The last few months have been such a struggle. I have fallen out of step with myself. I am not sure if it is my age (turned 51 this year) or my kid’s age (13 and 16) or that I feel like a huge transformation is coming. Maybe it is noticeable in art, maybe it isn’t. I can’t tell because I am too close to it. My girls are becoming so independent; these amazing, opinionated, goal orientated people. They are not mini me’s or mini Chris’, they are their own people. They have their own likes, their own thoughts, their own style …I mean, they always did but it has become so much more apparent as of late. They are getting ready to leave me, they are preparing themselves for schools they want to go to and cities they want to live in. I am happy for them but I am sad too. I just wish that they could stay this age a little longer. I know that I have always wished this, at every age, but I want them to stay with me a little longer. I think that is why I found it really hard to work this summer. I wanted to spend all of my time with them, drinking in all of this special togetherness that we have right now. I know how fleeting this time is. I try to live in the moment, but I’ve never been good at it. I know we have a bond that will never break, I know that red string can go on stretching forever, I know all of these things. I also know that as they transform themselves, I too am going to have to transform myself. These are the growing pains that I am feeling right now. That is how life works. That is the beauty of being alive. I will transform, I will heal and I will transform again.
The following paintings are the originals that will be up for Auction for the rapidly approaching Healing And Transformation online auction. The auction is on Facebook and begins Sept 21 at NOON Eastern time and goes until Sept 28. The actual schedule is a surprise, so you’ll need to pop in each day to find out who is up next! ( I may or may not be the last artist on the last day Sept 27 😘)
There will also be a wrap up party at the end! This is always a lot of fun, so don’t miss out.
If you would like an invite there is still time or just go here to join… https://www.facebook.com/events/225053015095371/
Do you see one of my pieces below that you’d like to watch out for? Just let me know and I can keep you in the know ❤
Believe In Magic
Roots and Wings
To Be See And Heard
Faith In What You Cannot See
Forever is Composed of Nows
Lilac Poppies In Blue
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Nesting is the painting that I taught for last year’s PYHAS course. I also did a floral course that will be coming soon in PYHAS2019. I had so much fun seeing the results of this painting class. The paintings that were created were absolutely beautiful.
Some things people said about my lesson:
“This is a fabulous lesson. I am trying to get the courage up to try it. So many beautiful paintings are being created and watching Maria Pace-Wynters paint and draw is delightful! Today I will at least get out some inks and see what colors I have. Finish watching the lesson And look at all your beautiful work again !”
“Almost passed up on this lesson because I was a little intimidated with the acrylic ink. But I LOVED it! What an awesome lesson Maria Pace-Wynters! Thank you so much!”
I hope you enjoyed the painting I did last year for PYHAS2019, it was such a great experience for me and I learned so much. I just wanted to give you gentle nudge to get your early bird price for next years class.
PRICE FOR ONE PERSON:
EARLY BIRD SALE: $99
Please use this link https://tinyurl.com/yyj9u9bm
Here is some more info about next year’s class
JOIN FOR 50 WEEKS LONG CREATIVE ADVENTURE!
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♥ LICENCING YOUR ART – a “business” lesson with a licenced artist
♥ FUN ACTIVITIES: Artwork Exchange and Student’s showcase!
♥ GIVEAWAYS at the end of the year!
♥ A password protected CLASSROOM on my website
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PAINT YOUR HEART AND SOUL 2020
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
65 BRAND NEW LESSONS!
* UNLIMITED ACCESS*
37 ARTIST INSTRUCTORS!
** DOWNLOADABLE VIDEOS AND PDFS **
LEARN, GET INSPIRED AND HAVE FUN!
ALSO remember, I can give away one spot. Don’t worry if you have already registered, we will refund you!
To win a spot in PYHAS2020 you just have to do the following:
I will announce my winner on Sept 29 so stay tuned ❤
I let you know last week that I am going to be a part of the Let’s Face It – 2020 Team! Yahoo!
Not only am I thrilled to be a part of this amazing team of teachers, I am so excited to be able to give away one free spot in this course to one of you awesome people that support me and allow me to do what I love most in the world; create art.
Thank you, thank you, thank you. (I really can’t thank you enough!)
To enter the give away do the following:
Like my Facebook page
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Come back and comment on this blog post.
I will announce the lucky winner on October 3 (my wedding anniversary).
Just a reminder, LET’S FACE IT is a course created and hosted by Kara Bullock. It is for anyone that wants to practice creating portraits and figurative art, but is especially designed for those of you that have felt scared or intimidated to do so at some point in your life. Together, we want to share with you our strategies, tips, and techniques that we use in order to create our portrait and figurative artwork. You will leave this course feeling confident enough in your skills to never feel intimidated again. In 2020, we will be studying style development and the course will equally focus on portraits AND figures! I personally will be teaching a figurative piece which is something I don’t do as frequently as portraits so it will be a learning experience for me too!
Click HERE to find out more about LET’S FACE IT – 2020.
