The name for this painting was difficult, it is a statue from an historic cemetery I just toured in Portland. I have never been there before, seeing it is not near my neighboring haunts :), and was astonished by it's beauty. I can't wait to go back and hopefully do a guided walking tour(in warm weather). I really don't have a lot of info, but it is on the national historic register and is filled with beautiful statues and sculptures of the victorian era. It has a walking trail and wetlands, so it is also a wildlife habitat of sorts and is used by the Audubon for bird migratory studies.
There was snow cover and a lot was hidden, and I did not find any names or history on the statues I photographed. But after painting this sweet, angelic figure I would love to find out more! I really loved this study and felt there must be a story and now I need to know. As I was enlarging the photo on the computer, I even noticed the eyes are blue, and the lips are red which was a big surprise, the eyes matched the color of the sky, it is captivating!
This painting reminds me of the cold day that it was, gray with those patches of snow. A typical early winter day, the kind that make you look forward to going in and sitting by the fire. It was the experience, because it does have those warm grass colors, even though I am still feeling the chill!
Welcome, my name is Mary Anne Cary. I presently live in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, a small town just outside of Portland that sits abutting the frigid North Atlantic. A former graphic artist, I have been interested in art throughout my life and I am excited to finally step into the world of blogging as a way of broadening my horizons. My history as an artist has gone through many phases, I have experimented with many mediums and most recently have concentrated on oils and pastels. I particularly enjoy painting landscapes and still-life, but find it fascinating to work abstractly as well. I have been inspired by all the daily painters and look forward to the growth each one expresses from working daily. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about my artwork, pricing or if you are interested in purchasing anything you see. Additionally, you may visit my website to see more oil and pastels pieces.