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Dahlias And Tea/ Limited Edition

Dahlias and Tea

12″x16″ OOAK  Limited Edition Fine Art Reproduction on wood.    Each piece is individually made my me, hand signed front and back and further  hand embellished by me, so no two reproductions are alike.

This reproduction is available in my Etsy shop. Go HERE

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Bedroom Table

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14″x14″ mixed media/encaustic painting on wood. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted red.

This painting is available HERE

Dreaming of Summer Poppies

16″x16″ mixed media painting.

This painting is SOLD

It is truly unbelievable, the weather we are having. This has been an extremely long and arduous winter here in Edmonton. Not that I live here for the weather, winter is never great, but this year has been crazy. We are so due a good summer. I am just getting over a really bad flu/cold/cough and I am hoping beyond hope that this is the last of the snow  and we are going to start seeing some green soon. It really does get you down after a while. Trying to stay positive, I will continue to paint pretty, summery colourful things but boy I’d love to see these things in my real world! I’m not sure how healthy it is to be living in ones paintings for too long! HA HA.

Warm summery thoughts to all my fellow Canadians ( and anywhere else that is suffering from ‘the longest winter ever’!

Your chance to spread some cheeriness, send some one a postcard …

I just got a new order of postcards and they are available directly from me. They are $10 USD for 10 or $2 USD each + shipping.

Just email me maria@mariapacewynters.com

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Take Life By Surprise

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

This painting is available HERE

How do you take life by surprise? It is something that I am not good at. I don’t really like surprises but I feel our girl here just might. She seems to have something one her mind. Or maybe  life has taken her by surprise, a nice surprise. Life can do that too, I like those.

“Life takes us by surprise and orders us to move toward the unknown -even when we don’t want to and when we think we don’t need to.”

― Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

 

The Over Thinker- Limited Edition

The Over-ThinkerThis is a 12″x12″ OOAK fine art reproduction on archival bamboo paper mounted on a 12″x16″ wooden stretcher. Inks are fully archival.
Sides are 1.5″ and are painted red. This mounted 12″x12″ fine art reproduction is a limited 1st edition of 50 . I make these individually and they are signed front and back and are ready to hang.

Smaller sizes and flat prints available upon request.

Recently I shared a video on FB about Overthinkers. I am definitely one, as is my oldest daughter. Sometimes it is a curse, and other times it can be a blessing. I know it is tiring for my husband who is the opposite, I wont say Underthinker because that just sounds mean but I will say he is a time optimist. Anyway, I thought her positioning in this painting was kind of like “The Thinker” and I thought this was a positive and pretty view on something that can be kind of difficult and taxing at times.

Available Here

Walk Enchanted

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12″x12″ mix media painting on wood. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted red.

This painting is available HERE

It is not always easy to walk through this world in a state of enchantment, especially when the winter has lingered on for as long as it has this year. The sun is shining today and once the snow melts and everything turns green it will be easier to see the beauty that surrounds me. The challenge is always finding the beauty in the midst of the ugly. Looking for the brighter side, the cup half full, the rose petal tint. These things never come easy to me when I am in the midst of daily turmoils or stresses. I keep a gratitude journal for this reason. Some days, when the sun isn’t shining and the blossoms aren’t budding and things aren’t going my way, I need to physically make myself see the beauty around me. I need to remind myself of how lucky I am, how much I have. I need to remind myself to look at the big picture and not get caught up in the mundane worries of life.

Your Spirit Is Showing- Limited Edition

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This is a 11″x14″ OOAK fine art reproduction on archival bamboo paper mounted on a 12″x16″ wooden stretcher. Inks are fully archival.
Sides are 1.5″ and are painted red. This mounted 11″x14″ fine art reproduction is a limited 1st edition of 50 . I make these individually and they are signed front and back and are ready to hang.

Smaller sizes and flat prints available upon request.

I have thought for years that the raven/crow is my spirit animal. Growing up in Victoria, BC, they played a huge part in my life and I have painted them many times (black and white). I love red, as many of you know, and locally I am known for painting the sides of my stretchers bright red. It seemed completely natural to combine my spirit animal with my spirit colour and know I just want to paint more red ravens.

This one is available HERE

River Siren- Limited Edition Reproduction

River siren- Original -MPW

This is a 12″x12″ OOAK fine art reproduction on archival bamboo paper mounted on a 12″x16″ wooden stretcher. Inks are fully archival.
Sides are 1.5″ and are painted red. This mounted 12″x12″ fine art reproduction is a limited 1st edition of 50 . I make these individually and they are signed front and back and are ready to hang.

Smaller sizes and flat prints available upon request.

Available HERE

Cheer Me- Limited 1st Edition Reproduction

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This is a 12″x12″ OOAK fine art reproduction on archival bamboo paper mounted on a 12″x16″ wooden stretcher. Inks are fully archival.
Sides are 1.5″ and are painted red. This mounted 12″x12″ fine art reproduction is a limited 1st edition of 50 . I make these individually and they are signed front and back and are ready to hang.

Smaller sizes and flat prints available upon request.

Oh, we’ve had such a long winter and it is still going strong. I painted these flowers to cheer me and keep me happy during these cold days in the studio. Of course I love the blue and white china pattern so that made me happy too. Paint what make you happy I always say!

Available HERE

Discover Your Genius – Limited 1St Edition Reproduction

Discover Your Genius cropThis is a 12″x16″ OOAK embellished quality fine art reproduction on archival bamboo paper mounted on a 12″x16″ wooden stretcher. Inks are fully archival.
Sides are 1.5″ and are painted red. This mounted 12″x16″ fine art reproduction is a limited 1st edition of 50 . I make these individually and they are signed front and back and are ready to hang.

This painting is about how your dreams can sometimes become a burden. They can weigh heavy on us if we are consumed with self doubts and fear that we may never be able to accomplish them. I watch my 14 year old go through this daily and it hurts me to my soul but I also remember feeling like she does. It is ironic because I have been such a ‘dream advocate’ her whole life. Protecting her from the ‘realists’ of the world and telling her to dream big. The irony, it’s not the outside world that is tormenting her but her inner dialogue is beating those dreams out of her. Here is the thing, there is always going to be more talented people around you. The secret is finding your own authentic talent, your genius, and pushing it to the limit. That is where you will find strength and power. You can’t discover someone else’s genius, it doesn’t work like that. It took me until I was 40 to really discover that, I just pray it doesn’t take her that long.

“Life is not about discovering our talents; it is about pushing our talents to the limit and discovering our genius.” — Robert Brault

Available HERE

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