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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Unexpected peace appeared. During the summer of 1991. And then again in the spring of 2016. A lone Sunflower named “Serenity” feels it too.
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 […]
“Stop trying so hard.” “Stop working so hard.” “Stop trying to prove something.” Did I Stop? Looking back over the last five years, I think I actually DID! Last night we went to an annual event that in years past has caused me much sadness. It was an opening reception for an exhibit of 100+ local […]
A new calendar for your computer desktop (no foolin’!) Compliments of Travelers Rest artist, Marie Scott. Featuring the painting “Almost Paradise.”
Well, not really. Here is a quick video showing my most recent painting, “Almost Paradise,” as it comes to life. Visit http://www.mariescottstudios.com to see the entire collection of my oil paintings.
“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 […]
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 […]