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Open Studio Dec 8 and 9, 2018

midnight DreamerCome by for my annual Holiday and Open house sale. I will have pouches, calendars (reserve yours now), pillows, bags, greeting cards, jewelry and of course paintings and reproductions. Come by for some holiday cheer, it’s always warm and cozy in the studio ♥

December 8  and 9 noon-8pm

11520 94 st, Edmonton, AB

ALSO…

Paint Your Heart And Soul workshop, Early Bird enrolment extension, Dec. 9. (full description)

Use this link for more info and to join https://bit.ly/2w8vhYu

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EXTENSION: For Early Bird PYHAS 2019 Enrolment

UPDATE: Extension! Early bird available until Dec 9th!

Dear art friend!
Just a quick reminder – ONLY 3 DAYS left to join PYHaS2019  with the Early Bird offer!
***Early Bird Price $99 for 56 lessons***
Reg. price $129 from December 9th
Treat yourself for the upcoming holidays with the best gift ever – the joy of creating all year long!
Our team of amazing international artists-instructors can’t wait to share their knowledge with YOU!

Paint Your Heart and Soul 2019  is an informative and fun online collaborative art course, geared towards artists and creative individuals of ALL LEVELS.

(no previous experience in drawing/painting is required to join the course)

WHAT PYHAS 2019 INCLUDES:

LIFETIME ACCESS *

56 BRAND NEW INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO LESSONS AND 56 PDF FILES: 

  • 28 in-depth downloadable lessons and PDF files, which include Art Supplies, References and Step-by-Step Instructions. 
  • 28 bonus downloadable lessons and PDF files, which include Art Supplies and References.
  • You can print out the PDF files and use them as an Art Book when on the go.
  • Lessons vary in length and difficulty

  Fun activities: Happy Mail Exchange, Students’ showcase and more!

♥  Password protected Classroom 

♥  PYHaS 2019 Weekly Newsletter with links to the lessons, reminders and news.

♥   Facebook group for students, where you can safely share your work and stories, get feedback from the teachers and support from your fellow students. The FB group is a wonderful place to make new like minded friends and be a part of an amazing, kind and supportive art community!

Early Bird price of $99 ends December 9, midnight EST (reg. price $129)

Last Days For Early Bird PYHAS 2019 Enrolment

UPDATE: Extension! Early bird available until Dec 9th!

Dear art friend!
Just a quick reminder – ONLY 3 DAYS left to join PYHaS2019  with the Early Bird offer!
***Early Bird Price $99 for 56 lessons***
Reg. price $129 from December 6th
Treat yourself for the upcoming holidays with the best gift ever – the joy of creating all year long!
Our team of amazing international artists-instructors can’t wait to share their knowledge with YOU!
Paint Your Heart and Soul 2019  is an informative and fun online collaborative art course, geared towards artists and creative individuals of ALL LEVELS.

(no previous experience in drawing/painting is required to join the course)

WHAT PYHAS 2019 INCLUDES:

LIFETIME ACCESS *

56 BRAND NEW INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO LESSONS AND 56 PDF FILES: 

  • 28 in-depth downloadable lessons and PDF files, which include Art Supplies, References and Step-by-Step Instructions. 
  • 28 bonus downloadable lessons and PDF files, which include Art Supplies and References.
  • You can print out the PDF files and use them as an Art Book when on the go.
  • Lessons vary in length and difficulty

  Fun activities: Happy Mail Exchange, Students’ showcase and more!

♥  Password protected Classroom 

♥  PYHaS 2019 Weekly Newsletter with links to the lessons, reminders and news.

♥   Facebook group for students, where you can safely share your work and stories, get feedback from the teachers and support from your fellow students. The FB group is a wonderful place to make new like minded friends and be a part of an amazing, kind and supportive art community!

Early Bird price of $99 ends December 5, midnight EST (reg. price $129)

Christmas Cactus Blue Willow

8″x10″ mixed media painting on canvas board. This painting is flat and will need to be matted and framed by you.

