Mixed Media Artist

Archive for March, 2011

Harlequin’s Yellow Birds


This is a 14″x18″ mixed media painting on wood. The sides are 1.5 ” deep and are red.
This painting is SOLD


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Awake Within The Dream

This is a 24″x36″ mixed media painting on wood. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted red.
This painting is available HERE.

This painting is about living the dream. Really living it. Right now. This instant.

My dream has always been to be a mother; to have children. I tried for five years. Had two operations. Shots. Cried many tears. Made many charts and took my temperature every morning for years.

So here I am, with two beautiful girls and sometimes, I have to be honest, I am often not awake within that dream. I don’t hear them and I don’t see them as I rush by trying to get my day done.

Scarlett’s peaches and cream skin, the curls that spring in to action around the nape of her neck, her amusing look on the world and use of ‘ed’ at the end of words that don’t need an ‘ed’ at the end of them.

Imogen’s biology lesson at dinner every night: ‘Ask me anything about ants (spiders, wasps, butterflies… you name it).’ The way she gazes into your eyes and tells you she loves you. The size of her heart; her compassion knows no bounds.

Look at what you miss when you are not awake in the dream? Blossoms in technicolour. Magic all around. Birds conversing right under your nose.
This is your wake up call.
Awaken within your dream.


Spring Light


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

Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush. ~Doug Larson

I don’t mind the slush but I do mind when that said slush freezes over night. It is treacherous out there! I am walking around like an old woman, I am so scared of falling on the ice again. A few months ago, when I was putting Scarlett on the school bus I slipped and fell, only to get up and fall again. Not only was my pride was hurt! I was just grateful that I didn’t break something (LIKE MY WRIST!). I nervously looked up at window of the bus thinking that Scarlett was probably worried about her poor injured Mamma and she was laughing hysterically. To my dismay, the bus drove away, with her laughing and waving. When she arrived home I said to her “You know, Mummy really hurt herself when she fell down today and you laughed”. She answered “I know Mamma, but it looked REALLY funny!”. And, I guess it did. People falling down is pretty classic humor. The incident, however, has left me a little shell shocked. I only wear my gray boots, which seem to have the best grip and I continue to walk with great trepidation.
I am so looking forward to slushy puddles that remain that way overnight so I can walk with a little grace again.


Dress Dummies


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

I never tire of this subject to paint. It is almost therapeutic painting these human shapes.


March Give Away…


I am missing my spring of days gone by. Snowdrops, crocuses, daffodils … the only flowers in my life right now are the ones that I am painting. January and February have been bitter this year. It is always about this time of year that I really start to miss the season of ‘spring’. Knowing that it is a good few months away isn’t helpful. I shaved my legs and painted my toenails the other day in hope that they may see the light of day soon but alas, I know that this is ridiculous folly on my part. I truly hate my winter coat and boots right now.

I have chosen this reproduction to give away for march.. The subject is more ‘summer’ than ‘spring’ but the colour palette is very ‘springlike’ to me.
So my question to you is, what is your favorite thing about this season? Maybe I can live vicariously through all of you …
Just write you answer in the comment section of this post and I will put your name down for a draw at the end of the month.


The Confidant

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

We all need to be able share our dreams with someone.


Lift Me Up


This is a 8″x24″ mixed media painting on wood. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted red.
This painting is available HERE.

This is a little different for me. More illustrative and a bit minimal. No cut out butterflies or flowers. It was hard to leave it like that. Knowing when to stop can be half the battle, hey?

maria@mariapacewynters.com


The Dream Princess


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.


Beautiful Dreamer


This is a 6″x8″ mixed media painting on wood. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted turquoise.
SOLD

We all have our own life to pursue, our own kind of dream to be weaving. And we all have some power to make wishes come true, as long as we keep believing.

– Louisa May Alcott