Mosaic Planter by Marie Wise

Springing into Mosaic

Spring is here and I’m excited to plant some flowers in my first mosaic planter! It was originally a mud encrusted concrete rectangle covered …

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Eleven Sunflowers, or Twelve?

In honor of the first day of Spring (March 20) I’m sharing my latest painting: Eleven Sunflowers. This painting is my symbol of …

2015-surf-rocks

From Abstract to Surf and Rocks

It’s not easy for a realist painter to paint an abstract. In my case, impossible, although the end result is better than …

Maya's Mosaic, Mosaic on wood, 10.5 x 11.5

My Year in Mosaics

2014 was my first full year working in mosaics. I’m happy with my work. In the process I found a new way to relax …

Reece's Christmas Tree painting - Christmas 2014

Christmas Painting 2014

This year I started a new tradition–painting with my grandchildren on Christmas Day! We used Liquitex Basic acrylic paints on 11 x …

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Paintings, Mosaics & Glass

Celebrate the unveiling of my mosaics in December 2014! They’ve never been shown before. You can see them all month at The …

Ka'anapali Beach

Painting in Maui

November is the very best month to visit Hawaii. We spent the first week of November 2014 on the tropical island of …

Sunflower, oil on canvas, 18 x 36

Sunflowers in October

This sunflower took me longer to paint than it took to go from a seed in the ground to a drooping, aged …

Rough Coated Collie by James Ward, 1809, Yale Center for British Art

Dogs in Art

Dogs are a common motif in Western art. They’re even called the ‘artist’s best friend’ for their role as companion and life …

Woman with a Cat, Renoir

Feline Art and Artists

Artists have been painting cats since the dawn of civilization. They are the subject of legend and are a favorite subject of …

Maya's Sunflower, acrylic on canvas, 7 x 9

Stepping Stones & Sunflowers

If an artist was your friend, wouldn’t you expect to receive artwork by that artist, no matter how small, on your birthday? I …