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Sunday, 3 February 2013


I thought to share these paintings which are my favorite. I love the details of the reflections in the first painting.

“The only way love can last a lifetime is if it's unconditional. The truth is this: love is not determined by the one being loved but rather by the one choosing to love."
-Stephen Kendrick

Does unconditional love exist? No, I don't think so. :)

Disappointed Love - Francis Danby

The Lady of Shalott - John William Waterhouse


  1. Good to see you back.
    I too like the Lady of Shallot...a good painting and a great name...better than the Lady of Onion.

  2. ahhh how I wish I could paint. Colors have their own life and language.
    Love, unconditional, lifetime, truth, all complex words.

  3. Yes, Adrian :) better than lady of garlic too :)

    Very true Beyond and I have found there is never complete honesty.

  4. You've been missed so it's good to see you back. You're a little dark on the love today!

  5. I am an admirer of the Pre-Raphaelites and have seen The Lady of Shalott in the Tate. For me it is a most beautiful and moving picture. The Danby is associated with sadness. Your words and pictures, Ruby, would seem to suggest that all is not as it should be in your world. It is, as Adrian says, good to see you back though.

  6. I don't know what happened to my comment ... I guess it got lost due to my net problems ... so posting again ... the pics are amazing, they speak so much in colors :-)

    Hope to see you blogging more and more now :-)


  7. Hi Ruby,

    glad you have another blog.
    They are truly fantastic paintings!
    Really great.

    Kind regards, Helma

  8. Upeita kuvia. Terveisiä suomesta:)

  9. The Lady of Shallot is a lovely painting, but I can't help thinking that her quilt is getting wet.

  10. They are lovely paintings, Ruby.

  11. These are beautiful paintings, Ruby. Though both of the women in the art pieces seem to be grieving, they are fine works of art. Exquisite color and detail.

  12. These are romantic paintings, but just paintings. I think that tears are replaced by joy in real love and if we are crying, it was not a right feeling, because in true love, both lovers are happy and their couple, which is like a third person, is shining with happiness too.

  13. adore both paintings, esp. the latter. ahhh love.


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