•New work with Spirit

Last year I created a small painting called ‘Radiant Grace’.  It was a special painting for a few reasons.  First, the process of creating it was easy, quick, and I felt as though the painting literally flowed out through me.  Secondly, it was a deviation from most of what I had done before.  The lines were were more fluid and curvy, the palette was softer, and I played with adding oil pastels on top of the acrylic paint for the first time.  Thirdly, I had several offers to purchase it, and many more people who wanted one just like it.

True Contentment, 2014, Original acrylic painting on canvas, 48” x 36”, sold.

True Contentment, 2014, Original acrylic painting on canvas, 48” x 36”, sold.

Because of the intuitive manner in which I paint, I can never really duplicate ‘Radiant Grace’ again, but I have now painted many more versions of it.  The large above piece was recently commissioned, and is now hangs in a beautiful home.

For me, the white dots are symbolic of light from heaven, showering down on us all.

Cosmic Play, 2014, Original acrylic painting on wood, 16 x 16”, $385.

Cosmic Play, 2014, Original acrylic painting on wood, 16 x 16”, $385.

 

Infinite Possibilities, 2014, Original acrylic painting on wood, 16 x 16”, $385.

Infinite Possibilities, 2014, Original acrylic painting on wood, 16 x 16”, $385.

And here is the inspiration painting, ‘Radiant Grace’.

Radiant Grace, 2014 Original acrylic and oil pastel painting on wood, 12 x 12", sold.

Radiant Grace, 2014 Original acrylic and oil pastel painting on wood, 12 x 12″, sold.

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•Studio Tour Sneak Peek!

 

Wellesley Studio Tour

Shhh- Sneak Peek for you…

I cannot wait to see many of you tomorrow and share all of my latest artwork.  There will many original paintings, photographs, and reproductions to purchase.  Also on display will be some old favorites from my archives.

My studio is in my home at 201 Weston Road in Wellesley, MA.  Look for the blue balloons.  We are open from 10am-5pm.  Please feel free to park in my driveway, or on the closet cross street, Curve St.

Check out this website to view the other locations.  Make a day of it if you can and see all 5 locales, or just pick a couple of favorite studios. http://wellesleystudiotour.wordpress.com/

Check out my bloghttps://carolynmackin.wordpress.com/

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Artwork, in my humble opinion, makes a unique a special Mother’s Day gift🙂

Cheers, Carolyn

•Announcing Wellesley Studio Tour 2014

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A few of my artist friends and I opening our home studios next week, Saturday, May 10th, from 10am-5pm to meet, chat, sell, socialize and share our work with you.  If you are local and able to make it, we would LOVE to see you.  All are welcome and details can be found here- http://wellesleystudiotour.wordpress.com/

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I have so much new work to share and am SO excited!!!!

•Cultivating 2014

 

The word I chose at the beginning of 2014 to set the stage of intention for this year is ‘cultivate’.  Cultivate means to grow, nurture and manifest- all so fitting for the new ventures I am tackling with great joy and enthusiasm this year.  Specifically, the continued development of my painting practice, the embracing and expanding of my art business, and the design and build of a major addition to our home.

Since January, I have have been involved in 3 online painting classes that have given me access to new tools, techniques, and virtual communities. A lot of cultivating has been going on over here!  I must admit, like many creative people, I am not a natural salesperson or entrepreneur.  However, armed with an undeniable passion for painting, and a deep desire to share it with others, I am finally excited about building a real business around my artwork.

Many hours have been spent at various local professional printers working out the specifics around how to get the best digital capture of my paintings, and then how best to print them.  I am a very picky about the quality of my reproductions, and cannot wait to be able to offer affordable prints of my work to you very soon.

One of the biggest surprises for me has been my obsession (at least I admit it) with the social media platform, ‘Instagram’.  For those of you not familiar with IG, it is image-centric and therefore great eye candy! It also makes it very easy to find and connect with people you don’t even know but share common interest with or are simply fascinated by.  For me, I discovered an ever expanding tribe of fellow artists and art lovers who continually feed my creative soul and provide inspiration daily.  You can find me on Instagram as carolynmackin of course, I would love to connect with you there:)  Please note, in order to make use of its full functionality, access it from your smart phone.

In progress painting, 48" x 36".

In progress painting, 48″ x 36″.

Finally, I have been making a lot of new work!  I am opening up my home studio to all on Saturday, May 10th, 2014.  I am SO excited about this.  A few artist friends in town are participating in our first ever ‘Wellesley Studio Tour’.  Check out our Blog for more info!