Sunday, January 13, 2013

Midas Touch

Here is the first painting of the year. And, believe it or not...it's not a miniature! This year my goal is to explore compositions on a larger scale. (Miniatures too, of course!)This is not a full sheet for I'm still not brave enough to commit to that! Perhaps the next one thoguh...It sure was fun to paint pelican again. They are such regal birds!

2 comments:

Arena Shawn said...

I absolutely love your paintings! The miniatures are amazing -- how you could achieve such complexity on such a tiny scale is beyond me, but I love your larger works like this one too! The pattern in reflection is almost by itself an abstract painting...

I read your interview on Carries's blog and cannot agree with you more regarding "living among big trees"... Living in San Francisco I feel so connected to the giant redwood forests... I am also very fond of birds, although I have to admit I have not painted as many as I would like to. But I do share your passion of admiring their majesty! Looking forward to see more of your bird paintings...

Mary Jansen said...

Arena! Thank you so much for reading my interview and also for stopping by my blog. I envy you for you get to live in my beloved Bay Area! I grew up there and have indulged in the peace of the redwood groves my whole childhood and young adult life. I miss them so much!
I checked out your website and I am so impressed! You look as though you really have it together and know what you are doing, (I have yet to get my website going). Your paintings are beautiful too! I have no doubt you are going to make it big in the world of watercolors. Perhaps some day we will meet and compare notes, (among the redwoods, of course! :))