Mixed Media Artist


Circus Girl, 12″x9″ mixed media painting on paper. Available HERE.

Paper is my first love. I didn’t actually work on canvas till I was in grade 12. I didn’t pick up a paint brush much before that. So it is understandable when I am feeling a little lost or a little  uncertain about what I am doing, about the direction my art is taking (or in this case NOT taking),  I want to work on paper again.

I love paper.  I love the different textures, smells, weights. I love buying paper to use in my paintings. Japanese papers, tissue papers, pages from old books. They all give me such pleasure. They make me want to play.  Right now, play is what I need to do.  I haven’t felt this way,  for this long,  for a very  long time and I don’t want to say I am having a crisis but ….pssst….I am having a crisis.

I have been working through it but working is not fun. I have decided, from now on, I am going to play through it.

Doodle through it.

Noodle through it.

So today I just worked on paper, with paper.

I doodled.

I noodled.

And I played.

“Mug Shot 929″  9″x12” mixed media painting on paper. Available HERE.


5 responses

  1. Shelly

    Ah yes, first love….such a hard act to follow….Your love affair with paper is emblazoned on these two paintings!

    Have you read the fiction book “The Sense of Paper” by Taylor Holden? I think you’d enjoy it for the descriptions of handmade papers woven throughout the story.

    October 25, 2011 at 4:07 am

    • Sounds awesome. I am ordering it and Night Circus right now.

      October 25, 2011 at 5:27 am

  2. I love this one but found it was sold. How did you get that color for her face. I’ve been experimenting to get a nice dark shade for skin and finding it rather difficult but my search continues. Love your work!

    October 25, 2011 at 1:38 pm

  3. I received my Circus Girl, and she’s absolutely GORGEOUS in real life! and looks perfect in my collection!! I’m so happy to own one of your circus pieces. Beautiful work as always Maria, you never fail to impress. I especially enjoy all the layers of different papers, stamps and paint so seamlessly incorporated…like they’ve always been there.

    November 5, 2011 at 11:09 am

    • Lori, thanks for your nice comment. It is so nice to hear that. Sometimes that validation is really needed.

      November 5, 2011 at 3:33 pm

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