Mixed Media Artist

Archive for January, 2011

Awaking Dreams


This is a 8″x10″mixed media painting on wood. The sides are 1.5 and are painted red.
This painting is available HERE.

“Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.”

~ Henry Van Dyke

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Dream Magic


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


Shining Hope


This is a 8″x8″ mixed media painting on wood. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted red.
This painting is available HERE.

“Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don’t give up.”

~ Anne Lamott


Technicolour Dreams


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

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

~ Eleanor Roosevelt


Lovely Dreamer

This is a 6″x8″ mixed media painting on wood. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted red.
This painting is $80 and is available HERE.

“Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.”
Shel Silverstein

I love my children so much. They are my dreams. When I look at them I can’t help but thinking that ‘anything’ truly can be. Thanks Mr. Silverstein for encouraging children to dream.


Freeing


This is a 6″x12″ mixed media painting on wood. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted turquoise.
This painting is $90 and is available HERE.
On ‘Freeing’:
I have to say, I have always felt that wearing men’s ware as a women is not only incredibly sexy but very freeing as well. I am not sure that men feel this way but I have always loved stars that have opted to go this route. Think Katherine Hepburn, Diane Keaton, Marlene Dietrich and even Madonna. I guess I just really like the fact that you don’t have to be showing all that much skin and still have amazing sex appeal. It is kind of empowering. Like I said, not sure if the guys actually like it. I remember going to a school dance dressed up as Charlie Chaplin and I can tell you, I didn’t dance at all that evening. Perhaps a mustache on a woman is never that sexy and, in retrospect, going to a dance at an all boys school and dressed up as a ‘boy’ is probably not the greatest idea I’ve ever had, even if it was Halloween.

MATISSE FOR INSPIRATION:
This Saturday we had our first art lesson in the loft. Having just all seen the local art gallery’s exhibit of Matisse, I decided that this would be an excellent jumping off point.
Here is what the girls’ created.
( Scarlett was a little creative with the blue eyeshadow before we even got started!)



Meg, signs her creation.
I think they all did a wonderful job!


Dreaming Of You


This is a 9″x12″ mixed media painting on wood. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted red.
This painting is $145 and is available HERE.

maria@mariapacewynters.com


The Moody Dreamer


This is a 4″x6″ mixed media painting. The sides are painted turquoise and .75″ deep.
This painting is $55 and is available HERE.

Scarlett is not the best at getting up in the morning. She is moody to say the least. She comes by it honestly. I am not a morning person. She was special helper at preschool today which was great because it gives me something to wake her with.
“Scarlett, time to get up! Remember, you are special helper today!”
She literally FLEW out of bed!
I need to have one of these motivators every morning, it made life so much easier!


My Red Crown and Cape


This is a 6″x8″ mixed media painting on wood. The sides are painted red and are 1.5″ deep.
This painting is $80 and is available HERE.

Yesterday, Scarlett was telling me what her day at preschool was like.

SCARLETT: We went to the gym and I played super hero with Atticus … no, actually, Atticus was a super villain, not a super hero.
ME: Oh, what was his super villain powers?
Scarlett: (Looking at me with much pity and disbelief) He didn’t TELL me.
ME: Oh right. Well, what was your super power?
SCARLETT: ( standing up and putting her right arm in the air) CLEANING!
ME: Now that IS a good super power.
(Here is hoping that this super hero comes for a visit to our house because I am pretty sure her arch-nemesis is living here!)

I love the way kids play super hero. My girls have had their moments, but the desire to be a princess is always stronger. I think that the cape is more of a boy thing. I remember a long time ago, before I even had kids, knowing a woman who had a boy who would not leave his house without his cape. I love that.


Three Poppy Pods


5″x7″ and is available HERE