Claire Charbonneau oil painting of peaches in a glass bowl

Restoring Mom’s Paintings

Terrebonne reminded me of a little town trying to push itself out of the past but the houses were hanging on for dear …

Marie Wise Studio Stairwell with Sunflower Paintings

A 2015 Holiday Wish

Our holiday wish this year is simple. Sunshine and sunflowers. May the rain stop falling and the wind stop blowing! Just give …

Notre Dame Cathedral: the finished watercolor painting by Marie Wise

Notre Dame Cathedral: the Final

My commissioned watercolor painting of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France, surrounded by the Seine River, is finished at last! As featured in two previous …

Marie Wise carves 'The Starry Night' by Vincent Van Gogh on her Halloween pumpkin

Starry Night Halloween

Never underestimate the power of an artist to implement art-themed holiday decorations! In my case, a recent visit to the Museum of …

The Starry Night, Vincent Van Gogh

Art in the Big Apple

We spent three days in New York City to see as much art as we could. It was amazing!  Here are two of …

Marie Wise Artist, thumbnail watercolor study

Notre Dame Cathedral: final sketches

My commissioned watercolor painting of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France, surrounded by the Seine River, is progressing nicely. As I mentioned in my …

Bastille Day, Boulevard Rochechouart, Paris, by Marie Wise after Childe Hassam

Happy Bastille Day 2015

A small painting by American Impressionist Childe Hassam caught my attention this July 14, a national holiday in France. I painted Bastille Day, …

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 …