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Monday, January 19, 2009

New Painting & a Heads Up (Updated)

"Black Sand Beach"
12x24" acrylic on gallery-wrapped canvas

I don't know if anyone's seen the new commercials for "21st Century Insurance," but I wanted to let everyone know that this is just the rebranding of AIG. (They're my car insurance company, so they sent me a letter about it.) I wonder how much of the bailout went to this & I'm somewhat disgusted by it.
(Updates: Apr. 2009; 21st Century Insurance has since been sold to Farmer's Group. Jul. 2009; The above painting has been published in "Anthology of Friends; An Original Collection," Vol. 4.)

32 comments:

Michelle (artscapes) said...

The painting is gorgeous!!

Doson said...

lovely skippy... I wish i painted that

Travis Erwin said...

Beautiful and thanks for the heads up. I too am with AIG but they haven't mailed anything to me.

Steve Malley said...

Here in NZ, where car insurance is *not* mandatory, the costs are a LOT lower. Like, think a whole year's cover for less than you pay in a month...

Dave Coulter said...

Fantastic painting, Lana!

Charles Gramlich said...

I feel like I'm there on the black sand beach.

Lauren said...

Wow, simply beautiful--amazing. Makes me wish I was there. :-P

Lana Gramlich said...

Michelle, Skippy, Dave & Lauren; Thank you! :)

Travis E.; Thanks! You'll get the letter too, I'm sure.

Steve; I know! Even in Canada my car insurance was cheaper!

Charles; Thanks. :) It took my breath away--the sand sparkled like freshly fallen snow, but I know I could never duplicate that accurately.

ivan@creativewriting.ca said...

Blue lagoon.

The bailout money. Where is the accounting. Who's got it?

Thoughts while watching the Inauguration.

Sidney said...

Beautiful work. Yeah, I got an AIG letter too. I guess you can't say "A rose" by any other name.

Scott said...

Lana,

Very nice painting! You're so talented.

Marvin said...

Cool painting!

Still waiting on my bailout check from the Feds.

Tabib said...

Beautiful seascape painting.

Lana Gramlich said...

Ivan; Don't even get me started on the bailout(s,) really. Makes my blood boil. >:(

Sidney; Thanks. Yeah, not when that rose stinks to high heaven, anyway.

Scott; You're too kind.

Marvin; Thank you. I hear you on the bailout. When do I get to go up before Congress? If they're willing to shell out so much to these losers, surely they won't mind a hundred grand to someone who actually pays their bills.

Tabib; Thank you. :)

Drowsey Monkey said...

that's a painting?!? WOW It's gorgeous.

Miladysa said...

Wow! Fabulous!

Has it sold already?

timethief said...

This wonderful painting looks like it's depicting a spot not far from where I live. I love the deep and brooding blue.

photonz said...

Such great graphics and feeling. Very well conceived.

Paul Grecian

Lana Gramlich said...

Drowsey; Thanks! The original photo that inspired it's in the previous post.

Miladysa; Thank you & no, it hasn't sold yet.

TT; Thanks. I'd love to see where you live. :)

Paul; Thank you! I appreciate the input.

The Creative Cafe said...

Lana, I almost don't want to know anything about the bailout. They can come up with this money now? And look what happened during Katrina. My husband thinks the U.S. gov't budget is like a Ponzi scheme. I agree.

Anyway, on to something more pleasant---This is one of my favorite paintings of yours. The colors are dark and bright at the same time. I don't know how to describe it, but it's beautiful.

Christina said...

Black Sand Beach is so freaking unbelievably wonderful! I really thought this was a photograph you took. Really amazing.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Lovely scene. Very nice colors in this shot.

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Midwest Mom said...

Lana,

I know I told you on BlogCatalog to go out there and take some photos to make me jealous of your Louisiana warmth. But this painting takes the cake. I so want to live there!

(Would it cost extra for you to paint a little hut with me living in it?) ;D -just kidding.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend. I love visiting to see what amazing things you create. (So I'm stumbling this post, darlin'!)

- Julia at Midwest Moms

Natural said...

nice work again lana. very moody picture.

Barbara Martin said...

Excellent detail in your painting of the beach.

Travis said...

I'm struck nearly speechless by that painting.

Lana Gramlich said...

Creative Cafe; Thanks for the kind comments on the painting. I agree about the gov't ponzi scheme, unfortunately.

Midwest Mom; Thanks much! Of course, this is New Zealand, not Louisiana, but it's warm there, too. ;) Thanks for the stumble!

Christina, Abe, NW, Barbara & Travis; Thank you!

Lisa said...

What a stunning painting! I love all the details you can see in the larger version.

Kate S said...

Absolutely beautiful, Lana! You just keep getting better and better. :)

Lana Gramlich said...

Lisa & Kate; Thanks much. :)

letspaintnature.com said...

You have such a successful way of making peaceful paintings. This one made me take a deep cleansing breath as I hear the waves in the back! You rock girl!

Lana Gramlich said...

Christine; Thank you! I figure there's enough stress & negativity in the world as it is, so why paint it, too? Peace is underrated.

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