Author Archives: marciahillart

Abstracting the Landscape

This was my starting point. What a dramatic sky! I especially loved the dark curve in the lowest part of the big cloud just over the horizon and toward the right. I painted a fairly accurate version, although I amped … Continue reading

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Awards!

As someone fairly new to art, it can be hard for me to get a real sense of where my work stands relative to others’. Visual art, like all the arts, is very subjective, although there is perhaps some general … Continue reading

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Sometimes Art Fights Back!

Last summer I took photos of a local pasture: With the photos right next to one another, you can see that it’s two sides of the same pasture. That large clump of trees at the right of the left hand … Continue reading

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A Painting Retreat

I spent six days, more or less all day, painting with friend and fellow artist Cindy Griffith. It was demanding! It’s great to have company for something like this, not only for the critique (although that helps enormously) but also … Continue reading

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Vermont Autumn

The leaves have turned and all is glorious. On the back roads the air smells vaguely of apples: wild apple trees are common, and the dropped apples feed deer, bears, and others. Here, for your enjoyment, are some of my … Continue reading

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Going BOLD!

I love powerful colors: they can make you look at a landscape in an entirely new way. The last three paintings I’ve made reflect this. Here they are. I’ve included the reference photos that I worked from, because it’s worth … Continue reading

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Painting Conversations

This is a┬ádual-meaning title! I’m referring to my latest painting, “Sky and Lake Conversation,” as well as the process of painting it. Here’s what I mean….. My painting started with this reference photo. Lovely, isn’t it? I have been drawn … Continue reading

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