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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

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Cat Kisses

We lost our lovely 15 year old dog last week so we have to make it up by getting with twice as many cat kisses.Cat-Kisses12″x16″ mixed media painting on wood. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted red.

This painting is available HERE

RIP SYDNEY 2000-2015

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Light My Way

Light-My-Way

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

This painting is available HERE

It’s funny where inspiration comes from.  I was at a concert the other day and the band had set up the stage with various lamps. One lamp looked like a globe or orb and I couldn’t stop looking at it. They had set their water bottle in front of it and it almost looked like a figure holding a glowing orb above their head.  It made me think of my warrior of the light and I was inspired to paint this one.  I don’t know if I will go on to paint another but my husband quickly painted out “see it is good for you to go out!” (hermit that I am).

It is so important as an artists to be open for inspiration to make an appearance.  My mantra is always ‘inspiration finds us when we are working’ and this is true.  If we aren’t coming to the page/canvas on a regular basis, it makes it hard to actually manifest our inspiration BUT staring at the page/canvas day in and day out is NOT going to make that happen. Once again, as in most things in life, it is finding that perfect balance that is vital.

“I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.”
― Og Mandino


Courage To Trust

Courage-To-Trust

8″ x20″ mixed media painting on paper covered canvas. This painting is 1.5″ deep and the sides are painted red.

“Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.”
― Maya Angelou

This painting is available HERE or from the artist maria@mariapacewynters.com


Botanical Camouflage

Botanical-Camouflage

12″x36″ mixed media painting on wood. The sides are red and are 1.5″ deep.

This painting is available HERE

I first thought of the idea for this painting  a little while back when I was braiding my 10 year old’s hair. She requested that I give her one braid instead of two.  It dawned on me that she felt that one braid was more grown up than two braids and  since that day, she wears one braid. I wanted to paint her in braids,  older that she is now. Hanging on, I guess,  to this part of her as a little girl.

When I started the actual painting, the word camouflage keep circling me head. I had this one scrap of origami paper that was black with brightly coloured flowers and it reminded me of a botanical  with a black background.  I have been noticing this a lot in fashion, I think inspired by Downton Abbey and have wanted to use it in a painting.   I was thinking about how teenagers never like to be singled out but at the same time are exploring their individualism. Her botanical dress is camouflaged by the botanical background she blends in  to it but also  emerges from it.  She is figuring out who she is. It is on her terms when she decides to become the background  or when she wants to stand apart from it.  It is so important for it to be on her terms. This is not easy for a control freak like myself and I must remind myself daily to stand back (but only at arms length  because she does still reachs for me.)

The only thing is, her limbs are getting so long  that I seem to be moving farther and farther away at a faster pace than I’d like.

My heart is aching a little as I write this.

 

 


The Redhead Returns

THe-Redhead-Returns

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

This painting is available HERE

There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.”
Nelson Mandela

 


Glitter And Grunge

My corset paintings and the inspiration behind them are featured in the  brand new magazine “Glitter and Grunge”. Please follow the link below to purchase this beautiful full colour zine! Thanks Mindy for giving me the push to write about my corset paintings and how  something  tragic can eventually  become something inspirational.

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Purchase magazine HERE

“Last year I was called into my nine

year old’s ballet class and was asked if

anyone had ever talked to me about scoliosis”

Black and White Corset

Black And White Corset (SOLD)

Dragon-Corset

Dragon Corset  (available HERE)


Egg Cups

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6″x6″ mixed media painting on wood. This painting is 1.5″ deep and the sides are painted midnight blue.

This painting is Sold


Determined Dreamer

Determined-Dreamer

6″x12″ mixed media painting on wood. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted midnight blue.

This painting is available HERE


Teacup

Teacup

6″x8″ mixed media painting on wood. The sides are midnight blue and are 1.5″ deep.

This painting is SOLD