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In a world of retouching, it’s so refreshingly honest to see the little details (the nitty gritty).  Here are a few of my recent paintings in all of their glory.   Check them out in the shop.  bronze_closeup3

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HERE. A Pop-Up Shop (Annapolis, MD)

This Friday is opening night at HERE. A Pop-Up Shop in Annapolis, Maryland.  The women who run this awesome pop-up are amazing and have really helped me become a more serious and dedicated (albeit crazy busy!) artist.  I will always be thankful for their kind words, support and inspiration of local talent.

This POP-UP is themed LIVE.LOVE.(shop)LOCAL.  I will be painting LIVE during the week of the shop, so hope to see some of you there!

Come on over on Friday night, 7-9pm at 40 West Street in Annapolis for opening night.  Or come see us any night next week for fun local art, crafts, and vendors.

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Commission a painting…

In addition to the original acrylic and watercolor paintings available in the Art by Megan shop, customers can commission their own, original work based on a photograph.  These kinds of paintings are popular when one wants to recreate moments in nature that are beautiful or preserve a moment in time, based on a special memory.

Contact me if you are interested!

Commissioned Paintings

 

New in Art by Megan’s shop…

This week, the Art by Megan shop is officially up and running (smoothly, thanks to Bent Circle Inc!).  The newest painting, “Still” has been added and several more paintings are on their way!

However, I have heard from a lot of people that owning original artwork is not feasible because of the cost (I am right there with you!), so there is a new section coming just for you.  Original, photo quality prints will be available starting next week!  And each print is a deal…$25 unframed and $50 framed and matted in either silver or black.

Be sure to help spread the word and thank you for your support of Art by Megan.

Want to go shopping?  Click here!

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24×24 original acrylic on canvas

Painting for a cause…

One of the perfect combinations in life for me is being able to share my talents for a good cause. This past weekend, I was able to do just that. We spent the afternoon at a silent auction / happy hour with a childhood friend of mine who recently lost her mother to Ovarian Cancer. My friend, Ashley, planned a beautiful event as a tribute to her mother, who I remember being a smiling, happy, kind and life of the party-kind-of-lady.

It was perfect and beautiful.

I donated a painting of mine to the cause and entered it into my first silent auction as an artist. To be honest, I was a little nervous at first when it didn’t get any bids at all…yikes! But a little time passed, several bidders placed their bids and I was able to raise $100 as our donation to Ovarian Cancer Research.

As a person who struggles with selling my paintings still as a “new” artist, this event was beautiful to me. I feel as though I was able to share a very personal part of myself with a family who suffered a terrible loss and with a community of supporters who are fighting for a great cause. Also, if I can only teach a couple of good lessons to my daughter, sharing a talent for the greater good would be one of these lessons!

Thanks to Ashley and your family for including us in your celebration of life and love.

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A Beautiful Mess App…

Last week, “A Beautiful Mess” blog launched their first app, which edits photos, adds embellishments like text and “doodles” and has great filters.  The app is compatible with iPhones and is connected to upload automatically to social media sites such as instagram and facebook with a single touch of a button.

So far, I am in love!  (and it was only $0.99! at the iTunes store!)

Here are a couple of my photos to share.  Enjoy!  M

 

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Painting in Memory

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Recently I was commissioned by a family member to paint a sunset in honor of a lost loved one. I was nervous about this painting because I became a little too obsessed with making it look “perfect”. However, something magical happened while I worked on the sunset-inspired abstraction and it turned out ok!

I feel so honored to be part of making a tangible memory for someone struggling such a sad loss. After working on bringing the sunset photo alive, I feel inspired and thankful.

Have a great weekend everyone!
M

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Selling art and taking names…

I love painting. I could spend days on end painting (especially if these days were spent on the beach, but I digress). But selling my paintings is a whole different barrel of crazy monkeys. Somedays I think of just painting forever and then leaving “undiscovered art” for my children to discover and make millions from. Then, I realize that it’s probably not worth millions. Sigh.

Other days I really am thankful for the support of people who believe in the power of art. At Etsy, I have met so many people who are kindred spirits and understand the beauty in the creative process. Also, Ashley at The Shine Project blog uses artwork for good, which is, to me, the best scenario.

End of ramble for today….
But thanks for those of you who support my art. You all rock!

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