This course is not open for registration yet. However, you can read more about this course and bookmark this page so that on October 14th, you can come back and register. What is even better is that if you register by November 31st, you will get a discount on the price!
I will announce the lucky winner on October 3 (my wedding anniversary).
In the mean time, click Here and book mark this page so that you can come back on October 14th and sign up!
Remember to use the above link that is in this blog post. This is how you support me and ensure I get paid for doing this course ❤
8″x8″ mix media painting on wood. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted red.
This painting is available in my Etsy shop.
I had so much fun with you guys in PYHAS2019 that I will be returning to teach another painting in PYHaS2020
. (An online year long painting course.)
And guess what?
You can win a spot!
All you have to do is:
I will announce the lucky winner on Sept 29th.
If you’ve already paid for the course and win the spot, you will get a full refund!
To find more details about Paint Your Heart and Soul 2020 follow the link: https://tinyurl.com/yyj9u9bm
This is a 8″x16″ mixed media painting on wood. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted red.
This painting will be available in the upcoming online auction Healing and Transformation with Stephanie Gagos. If you would like more info about how to take part in this auction follow this link HERE.
This summer has been a bit challenging for me creatively. Sometimes it is hard to have faith that just because inspiration is not knocking at your door doesn’t mean that it isn’t out the door and maybe down the street and possibly even around the corner. Sometimes you have to walk out that door into the unknown and keep going until …oh look… there they are… inspiration is right there just sitting on a park bench under the moonlight, eating a sandwich looking at you like: “I’ve just been here chilling out, why are you so rattled?” It is hard to explain to inspiration that when they run off like that, the first thing that goes through your mind is that you’ve lost them forever. What if they never comes back? What if that is it? What if we’ve tapped that inspiration well dry?
Me: Don’t run off on me like that again.
Inspiration: Oh, I will, you know I will. I have a mind of my own, you know. I go when and where I want. You can’t control me but you will always find me. Next time you just have to have faith that the times you cannot see me are actually just as important as the times when I am right in front of your nose.
Me: I know, I know.
Inspiration: Will you remember that next time and not freak out?
Me: Probably not.
Inspiration: (shakes head and take a another bite of their sandwich)
This last year I have really stretched myself out of my comfort zone and I did two lessons with PYHAS ’19 (My second lesson on painting florals starts soon … stay posted) and I also did a lesson for Fairy Tales with Style Development Course ( which just so happens to launch today join here).
AND NOW …. Drum roll please ….
I am so excited to announce that I am going to be a guest teacher in Let’s Face It 2020! LET’S FACE IT is a course created and hosted by Kara Bullock. It is for anyone that wants to practice creating portraits and figurative art, but is especially designed for those of you that have felt scared or intimidated to do so at some point in your life. Together, we want to share with you our strategies, tips, and techniques that we use in order to create our portrait and figurative artwork. You will leave this course feeling confident enough in your skills to never feel intimidated again. In 2020, we will be studying style development and the course will equally focus on portraits AND figures. Click here to find out more about LET’S FACE IT – 2020.
This course is not open for registration yet. However, you can read more about this course and bookmark this page so that on October 14th, you can come back and register. What is even better is that if you register by November 31st, you will get a discount on the price.
I am thrilled to be a part of this amazing team of teachers and so happy that I get to give away one free spot in this course to one of you. Sign up to this blog http://www.mariapacewynters.com , Facebook page , instagram (mpwynters) or twitter so you don’t miss out ❤ I will let you know more about how to win a free spot on September 18, so stay tuned!
Longer days, much warmer days
Not my own
Fleeting summer months
Time to treasure
Guilt, on both sides of that door
Lazy days that need to be filled
Like my bank account
Such mixed emotions
Memories of long lazy summers that seemed to last an eternity
These days, time travels at warp speed
I need to catch my breath
Anxiety holds it
Such mixed emotions
This season of my life
Maria Pace-Wynters ©2019
I have a new show up at The Carrot
and will be having a little opening Thursday Aug 8 starting at 7:30. I hope you can join me.
Here are some of the paintings that are in the show:
This is a 12″x16″ mixed media painting on wood. This painting has 1.5″ deep sides that are painted red and is SOLD. Reproductions are available upon request. firstname.lastname@example.org or comment below.
UPDATE: Well these girls are SOLD and will be going away to there forever home in the future. They’re on LAY away (pun intended) … did you know I do layaway? Yes, I do! It’s a great way to get what you want even if you don’t have all the money to fork over right now. I love helping people get something they love, it makes me happy
OK so this is a little edited sneak peek of the upcoming lesson I am doing online with Ever After. If you would like to take part in this lesson, follow this link. It focuses on the fairy tale Snow White and Rose Red but I also answer many question on style development. The main lesson shows the entire painting of this piece from beginning to end with me doing a voice over explaining what I am doing and why. I am still a little shaky about speaking to a camera and getting a little tongue tied in sections but bear with me, I hope to get better. I’d love it if you’d like the video and even subscribe to my channel on You Tube. Thanks for your support!
Remember to join this class go here