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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Messages

Messages

Hello friends. As I sit down to write this post I can't believe it's been almost three months since I last shared with you on my blog. The last few months have been a challenge for me as I was dealing with a health issue. I'm happy to say it's now resolving and I can get back in my studio to paint. "Messages" my latest painting has been months in the making. It is very special and reflective of my journey the past few months. It has taught me much on faith, timing, patience and trusting my inner self.

Messages, mixed media on canvas

Messages, mixed media on canvas

I started this piece a few months ago after I'd purchased a new "toy" for painting. Well, it's really just a cool palette knife, but to me they're my toys. I'd just finished prepping this 24" x 30" canvas in my usual way with gesso and molding paste. I grabbed my new palettte knife and carved the two lines intersecting into one with no idea where this painting would go. The canvas then sat still for months before I was feeling up to actually begin painting.

In progress view

In progress view

Once I started applying the base layers the image of a feather popped out. I had not intended to paint a feather. As soon as the feather appeared I knew the painting would take another totally different direction. But where was it telling me to go? I put the painting away again for weeks waiting for the answer.

In progress view 

In progress view 

Every day I'd study the canvas trying to decide how to proceed. The feather was a clue and I needed guidance on how to proceed. After meditating on this piece for a bit the outline of an angel appeared. I now had the next piece of the puzzle. 

Since this painting is monotone in color, I included lots of layering and texture enhancements including crushed clear quartz crystal in the angel's body (see first photo for finished detail).

In progress view

In progress view

I love the calmness and peaceful feel of this painting. If it speaks to you and you'd like to know more, please comment or send me a message. "Messages" is looking for it's forever home.

Wishing you abundant blessings my friends, Mary

Allowing the truth of who you are — your spiritual self — to rule your life means you stop the struggle and learn to move with the flow of your life.
— Oprah

Please visit my gallery to view other available artwork. 

Painting Angels

If you've been following my blog friends, you probably know I've only been painting for about a year now.  And. before this month not one angel on canvas.  If you've been to my home you will see angels and cherubs both inside and outside in my garden.  I am a believer in angels since learning about my very own guardian angel when I was a child.  I'm not sure why it took me so long to paint one.  Perhaps it was the anniversary of my dearest friend's birthday earlier this month that prompted my need to paint angels.  You see, my best friend in the world was called to heaven several years ago and I still miss her every day.

On Angel Wings, acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas 

On Angel Wings, acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas 

On Angel Wings was painted in memory of my sweet friend.  She was an angel in life, and no doubt is one now that she is in heaven.  

Prints of On Angel Wings are available through my Fine Art America shop. Simply click HERE to visit my shop for additional information on this painting.  It is available in prints, throw pillows, tote bags, shower curtains and MORE.  

Tranquility, acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas

Tranquility, acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas

Tranquility is the second angel I've painted this month.  She is also available as prints and more through Fine Art America.  Click HERE for more information.  Very simple, sweet and monochromatic to fit all decors. 

The first angel I painted is Guardian Angel.  Her outstretched wings remind me that I am always protected.  You can find Guardian Angel at Fine Art America.  

Guardian Angel, acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas

Guardian Angel, acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas

STEAL OF THE MONTH is still going on through October 31.  The current high offer for these two colorful, fun paintings is only $45 ~ far below the retail value.

Mary's Garden 1 and 2, acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas

Mary's Garden 1 and 2, acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas

If you'd like to make an offer on these two paintings simply pop over to my "Steal of the Month" website page by clicking HERE.  Enter your offer and submit.  Some lucky person is going to have these lovely pieces for a steal!!  And, each month a new painting will be offered.

Thank you so much friends for following me and my work.  I love reading and answering your comments so please feel free to leave me one to let me know what you think of my artwork.  

Wishing you a great weekend to come.  Get out and enjoy the fall weather if you're lucky enough to live in an area with cooler temps and changing leaves.  

Blessings until next time,  Mary

Here I stand at a crossroads, wondering which way I should go. I ask for a sign, but in my heart , I believe I already know. Intuition? Inspiration? No. My angel told me so.
— Pocket Prayers for Women Finding Angels










Specializing in abstract painting

Tampa, FL

www.marymirabalart.com

contact me at: mary@marymirabalart.com