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The Beautiful Paintings That Surround Me

Updated on September 6, 2017
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Thelma Alberts is a natural born Filipina who lives in her adopted country Germany for more than 3 decades. She loves traveling in Europe.

The Lady in White, Oil Painting by Lothar Alberts
The Lady in White, Oil Painting by Lothar Alberts | Source

What Now?

After publishing my last hub Who Are Your Close Friends, I sat in our living room and was thinking "what now?". I was thinking of the next article that I can write. Does it happen to you fellow hubbers? An hour or two came and I just sat in front of my laptop reading hubs from other hubbers until I saw the first comment of my last hub. As I always do, I answered the comment and read again the said hub for I don´t know for how many times and found out that I have "deleted" one of my close friends accidentally. How could I? I even sent a message to my "deleted" friend to read the article after the publication. Well, I was angry to myself but I have to wait that the traffic goes down before I can add her in my article.

Having calmed myself, my eyes looked around the living room without any intentions and Bingo....I got it! Pairs of eyes were staring at me. Eyes of the portrait paintings hanging at our walls painted by my husband. It is weird because I sometimes feel that those eyes are following me. Now they are my inspirations in writing this article. These paintings are always with us wherever we live. They seem like members of my family and will be added every now and then so that we need more walls in our flat.

A Lady in Oil

A Lady in Oil by Lothar Alberts
A Lady in Oil by Lothar Alberts | Source

A Child Portrait


The child portrait above is an oil painting painted when my son was ten years old. It was painted by using a photograph because at that age, my son could not sit or stand still. It has a resemblance of him as a child.

My Son in Oil Painting

Oil painting of our son by Lothar Alberts
Oil painting of our son by Lothar Alberts | Source

Irish Landscape

This lovely painting was painted before it came to our mind to move to Ireland. That was in the early year of 2001. It is an irish landscape created in my husbands fantasy. He put all together the existing landscapes in one oil painting and it was supposed to be the place where we could live. The cottage overlooking the Atlantic Ocean is ours in our dream.

Irish Landscape

Irish Landscape by Lothar  Alberts
Irish Landscape by Lothar Alberts | Source

Yvette with her sis

This is an oil painting showing my niece with her little sister at the beach. It was painted when my husband was working and teaching painting in a gallery here in our city. It is a new style of painting he acquired in the gallery.

Yvette With Her Sis In Oil

Yvette with her sister, oil painting by Lothar Alberts. Already bought by Y. and W. from The Netherlands.
Yvette with her sister, oil painting by Lothar Alberts. Already bought by Y. and W. from The Netherlands. | Source

Portrait in Oil Paintings

These are the other Portrait Paintings which are in oil.

  1. The girl with a nipa hat is my orphan cousin Jane who lives with my family in the Philippines.
  2. Frida Kahlo was a fascinating talented mexican painter who´s life was filmed in Hollywood and her paintings are seen in museums all over the world.
  3. Robert Redford, as I think everybody knows is a handsome, great talented actor in Hollywood who made a lot of excellent films.
  4. Grace Kelly the late Hollywood actress who was later married to Prince Rainer of Monaco. This painting was painted in the early 80´s before her death by car accident.
  5. Sigmund Freud, who was called the Father of Psychology, was an Austrian Neurologist who used hypnosis in treating his patients.

Paintings are telling us what life other people have and how talented must be the painter to have captured the heart of the people by just watching the painting.

Portrait Paintings

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Frida Kahlo in Oil Painting by Lothar AlbertsRobert Redford In Oil Painting by Lothar Alberts Jane in Oil Painting by Lothar  AlbertsGrace Kelly in Oil Painting by Lothar Alberts
Frida Kahlo in Oil Painting by Lothar Alberts
Frida Kahlo in Oil Painting by Lothar Alberts | Source
Robert Redford In Oil Painting by Lothar Alberts
Robert Redford In Oil Painting by Lothar Alberts | Source
Jane in Oil Painting by Lothar  Alberts
Jane in Oil Painting by Lothar Alberts | Source
Grace Kelly in Oil Painting by Lothar Alberts
Grace Kelly in Oil Painting by Lothar Alberts | Source

Sigmund Freud Oil Painting

Dr. Sigmund Freud painted by Lothar Alberts
Dr. Sigmund Freud painted by Lothar Alberts | Source

Gypsy Woman


This is an oil painting which was painted in Ireland when we were still living there. It was one of the paintings my husband was exhibiting in an Art Exhibition in Belmullet, Ireland 2009.

A Gypsy Woman by L. Alberts
A Gypsy Woman by L. Alberts | Source

Shillelagh Landscape in Ireland


This landscape is really existing in Shillelagh. The small house you can see was owned before by our Irish friend. We spend our first Irish Christmas in that house with our friends and her family. It was a beautiful Christmas celebration full of love and happiness. Although it was so cold for I slept with angora jacket in bed, it was still the loveliest Christmas I have spent outside the Philippines. My husband and I went walking in the Wicklow mountains which is behind that house. It was an amazing view. That was Christmas 2000.

The beauty of an Irish landscape painting hanging on my wall is one of the best home decorations I have at home. Is it not nice to look at this painting relaxing and daydreaming about traveling to the green island?

