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Two of my latest paintings, are based on sea anemone forms. They are 5′ x 3′, and done in acrylic on paper.

Like Sea Anemones

"Like Sea Anemones" 5' x 3', acrylic on paper

Like Sea Anemones

"Like Sea Anemones" 5' x 3', acrylic on paper

A third was created in PhotoShop and printed on paper:

Nightmoth

"Nightmoth" 24" x 24", Digital on paper

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My latest painting is entitled “Kinetic.” I hope you like it.

Mary P Williams - "Kinetic"

Mary P Williams - "Kinetic"

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Thoughts about the Mid-term critique … The students assembled at 8:30 to upload their USB’s into the computer for projection and around 9:30 some of the faculty drifted in and we began.  A timer was set to limit each persons time and an “Artists Statement” was distributed to the faculty to read.  Then they made comments on the art work and asked the artist about their “process.” Each student was to have one or two physical artworks available for the faculty to see and a set of digital images to project on the screen. Richard Phillips, art historian, often named a few artists the student could reference which pertained to the style of work the person was doing. Other faculty chimed in with remarks on style, process, and relevance to contemporary art work being done around the world. Since my painting was 4′ x 10′ I set it up during lunch break.

Drought in Texas - Climate Change

Drought in Texas - Climate Change - Are We Caring for the Planet?

All my time was used on the painting and so none of my digital photos were projected on the screen. It was a tedious process and faculty changed all the time with a few faculty staying the whole time.  We wound it all up after 4:30 and one student told me we would be getting a written evaluation at some time in the future.  Did I learn anything?  A little … and most of that listening to the review of other students. Wonder what the Final Critique in December will be like?

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Borders ...The River of Blood

Borders ... The River of Blood

Ah, the critique! Everyone was nervous … I was first and we had a heated discussion of “Borders” and of  immigration and of the stereotype of  “white and brown” … a couple people found the painting offensive in its state of brown/white and all agreed I should try a yellow/purple combination which might unload all the race connotations … I said “Will the concept be clear to everyone if I do that?”  The group thought it would be clear that a river of blood runs between the two countries on the border.   So I re-painted it … and here it is …

Borders ...The River of Blood II

Borders ... The River of Blood II

What are your thoughts on this? Does it work?

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Palms and “palms” … Pun intended! Working bigger and enjoying it more! I am beginning a series of paintings featuring trees.

Palms

Palms

The special trees (and palms) of Texas … The UTPA campus has many unusual trees hidden here and there.

Palms ... Painting Hands

Palms ... Painting Hands

The painting of the woman has a hand of red, orange, and yellow and a hand of green, blue, indigo and violet. They are “painting hands” covered with color … utilizing the tools of our trade.

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Labor Day Art

Labor Day Art

Labor Day Weekend … and labor I did!  Saturday, and today, Sunday, the studio was abandoned by all other students leaving blessed quiet … so I worked painting the sculpture of Adry Salcedo.

First Painting

First Painting

There is a small doll wearing a paper hula skirt, two large mannequins with a faint trace of lingerie, a child’s overalls attached to shoes, and a pair of yellow rain boots .. .an odd group to paint but here it is !  To see these items look at my first post of the studio.

Teapot Sculpture

Teapot Sculpture

Returning to The Winter Palace … what to my wondering eyes should appear but a sculpture set up outside my neighbors RV.  Quite inventive and amusing!

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