10″x12″ mixed media painting on wood. This painting is 1.5″ deep and a the sides are painted red. This painting is available HERE or through me directly email@example.com. Layaway is available for this painting.
“My wish for you is that you continue. Continue to be who and how you are, to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness. Continue to allow humor to lighten the burden of your tender heart.”
This is a 19″x6″ mixed media piece on black watercolour paper. This painting is flat and will need be matted and framed by you. (The photo makes the writing appear a bit off but it is actually quite straight on the real painting). Available HERE
“He’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.”
Emily Bronte (Wuthering Heights)
I quite like this new black watercolour paper. I tried to not over paint on it so as to leave the black come through. I like how she has faint heart cheeks as this is such a romantic quote. I separate the quote from the book, however. When I think of this quote, I do not think of Catherine and Heathcliffe. I know I am an anomaly but I really didn’t like the character of Heathcliffe and so I had trouble buying into their love story. I love Emily Bronte’s writing though, so beautiful, such a great storyteller and the idea that two souls are so connected makes me swoon. Maybe I need to re-read the book, it has been over thirty years! No doubt I am wiser now, maybe I just didn’t GET it the first go around.
This is a 12″x16″ mix media/encaustic painting on wood. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted red. This painting is available HERE in my Etsy shop or from me personally firstname.lastname@example.org Layaway is available for this painting
“A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow” Charlotte Bronte
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Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. Lao Tzu
5.5″ x9.5″ mixed media painting on black watercolour paper. This painting needs to be matted and framed by you.
This painting is available HERE in my Etsy store.
I thought I’d try out this Stonehenge watercolour paper, it is black. I love trying out new materials, it keeps me on my toes!
“Life is an experiment in which you may fail or succeed. Explore more, expect least.”
18″x24″ mix media/encaustic painting on wood. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted red. This painting is available in my Etsy shop HERE or directly from me email@example.com
Layaway is available for this painting.
The inspiration behind this painting:
“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.”
This last week in Alberta, Canada we elected someone into power who is threatened by people who do not fit into a tidy neat little box. It wasn’t a surprise to me, I knew Jason Kenney was going to get elected. For all of the time I have lived in Alberta, the conservatives have been in power. The last four years have a been an anomaly. I do not want to get political. I try to avoid it at all costs but this is not about politics. This is about human rights.
It hurts my heart to know that people from the LGBTQ community are worried and scared because the UCP have a majority government. We have to stand up for these human beings, because it starts with taking away their rights and ends with taking away all of our rights. No person, group or government should hold the power to take away another’s free will. We are all free… we are no birds … we are not ensnared in a net (YET) … we are free human beings with independent will. We must stand together for this to remain true. We must stand up against anyone that tries to impede that freedom for our fellow human beings. We cannot be silent.
This is an 8″x 10″ mix media/ encaustic painting on wood. This painting is 1.5″ deep and has turquoise sides. This painting is available HERE in my Etsy shop or through me directly firstname.lastname@example.org
The first night that Imogen had to put on her brace for scoliosis was truly heartbreaking. The contraption that was strapped around her torso was made of a heavy hard plastic, like hockey or football equipment. The velcro straps had little pen lines on them, marks to let us know how tight we had to have them in order for them to be doing the job. I can be honest, as I stared down at this tiny little girl (10 at the time) and thought no way, she can’t possibly sleep in that. How close did I come to actually saying that out loud? But no, she had to, and she did and she didn’t complain. She managed to sleep in it. Looking back, this was the easiest time. Before growth spurts, before hips, before they decide that a night brace was no longer good enough, before a thirteen year old girl had to wear that hockey gear under her everyday clothes for 23 hours a day. Then it really became heartbreaking.
You know what they say though, “And this too shall pass” … and it did…
” What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” … and it does.
My heart still grieves a little for those 5 years of restraint though, even though I know there are so many worse things happening in the world. So many worse things that people (children) have to endure. I still can’t help but grieve for her a little, remembering this time but also knowing that back pain will always be part of her life.
12″x18″ mixed-media/ encaustic painting on wood. The sides are turquoise and are 1.5″ deep.
6″x12″ mix media/encaustic painting on wood. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted turquoise. This painting is available HERE
This is a 9″x12″ mixed media/ encaustic painting. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are turquoise but could be red if you prefer. This paintings is available in my Etsy shop order directly from me Maria@mariapacewynters.com
Haven’t done a corset for awhile but Chris went to a Frida exhibit in NY the other day and saw a display of her decorated body casts. It made me think of Imogen and her collection of braces that she had to wear for her scoliosis treatment. These braces inspired the corset paintings I did several years back. I’m Always trying to romanticize things, to make something ugly more beautiful. I’m actually quite morbid and dark individual and I think I try to counter that by painting beauty and trying to capture whimsy. It’s that ying yang thang don’t you know