When at a loss for what to do… 1. Do what you know HOW to DO. 2. Remember what you KNOW to be TRUE. 3. Find something NEW for YOU. I like to explore ALL my options. So much so, that it has become a joke in our family. If you want something researched like a […]
Friendships are like flowers. Bouquets. Annuals. Perennials. Each serving their own purpose.
Each worthy of gratitude.
The creative spirit within me loves to have something new to look at. Here’s a free and simple way to freshen up your desk for the new month. Clean off workspace (Be ruthless in throwing things away.) Clean off computer desktop (This is more complicated. My quick & easy “system” is to drag everything into one folder called “desktop […]
The first of FIVE Sunflowers. Sometimes I get a little carried away with an idea. While some people might think it’s a good idea to paint “a” sunflower, for some reason I felt the need to paint FIVE. Those who know me well, will heartily agree that this is pretty much the story of my life. I just looked back though […]
Tithonia diversifolia Plant Tithonia diversifolia is a species of flowering plant in the Asteraceae family that is commonly known as the tree marigold, Mexican tournesol, Mexican sunflower, Japanese sunflower or Nitobe chrysanthemum. — Wikipedia Scientific name: Tithonia diversifolia Higher classification: Tithonia Rank: Species Here are photos the painting I call “Mexican Sunflower” in progress. To […]
My newest oil painting called “Sunflower Flame” is complete! I love the fiery ring of petals that make up this sunflower. That wasn’t my original intent, however sometimes a painting takes on a life of its own. Especially when it is one I am simply painting for my own pleasure, as was the case with […]
Elephant Ears are one of my newfound loves for the garden since moving to South Carolina in 2008. These monster big plants are virtually maintenance-free. All they ask for is A LOT of space. A few years ago I planted three large (and very ugly) bulbs, not really knowing what was to come. Within a […]
My newest painting is now available! If you’d like to use it as your desktop calendar for this new month, just click on the image below to download it to your computer. To read the story behind this painting, click on this link to visit www.mariescottstudios.com
What started out as a series of FIVE sunflowers, is now a series of ONE. Yesterday I said goodbye to my old friend “Sunflower #4.” She was picked up and taken to live with her new family in Greer, SC where I think she will be very happy. So for now, it is just “Sunflower […]
317 petals later… my painting of downtown Greenville, SC was finally completed. Thanks to ALL of you who guessed the time it would take to paint the flowers in this bouquet. Of the 60+ guesses I received, one person came within 30 minutes of guessing the correct amount of time. And the winner is… Sue […]