Sunday, March 4, 2018

"Tangerine Beauty" Still Life Flower Oil Painting by Arizona Artist Mary Opat


"Tangerine Beauty" Still Life Flower Oil Painting by
Arizona Artist Mary Opat

10"x10" Oil on Linen Panel

I've always loved iris and this orange color is my new favorite!  I'm pretty sure the real flowers wouldn't like our Arizona climate, but I can hang as many paintings as I want around the house!  If you would like to purchase or check out my other paintings, please click HERE

Life is Art...Paint Your Dreams!

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

2018 GVAL Annual Juried Show Best of Show


My mixed media entry "Rose Rising" was awarded the
Best in Show at this year's Gilbert Visual Art League Annual Fine
Art Show and Sale.  I was surprised and honored.  We had 107 entries this
year with 79 paintings accepted from 31 artists.  I'm so grateful to be part
of GVAL.  It's made up of a wonderful group of artists who have
become a second family to me.

The award for Best in Show included cash and gift certificates for
art supplies as well as two tickets to "Catapult" at the Higley
Center for Performing Arts.  I remember watching the shadow dancing 
group on America's Got Talent.  Fun,fun!  Thank you to Golden Paints, 
Cheap Joe's Art Supplies, Higley Center for the Performing Arts, and
the GVAL Board!

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Caution, oil painters!


"The Cure" 

10"x10" Oil on Linen Panel

Wow, I learned a good lesson today. The above painting was dry and needed
to be varnished.  I pulled out a can of spray varnish and didn't really pay
much attention to the label.  If I had, I would have noticed that it was an
old can given to me by a retired artist.  I really should have checked it by
spraying on a piece of white paper.  The "non-yellowing" varnish had
turned brown.  Since this painting has been entered in an art show, I
think it will just need to go as is.  I hope the judge likes paintings with a 
warm glaze.  Lesson learned!

"Rory" Original Equine Oil Painting by Arizona Artist Mary Opat


"Rory" Original Equine Oil Painting by
Arizona Artist Mary Opat

10" x 10" Oil on Linen Panel

I'm not sure why I'm calling this little horse painitng "Rory", but it seemed to
fit. It's another 10x10 oil and can be framed and hung on a wall, 
or left as is and set on a shelf, with or without a frame.
If you would like more information or additional photos of any
of my work, just let me know.

Life is Art...Paint Your Dreams!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

GVAL Annual Juried Art Show and Sale





Here are my entries into the Gilbert Visual Art League Annual Juried
Show and Sale.  I happened to help organize the online entries this year
and I'm blown away by the talent of our members.  We had 107 entries this
year and the juror must have had a difficult time weaning it down to
a number that will fit comfortably in the gallery.  The letters of acceptance 
will be coming out soon, and I'm hoping some of mine were accepted.
If you're in the area and interested in coming to the opening reception,
I hope you'll check out the details on my website under Events, HERE

Friday, January 26, 2018

"Rust Bucket" Vintage Truck Oil Painting by Arizona Artist Mary Opat


"Rust Bucket" Vintage Truck Oil Painting by 
Arizona Artist Mary Opat

10" x 10" Oil on Linen Panel

This old blue truck has probably seen a lot of miles and a lot of
adventures!  To purchase or find out more about this or any
of my artwork, click HERE

Life is Art...Paint Your Dreams!

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

"Peach Preserves" Still Life Oil Painting by Arizona Artist Mary Opat


"Peach Preserves" Still Life Oil Painting by
Arizona Artist Mary Opat

10" x 10" Oil on Linen Panel

The warm colors in this small painting really pop against the
cool dark background.  This painting would look great framed and hung in
a dining area, or placed as is on a shelf.  Find purchase info and more
of my paintings on my website HERE

Life is Art...Paint Your Dreams!

Friday, January 19, 2018

"The Star of the Show" Garden Oil Painting by Arizona Artist Mary Opat


"The Star of the Show" Garden Oil Painting by
Arizona Artist Mary Opat

10" x 10" Oil on Linen Panel

The colors in this small painting are bright and happy.  It's smaller 
size fits on most walls or shelves.  To purchase or see more of my work,
click HERE .  Life is Art...Paint Your Dreams!




Wednesday, January 17, 2018

January Art Show Sales


"Hare Today, Gone Tomorrow" SOLD


"Sarah" SOLD


"Their Lagacy" SOLD




I'm happy to hand these three paintings over to new owners.  Thank you to all
who stopped by my booth at the Superstion Mountain Museum Heritage Days.
I love visiting and getting feedback on my work!

Life is Art...Paint Your Dreams!

Friday, January 12, 2018

Heritage Days at the Superstition Mountain Museum

Yellow Bird Apache Dancer

My photo taken a few years ago at Heritage Days used for
my painting called "Yellow Bird Dancer".  The dancers are
from the Apache tribe and will be performing again this weekend
Jan 13 and 14th, 2018.  Join me there from 9 to 4 at the Superstition 
Mountain Museum for wonderful western style entertainment, food,
and vendors.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

I'll be at my favorite place to show...The Superstition Mountain Museum!





These are a few of the pieces I will be selling at Heritage Days on Jan.13th 
and 14th from 9am to 4pm.  The theme is local
history, cowboy culture, Apacheland, or Native American. That limits me
from taking quite a few paintings, but I was surprised to see that I have
about 30 pieces that fit the theme!  I'm taking some new smaller
pieces that are very affordable.  I'll take photos of the happenings
and share them next week.  
If you haven't been to the annual event, you're missing out!
Follow this LINK to find out more!