My time continues to be limited, but every once in a while I am able to paint and have recently completed several pieces. My dear and amazing blogging friend, Theadora Brack, has encouraged me to post some of the works that have been on my easel.
Dish of Limes, an acrylic painting (5.5 x 7.5) was done on Canson canva-paper. This paper held up well to the thickly applied wet layers of acrylics and some scumbling – so far I really liked the response of this canvas paper. My goal with this piece was to give the bowl substance, but at the same time leave the viewer with an impression of soft infused lighting. It was an interesting still life that let me continue my exploration of painting with acrylics ~
Thanks for checking in ~ to all my blogging friends that celebrate the holidays, Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2018!
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this one is so very delightful; the bowl and colors fresh and lovely !
Thank you Debi for your read on the painting, much appreciated!
Very lime like 😁
Thank you Heath!
This is so beautiful.. ❤ I'm looking forward to see more of your works…
Thank you Vera for such a lovely comment and visiting – I appreciate it!
This looks really good Mary! Great work 🙂
Thank you for your generous comment – it’s much appreciated.
I love your paintings – especially the limes! Hoping you feel stronger in 2018!
Is there a way to purchase any of your art pieces?
Love – Mary’s cousin Jodi
So special to see you Jodi – you’ve made my day! Thank you for being so kind in your comments and that you enjoyed the limes painting – it was an interesting exercise. To purchase someone’s work is such a compliment, that means a lot. I haven’t started to sell my pieces yet, maybe 2018 will be the year you never know. I’m still smiling that you have visited my blog, thank you my dear cousin – love you!
So…so beautiful, Mary! Hope you are well and that you have a wonderful Christmas weekend 💜
Hi Lorrie, thank you so much! I am well and hope the same for you. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and all the best wishes for 2018!
Absolutely exquisite! Wow! just wow!
Thank you for your enthusiastic response to the painting, you know how to make someone’s day! Much appreciated ~
Mary (if I may) your work is stunning. I commented on this one in particular because it is just that beautiful, but I would say that ALL your art is gorgeous. I was captivated by the oceanic scenes, as if I was there viewing it myself. Seriously!
Thank you for being so generous in your comments and compliments, it really means a lot. Ocean scenes are my favorite to draw and paint, although I still don’t have confidence in painting them with acrylics – one day for sure. It’s a great subject to work out, took beautifully with oil pastels and awesome with graphite (which was a surprise to me). I do appreciate your encouraging comments, thank you for taking the time to go through my portfolio’s – I’m glad that they brought to that moment of being on water’s edge.
They so did. There was a beach with just such a spot, I’ve visited many times, and your depiction was almost like being there again. I loved it. Happy memories, even though I know it’s not this same place. Tyvm for sharing such beautiful works of art. I treasured the time spent enjoying, and look forward to visiting once the season is over and I have more time merry Christmas to you and yours.
What a beautiful painting!
Thank you for visiting and for your lovely comment – always appreciated!
Limelicious! Limes are in my top 5 foods. I always have a bowl of limes around. Your painting makes me want to bake a lime pie, then eat pasta out of the bowl. Mary, I can smell the scent of lime when I look at your painting.
Total compliment my dear Resa when my painting can induce your smell scene. Love it and I’ll bet your piece would be delicious!! Good to see you and happy holidays!!
So lovely Mary! I was thinking about you and missing your art so this is a beautiful surprise. I love the palette of colors and the softness of your imagery.
Hi Catherine, so great to see you! Thank you for your generous and inspiring comments, I always appreciate hearing your feedback. I’ve missed your art and look forward to seeing what you have been up too.
Dear bowl of limes, I see your halo! What a wonderful way to launch a Wednesday evening during the merry month of December. Thank you, Mary! Yes, I agree with the others. The lighting is perfect. Gorgeous. More, please. When time permits, of course.
Happy New Year! And again, thanks for the inspiration!
Hello Theadora, thank you for the inspiration and so happy that you enjoyed the painting. I love your read of the piece and so appreciate your visit. Thank you for your enthusiastic encouragement – Happy New Year to you!!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Mary! I’m happy to have discovered your blog this year. Looking at the way you capivate life on canvas makes my eyes happy and the sense that La vie est belle! I just put up my Christmas tree and want to just try to paint its forms and colors like you do, before I put any decorations on. Thank you for your living inspiration, Blessings to you and family and friends for the new year!
Hi Aimee, lovely to see you. Thank you for visiting and leaving such a wonderful comment – can’t tell you how much I appreciate it. I hope you have a lovely Christmas and best wishes as you paint your dreams throughout the new year!
