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  1. Highlights Of The Summer Art Show 2017

    June 23, 2017 | Author: Maureen White | Category: Uncategorized | Comments (0)

       Photos from my Summer Art show, June 17 & 18 2017

    I am very pleased to announce that my Third Annual Summer Art Show went extremely well. There were 40 guests who came and shared some good conversation, laughs, food and art. I was delighted that 9 of my paintings have found new homes. I sold out of my garden bird houses but I am now taking orders. Many guests were delighted to also take home some hanging dragon flies and birds and beads on a string. Both bring a splash of color to a patio awning, overhang or window. 

    For those who live far away I thought I would post some photos for you to see how I set the show up. Unfortunately there are not people in the photos only because I was to busy interacting and enjoying my guests.

    You can click the links below if you are interested in purchasing something from the show.

    Thanks to everyone who came and to all of my patrons who support me in my daily work.

    New items in Birds Paintings Bird Houses

     

     

      

     

     

     

     

     

      

     

     

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  2. Summer Art Show

    June 8, 2017 | Author: Maureen White | Category: Blog | Comments (0)

    I am happy to announce that my 3rd annual Summer Art Show will be Saturday June 17 and Sunday June 18 10am to 4pm.  All are welcome to attend. I am almost ready with 22 new paintings completed and some whimsical garden art.

    I wish those of you who live out of town could be here but I know there are many reasons why that maybe impossible. I thought I could at least give you a preview of some of my new work as well as an opportunity to purchase some items here on line.  Below are 2 new paintings I will be showing and then there are photos of my new bird houses and dragonflies.

    I hope your summer is off to a great start. Thank you for taking the time to read my blog and to see what I have been up to.

     

     

    Yellow Tulips

    15 inches x 23 inches

    Rain Dance

    24 inches by 36 inches. 

     

    Below are 2 of the 7 bird house designs that are now available.

     All 7 can be seen by clicking Bird Houses under available work or by clicking the photos.

    The bird Houses and Dragonflies can be preordered and will ship out the week of June 19.

     

     

     

     

    These are 2 of the 5 dragonfly designs I have available  for purchase.

    All Five can be seen by clicking Birds under available work or by clicking the photos.

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  3. Memorial Day Beauty and Hope

    May 25, 2017 | Author: Maureen White | Category: Blog | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments (0)

     

    When Have you explored an item of beauty? 

    Exploring the world of flowers has been a road filled with beauty and surprises this spring. My evening stroll through the neighborhood is filled with greenery and color as the spring season continues to unfold into summer. Everywhere I walk I see new plant life emerging from the ground which not long ago was a frozen tundra. Flowers and fresh greens always ignite a sense of hope in me. It seems wherever beauty is to be found there is hope by her side. As we honor those who have died with a bouquet of beautiful flowers this Memorial Day may it renew in us a sense of hope that a life filled with love is stronger than death. I hope your Memorial Day is filled with both beauty and hope as you remember those who have died. 

    Below are a few photos from my latest walk through the neighborhood. I have also included a photo of a wonderful surprise I had in my exploration of flower painting.

    I am not sure what the yellow  flowers are called

    but the purple are Lilacs.

     

    White flowers of on a Ornamental Pear tree.

     

    Spring green of the Day Lilly.

     

    My painting surprise was a wonderful commission from my cousin Deirdre Meyer and her husband Dirk. They requested  a large 20 x 34 inch painting of  The Garden Poppies I had posted a few weeks ago. The painting will hang in their home in Munich Germany. Painting flowers this large was pure fun and I felt like a child that had been set loose in the sand box to play. Thank You Deirdre and Dirk.

     

    The beginning of the underpainting.

    Garden Poppies 

    Finished:)

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  4. A Garden Of Gratitude.

    May 12, 2017 | Author: Maureen White | Category: Blog, Uncategorized | Comments (0)

    Happy Mother’s Day

     

     

    It is hard to put into words all the gratitude one might feel for their mother. Motherhood is a calling and a vocation beyond all others. Filled with many tasks, loving moments and relentless responsibilities. A mothers faithfulness to her children knows no bonds or age. I have often heard it said, “Once a mother always a mother.” That is certainly true for my mom who is now 91. Mom is barely 5 ft tall and weighs just over 100 pounds but she is still a force to be reckoned with. Her strong character and love runs deep for her children. She has shown me that some of the best survival tools for old age are laughter and quality time with family and friends. This mothers day I find myself deeply grateful for my mom, her wisdom, her laughter and her maternal care even at 91. Thank you mom!

    Blessing to all mothers, young and old, living or passed this Mothers Day you are a gift beyond all worth.

     

    New Paintings in my Flower Series.

    A Garden Of Gratitude

    6 x 6

    Heart To Heart

    6 x 6

     

     

    Micro Mystery 

    The paintings below are the clues to the last Micro Mystery.

