A red and green December… To help you Remember.

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If left to my own devices, there isn’t much Christmas in my heart. Nothing within me looks forward to December. In my mind, this is a month that feels to me like forced-group-insanity. I don’t like to be told what to do. I don’t like to go along with the crowd.  And I especially don’t like to do […]

“Possibilities.”

This view from the journey made for a wonderful marsh memory.

A new month means new possibilities. Which is actually the title of one of Marie Scott’s newest pieces from her “Marsh Memories” series. You can enjoy this painting for the next 30 days by downloading and using her September calendar as your computer wallpaper.

Memories of marshmallows & marshes to mellow your upcoming month.

Marsh Mellow Day in progress w:plates

Have you ever thought about what it means to “mellow out?” My newest painting called “Marsh Mellow Day” is a view that helps me to slow down and take a deep breath.

A new calendar for June.

Marie Scott paints in her light-filled studio, located in Greenville, SC. A beautiful city to live. A beautiful state to paint.

Focus on what is Good… I love plants. Plants are neutral. Plants are beautiful. I like to focus my energy on painting plants. That feels more productive to me than gardening, which is an uphill battle. One definitely worth the fight, but an ongoing, never-ending battle, nonetheless. Paintings of plants don’t grow weeds. Paintings of […]

Thoughts from a wise flower on May Day.

RESTING. 12" x 12" oil painting on canvas. In progress. ©2016 Marie Scott Studios

Life is a marathon. There is no shame in walking.  I used to run. But after five years, finally decided to be honest with myself. And my hips.   I don’t like to run. So now I walk. Big deal. The whole point is to move your body.  So I walk fast. And fairly often. […]

Shadows with a plan. (February calendar!)

coneflower in progress image

Coneflower is part of my “Sad Flower” series — a series of four botanical paintings, representing four heavy-hearted flowers I found growing in various locations. In the twelve-plus-years I’ve been painting, I have never created a “sad series.” I guess I’d never felt such a heaviness of heart before as when I was planing this new group of […]

“Transition.” A call to listen in 2016.

Janaury 2016 calendar photo

It’s been my fortunate experience to learn that most people want to be heard. All they usually need is the slightest nudge. A nudge that can be as simple as asking a follow-up question to something they have already offered up to you.