Lately I’ve been working on three large paintings (24 x 60 inches) with a birch tree theme. Here’s some pictures of a painting in progress. It began outside in the heat wave in the bit of shade I could find. Then I worked away inside listening to some music to help me along. I thought it may have been complete but decided to create some more interest in the background. Then came a layer of Art Resin for the beautiful glossy finish. The result is brought life to the brown and grey tones and brought it to a happy place.
I had to return to this painting several times before I got to where I really loved it. It’s all atmosphere and you can feel it. It reflects the weather on the day I finished it and the summer storm rolling in is captured forever.
I’m often asked about how I go about creating the glossy finish on much of my paintings. I use Art Resin. It pours on a UV protectant layer that remain clear over time. A torch comes in handy to release air bubbles. The result is a high gloss finish that brings life to the painting. This series of 6 x 36 inch panels is available at Windsor’s Courtyard in Merrickville, Ontario.
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Art work for purchase can be found at Windsor’s Courtyard, 211 St. Lawrence St, Merrickville www.windsorscourtyard.ca and at The Yellow Canoe Cafe, 108 St. Lawrence St., Merrickville http://www.theyellowcanoecafe.com and at Visual Effects, 4905 48 Street, Yellowknife, NT www.visual-effects.ca
Two little originals with a big punch of colour! These originals are created by layering mixed media paints, silver foil, ink and multiple layers of art resin on a birch wood support with a 1.5 inch profile painted black for dramatic effect . Art resin is made for use in art work and has UV protectant added. The finish remains clear and glossy.
8 x 8 Flower Power Painting
This groovy 8 x 8 is fun, colourful and whimsical. It has a beautiful Art Resin finish that brings the colour painting to life. Add a little sparkle of fun to your home or office.
Original Tulip Painting by Mary Loos
A modern floral original 24 x 24 Acrylic and Art Resin on a cradled wood support with a 1.5 inch profile. Sides are painted black. Signed on the front and back and ready to hang and bring joy to your room.
Paddles Up! Painting by Mary Loos Originals
Original Acrylic on a 20 x 20 gallery cradled wood support. This original painting is finished with a glossy topcoat of Art Resin. The profile is 1.5 inches, sides painted black. Paddles Up is signed on the front and back, hanging hardware has been added and it's ready to hang.
This original 12 x 24 “Paddles Up” series painting was a joy to create with acrylic and Art Resin on a cradled wood panel. Available to view and purchase at The Yellow Canoe Cafe in Merrickville. $195
12 x 36 “Paddles Up” series painting
Original acrylic and Art Resin on a cradled wood support with gallery profile (1.5 inch) profile. Sides painted black, finish high gloss. Signed on the back, hanging hardware added.
New! From the “Paddles Up” series this 12 x 24 original acrylic and Art Resin paintings is on a cradled wood panel. It’s available at Windsor’s Courtyard in Merrickville, Ontario. $195
Original Painting “Get Happy” 24 x 24 Acrylic
Floral fantasy original art by Mary Loos- Painting is 24 x 24 Acrylic, Art Resin on cradled Wood Support with 1.5 inch profile. Hardware included, this one of a kind original work is ready to hang and get happy.
An original 24 x 36 acrylic and Art Resin on a gallery sided wood support. The profile is 1.5 inches and the painting is ready to hang in your home adding mystic movement in a floral mosaic.
Day Dream is an original 20 x 20 acrylic and Art Resin painting on a gallery wood support. The profile is 1.5 inches and hanging hardware has been added. Add a little dreamy soft focus floral to your home with this butter and blue palette piece.
This is the place where I talk about myself. It’s not my favourite thing to do so I’ll keep it short and to the point as I’d rather express myself with paint. I’m obsessed with painting and art. It’s been with me since I was a kid and the realization that I do this daily and it’s my job is something I still can’t wrap my head around. If my “job” ever become work to me then I’ll stop. I look forward to painting daily and if I’m not painting I’m thinking of painting and new things to try. Keeping life simple and allowing myself the time and space to let the art develop organically is what I strive to do. I rarely have a plan just a vague image or idea in my head I want to explore. I have to gently remind myself from time to time I have the choice to paint whatever I feel in the moment. It’s not going to be everyone’s cup of tea and that’s okay. Maybe in my explorations you’ll find a connection to something I’m working on or working out in the paint. Maybe a painting will intuitively speak to you. Making those connections is another wonder I get to experience and it continues to bring me joy.
I’ve had the pleasure of showing my work as part of an artists collective in the ByWard Market for many years and in galleries in Canada including The Carlen Gallery, Ottawa, The Grimm Gallery, Port Carling and The SideStreet Gallery in Wellington, Ontario. I’ve participated in a group show at the McMichael Gallery in Kleinburg, Ontario group shows in London, England. I’ve experienced exhibited at the The One of a Kind Show, Exhibition Place, Toronto, The Originals Show in Ottawa and last summer at The West Carleton Art Society’s Art on the Grass Show in Carp, Ontario. I’ve had the privilege of being a commissioned artist at Rideau Hall, Ottawa and an exhibitor at the Iceolation Art Gallery in the Snow King’s Castle in Yellowknife.
Where to find Mary Loos Original Art:
Windsor’s Courtyard, 211 St. Lawrence St., Merrickville
I’m showcased with local artists at The Yellow Canoe Cafe, 108 St. Lawrence St, Merrickville
Visual Effects, Yellowknife, NT
As a member of the Merrickville Artist Guild I look forward to participating in the MAG Studio Tour in the fall. Follow what’s happening with MAG at http://www.mag-artists.ca