     

    Fishing in the Spring

    Vincent Van Gogh

     

    Spring

    Claude Monet

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  5. Song at Sunset – Bird Paintings

    April 27, 2017 | Author: Maureen White | Category: Uncategorized | Comments (0)

    Have you noticed the change in the amount of daylight?

     

    The days are getting longer and brighter for which I am most grateful. Being a morning person I love to see the light begin to appear around 6 AM. By the time June 21 rolls around it will be light at 5 AM in the morning.  As the sun rises earlier and sets later each day I feel more energized and productive than I do in the winter months.  Below are three paintings I completed this week. 

    Song At Sunset

    6 x 18 Inches

    As the day recedes the birds of the air perch to bask in the early evening sunset. Day is done and all is well among the flock as the dark night approaches. Quiet songs of gratefulness and calm fill the air as each feather is stilled and eyes begin to close and dreams of a bright tomorrow fill the heart. This painting is now available by clicking here.

     

    Chitter Chatter

    5 x 15 Inches

    Now available here

     

     

    Spring Fever

    8 x 10 Inches

    Available here.

    Spring Fever is purely an abstract painting. I was going to put birds on this one as well but I love the color so much I decided to leave it as is. The soft gentle hues of green and blue remind me of the spring greens that first appear on the trees and plants with the bright blue sky behind them.

    I hope that your spring days bring you a sense of renewed energy in your work. Enjoy the light and look for the fresh colors that appear in your neighborhoods 

     

    Just for Fun

    Micro Mystery

    It has been awhile since I posted a Micro Mystery. This weeks mystery paintings have no micro clue just the paintings themselves. Each painting was painted by a different impressionistic painter. Can you name the painter of at least one of the paintings? Or even better both painters?  Each of these paintings are wonderful examples of the colors we see in spring. If you know one or both of the painters send me an email or leave a comment below. Good luck.

     

     

     

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  6. Yellow Tulips and Bright Sunflowers

    April 21, 2017 | Author: Maureen White | Category: Uncategorized | Comments (0)

     

    I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers. ~Claude Monet

     

    Vase of Tulips

    Claude Monet

     

     

     

    2017 tulips just beginning to shoot through the garden soil as they strain upwards towards the sun.

     

    Like Monet I love to paint flowers. My eye is easily attracted to the flowers that display the most brilliant of colors.  The deep reds, purples, yellows, oranges and pinks are especially alluring to my eyes when the sun shines on their delicate petals. Indeed it is a challenge to capture both the radiance and depth of color as the sun illuminates the soft and delicate forms of the petals. I have completed 2 more paintings in my flower series, Tuesday Tulips and Summer Sunflowers.

                

    Springtime flowers bloom like colorful arrows piercing their way to the sun. ~Terri Guillemets

     

    Tuesday Tulips, below, are my first attempt to capture the 2017 tulips that are beginning to appear in my yard and in my mind. These bright yellow tulips seem to dance against the soft spring sky. 

    Tuesday Tulips

    6 w x 12 h x 1.5 inches d

    Now available for purchase here.

     

     

    It will be awhile before the sunflowers in my garden begin to appear however I just had to paint some. I started this painting 2 weeks ago when our Helena sky line was gray with heavy rain clouds. I was wishing for some sunshine and this was the best I could conjure up. For sure creating these sturdy summer blooms made my spirit a bit brighter on a cold spring day.

    Summer Sunflowers

    10 w x 20 h x 1.5 inches d

    Now available for purchase here.

     

     

    There are many things in life that will catch your eye,
    but only a few that will catch your heart. Pursue them.
    Author Unknown

     

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  7. Spring Crocus and Forget-Me-Nots

    April 5, 2017 | Author: Maureen White | Category: Blog | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments (0)

    What is blooming in your neighborhood

     

    daylily, spring green

    Daylilies

    Spring is here and she is bringing lots of fresh colors to my garden and neighborhood. Some of spring’s first flowers are small and often over looked. I hope you can go for a walk, wherever you live and discover some of nature’s first offerings for spring 2017. Below are a few photos of the flowers blooming near me. I love the lime greens that bring a sense of freshness and the intense blues of crocus and the bright yellows of the daffodils

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    Daffodils 

     

     

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    Garden Crocus

     

    Forget-Me-Nots

    acrylic on canvas

    11 x 14

     

    Forget-Me-Nots is my latest painting in the spring flower series. This brightly colored and whimsical bouquet of deep blue and purple Forget-Me-Nots will brighten any room in your home or in your office. The painting has both depth and line which help to create both movement and a variety of  lights and darks. It is now available for purchase under available paintings. You can see more details by clicking Here

     

    red poppies,painting, 9 x 12 inches, spring.

