This header is a pastel painting I did in 2009 is of a place in the Netherlands, my country of origin, after a photo shot by Dick Witte.

Some of the painters who have influenced me:
Mondriaan, Hopper
O"Keefe, Weyeth
Singer Sargent
van Gogh, Rembrandt
Picasso, Escher

Since this is my second blog page, it generally takes me longer (sometimes very long) to reply to your comments, but I do read and love them!

Thursday, January 7, 2010


© Bringing Gifts, 9 x 12. Oil, St.Gemain

The wise men....
they seem to stand out this year. 
Was it their knowledge about the stars? 
Was it their passion? 
Was it their sacrifice to travel so far?
Or was it their gifts?
It seemed so foolish to give the most 
exquisite gifts to a baby in a barn. 
Which brings me to conclude that 
sometimes wisdom appears foolish
And it's foolish not to learn from that.

- focus on worshipful attitude of wiseman
-the wonder of Mary
- the star that brought the wisemen 
to visit the stable
- display of their knowledge about the universe

- purple robe...color of kings


midwesttomidlands said...

Very nice painting. I especially like the way you put the prose (poetry) along with it. Thanks for sharing the beauty.

DawnTreader said...

Interesting to get to see your work "in progress" first and then finished! I love the colours in this painting.

Clytie said...

Wonderfully shown, and wonderfully said.

jeannette stgermain said...

thank you! It is these questions and wonderings I have about the subject that puts my brush in motion:)
You have shown and described Spain at your blog, but what are your feelings overall about it?
If you like to write me on my email, her it is

jeannette stgermain said...

Thanks, dear friend. Ultramarine blue is one of my favorite colors.

As must be very clear to you, my understanding of colors, values and strokes is much more developed than the technical sides of blogging (smile)

jeannette stgermain said...

Thank you, I take that as a compliment from someone who looks with an artist's eye!

The Muse said...

I popped over here to get a better view..
Now isn't that just like a Muse?

I am so happy I did ~ what a joy...such beauty!

jeannette stgermain said...

Yes, it is like the Muse:) thank you! Did you read about the purses (I should have written you in an email, that would have been easier LOL)

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Beautiful post! Kind regards.

jeannette stgermain said...

Thank you Phivos, warm greetings from California.

Anonymous said...

Jeanette, I am still enjoying your blog and writings.. I enjoy writing and ought to add to my art when I post it. lol
This year I will be adding new
fun things on my blog.
Thank you for sharing your work dear..
Hugs, Darlene xo

jeannette stgermain said...

Thank you dear friend! And yes, by all means - readers seem to like little writings with the art!