Shillelagh Oil Painting

Oil Painting of Shillelagh, Republic of Ireland by Lothar  Alberts
Oil Painting of Shillelagh, Republic of Ireland by Lothar Alberts | Source

If the paintings could say a word, they could tell a story about me and my family life. The one that I am not telling you. The laughter and joy, sadness, anger, and secrets that they share with me might be known now. Who knows? Maybe they share everything with me and they might be talking to each other about me. Just like in fantasy films where the paintings are communicating to each other or maybe my own portrait will get old instead of me. Like in the novel The Picture of Dorian Gray from Oscar Wilde. Well, I might like it but I don´t want to be a murderer like Dorian Gray. Weird!


Source: Paintings by Lothar Alberts

Angus Portrait

Angus, our cavalier king charles spaniel dog portrait painted by Lothar Alberts.
Angus, our cavalier king charles spaniel dog portrait painted by Lothar Alberts. | Source

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Doris Day In Oil

This is a new painting painted by my husband.
This is a new painting painted by my husband. | Source

Doris Day

Doris Day is an American actress, singer and a song writer. She is a lovely woman who is now in her 8os+ and live alone with her gorgeous dogs. She is one of our favorite actresses and we love seeing her movies.

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      Thelma Alberts 14 months ago from Germany

      Hi Jodah,

      Yes, he is indeed. Thanks for your nice comment. Have a lovely day.

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      Thelma Alberts 14 months ago from Germany

      Hi Audrey,

      Thanks for your wonderful comment. I will surely let my hubby read this. Thanks for pinning this to your board. I am happy to share his paintings online. Have a great day.

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      John Hansen 14 months ago from Queensland Australia

      A wonderful hub. Your husband is certainly a talented artist.

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      Audrey Hunt 14 months ago from Nashville Tn.

      Hi Thelma

      Your husband is incredibly gifted! I will pin this to my board and do other sharing. Very happy to see you've shared these amazing paintings.

      Wow!

      Hugs,

      Audrey

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      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

      "Thank you very much", said my hubby. Wow! You are an artist, too. I love paintings and seeing Arts in the museums. Do you have hubs about your paintings? I would love to read and see them.

      Thanks for your wonderful comment, your vote and for pinning this hub. Very well appreciated. Have a lovely week ChitrangadaSharan.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Wow! Such excellent paintings. Your husband is such a talented artist. Wonder how I missed this beautiful hub.

      I do paint a lot , in many mediums. Oil, fabric, water color, glass, clay etc etc. I enjoy paintings both in Portraits as well as landscapes.

      The title of your hub is justified--You are indeed surrounded by beautiful paintings.

      Voted up and pinned!

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      Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany

      Thank you DDE. Happy weekend!

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Beautiful paintings with such amazing features.

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Good morning Levertis! I´m glad you love the paintings. Some of these paintings has it´s own story, but it´s good to make ones own story by just looking at the paintings. It can really stimulates one´s imagination. Thanks for dropping by. You are always welcome. Have a nice day!

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      Levertis Steele 4 years ago from Southern Clime

      I love the paintings and wonder about the stories behind them. All of this really stimulates the imagination. That gives the viewer something to do aside from enjoying the art. Thanks for another good hub!

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      Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

      You´re right Vinaya. Collecting paintings is an expensive hobby but having an artist in a family means you need to have a huge and many walls in the house where you can hang them all. I´m not complaining but I get a bit angry when my hubby erased a perfect beautiful painting because it´s not good enough for his eyes. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      Collecting painting is an expensive hobby, unless you have an amazing artist in your family.

      Thelma, I loved the paintings you have shared here, and your descriptions give emotional touch to this hub.

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      Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

      Hi starstream! Thank you for visiting. Have a great day!

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      Dreamer at heart 5 years ago from Northern California

      I loved seeing all of these paintings and thank you for telling me about it. The article you wrote gives accent to the art. Thanks again.

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      Thelma Alberts 6 years ago from Germany

      Hello shygirl2. Yes, I am a lucky girl not only for having a talented artist but also a very loyal, understanding and tolerant husband. Thanks God for that! Thank you very much for stopping by and giving a thumbs up and awesome hub comment.

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      shygirl2 6 years ago

      Wow! You are one lucky girl Thelma, to have such a talented artist as a husband. Beautiful paintings and what a great hub...to write and share about them. : ) Thumbs up on this one. Awesome too!

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      Thelma Alberts 6 years ago from Germany

      Hello Nell Rose. Thank you for your wonderful comment and for your follow. I´ll forward your "amazing talent" comment to my husband. Have a nice day.

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, I totally agree with the other comments, your husband has an amazing talent! absolutely wonderful, thanks nell

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      Thelma Alberts 6 years ago from Germany

      Hi Yvette! Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my hub. I know you love the painting. The painter and me are still looking for the right time and the right occassion for giving you this as a gift. Wait and we will see;-)

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      yvette 6 years ago

      i really like the painting of me and red2x..you can give it to me as a birthday gift..joke..:-)

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      Thelma Alberts 6 years ago from Germany

      Hi SusieQ42! I love these paintings, too. Thank you for your wonderful comment of voted up and beautiful. My husband said thank you for your comment, talented. Have a nice day.

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      SusieQ42 6 years ago

      I love these paintings! Your husband is very talented. Wonderful hub. Voted up and beautiful!!!