Wonderful lustre, Mary
Awesome description Derrick, thank you so much!
Good morning dear Mary, and thank you for sharing this beautiful piece. I know you are going through a busy time and do hope that all is well. I hope you enjoy a lovely holiday season and a very healthy and creative New year. Janet 🙂
Hi Janet, good morning to you ~ thank you for your special comments, you always know how to make me smile. Best wishes to you for a Merry Christmas and that your creativity continues unchecked throughout 2018 and beyond!
A very healthy, happy and creative 2018 for you Mary. Janet
Thank you so much Janet!
I say ‘goal achieved’ with the bowl, Mary. It’s a beautiful setting for the limes. All the best for 2018. it’s always lovely to read a post from you.
Hi Gallivanta, wonderful to see you. Thank you for your generous read on the painting, it was a fun piece to work out with acrylics. Hope you are well and best wishes to you for a wonderful 2018!
How lovely! The colours are gorgeous.
Thank you Fiona – appreciate your kind feedback, especially about the colors!
I got to see Mary’s paintings in person. They are all special.
You know how to make my day June – thank you always. Love you ~
You achieve remarkable qualities of transparency and lightness with acrylics – as I have not seen before. Just beautiful.
Thank you so much Audrey and for your compliment – still learning the in’s and out’s of acrylics, but love painting with them. Wonderful to see you ~ thanks again!
I, too, love the blue bowl and green limes. So beautiful, Mary.
Merry Christmas and happy 2018!
Hi Amy, thank you so much ~ glad you enjoyed the painting. Hope you have a lovely Christmas and best wishes for a happy new year!
That blue bowl and the green limes go well together, thanks to you of course. I agree with Holly above: your art just keeps getting better all the time.
You know how to make my day Hien, thank you for your thoughts and beautiful comment on this painting – I always appreciate it. Means a lot ~
The bowl is beautiful. I hope it’s good busy Mary. Sending hugs x
Hi Jo, thank you so much – glad you enjoyed the painting! Texas hugs are back at you ~
So lovely to see you, Mary before 2018!
I love this dish of limes. Limes are among my most favorite fruit since they enhance fish and seafood so well. As a color it is also gorgeous, fresh and crisp. The dish itself and the limes go so well together. That would be lovely on a kitchen wall.
Merry Christmas and best wishes for the New Year to you too!
Such a beautiful thing to write Evelyne thank you very much! I hope you have a lovely Christmas with your family and I also wish you a wonderful new year with great new writing projects.
Wonderful to see your beautiful work again
My best to you
What a wonderful surprise Uncle John, thank you so much for your thoughts on this painting – very happy to see you again!
Nice to hear from you and have an opportunity to see your beautiful art pieces. Lovely. Happy Holidays to you and yours. 🙂
Hi Judy, thank you and happy to see you again too!!
Very pretty artwork
Thank you for your kind words – much appreciated!
This is so stunning and creative!!!
What a beautiful thing to say Mihrank, thank you so much. It’s always a joy to read your comments!
Thank you so much Susan – I really appreciate hearing from you. Take care ~ happy holidays!
My pleasure just seeing your art makes my day. Cheers Mary.
Well you just made mine, thanks my friend!
I love it, it looks so real!
You are very kind – thank you so much!
How wonderful to see your post, Mary. My father just asked about you the other day and I’d had planned on emailing you. I hope you’re doing well. Obviously your paintings are still as beautiful as ever! Thanks to Theadora!
Merry Christmas to you and your family.
So good to see you Jill and thank you for always being present! Tell your Dad I too was really just thinking about you guys the other day – I owe you an email and will get one out today! I hope all is well for your Dad and that you are writing up a storm ~
No worries on the email, Mary. We’ll catch up after the holiday. My mother had a good appointment today, so today was definitely a good day for my father and for me, too. Merry Christmas! ❤
Good to read about your Mother Jill – just sent an email a little bit ago. Happy to read that it was a good day for your Dad and you, nothing better, right? Merry Christmas to you my friend!
Stunning it looks…the colors are subtle yet they do the job!
Hi Alok, thank you very much for your kind feedback – always appreciated!
That’s beautiful Mary, your painting has so much depth 😊
Thank you Rose Elaine for your lovely comment – I really appreciate it!
Your welcome Mary, Mary is actually my middle name. Elaine Mary Rose was the name I began life with 😉 Have a lovely Christmas and keep painting 🌹
Love it Rose Elaine – can never go wrong with Mary! Merry Christmas to you ~
Amazing. Your work just gets better and better!
Thank you so much Holly – always happy to see you. I’ve missed your latest writings – looking forward to reading your newest works!