This painting is SOLD

I’ve had my Christmas cactus for almost 15 years. I remember bundling Imogen up in a snow suit at 5 or 6 months and  pusing her stroller over  to the new shop that had just opened up at the end of the street. Hilary, my mother in law was in town and we went to check it out Zocalo ,  an amazing new addition to our neighbourhood; a gift/nursery/coffee shop. Hilary bought me  a small Christmas cactus in a little purple pot. I kept it in our upstairs bathroom. When we moved (a few blocks north), the pot broke so I found a new pot. Not a Blue Willow pot, but a girl can dream. It is  much larger now and lives on top of our piano where Imogen often sits  and plays. Like old friends. It looks down and a blooms. I think it jut may  like hearing her play as much as I do.

The Little Harlequin

8″x10″ mixed media painting on canvas board. This painting will need to be matted and framed by you.

This painting is available HERE

 

 

20% off/Gentle Touch/Dress Forms/Art Classes

Us the coupon THANKYOU20  for 20% off in my Etsy shop. I am thankful for all of you ❤

https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/MariaPaceWynters?ref=seller-platform-mcnav

https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/MariaPaceWynters?coupon=THANKYOU2 0

 

12″x16 mixed media painting on mix media board, this painting is flat and will need to be matted and framed by you. This painting is available HERE

8″x10″ mixed media painting on canvas board. This painting is flat and will need to be matted and framed by you. This painting is available HERE

ART CLASSES

Don’t miss out on early bird registration for the Paint Your Heart And Soul 2019. Early bird registration end Dec 5, 2018

 

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Here is the info on this online workshop:

Early bird registration is NOW OPEN with $30 off the regular price!

ABOUT THE COURSE:

The lovely Olga Furman has persuaded  me to film,  in real time, from beginning to end, a painting of one of my smaller still life works. This will give you a detailed step by step instruction of how my paintings come together and the different techniques and mediums I use.   After have many request to do a portrait as well, I have now agreed to add one of those as well! So NOW I will be doing TWO! How did that happened? LOL!

ANYWAY, If this is something that would interest you, read on:

Our host, Olga Furman has put together such an amazing team of international teachers and artists, and the variety of art techniques we are going to explore is amazing!

The course includes over 50 downloadable video lessons and PDF documents, which will be provided weekly, starting January 2019.

If sounds like something that you would like to participate in please use this link in order to support me personally in this new adventure. Love to you all ❤  https://bit.ly/2w8vhYu

 

Tomorrow Is My Auction Day (Nov 17)

SO EXCITED!

Tomorrow  is my auction day and I am joined with  Jennifer Hammond Yoswa.  If you still need an invite or a tag for any of the paintings, let me know. For info, go here .

https://www.facebook.com/events/908079129391310/?active_tab=discussion

The Wrap Party will be Sunday 11/18, 530pm EST through 12 noon EST on Monday 11/19.

These are the original paintings that I will have in the auction tomorrow.

Trust Yourself, Above All Others, Maria Pace-Wynters

Title: Trust Yourself Above All Others

Size: ORIGINAL 10”x 20”, mixed media painting on wood stretcher, the sides are  1.5” deep and are red. There is no need to frame this painting, looks great as is. Hook on back for hanging.

I have a 12 year old and a 15 year old. They are girls with good souls and good hearts. At this age, especially 15, Mamma bear has to start trusting that the groundwork she has laid will stand up to the difficult situations and choices young people have to make at this age. I trust them to remember that listening to their heart (and their gut) in these situations, will help them.  They know themselves, this I must trust.

 

The Patchwork HAt

Title: The Patchwork Hat

Size: ORIGINAL 12”x16”, mixed media painting on wood stretcher.  1.5” deep and are red. There is no need to frame this painting, looks great as is. Hook on back for hanging.

This painting sat for a long time. I wanted to do something different with her hat but I just didn’t know what. When I started doing the patchwork dresses a lightbulb went on. She needed a patchwork hat. So fun, with all of the patterns and colours working together.  

I Carry You With Me

Title: I carry You With Me

Size: ORIGINAL  3”x 24”, mixed media painting on wood stretcher.  1.5” deep and are red. There is no need to frame this painting, looks great as is. Hook on back for hanging.

I love painting these long thin paintings but they are very hard to document. They fit into places that most normal size paintings won’t. Not having enough wall space is definitely a common problem. I have some patrons that are now rotating their walls like they rotate their clothes seasonally LOL.

Always Connected, Maria Pace-wynters

Title: Always Connected

Size: ORIGINAL  8”x16”, mixed media painting on wood stretcher, the sides are 1.5” deep and are red. There is no need to frame this painting, looks great as is. Hook on back for hanging.

