October 22, 2015

Gypsy Fascination

Good day my Lovely's.  Another great day to play.  Have fun.

I have always held a fascination for Gypsies.  Fell in love with cob horses -- so beautiful.  When I lived and traveled in Europe all those years ago, Gypsies were prevalent.  Longed for my own Gypsy Wagon to decorate inside and have in the back yard as a guest house.  That great idea never materialized, however I still dream of it.
When I lived in London, there was a vacant lot near our home.  One day a band of Gypsies moved in and made it their camp for awhile.  Much to my shock, heavy smoke appeared from the lot one day.  Of course, I went to investigate.  The bands' Gypsy Queen had died, and as was the custom, her body was burned inside her wagon.  It was quite a sight.

Recently I have painted two Gypsy Women.  One mixed media which was fun, and one oil on canvas, which is my usual medium, as you know.

 'Gypsy Woman', mixed media on canvas. 

'The Crystal Ball Reader', oil on canvas


Remember to enjoy the moment.  It's all we have.  Thanks so much for dropping by.  

“I have always considered myself a person with a gypsy heart, and I
Surrender my dreams to my soul, for it's a free spirit who believes in no boundaries of region and religion.”
 
~ Megha Khare, Write like no one is reading 2

18 comments:

  1. Wonderful faces and love the gypsy story from London, that must have been an experience! Your faces are always so full of expression. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

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  2. Both are gorgeous. The colors are stunningly beautiful.

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  3. Lovely gypsy gals!! I have a few friends who have a desire to be gypsies too!! More for the colourful bohemian lifestyle! That is quite an alarming story about them in that vacant lot though!

    Hugs Giggles

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  4. These are gorgeous! I love the intensity you captured in your gypsies eyes. Having a Gypsy Wagon to decorate does sound like a little haven. Hope your dream becomes a reality someday. Blessings and happy PPF!

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  5. Fabulous Gypsy women!! What a fascinating story and memory of seeing the gypsies and wagon. I see a wagon of your own in your future:)

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  6. I love your paintings and the Gypsy story...fun times and lots of memories while in London. Thanks for sharing. Hope you have a great day

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  7. Your women are fantastic. Wow. I love the detail on the head scarf of the first one and the second is mesmerizing. I can imagine her telling my fortune. I love the story of your experience in London. You know you can still get your wagon. Do a google search and you will be fascinated what you find. Thanks for linking up on my site.

    Kate

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  8. Wow! Your Gypsy ladies are gorgeous! Not sure which I prefer but I definitely like the background in the first. It gives an air of mystery. Happy PPF

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  9. Enjoyed your post very much. Your gypsy women are beautiful. I especially love the one in oils.

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  10. Lovely colours and details in the clothes. That's quite a story about the gypsies in London, very interesting!

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  11. The funeral must have been quite something to see. Amazing experience for you, and the love of the colour and vibrancy of gypsies certainly comes through in your wonderful paintings...xx

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  12. These are lovely, especially the patterning on the clothing! Also enjoy how you captured their serene expressions -- great work!

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  13. Wow these gypsy ladies are wonderful. I love the colors and expressions just beautiful.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  14. The gypsy portraits are beautifully expressive. Years ago, I read a non-fiction account of European gypsies called "Bury me Standing". It was very haunting.

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  15. Hey Donna --- both are beautiful - what jewelry the second one wears. Hmmmm - interesting. I look at the mouth of the first lady and then your mouth. They look the same to me and there is something about that first lady that reminds me of you - an expression on her face or a certain essence of who you are. The second lady is more exotic.
    Now seeing a gypsy wagon burning with a corpse inside would give me the creeps.
    Sandy xx

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  16. Gypsy ladies- great inspiration and subjects. They're both wonderful.

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  17. So lovely! Thank you for linking up to Show Your Face and sorry it has taken me a while to get to commenting, I'm just catching up now! Kx

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