Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Mural on Arizona Ave., Chandler, AZ by Team MAC

Volunteers filling in

Ashley, Chris and Me

Mural painted 3/25/2017 by team MAC (Mary, Chris, Ashley)

"Musical Ostrich" is a mural on a major street in Chandler, AZ.  The
idea was to promote safety at this busy crosswalk on Arizona Avenue while
giving a nod to the heritage and present day interests of downtown Chandler.
The design has some significance to Chandler.  Each year, Chandler hosts the Ostrich Festival. 
It's a unique experience!  There are ostrich races and camel races (with riders), food trucks
 and plenty of vendors.  The Jazz Festival is another big event.  We combined the
two ideas in our design and presented it (along with five other designs) to the city.
We were awarded one of four designs accepted for the project.
Volunteers helped to paint the design.  It was a fun day!  The street was closed for
another great event, the BBQ and Beer Fest.  Fun, fun, fun!  

I dug up a photo taken in 2011 at the Ostrich Fest. 
Debbie W, me, and Mary H.  Fun times! 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

1954 Buick Skylark

"1954 Buick Skylark" Vintage Auto Oil Painting by
Arizona Artist Mary Opat

11" x 14" Oil on Linen Panel

I don't claim to know a lot about cars, but I do enjoy
painting them.  The reflections are so interesting to me and can sometimes
 tell a little story about the people at a car show.  This is my painting for 
week #12 in my year long painting challenge.  If you like this
painting, or would like a quote on a custom painting, 
please click HERE 

Life is Art...Paint Your Dreams!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Week #11 challenge painting


12" x 9" Oil on Stretched Linen

This little painting is a favorite of mine.  The colors are fun and I
always enjoy painting light reflection in the shadow areas.  If you would like
to fine the details or purchase this painting, you can follow this link.

Life is Art...Paint Your Dreams!

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Mural Award

TEAM MAC ( Mary, Ashley, Chris) has been chosen to implement one of our mural designs in downtown Chandler.  Chris Venema, Ashley Walden and myself submitted six designs.  One of Ashley's was among the designs chosen.  We will be laying out the 5' x 26' design beside a crosswalk on Arizona Ave. on March 25th during the BBQ and Beer Fest.  We'll be recruiting volunteers to help fill in the design, so if you're in the area and want to help, please let one of us know.  It should be a fun way to participate in the activities!