Mixed Media Artist

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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

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Pink Roses

Pink-Roses

12″x12″ mixed media/encaustic painting on wood.  The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted turquoise.

This painting is available HERE


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.

 


Night Blooms

Night-Blooms

3″x12″ mixed media painting on wood. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted turquoise.

This painting is available HERE

“If you feel lost, disappointed, hesitant, or weak, return to yourself, to who you are, here and now and when you get there, you will discover yourself, like a lotus flower in full bloom, even in a muddy pond, beautiful and strong.”
― Masaru EmotoSecret Life of Water


Love Koi

Love-Koi

6″x12″ mixed media painting on wood. This painting is 1.5″ deep and painted red.

This painting is available HERE

I think I miss Chris.

 


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


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.

 

 


Tangerine Poppy Garden Slice

Tangerine-Poppy-Slice

3″x18″ mixed media/encaustic painting on wood. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are 1.5″ deep.

This painting is available HERE