Author Archives: marciahillart

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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Village Portraits

This is the second town portrait I’ve painted. I’m enjoying trying slightly different approaches with them. They are small paintings (9″ x 12″), which gives me a chance to try something out without investing a huge amount of time. The … Continue reading

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Exploring the Abstract

I have never really understood abstract art, and mostly didn’t like it. Every once in a while I would see a piece that appealed to me. Generally, though, my reaction was just to pass it by. So it seemed to … Continue reading

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