Mary Mirabal Art

"painting the colors of my soul"

Creating The Traveler

Creating The Traveler

In case you missed my previous blog in May answering the question "how do I know if a painting is finished', I'm going to follow up that question as it seems like the most asked question I get these days. I love sharing my art, my thought process and of course what's on my easel.  Here's a super short video I created for one of my new paintings - The Traveler. 

Bringing an image in my mind to canvas is not an easy thing to describe. My painting style is intuitive, usually with no references other than emotions or images in my head. By adding and subtracting layer upon layer of paint I come to a point where the painting is finished. How do I know? The painting tells me. 

If you've been following me on Facebook you probably know I have recently started designing a fashion line with my art for VIDA. I am so excited about this new venture and I hope you will check out my VIDA shop. I am in the running to have my designs showcased on HSN!! I've got my fingers crossed and will keep you posted. Simply click the photo below to visit my shop. 

Fashion items based on my painting, "The Traveler"

Fashion items based on my painting, "The Traveler"

With over 100 items in dozens and dozens of designs you're sure to find something that speaks to you. 100% satisfaction guarantee through VIDA. My name is on each label. 

The Traveler

The Traveler

I invite you to visit my gallery page to see all my current artworks available.  Just click the button below to see the gallery. You'll also be able to order giclee or canvas prints of your favorite artwork that may be sold out.

Thanks as always for your continued support friends. Please invite your friends to my page as your shares help me to grow. Until next time, be well and don't forget your sunscreen.

The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see
— G.K. Chesterton

 

 

 

 

 

I Left My Heart in Santa Fe

I Left My Heart In Santa Fe

It happens just about every year in June or July. The hubby and I pack up our bags and head to Santa Fe, aka my "happy place". This year was probably the most special of the dozens and dozens of trips we've taken over the past 20+ years. We were able to stay for two weeks in a quaint, charming adobe casita off Canyon Road, the perfect place to stay in town. You can start gallery hopping as soon as you walk out your door.

Our home away from home

Our home away from home

Of course we did the usual things one does while on vacation, we visited almost every art gallery, museum and boutique we could squeeze into a day. We ate, and ate and ate some some. Took a wonderful night sky tour outside of town which was simply amazing and awe inspiring. Visited Georgia O'Keeffe country and - of course - her museum. I even had a private one day painting workshop with award winning artist, and author Nancy Reyner. I can't wait to try out my new paint flinging skills!!

And, of course beautiful flowers everywhere you looked. I'm particularly drawn to old fashioned hollyhocks and they grow like weeds in Santa Fe. They even inspired a painting done on an earlier visit, Hollyhocks and Blue Sky.  

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Hollyhocks and Blue Sky, acrylic on canvas

Hollyhocks and Blue Sky, acrylic on canvas

Hollyhocks and Blue Sky is a 12" x 12" acrylic on canvas (unframed). Just send me a message if you are interested as it is not listed on my website. 

Below is the first painting inspired from this summer's trip. Titled Celestial Choir no. 1. I was so moved by our night sky tour that this painting was born. I hope you'll enjoy it. I'm just in the finishing stages of a companion piece to go along with this one. Simply click on the image below for more information.

Celestial Choir no. 1, 12" x 12" acrylic on canvas (framed)

Celestial Choir no. 1, 12" x 12" acrylic on canvas (framed)

Thank you all for being part of my journey. Your support means the world to me and for those who are collectors of my art, you also have a peace of my soul. I do paint the colors of my soul. I invite you to follow me on Facebook and Instagram. And, please do visit my website if you haven't stopped by in a while. 

 

Have a relaxed and fun summer my friends. Let's talk again soon.  Your artist friend, Mary

 

How they dance in the courtyard, sweet summer sweat.
Some dance to remember, some dance to forget
— Eagles, Hotel California

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day

Wishing all mothers, grandmothers, stepmothers, foster mothers and all women who are blessed to be a role model in a child's life a very happy Mother's Day. You do make a difference in the lives you touch.

I am so happy to announce my association with VIDA & Co.  I have signed on with VIDA to design custom fashion and accessories with my artwork. VIDA is a global partnership of co-creators, from a designer in Paris, to a producer in Karachi, and a consumer in San Francisco.  I am so proud to be one of their newest designers. I hope you'll take a look at my collection, and please feel free to share this friends. I'm adding new designs with each new painting, so please check back often.

VIDA is offering a special Mother's Day Event that last through midnight May 14 PST. Please take $20 off your order with code: LOVEMYMOM  Simply click the photo below to visit my VIDA shop collection.

In my collection you'll find sheer wraps, tops, handbags and scarves. All are custom made to order with 100% satisfaction guaranteed.  

Just a sampling of the fashion accessories available with my artwork.

Just a sampling of the fashion accessories available with my artwork.

Thank you for visiting and for your support friends. I hope you'll take a moment to visit my new VIDA shop. And, don't forgot to take advantage of the Mother's Day $20 credit. You won't be disappointed!!

Wishing you all the best till next time, your artist friend Mary

When your mother asks, “Do you want a piece of advice?” it’s a mere formality. It doesn’t matter if you answer yes or no. You’re going to get it anyway.
— Erma Bombeck

 

 

 

 

Specializing in abstract painting

Tampa, FL

www.marymirabalart.com

contact me at: mary@marymirabalart.com