! I hope your break was a good and restful one. Welcome back! Now I must get back on and see how Turbo is doing too!

11/16/2009 12:28 PM  
Blogger Christine said...

Gorgeous! Wonderful idea, and beautifully illustrated.

11/16/2009 2:37 PM  
Blogger Jutta said...

Hi, I just found your blog via A Field Journal and am blown away by your creativity and talent! Your work is just amazing :)

11/18/2009 6:10 AM  
Blogger Alice said...

Intuía que alguna relación tenías con mi país, por dibujos de fotos en Valparaíso. Cuanta historia en cada persona... Tu abuelo de Chile!!!! Maravilloso!

11/18/2009 7:13 AM  
Blogger Dorothee-Maria said...

This is so beautiful.
I love your work.

11/19/2009 2:49 AM  
Anonymous Jess said...

Hello, I'm a brand new reader to your wonderful blog. Wow! I adore the contrast of the blue sky and birds against the frame! Just stunning :)

11/21/2009 4:33 PM  
Blogger Daneleta said...

Wowwww increible, pasé visitando este lindo blog y me encontré con esto, yo tambien soy de Santiago de Chile

11/21/2009 8:51 PM  
Blogger aspidistria said...

Hola, que lindo tu trabajo!
Y ahí estaba yo, mirando, mirando y todo me gustaba y me movía...y cuando apareció el marco del parajito dije: mira que lindo y los acorns y las florcitas y las semillitas...y luego aparece tu abuelo chileno como yo, así es el tiempo, coincidencias de coicidencias.
te felicito y gracias por compartir tu trabajo, muy inspirador.

11/30/2009 5:54 PM  
Blogger HeatherRose said...

What font are you using on your frames, in white? Do you do this lettering by hand? I'd love to see the whole alphabet in caps and smalls. I'm making a dove painting for a friend's new baby, Paloma, and would like to add a ribbon with her name. Many thx!

12/01/2009 9:03 PM  
Blogger stage139 said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.

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