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 …

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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 …