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An artist is born

Among her many talents, my friend La Maya is developing as a fine artist. For the past several years, she’s studied with several graduates of leading art schools, and she still works with a mentor.

Some of her work is beginning to look very nice! Her friends have been urging her to display through a gallery and to start marketing her paintings. In the past, when she was invited to display her work at area art shows, they’ve sold quite well. Check out this pretty miniature:

Not bad for a Ph.D. in sociology, eh? She’s only just learned how to make these photographs…it’s a little tricky to photograph a work of art. Click on the image for a larger view.

La Maya started by working in pastels. She’s done some truly lovely pastels, one of which resides on my family room wall. A year or two ago, she started working in oils and decided she really likes it. She says she’s interested in the way brushstrokes work to abstract the feeling and texture of the image.

Here’s the other picture she sent over:

This still life is deceptively simple. While she was working on it, I also tried to paint it—in fact, I draw well and in my misspent youth could paint pretty well. But I made a total hash of it! Hers developed into a good, credible work.

La Maya says she’s willing to sell one or both of these. If you’re interested, drop me a line in the comments.

6 thoughts on “An artist is born”

  1. @ SimplyForties: Maybe not! When we say “miniatures,” we mean miniatures. As I recall, the dimensions are 6 x 6 inches. Heck! Easy to tote from place to place. 🙂

  2. I love the pears. A lot. Doubt if I could afford to buy though….But I am interested.

    Both pictures are beautiful. She does have talent, no doubt about that. Thank you for sharing those.

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