Thursday, March 27, 2014

My New Aubrey Levinthal Painting {A 30th Birthday Gift}

"Violets in November, 2013" by Aubrey Levinthal via Meet Me in Philadelphia
Hello again, friends! You know how this next sentence goes: I apologize for my absence then make some silly promises to post more regularly...blah, blah, blah. Honestly, I guess I've felt a little tapped out while I wait for more home projects to commence.

In the last few days, I've finally had a few developments to share. Before anything else, I wanted to share my new original painting from Aubrey Levinthal, a talented artist and lovely person to boot.

I wrote about Aubrey's work almost a year ago and, since then, I've been fortunate enough to own two of her beautiful pieces (the other is in our den). My latest--shown above--was Adam's gift to me for my recent 30th birthday.
"Violets in November, 2013" by Aubrey Levinthal via Meet Me in Philadelphia
On my birthday Adam surprised me with a trip to see Aubrey at her workspace and to pick out a painting to mark the occasion. She graciously showed us her recent work, much of which reflected her new studio location and her exploration of new moods and new mediums (collages! oh my!).
"Violets in November, 2013" by Aubrey Levinthal via Meet Me in Philadelphia
"Violets in November, 2013" by Aubrey Levinthal via Meet Me in Philadelphia
"Violets in November, 2013" by Aubrey Levinthal via Meet Me in Philadelphia
(all via Meet Me in Philadelphia)
The painting, "Violets in November," captures the view of Center City Philadelphia from Aubrey's studio. It resonated with us in particular because Adam works in one of the two buildings shown in the background.

I consider myself the guardian of this original artwork. It might not always be mine (eventually it will be passed on to future children) but, for now, it feels a like a special little treasure that I thank my lucky stars I get to look at every day.

It reminds me of the beauty, creativity and love out there in the world and, as far as art goes, that's not a bad takeaway.

15 comments:

  1. Congrats on this lovely painting!!! It's the kind of art that makes me pause, study and admire - beautiful! By the way, I like it propped - will you keep it that way? Cheers, Loi

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    1. Hi Loi, good question! I'm not 100% sure where the painting will end up (most likely in our living room once the carpentry/painting projects in there are complete), but right now I sort of like it propped, too. Kind of a relaxed approach to display!

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  2. Happy Birthday, btw! What a wonderful birthday surprise! I love the painting, Ashley. Love, love the colors. It reminds me a bit of bella foster, but more abstract. Really like it…..I'm off to check out the artist's portfolio!

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    1. Fran, that's such a great observation--I love Bella Foster, too! I do see some similarities between both!

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  3. Aw, what a sweet thought about original art. I love how you reflect on things others might miss. Such a special gift for a special birthday!!

    xo
    Kathy

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  4. I love it Ashley! How wonderful that not only do you have an original, but that you got to meet the artist in her studio! I just took a look at her site....I want a piece for my kitchen! Maybe a trip to Philadelphia too!

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    1. So glad to hear you love her work too, Annie! Aubrey definitely has some lovely small paintings in her Etsy shop, btw!

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  5. It is so beautiful and such a treasure!! Also , Adam gets best gift giving award - how thoughtful!

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    1. He's a keeper...that's for sure! :)

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  6. Love it! There is no better gift than original art!

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  7. beautiful! you are lucky to have such a thoughtful husband.

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  8. What a special birthday present. Cheers to you and happy birthday!

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