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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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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Welcome Spring!

Welcome Spring!!

Spring has finally appeared on the calendar, just not necessarily in your neck of the woods friends. Here in sunny Florida we’re enjoying a beautiful start to the season and art shows and exhibits are in full swing. My show at the Highlands Museum of the Arts in Sebring, FL is winding down to a close on March 29. I don’t have another show planned till November this year which leaves lots of time to create new work.

I’ve been painting away on smaller works the past couple months using an oil and cold wax method and really loving the results. These paintings are created by applying many layers oil paint mixed with a cold wax medium (made with bees wax) and then removing some of the layers to reveal the underlying paint layers. It’s kind of like excavating a painting to find its history.

Here are just a few of the new paintings created with this method.

There is a certain luminosity with the oil paints that I don’t find with acrylics. Acrylics are still my go to for painting, but it’s great to have a second set of tools in my tool box.

If you’d like more information on these paintings, or any of my others, I invite you to visit my website. And, don’t forget I offer complimentary US shipping and convenient payment plans can be set up anytime. I love to make it easy for my art to find their forever homes.

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

Mary Mirabal



Highlands Museum of the Arts Hosts Mary Mirabal

Highlands Museum of the Arts Hosts Mary Mirabal

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I am so excited to share my solo exhibit at the Highlands Museum of the Arts in beautiful, downtown Sebring, Florida. There are 41 pieces of art displayed in the museum’s three galleries. The opening reception on February 8 was amazing and you still have a chance to view the exhibit through March 28.

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If your travel plans will take you through Central Florida, please consider stopping by to visit the museum.

Highlands MoTA is located at the Allen C. Altvater Cultural Center, 351 West Center Ave., in Sebring, and is operated by the Highlands Art League.

Museum hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 am to 5 pm. as well as the third Saturday of each month, 10 am to 2 pm.

New Artwork Available

I’m so excited to announce new artwork available in my online gallery. And, I’m especially excited as these new artworks are created with a new medium for me - oil paint and cold wax. I am just in love with this process and the results they produce.

If you’d like more information on either painting, simply click on the images below.

Transitions, oil/wax paste on panel

Transitions, oil/wax paste on panel

Morning Glow, oil/cold wax on panel

Morning Glow, oil/cold wax on panel

Are you on Instagram? You can follow me there and stay up to date with my new work, events and more. Just click my Instagram link below.

https://www.instagram.com/mbmirabal/

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

Mary Mirabal artist




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Specializing in abstract painting

Tampa, FL

www.marymirabalart.com

contact me at: mary@marymirabalart.com