I am OBSESSED with paintings, to the point of havingÂ shelled out a pretty penny for certain water colors and oil paintings, that I simply NEEDED to have. My husband unfortunately does not share my affinity for these majestic creations (did I mention he was color blind and is fine living with a black and white no remote TV?!)
In any event gifting someone you love, as in the woman who mothered you, is one of those timeless ways to convey your feelingsÂ for her. Unlike a piece of candy, flowers or a plant ( cuz you know most of us cannot maintain said plant for longer than three months if that long) a painting isÂ a treasureÂ that will adorn the space of your bleoved mama for the rest of her days. And whenever she glances at itÂ she will be hard pressed not to be instantly reminded of the love you have for her ( and don’t we all want our mothers to CONSTANTLY be reminded that we adore them?!)
So when theÂ good folks at overstockart.com, which features handmade oil painting reproductions, asked me if I’d be inclined to do a giveaway of one of their paintings, one look at the three oils below, which truly celebrate the amazing gift of motherhood and the role of mothers had me utterly convinced. These three paintings manage toÂ captureÂ the beauty and tenderness in the relationship between a mother and a child and will speak volumes toÂ the recipientÂ about the fact that you recognize what a wonderful mom she is.Â Â Â
â€œMaternity,â€ Pablo Picasso – This stunning oil painting was originally created in 1905, during Picassoâ€™s rose period. Paintings from the rose period are characterized by a more cheery style with orange and pink colors, which is evident in this painting depicting the intimate bond of mother and child. A 20â€ x 24â€ hand painted canvas of this masterpiece is available for $129 at http://www.overstockart.com/maternityblue.html.Â
â€œMaternity by the Sea,â€ Pablo Picasso â€“ This famous painting was originally created in 1902, during Picassoâ€™s blue period. A mother holding her child against her chest are the subject of the painting, which was rendered in shades of blue and blue-green. A 20â€ x 24â€ hand painted canvas of this painting is available for $129 at http://www.overstockart.com/maternitysea.html.
â€œMadame Monet and her Son,â€ Claude Monet – This masterpiece, originally painted in 1875, depicts Monetâ€™s first wife Claude and their eldest son, Jean. A 20â€ x 24â€ hand painted canvas of this work of art is available for $119 at http://www.overstockart.com/madmonandher.html.
And , in case you are not the lucky winner of our giveaway overstockart.com is offering a Â Motherâ€™s Day Discount:Â From now through Sunday, May 8, 2011, overstockArt.com is offering a discount of 40% off oil paintings featured in the Motherâ€™s Day gallery (does not include frames or pre-framed paintings), just use the coupon code ARTFORMOM at checkout. Visit the gallery at http://www.overstockArt.com/mothersday.html toÂ scope out even moreÂ fine art fitting for gifts for mom.Â Â
So just how can you nab one of these three beautiful paintings for the mama inÂ your life? (winner gets to choose one of the three)Leave a comment here about the best and or worst Mother’s day gift you’ve gotten and or given. For a second entry you can follow me on Twitter as Madijack and for a third entry you can LIKE Married My Sugar Daddy on facebook. Giveaway ends Thursday April 28th..GOOD LUCK!