The red thread, featured here again. Just playing with the idea of always being connected to someone even if you are not together, physically, at the moment. I think of this with my kids, there is a red thread that will always connect us, no matter what. I moved away from my mother in my late twenties but our connection is so strong. We are bound together, that connection will never break.

 

An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle, but will never break.

CHINESE PROVERB

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Title: My Hope

Size: ORIGINAL 12”x 6”, mixed media painting on wood stretcher, the sides are 1.5” deep and are red. There is no need to frame this painting, looks great as is. Hook on back for hanging.

Finding hope in the chaotic world is hard right now.  As usual, I paint so I can find hope. I paint so I can see my dreams. I  hope that my paintings can give you hope too.

The Ornate Vase, Maria Pace-Wynters

Title: The Ornate Vase

Size: ORIGINAL  8”x16”, mixed media painting on wood stretcher, the sides are  1.5” deep and are red. There is no need to frame this painting, looks great as is. Hook on back for hanging.

I had fun with this one. I saw this extremely ornate vase and I just had to paint it.

The Butterfly Vase, Maria Pace-Wynters

Title: The Butterfly Vase

Size: ORIGINAL 20”x16”, mixed media painting on canvas stretcher, the sides are 1.5” deep and are painted red. There is no need to frame this painting, looks great as is. Hook on back for hanging

I saw a photo of  a beautiful vase with butterflies on it and I knew I had to paint it.  I often find inspiration looking in shops, magazines and online. If I love it, then I want to paint it. I really do paint what I love. The vase I saw didn’t look exactly like this and I added the peonies but I like the way it turned out. For some reason, I am loving pink right now! I go through these different colour fascinations but red is always close my heart.

Magnolia Dreamer

Title: Magnolia Dreamer

Size: ORIGINAL  12”x16”, mixed media painting on mixed media board. This painting is flat and will need to be matted and framed by you.

Oh, she is so dreamy, this girl.

“Love is an untamed force. When we try to control it, it destroys us. When we try to imprison it, it enslaves us. When we try to understand it, it leaves us feeling lost and confused.”

― Paulo Coelho

Perhaps our dreams are like this as well?

Don’t over think them. Just do what you love. Be authentic to yourself. Listen to your heart. Do these things and you will be living your dream.

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Title: The Patchwork Dress

Size: ORIGINAL 12”x18”, mixed media painting on wood stretcher.  1.5” deep and are red. There is no need to frame this painting, looks great as is. Hook on back for hanging.

This group of paintings features many girls wearing patchwork clothes.  Many years ago I had painted a girl with a patchwork dress and wrote a story about it. I am always inspired by fashion and I noticed this season in vogue that patchwork clothing has made a comeback. This made me think of my story about the Patchwork Dress and inspired me to continue my creative process, by looking back and then making it current. Often times, I will go off down a creative path and for some unknown reason,that path gets disrupted or veers off in another direction. Sometimes I forget about why something inspired me so much and I don’t get back on that path until years later. Of course, by that time, things have changed so it is never exactly the same as where it was left off. This is the way I chase inspiration. Never allowing myself to stop too long for reflection but constantly forcing myself to move forward, paint what I know, paint what I love … just paint.  This is the story I wrote back in 2009

 

“It wasn’t always a patchwork dress. In the beginning it was pink with tiny little white polka dots. Now there was no sign of the original dress, it had been patched so many times. The original was completely covered.

To the girl, each tiny square symbolized her mothers’ love. Painstakingly sewn with precision and care. Her mother had mended every hole, tended to every tear, and covered every rip with her needle and thread with the material from her own dresses. She knew that her mother did it without resentment or regrets and would continue to do so until all the dresses in her closet were threadbare.

The knowledge of this, was her mother’s greatest gift.”

Love Made Visible, Maria Pace-Wynters

Title: Love Made Visible

Size: ORIGINAL 16”x 24”, mixed media painting on canvas stretcher, the sides are 1.5” deep. There is no need to frame this painting, looks great as is. Hook on back for hanging.

These girls, with their birds and nests in their hair are a continuum of paintings I did in the ‘Healing And Transformation’ auction. At that time, I wrote about it this way:

I carry my children with me everywhere. I am pretty sure most mothers do. I was not a whole person before I had my girls. I needed them in order to create my art. They gave me that gift of inspiration. They gave me my dream.

