Well, there is not much new art coming out of the studio, but there is a refreshing new website!

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In 2012, I did a painting-a-day exercise to get the wheels of creativity rolling—one hundred days, one hundred paintings. Some paintings were successful, others not so much. I am ready to go at it again. I won’t make any promises as to how many days I will keep this up or guarantee that I will…

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[blockquote] Still Life Paintings by Mary Michaela Murray May 4 – June 15 Atlas Coffee 2206 Fontaine Ave. Charlottesville, VA open Mon – Sat • 7am to 3pm [/blockquote]

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I am not sure I have ever had as much fun painting. This is the first time I have had a painting studio—a place of my own where I feel so free to make messes, to embrace failure, to get out of the way of myself. I spent the first couple of months in the…

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For the  past six months I have been beating myself up about being a still life painter. I tried hard to paint landscapes, to find a way to express the beauty I see in nature, but I was miserable and even worse my paintings were. There is something in the mass of things, and the…

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  The first day of spring was more like the last day of winter, but today (the second day) brought all the light and hope of spring. I am working on cloud studies.

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This was  a surprise to me. I was doing some art business online today and came across this on the Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) site. Who knew? SCROLL DOWN THE PAGE—MEET A MEMBER!      

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