Mary Mirabal Art

"painting the colors of my soul"

Mary Mirabal Art features the abstract artwork of Tampa, FL based award winning artist, Mary Mirabal.

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Abstracted Landscapes

Abstracted Landscapes

I returned home from Santa Fe, NM two weeks ago and I’m still getting adjusted to Florida’s heat and humidity. I hadn’t realized how much it would affect me being gone three months. But, I’m all unpacked and got my studio back in order so I’ll be ready to start new paintings next week.

Purple Sky. oil and cold wax, 12 x 12 inches

Purple Sky. oil and cold wax, 12 x 12 inches

I truly enjoyed getting to paint in Santa Fe, and one of the things that jumped out to me as I was unpacking my work was how many abstracted landscapes I painted this visit. It was obvious the landscape and terrain played a major role in forming my art. Everyday on my walks I could see mountains and blue skies. Then, when I traveled outside town on day trips other aspects of the countryside left lasting impressions on me.

I hope you will seeing these paintings and some of the places that inspired the art. All paintings are available on my website. If you see one that interests you, simply click the image for more information. And, as always, complimentary US shipping is included. And, don’t forget I offer convenient payment plans if you’d like to set one up.

One of the first paintings was “Walking on Sunshine”, inspired by a bunch of beautiful sunflowers i picked up at the local Trader Joe’s grocery store. Sunflowers are such happy flowers for me, and a staple growing wild throughout Santa Fe.

Walking on Sunshine, oil and cold wax, 12 x 12 inches

Walking on Sunshine, oil and cold wax, 12 x 12 inches

Sunflowers in Santa Fe. They were really coming into season as I was returning home.

Sunflowers along Canyon Road

Sunflowers along Canyon Road

And of course, the sunsets in Santa Fe and the surrounding areas are just breathtaking. To witness these magical sky paintings is a blessing.

Distant Dreams, oil and cold wax, 12 x 12 inches

Distant Dreams, oil and cold wax, 12 x 12 inches

The photo below was shot from the back seat of a car as I was traveling back to town from a day in funky little town of Madrid. Not bad from a moving car.

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I’ve got some mini oil paintings that haven’t been added to my website. I need to get them photographed. They are wonderful little gems, and I can’t wait to share them with you. Stay tuned for those to be available soon.

What an amazing visit it was this summer. My historic, adobe casita off Canyon Road awaits for my return next year. I’m hoping to make another short weekend visit this Fall to see the leaves change.

Thank you for your continued support friends. If you know of someone who might enjoy my artwork, I would be honored if you shared this blog with them. And, if your friend makes a purchase from your referral, there will be a little something in it for you!!

May 2019 continue to brighten your lives with color.

Your artist friend, Mary

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The Inspiration For My Artwork

The Inspiration For My Artwork

Santuario de Chimayo, Chimayo, NM

Santuario de Chimayo, Chimayo, NM

I find it difficult most times to write about my paintings, and prefer to share images of the places and things that inspire my work. So in this post I will share some of photos my husband and I have taken while I’m here in New Mexico. Hopefully, this will give you a better perspective of how this place touches my soul.

Rio Grande Gorge Bridge

Rio Grande Gorge Bridge

We walked to the center of the bridge which is 650 above the Rio Grande River and looked down at the river snaking through the gorge cut through the middle of the surrounding mesa. My hubby took this photo, and it inspired the painting below, titled Earth and Sky.

Earth and Sky, oil on gessoboard, 6 x 6 inches

Earth and Sky, oil on gessoboard, 6 x 6 inches

This next photo was taken behind the historic Mabel Dodge Luhan House in Taos, NM. This land is part of the Taos Pueblo reservation. Sage bushes and wild flowers can be found growing everywhere. You can’t see the wild flowers here, as they’re hidden by all the bushes. In the background the spectacular Taos Mountains.

Photo credit: Bea Jurgensen

Photo credit: Bea Jurgensen

The memories of this day trip and this photo inspired the creation of Meadow Wild Flowers below. This painting was created with oil paints and cold wax.

Meadow Wild Flowers, 12 x 12 inches, oil and cold wax

Meadow Wild Flowers, 12 x 12 inches, oil and cold wax

I’ve enjoyed painting during my stay in Santa Fe. I’ll be coming home in a few weeks, but the memories will surely live on in my paintings. I invite you to visit my website gallery as I’ve added new artwork you may not have seen.

I am so pleased to announce I have a new gallery in Santa Fe representing my art. Hat Ranch Gallery is located on the historic Turquoise Trail in Santa Fe. A fine art gallery with fine views!

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Thank you for your continued support friends. If you know of someone who might enjoy my artwork, I would be honored if you shared this blog with them. And, if your friend makes a purchase from your referral, there will be a little something in it for you!!

May 2019 continue to brighten your lives with color.

Your artist friend, Mary

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Spring in Santa Fe, NM

Spring in Santa Fe, NM

I made it back to Santa Fe friends. I’ve been here just a month now, and will be here through July. I’ve been painting my heart out, catching up with old friends and meeting new ones. It’s been a wonderful time, even though some days the weather has not cooperated. We’ve had beautiful warm, sunny days followed by some cold, windy days with snow flurries. I’ll take them all as long as I can see the beautiful mountains when I stroll down Canyon Road.

I brought my oil paints along for this trip. I learned last year that acrylics just dry too fast for the kind of painting I like to do. And, I’m finding that I love the feel and texture of oil and having fun experimenting with them and pushing my limits every day.

I’m working on 12 x 12 size paintings on cradled birch panels using oil and cold wax. This technique comes in handy when I’m back in Florida as it helps the oil paintings dry faster. Here are some of the paintings I’ve completed.

For more information on any of these paintings, simply click the button below.

I’ve also been working on a series of mini oil paintings. They’re 6 x 6 inches on archival gessobord. I’m really happy with the way they turning out, and can’t wait for them to dry so I can have them framed. I’ll let you know when they’re available in my shop. I’ve got some tweaking left on a couple, so I’ll share photos in my next post.

Thank you for your continued support friends. If you know of someone who might enjoy my artwork, I would be honored if you shared this blog with them. And, if your friend makes a purchase from your referral, there will be a little something in it for you!!

May 2019 continue to brighten your lives with color.

Your artist friend, Mary

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Specializing in abstract painting

Tampa, FL

www.marymirabalart.com

contact me at: mary@marymirabalart.com