    Spring Poppies

    9 x 12 x 1.5

    Acrylic on canvas.

    Now Available 

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  8. Longing For Fresh Color and Flowers

    March 30, 2017 | Author: Maureen White | Category: Uncategorized | Comments (0)

    What is it that you long for in your life?

     

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    Spring Poppies 

    9×12 inches

    Acrylic on Canvas

    Now there is a big question and one with many possible answers.

    I have found myself longing for so much these past few weeks. Beauty, truth, imagination, light, and a renewal of artistic skills and creativity. I think the gray skies we have had in March have put me in this very deep reflective and longing mood. I can’t wait for spring to show its glory in the brilliantly colored flowers that fill the garden outside my studio window. Not to mention the longing I have for creating new and vibrant paintings and exploring new avenues of creativity and growth as a painter. I know that soon I will hit the open roads of Montana to soak myself in this never ending landscape. The mountains, the blue sky, the fresh green on the brown trees and the crystal clear water of the streams are indeed natures handiwork that expand my creativity and sense of wonder. 

    Spring Poppies above is the first in my new series of paintings called, Longings. It is now available  under paintings.

     

     

    Thank you to everyone who purchased some of this years Easter eggs. There are a few eggs left. If you did not get a chance to order any there is still time this week. I also have 2 chicks and a few bunnies who left as well. You can see the details under Chicks and Bunnies

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  9. Colorful March Madness

    March 24, 2017 | Author: Maureen White | Category: Uncategorized | Comments (0)

    Has your month been filled with some March Madness?

     

     

    Of course many of you will answer yes because you have  been watching the NCAA Basketball Tournament. This last week was beyond madness when I had to stop making art due to the stomach flu. A good bout of the stomach flu can create madness in anyone. I’m not one who enjoys being idle but the flu has a way of forcing you to be still. There was not a lot of art work accomplished. However I was able to look on and off at my computer and I found some fun color games to distract me from the agony of the flu. Color Method is an online game to test your ability to match colors. The other site is, Are you a color master?  So take a few moments to test your color knowledge by playing these simple games. They are both quick and fun.

     

     

     

    There are still Easter Eggs of each design if you are still planning on ordering a few before Easter. You can purchase them by clicking Easter Eggs

     

     The Bunnies and chicks are looking for some new homes.  If one or two belong to you you they can be purchased by clicking Chicks and Bunnies

     

    As always thanks for reading and I hope spring is bringing both sunshine and color to your life.

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  10. Easter Eggs 2017

    March 15, 2017 | Author: Maureen White | Category: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments (0)

          Do you know which decorated Easter egg sold for the most money in all of history?

     

    It is this Imperial Easter Egg designed by Carl Fabergé for the Russian Emperor Alexander III. Alexander gave it to Empress Maria Feodorovna on Easter in 1887. During the Bolshevik revolution the egg was lost. The egg was recently found in the midwest here in the States in 2014. A metal dealer bought it at an antique show for 14,000.00 and hoped to resell it for 15,000.00. Unfortunately he could not find a buyer so he just decided to google the word egg and soon found out that his egg was indeed one of the 50 Fabergé eggs made for Alexander III. The man soon connected with a antique dealer in London who bought it from him for $33 Million dollars. Now I would say that is very good nest egg money.

    Well for sure my 2017 Easter Eggs are not quite that expensive and in fact I think you will find them quit reasonable. I have 7 new designs for 2017 and have added 3 popular designs from past years giving you lots of choice. Although my eggs are not jeweled they are made with love, patience and care. I hope you will find a few that delight your soul and will add color to your spring and Easter celebrations. These also make delightful gifts for friends and relatives especially if you are invited out for Easter dinner and want to give your host a thank you gift.

     

    Seven New designs

     

     

     

    To purchase the eggs you can click on the photos or by clicking Here

     

    The eggs below have special Christian symbols and the descriptions are below the photo

    ΙΧΘΥΣ

    Is Greek which in English translates, Jesus Christ, Son of God, The Savior.

    Early Christians used the fish symbol on their homes to identify themselves as followers of Jesus.

    Alpha  the Omega are the first and last letters in the Greek alphabet and refer to the beginning and the end. 

    In the the book of Revelation, Jesus is named The Alpha and The Omega.

     

     

    The Christian symbol for faith is a cross. An anchor is often used to depict hope and a heart symbolizes love.

    I could not resist making an Easter bunny and  Easter Chick. These are made of paper clay and painted in acrylics and sealed with a durable gloss varnish. Because each one is hand sculpted no two are exactly a like but they are very similar. You can purchase them by Clicking Here.

    I want to wish all my readers a beautiful spring and warm spring filled with hope and promise. This winter has seemed particularly long here in Helena. 

     

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