Author Archives: Mary

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Bowl of Plums – acrylic painting


A couple of months into painting with acrylics ~ I love this medium.  I’ve really enjoyed learning the nuances and technical mechanics.  While only at the beginning of building my knowledge base and comfort level, acrylics is becoming a paint … Continue reading

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Yellow Apple – acrylic painting (study of Will Kemp’s youtube painting)


I’ve had to step back and re-directed my energies on family matters – one day I’ll explain.  But for now, I’m back to say hello to all my friends on WP! I haven’t done much with art, but recently began … Continue reading

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The Tree – a graphite drawing


“Trees are the real drama queens – they standout, demand attention and if one forgets, the mightiest will sway their limbs and shake their leaves putting on the grandest of all performances.” by Mary The Tree, a graphite drawing (10×8) … Continue reading

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Seeking Solitude – a graphite drawing


“I step onto the path and as my feet sink into the first grains of sand I can feel the salty sea breeze hit my face, the smell of the sea water and screeching call of the gulls – it’s … Continue reading

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Two Lights, Cape Elizabeth, Maine – a charcoal drawing


“Weary sailors search the horizon for a glimpse of light, the beacon that will take them home.  It’s been a long, cold and rough journey at sea as they long to set foot on land again ~ families wait anxiously … Continue reading

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Magic Hour – charcoal drawing


“The sounds of sea breezes, waves coming ashore and seagulls squawking overhead slowly fade away; I look to the horizon and wait for the brilliance of a setting sun.  There is magic in this hour ~ “  by Mary Magic … Continue reading

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Cove View – graphite/charcoal drawing


“It is wonderful how much depends upon the relations of black and white … A black and white, if properly balanced, suggests colour. ”  – Winslow Homer Cove View, a charcoal/graphite drawing (8×10) was produced on Strathmore Bristol Vellum paper.  … Continue reading

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Battered Fence Posts – charcoal and graphite drawing


“Battered by whatever Mother Nature delivers and still standing.  Fence posts are a great subject, each with character that tells their own story. ” by Mary Battered Fence Posts, a drawing (8×10) was drawn on Strathmore Bristol Vellum paper.  In … Continue reading

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A Study – based on work by Sergey Lebedev


“To study is to learn – watching a 5 minute youtube video can sometimes be free education, the one I found was priceless.” by Mary A Study – based on a youtube drawing demonstration by Sergey Lebedev, a graphite drawing … Continue reading

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Peace and Quiet – graphite drawing


“Walk away from all the turbulence out there and find yourself a moment of peace and quiet enjoying the riches of nature, ” . . . by Mary Peace and Quiet, a graphite drawing (8×10) was drawn on Strathmore Bristol … Continue reading

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