Friday, January 31, 2014

Paintbox Days

Mary Cogley, Artist
Looking back over last week; I realized I had not been able to paint due to some extra demands on my time.   So by the weekend, I found myself really hungry for the joy and freedom of creating with color!  It feels almost like a physical hunger for the energy of the water and colors and wonderful paper! In fact, to me.....colors even have a sound!

I was so excited to have free time to play with my watercolors that I did three on Saturday and two on Sunday. The first two are just fun depictions of a drummer in a sort of beach setting which reminds me of the awesome cool feeling I get from hand drumming. The other makes me think of absolute joy. This happy primitive looking stick figure reminds me of how I feel at our annual Summer Rhythm Renewal.....four days of joyful drumming, dancing, and affirmation of one another. 

The third one is, once again; a sunrise, called Mellow Morning, pulled from my memories of August, 2013, at the Outer Banks, NC. I turn to these memories for happiness, comfort, and peace.

Hopefully I have pulled the people who view my work into my space when I transfer my feelings into a watercolor painting.

Soon these new offerings will be posted in my Etsy shop for you to purchase if you wish.

Until then .....I will be "playing in my paint box".

Wishing you joy!Mary

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Day's End

Mary Cogley, Artist
I have a lovely memory of evenings at the Outer Banks, North Carolina during our visit in summer, 2013.  It is of a soft warmth, after the intense heat of the day has subsided and the setting sun bathes the sky, and the sand, in a warm glow.

Things are peaceful and quiet now, and the beach-goers have taken their leave.  Only a few hearty souls are trying their skill at surfing and the gulls are sweeping the sky or parading along the sand. 

It is a wonderful time to relax or meditate and be comforted in the gradually dimming light of day, as the sky turns from pink and gold to dusk.

Soon, I'll list a new painting inspired by this, called  "Day's End."

Wishing you Peace,

Sunday, January 12, 2014

New Shop Items! Original Watercolors "Winter Memories" and "Moonlight Angel"

Mary Cogley, Artist
Hello - 2014 is turning out to be very, very cold. Today, I've listed two more new original paintings on my Etsy Shop "Signature Energy Impressions".

Click the links just below to purchase them on Etsy:

Winter Memories
Moonlight Angel

There is something about original art that is tactile and beautiful. I hope you'll consider these originals, and you can see some details about them in their item details on Etsy.

As always, if you are looking for an original of one of the prints I have for sale, I can create an original watercolor in that style. So, do let me know. I'd be happy to discuss the process and pricing for originals, with you. Any questions? Just ask.

Peace, love, and I hope you can make some wonderful winter memories despite the freeze!,

Moonlight Angel

Winter Memories

Friday, January 3, 2014

My Process

Choosing brushes and colors
Hello and Happy New Year! I hope your 2014 is full of positive events that inspire you and help you move forward with love and light.

I took a moment to photograph and document my process, so I hope you'll take a look at the page I made!

With love,