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 […]

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 […]

Shadows with a plan. (February calendar!)

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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 […]

Jumping off the Hamster Wheel

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Snapshots from my reentry into sanity, as three years of retail frenzy comes to an end… Today is Day 25 since we closed up my store. What seemed like a straightforward idea, has actually turned out to be much cloudier than I would ever have imagined. I don’t think I realized how wound up I actually was. Or how out of whack […]

A painting to help my breathing

“Breathe In” was one of two therapy pieces I worked on this past fall. The setting is inspired by the Low Country of South Carolina — a place of breathtaking beauty that often brings a sense of peace to my soul. Here are some photos I took that show this oil painting in progress. To read the meaning behind […]

A picture of HOPE for your March Desktop

“Gardenia” is the name of my most recent oil painting. It was inspired by a photo I took one warm and dewey summer morning in my backyard. Nothing beats the fragrance of a large mass of flowering Gardenia bushes. I hope this calendar is a reminder to you that this long winter we have had […]

Reflections on my Cinderella weekend

This past weekend, Tim and I participated in a juried art festival called “Art on Main” held in downtown Hendersonville, NC. My painting “Sunflower Field” was the image that was chosen to promote the show this year. It was on everything — signs,  posters, bags… all of which I was asked to autograph throughout both […]

Why is this painting called “Open”?

The painting shows several paths of water, all making their way to the ocean. It comes from different places, but it eventually all the water ends up flowing into the sea. That is how I see my life these days. I am not sure exactly what direction the path with take, or what it will […]

A painting called “Waiting”

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 above to download it to your computer. To read the story behind this painting, click on this link to visit www.mariescottstudios.com