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BBC Emily BBC Emily | 13:25 UK time, Friday, 24 June 2011

We want to hear about the paintings that mean something to you
 
 
We’ve been thrilled by the wonderfully positive response we’ve had to the launch of Your Paintings  - and it’s been a particular joy to see how people have already started sharing some of the pictures that mean something to them personally.
We’ve posted a few of our favourite examples from Twitter below, but we would love to hear more about the discoveries you’re making on the site.
 
 
If you want to join in, you can either add a comment and link below, or just post it on Twitter using the hash tag #yourpaintings.
Some of our favourite stories so far
 
 
“I used to play in this castle http://t.co/gHmR94v #SandsfootCastle as a child. By then there were railings to sneak through. ~500 years old.” - Tweeted by PinballGraham

Sandsfoot Castle, Dorset by John Everett

Sandsfoot Castle, Dorset by John Everett, 1924

“http://bbc.in/jeo2yP one of my gandpa's paintings up on a BBC site :D” Tweeted by SDLRob

Chelmsford Shoppers by Charles Middleton, c.1980

Chelmsford Shoppers by Charles Middleton, c.1980

”Sold a painting at my degree show 23 years ago, and up it pops on the BBC Your Paintings website. http://t.co/4lXgsgR”  Tweeted by jameshobbsart

An Island near the Shore by James Hobbs

An Island near the Shore by James Hobbs

"Lovely old #Margate painting on the bbc site: Garner's (The Marine Library), High Street, Margate, Kent - http://bbc.in/m5NkOQ" - Tweeted by ‘HarbourMonkey’.

Garner's (The Marine Library), High Street, Margate, Kent by British (English) School, c.1820

Garner's (The Marine Library), High Street, Margate, Kent

And finally… a talking cat: "BBC - Your Paintings - The Talking Cat - http://bbc.in/kqC5wV" Tweeted by @stevejbyrne. This painting certainly shows the diversity of the national collection!

The Talking Cat by Dez Quarréll, 1998

So what other paintings have you spotted?

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