New abstract oil paintings—I am still tentatively venturing into this old and new world of color in these, a return to my roots. My roots in abstract oil painting began in my first art classes, as we were already in front of the living Rothkos exhibited in Lincoln, Nebraska at that time. I sat in […]

Adding a few more abstract sumi-e paintings to my repertoire, “…this much I have learned— if not enough else— to live with my eyes open…” -Mary Oliver 187S How I believe these are viewer friendly… As I said in an earlier blog post, I have been surprised at how well people relate to these based […]

With my new abstract painting, I have burst through a door in my being waiting to be opened perhaps.   “Red Darling” 1810 “Imagine the time the particle you are Returns where it came from. The family darling comes home. Wine, without being contained in cups, is handed around. A red glint appears in a granite […]

I am happy to say I’ve successfully mounted a dozen new abstract sumi-e artworks. This took awhile to remember all the delicate little techniques and possible disasters, of which I had at least three! “We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And […]

I want to share a few of the new sumi-e I am working on. For such simple pieces, it takes a surprising amount of time to prepare for presentation…

Five of us met at the Denver Botanic Gardens with the intention of sketching the Jungle Rooms. We all pretty much got hung up on the Orchids.

You are looking at the finished painting of Bridget, the Beloved patron saint of Ireland and Kildare, in my studio. I had details of her in my last blog post and she is now finished.

Bridget, the Beloved Saint of Ireland and Irish people everywhere, is the subject of my latest painting.

Capital Tea Sketching was the plan for my Denver Urban Sketching  group through Meetups on Sunday.

I have just joined the Sogetsu Ikebana training in Ikebana under the tutelage of Midori Alleymeyer. Most of my art is seriously my own, taking a lifetime and as many hours a week as i can squirrel away; but here is something beautiful I can do with absolutely no consequences, pressure, or expectations! I am […]

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by Marilyn wells

Denver COlorado