Monday, July 19, 2010

Generosity

 Soft Sky, oil painting, 9 x 9, by Mary Maxam

Yesterday, I got an email from wonderful artist, Mary Maxam.  She drew my name from all of her followers to win the lovely painting above!  It reminds me of my home state of Texas with big sky and long, flat vistas.  What really appeals to me about her work is that it is impressionistic and lush with vibrant, pure color.  Check out this painting from her recent work.

Thank you, Mary.  Your generosity overwhelms me as your talent humbles me.  I'm so pleased to own one of your paintings.

18 comments:

Lori Bonanni said...

This is wonderful! It is so skillfully done! Was this done with a palette knife?

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Good question. It looks like a combination of brush work and palette knife. Mary didn't say in her email.

Nancie Johnson said...

This painting is a definite wow! What a wonderful thing to receive.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

You know it! I feel so honored to own it, you may be sure.

mary maxam said...

Hi Elizabeth and friends. Thanks so much for your generous comments and I am so pleased to be introduced to your work as well:) To answer your question, this was done using brush, with the exception of (you guessed it) the broad thick vertical right at the last.

Olivia said...

I love it. A lot of energy with smooth colors, you did it !!!! i want to see more !

Anudeepa Kadiresan said...

At first I thought you did this Elizabeth,cool and bright strokes!

martinealison said...

Je suis heureuse pour vous d'apprendre que cette peinture continuera de vibrer ailleurs que dans le coeur du peintre et en l'occurrence chez vous!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Glad you clarified your process, Mary. I always love to hear how artists work. Thanks for stopping by.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Wish I had done this one, Olivia, but the credit goes to Mary Maxam!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hi, Anu. Yeah, she's got a style to admire, doesn't she? I'm so pleased to have won her drawing!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hi, martinealison! So glad you stopped by.

-Don said...

SWEET! What a beautiful piece! Congratulations!

Now I'm going to go check out some more of Mary's work.

-Don

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Thanks, Don! I'm a lucky woman!

Deborah Younglao, Silk Painter said...

wow what a wonderful gift! That sky is masterfully done.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Isn't it lovely? I've seen skies just like that!

Celeste Bergin said...

just a great prize!

La Petite Gallery said...

I really like your way with color.

yvonne