Mixed Media Artist

Archive for September, 2010

The Dior


This is a 18″x14″ mixed media painting on paper covered canvas. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted tangerine.
This painting is $400 and is available directly from the artist maria@mariapacewynters.com
Inspired by a Dior hat.

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The Masked Harlequin


This is a 4″x5″ mixed media painting on paper covered canvas. The sides are .5″ deep and are painted red. This painting is $57 and is available HERE.

Having some Harlequin fun in the studio today.


The Butterfly Hat


This is a 20″x24″ mixed media painting on wood. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted coral. This painting will be part of an upcoming show in November. SOLD

This painting pays homage to Alexander McQueen. It is inspired by a Philip Treacy hat that was used in an Alexander McQueen show that, ironically, was paying homage to his muse, Isabella Blow, who loved to wear hats.
God, I loved this man’s clothes/art. When he died earlier this year I was so saddened by the loss of a true genius in our own time. Somehow, it was all too much for him to bare and even though he was loved immensely, I guess, it just wasn’t enough. It just couldn’t out weigh the pain he must have been feeling. So sad and such a waste. Suicide always is.

I hope Mr McQueen would like this painting. I tried not to make it high fashion. Just a girl, wearing a butterfly hat, what could be more ordinary?
Can you imagine if we all wore hats like the Royals or the fashionistas ? What could be better.

It makes me think about the young fifteen year old that gets a drive to school with Imogen everyday. Scarlett and I wait at the window to catch a glimpse of her ensamble as she gets in our car. Today she was wearing a day glow tutu, striped socks, kitty ears AND the tail. I laughed because last week Chris told me that she was all excited about the upcoming school events in celebration of Halloween. (ALREADY!?)
He looked at me, kind of amazed and said that he just couldn’t help wondering what the heck she was going to dress up like.
“A normal kid, perhaps?” he quipped.

(This from a man who once had black hair on one side of his head and white on the other – doesn’t batman have a nemesis like that? Just saying).

ANYWAY, I look forward to finding out what she is going to dress up like but, I have to be honest, it makes me appreciate the fact that I am still putting Imogen’s clothes out the night before. I know, that it is not going to last long!

ON THE OTHER HAND…
I am pretty sure that Scarlett is thinking; ” Hmmm, I love the way her ears match her tail.” She’ll be picking out her own clothes in grade two, no doubt, and I am fairly sure that the fashion show she is getting five days a week will prove to be extremely inspirational.


Monthly Give Away

I have decided to have a monthly give away of one of my fine art reproductions.
Here is the first one:

It is a 6″x8″ fine art reproduction on bamboo paper on a canvas stretcher. These are OOAK (one of a kind) as I work back into them. All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog entry and at the end of the month I will have draw.
Yeah! This sounds like fun!


The Ring Master’s Hat


This is a 6″x8″ mixed media painting on wood. The sides are 1.5″ and are painted red.
This painting is available HERE.

She always wanted to try on the Ring Master’s hat
But now that she had
She wished
she hadn’t


Celebrate Alberta Art Days


This is photo of Imogen CELEBRATING ART at MOMA in NEW YORK….
I will be here today, celebrating Alberta Art Days in Edmonton.
You should come celebrate too!


The Leopard Helmet

This is a 6″x6″ mix media painting on wood. The sides are 1″ and are painted coral.

I love the hats that Katie Burley creates AND I love leopard print.
Pretty much a no brainer
Paint what you love ….right ….


What Do You See?

This is a 18″x 24″ mixed media painting on wood.
The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted red/coral
This painting is $600 and is available HERE.

I sit here with my morning tea
The steam tickles my nostrils
It wakes me
It wakes my senses
Adventures awaken with in me
Anything is possible
Everything is possible
It is a new day
But just one more sip
Sometimes
The possibility of a dream is as sweet as the realization of one
So let me linger here
Just a little longer


Tattoos and Lace

This is a mixed media painting on paper covered canvas. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted red. This painting is SOLD

Having a little fun in the studio today. I was thinking yesterday about fun and play and how perhaps I am OVER thinking everything. Deadlines can do that to you. So ***raspberry*** to deadlines and guidelines. This one is just for fun!


Red sky for Courage …

THE NIGHT TOTEM

This is a 6″x36″ mixed media painting on paper covered canvas. The sides are 1.5″ and are painted red.
This painting is SOLD