Watching Paint Dry XXXXIX

You’ve watched this one come together over the past days. Now it’s signed, it’s sealed, it’s done. The spot that inspired the painting is about a mile down the canal from the RV park and has become a bit of an attraction on its own; while we all watch for alligators as we poke down the canal […]

Watching Paint Dry XXXXVIII

As I mentioned yesterday, this shack caught her eye when we were calling a park near Boston home sweet home. This replica of an old structure (the original burned down) is reported to be the most painted building in America. I personally love the strong colors and the many colorful lobster buoys attached to the wall […]

Watching Paint Dry XXXXVII

When we were in Tybee Island we walked or biked past this lighthouse many times everyday and I could see Marilyn eyeing it up. She’s been working on this painting off and on for the last couple of weeks and yesterday morning she gave it its final touches and signed it. If you haven’t been on Marilyn’s website […]

Watching Paint Dry XXXXVI

There’s something unique about this painting. Can you see it? This picture started out as “practise”, something to paint to get back into painting, if you know what I mean, but I think it turned into a lot more than that. You need to get up close to real thing on this one to see […]

Watching Paint Dry XXXXV

We often joke about our `small house with a big backyard`. Last March, while at Lost Dutchman State Park near Apache Junction, Arizona, we certainly had a very impressive, amazing, backyard. When we weren`t hiking the trails on the mountain Mar was standing at here easel working to capture the look and feel of the  Superstition Mountains. […]

Watching Paint Dry XXXXIV

She called this one Desert Blooms. It’s spring here in the Yuma desert. Every day there is a bit more color, not a lot like in moister climates, but there are changes. I think that’s what this one is all about. I think it’s time to come up with new headline for posts about her […]

Watching Paint Dry XXXXIII

This painting has it’s real beginning about a year ago when goood friend Cindy is touring South America and snaps a picture of this fruit and vegetable stand in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is taken by the stong colors and thinks Marilyn might like to paint something like this. When we all get together in […]

Watching Paint Dry XXXXII

We have a new painting drying in our basement. What you are seeing is Marilyn’s take on the Snoopy on the dog house thing that we all grew up with. Here he’s out on the lawn and maybe weathered a bit from the original but it still gets my memory machine going. How about you?

Watching Paint Dry XXXXI

Told Ya So! I could tell by the look in her eyes that this would be a painting some day soon. I know you’ll think I’m biased but I think she nailed this one. I know, I know, you want to be an artist too. Marilyn started with a fascination with jigsaw puzzles. She used […]