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 […]

5 years later. 5 years wiser. (Did I actually learn something?)

Five years ago I decided to stop fighting with time. It was a losing battle. We are currently in detente. This is working much better for me than trying to be the conqueror ever was.

“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 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 […]

October 1. Sunflower 1.

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 […]

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