Author Archives: marciahillart

Autumn in Vermont

Here is my most recent painting, “Fall Fishermen,” 9″ x 12″. I took the photo last year; we had a remarkable foliage season, with very bright colors that lingered longer than usual. This year is shaping up a bit differently. … Continue reading

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Pushing Color (#2)

I change color in a variety of ways so I can better express the feeling of a place, but there are a couple of recent paintings (see prior blog) in which I pushed color primarily in one direction. The last painting was … Continue reading

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Pushing Color (#1)

I have two new paintings. In both, I pushed color as a means of expression, and I like the results very much. To keep this blog to a reasonable length, I’ll describe them one at a time in two blog … Continue reading

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A Painting Challenge

I took this photo this past May. Doesn’t it just sing of Spring? Robert Frost says, “Nature’s first green is gold/ Her hardest hue to hold.” That delicate spring green only lasts about three weeks and is gone, transformed into … Continue reading

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Welcoming New Artists

I have taught three art classes in the past couple of months, all with an artist friend, Cindy Griffith. While I have taught other things, teaching art is new to me. On the one hand, I think, “who am I … Continue reading

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Dreaming of Art

I have finished two new paintings. It feels good to be back to painting, even though I am not fully recovered yet. Here’s the first: I worked from a photo, which was not too different from the painting. How fun … Continue reading

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The Nature of Creativity

  It’s been some time since I posted, but I have a good reason: I got pneumonia! Apparently it is typical of the illness to need weeks to recover, even after the bug itself has been knocked out by antibiotics. … Continue reading

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Finishing a Painting

Here is my latest, titled “February Dawn.” I won’t say “…and greatest,” although my favorite painting is often whatever I have finished most recently. The photo, as always, doesn’t do it justice, but I love the slant of the light … Continue reading

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Art and Paychology

Art and psychology – they seem pretty different, don’t they? One is mostly images, the other mostly words. One is Official Health Care, reimbursed by insurance; the other is, well, reimbursed only when a painting sells. But I have been … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

I’ve retired! This seems wildly improbable to me. It’s as if I woke up one morning and was told: You’re Norwegian now! Huh, how about that? Well, Norway is lovely. I’ve visited Norway, although visiting and living there are two … Continue reading

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