Mixed Media Artist

original art

Independent Will

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 maria@mariapacewynters.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.”

Charlotte Brontë

 

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.

 


Float Above It

 

Float-Above-it

This  is a mixed media/encaustic painting on wood. It is  12″ x36″  and has 1.5″ deep sides that are red.

This painting is available HERE

When you’re in the muck you can only see muck. If you somehow manage to float above it, you still see the muck but you see it from a different perspective. And you see other things too. That’s the consolation of philosophy.

David Cronenberg

I remember as a kid having a balloon and accidentally letting the string go and watching it just float off and into the sky until it disappeared. And there’s something about that, even, that feels very much like what life is, you know, that it’s fleeting, and it’s temporal.

Pete Docter


Diptych Portrait

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Harper-And-Cash

These 10″x20″ portraits work together and by themselves giving you the freedom for each child to have their own portrait when they are grown.

Portraits start at $500. (currently a 4 month waiting list to start a portrait).

On completion of  the portrait, prints can be made for family members so everyone can enjoy the painting of your child.

maria@mariapacewynters.com

780-604-7523

 


Evening Dreamer

Evening-Dreamer

9″x12″ mixed media painting on wood. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted red.

This painting is available HERE

The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do.

 


The Passing Time

The-Passing-Time

5.5″ x11″ mixed media on paper. This painting is on rag paper and would need to be matted and framed by you.

This painting is available HERE

And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: it is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.

 


Red Poppies

Red-Poppy-28″x10″ mixed media/encaustic painting on wood. The sides are 1.5″  deep and are painted red.

This painting is available HERE

 


Pretty Little Koi Pond

Pretty-Little-Pond

11″x14″ mixed media painting on wood. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted red.

This painting is available HERE

This painting is about ‘pause’. Pausing, breathing, slowing down … stopping the mind from racing about from one thing to another.

I look at this pond and feel that pause. That air entering my lungs. That quieting of my mind.

Some days are harder than others, but I am working on it.


Be Still

Be Still

4.75″ x 17 ” mixed media painting on rag paper.  This painting will need to be matted and framed by you.

This painting is available HERE

“Being still does not mean don’t move. It means move in peace.”
― E’yen A. Gardner


Little Koi

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6.75″x10″ mixed media paining on rag paper. This painting will need to be matted and framed by you.

This painting is available HERE or through me directly maria@mariapacewyntes.com 780-604-7523

I’m not sure if I believe in luck. They say that koi are lucky. Am I painting them because they are lucky and I need all the luck I can get right now? No, I am painting them because they are beautiful and tranquil and  vibrant against a dark background.  Would I like to believe in luck?  I have been very lucky in my life and I know that some people have been very unlucky.  We can’t  make our luck.  Sometimes we are handed a very unlucky situation and no matter what, finding the silver lining is impossible. I can think of several examples but not in my life. I am lucky that the  bad things that have happened to me have  most often also been  the best things that has ever happened to me.

If you can survive it, perhaps their is silver lining to be found.

I’m still looking.

I’m open to it.

“Luck affects everything; let your hook always be cast; in the stream where you least expect it, there will be a fish.” – Ovid


Ornate Koi Pond

Ornate-Koi-Pond

This is a 24″x48″ mixed media/encaustic painting on wood. This painting is 1.5″ deep and the sides are red.

This painting is available HERE or directly from the artist maria@mariapacewynters.com or 780 604-7523

It’s been awhile. The girls are back in school and I am back in the studio.  Sigh…it feels good. I think that they would agree, structure is good after a two  month free for all.  They are loving school as much as I am loving painting. I am also working on two portraits that are coming along nicely.
It really is nice to be back. Thanks for your on going love and support.  I am still waiting for  answers regarding health but I am trying to put that aside and just enjoy right now.

This painting in progress:

 

 

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