Before I had my girls, I don’t think that I could imagine the love I was going to carry for them. They truly represent the love that my husband have for one another. They are the perfect manifestation of our love. They are my love made visible.

You Are My Destiny

Title: You Are My Destiny

Size: ORIGINAL 10”x 20”, mixed media painting on canvas stretcher, the sides are 1.5” deep and are red. There is no need to frame this painting, looks great as is. Hook on back for hanging.

An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle, but will never break.

CHINESE PROVERB

This year marks my 20th anniversary with my husband. All year our relationship has been on the forefront of my mind, how we met and all the things we have gone through together. I have know Chris since I was sixteen years old. I saw a photo of him that my friend had taken of him and his friend and I inquired who he was.  She informed me that the boy I was pointing to was Chris Wynters. He looked so familiar to me, even his name sounded ‘right’. I then made a statement that only sixteen year olds can make (5 seconds after just seeing a photo of a boy they nothing about), I said “I love Chris Wynters”. I then did everything in my power to get to know Chris Wynters (I always referred to him by his full name).  And I did get to know him and we became really good friends, much to my annoyance. To make a long story short, we did end up going out for a short time but then he broke up with me and eventually we became friends again. Then he moved away. I carried on with my life, got married, lost a baby and got divorced. Enter Chris Wynters over a decade later. Pen pals, long distance relationship, marriage, heartache of trying for a baby for 5 years, two babies, and now 20 years of marriage. I know that I had to meet Chris when I was sixteen and I also know that I had to go through all of the life stuff I went through (as did he) prior to us getting together again. I also know that through it all, we were connected, we were, are, soulmates. So as my anniversary approached, I came across the above quote about ‘the red thread of fate’.  It fit so well with how I was feeling and then, as is often the case when you are on the correct path in life, I kept seeing references to red thread. I even made him hop out of the car because there was red thread tangled up in a tree right next to the Starbucks drive thru we were going through at the time. It was everywhere! So, now we are thinking of celebrating our 20th year with a small red line circling our pinky fingers, fitting I think.

Wonder Full Maria Pace-Wynters

Title: Wonder Full

Size: ORIGINAL 11”x 14.5”, mixed media painting rag paper. This painting is flat and will need to matted and framed by you.

This one may mark the beginning of playing with a new colour pallette. I love this green and pink together. I think this colour combination is up there with red and turquoise.  This girl is so full of wonder. She is delicate and soft but I still feel her strength from within. She is filled with wonder for this world and filled with conviction to keep this world a place where young people are allowed to wonder.

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Title: I Am The Soul That Lives Within

Size: ORIGINAL 14”x 18” mixed media painting on wood cradle, the sides are 1.5” deep and are red. There is no need to frame this painting, looks great as is. Hook on back for hanging.

This girl is so strong, she really seems to know herself. She has power, strength and conviction, deep down to her core. This painting is one that knew herself from the beginning. Just drawing her, I knew her strength and I knew I just had to listen to her carefully to know how to proceed. Some paintings are like that, they come with their own ideas, the come perfectly formed. Other require more prodding, more conjoling to come out into the world. I love painting both ways, the only challenge is knowing when to lead and when to listen.

Soulmates, Maria Pace-Wynters

Title: Soulmates

Size: ORIGINAL  12”x16”, mixed media painting on mixed media board. This painting is flat and will need to be matted and framed by you.

This is another painting inspired by ‘The Red Thread of Fate’.

An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle, but will never break.

CHINESE PROVERB

Floral In The Dress Shop

9″x12″ mixed media painting/encaustic painting on wood, the sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted red. This painting is available HERE

 

 

The Handmade Holiday Auction Has Started Nov 12-17

… my day will be coming soon but today is Micki Wilde, go HERE to check it out, such beautiful work.

I’ve been putting together OOAK mounted reproductions for the auction. The following will be up for the bidding, let me know if you need an invite or to be tagged for any of these. They are up in my Album on Facebook for a better look. Go HERE

 

My Etsy Shop is HERE

My Hope/ I Will Carry You With Me

6″x12″ mixed media painting on wood. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted red.

This painting will be in the Handmade Holiday Auction starting November 12. Let me know if you’d like more info or a tag for this one. https://www.facebook.com/events/908079129391310/

I Carry You With Me

I Will Carry You With Me, 3″x24″ on wood cradle with 1.5″ deep sides will also be part of the auction.

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