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Blue Poppy Slice

Blue-Poppy-Slice-2

3″x18″ mixed media/encaustic painting. This painting is 1.5″ deep and has red sides.

This painting is available HERE or maria@mariapacewynters.com

Dreams Of You

Dreams-Of-You

10″x30″ mixed media painting on paper. There is a .25″ border. This painting would need to be framed and matted by you.

This painting is available HERE or maria@mariapacewynters.com

Dreams of you

My perfect love

Strong and dark

Tall and fair

I’ll know you when I see you

But for now

I pine

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Remember that time? Pining for a boy you didn’t even know. Perhaps for one that didn’t even exist? Your heart ached  and swelled all at once at just thought of meeting your dream love.

Ahhh, I’ve always been a hopeless romantic.

The thing is, I did marry that boy, and the truth is, he is away  right now and I miss him.  Pining for him? Maybe not quite but I really do miss him when he is away.  It’s more like I’m missing apart of myself. I don’t feel whole when he is not around. It’s an odd feeling, almost nagging, like ‘did I forget my purse?’ ‘where’s my phone’ … something is missing.  Something is just not quite right.  Off.

So, in a way,  maybe I am pining. Pining to feel whole again. Longing to lose that nagging ‘something’s missing’ feeling.  It’s not that over the top, swooning, ‘all thoughts consumed’  kind of feeling.  I know that sounds terrible but it is  much deeper than that.  It is real. He is real. I know him inside and out. I know his flaws and worse, he knows mine. It is not some romantic notion, some glorified love scene from a romance novel. It is the real thing. I miss him because I love him more today than I did when I was daydreaming and swooning about him at 16 because now I know him and he is better than any fictional love hero that I could ever have dreamed up.

So, now you know where these last paintings are coming from. Love is so great because it can start in this crazy passionate place and if you stick with it, it can become that and so much more.

Here’s to love and soul mates!

My Beloved

My-Beloved

16″ x 20″ mixed media painting on wood. This painting is 1.5″ deep and has red sides.

This painting is available HERE or maria@mariapacewynters.com

I am tired, beloved, of chafing my heart against the want of you; of squeezing it into little ink drops, and posting it. And I scald alone, here, under the fire of the great moon.

 

Bleeding Hearts In The Garden

Bleeding-Hearts-In-The-Garden

3″x30″ mixed media painting on wood. This painting has 1.5″ deep sides that are painted red.

This painting is SOLD

“I’m wearying to escape into that glorious world, and to be always there: not seeing it dimly through tears, and yearning for it through the walls of an aching heart: but really with it, and in it.”

― Emily BrontëWuthering Heights

 

Oh, My Heart

Oh,-My-Heart

3″x18″ mixed media painting on wood. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted red. No Framing needed.

This painting is available HERE or directly from maria@mariapacewynters.com

 

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.

 

 

Asian Vase And Flowers

Asain-Vase-With-Flowers16″x20″ mixed media/encaustic painting on wood. The sides are  1.5″ deep and painting red.

This painting is available HERE

Dress Forms And Lace

Dress-Forms-And-Lace8″x10″ mixed media/encaustic painting on wood. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted red.

This painting is available HERE

Floating … Floundering… But With Faith

I feel like I am floating, unattached. Completely lost.

Maybe not floating, more like flailing. Floundering.  Panicking?

I am nowhere and I am everywhere. My ideas flit from one thing to another. My focus is off. Everything seems blurry and the harder I try to focus, the more I completely loose sight of what I am looking at.

Two months away from daily painting will do this.

How to get back?

My mantra has always been ‘inspiration finds us when we are working'(Picasso).  I know this to be true. Intellectually.

Your ego, however,  does not care about what you know intellectually. Your ego sees that little seed of fear and runs with it.

Fear is not a great springboard for the creative process. Panic does not make you want to sit down and paint something beautiful.  It is hard to shut out those self doubts that begin to creep into your mind and to starts those wheels turning again.  It is hard to get in the flow again.

All I can do is have faith and keep coming to the page/easel .  Paint what I love.  Have fun. Try new techniques or mediums.

These are some of the tricks that I have used in the past, let’s hope they work this time!

One thing I do know;  I loved the summer I spent with my two girls and  just as they are happy and excited to be back in school, I too am happy and excited to be back in my studio… AND  that  is a pretty good place to start. (Floundering and all.)

 

The day is committed to error and floundering; success and achievement are matters of long range
 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

Her-Faith

HER FAITH

SOLD

A-Wiser-Crown

A WISER CROWN

5.5″ x 13″ mixed media painting on rag paper. This painting will need to be matted and framed by you.

This painting is available HERE

 

Rose Red

Rose-Red

5″x7″ mixed media encaustic painting on wood. This painting will need to be matted and framed by you.

This painting is available HERE

The Blue Veil

The-Blue-Veil

5″x7″ mixed media/encaustic painting on wood. This painting will need to be matted and framed by you.

This painting is available HERE

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