Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Crex Meadows 3

Crex Meadows No. 3
oil on linen, 8x10 inch, $150
copyright 2011 MaryAnn Cleary

This painting is of an area in Wisconsin known as Crex Meadows and painted on location. It is a plein air painters delight. Every time that I paint there, I am so inspired by the quiet and beauty of the landscape. There is an abundance of wildlife, including trumpeter swans, cranes and many other water fowl along four-legged critters. I still need to sign this one and I have painted this area previously.

Please feel free to comment and if you are interested in purchasing this painting, I will ship it for free.
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Friday, November 25, 2011

Fern Meadow

"Fern Meadow"
watercolor with pen and ink, 12x16 inch
copyright 2011 MaryAnn Cleary

This is a technique that I do not typically do nowadays. Most of my work is in oils or pastels. At one time, I used to work only in this media. If fact, my first paintings used watercolor and pen and ink. A few months ago, a friend asked me if I would do a piece of artwork of the home that they were building. A log home. I had been to their place...the old place and I loved the area with its magical beauty.

This is my interpretation of that magical place. I have yet to see the new cabin, but I am sure that it still maintains the beauty and spirituality of the area. I remember sitting under a huge pine tree, soaking up the sun's rays, listening to the quiet as the silence and beauty soothed my troubled spirit. This is my interpretation of their magical place.