Michelleartstudio

Michelleartstudio I am a landscape painter with a focus in New England and Ireland scenery I was first introduced to fine art by my aunt in the mid-80s. Painting is my filter.

I painted in fits and bits, on and off over the next thirty five years. Very little of those years were ‘on’ and the times I did paint, it was very unfocused. Life would get in the way, I would get discouraged, distracted, and I would put it aside. Painting was always in the back of my mind, like an itch that couldn’t be scratched. I was (and am) always drawn back to it. I look at a beautiful scen

e and am hit with the urge to capture the feeling and the mood that a picture doesn’t always convey. I love landscape paintings. Traveling with my husband and family to Inish More, Aran Islands, Ireland leaves me with images that make my heart sing and my every cell long to paint. As I drive down the streets of my little town, a well planted garden, an unexpected color, a beautiful sunset, or the fall foliage can make me pull over with my camera to take a reference photo for future paintings…sorry to any of my local friends who had to dodge me and my flashing hazard lights : ). As a sailor, I am also drawn to the sea, boats, and the coastlines of Narragansett Bay. I am looking forward to creating boating and coastal scenes soon. I am happy and lose myself when I have the opportunity to paint. I prefer not to say it’s my dream. Dreams are ethereal and can be or seem unattainable. Painting is my ‘Thing’. I truly believe everyone has and needs a Thing. A Thing that is their own, a Thing that makes them happy and gives them focus. So, rather than saying 'follow your dreams', I hope you find your Thing and I would love to hear about your journey. Thank you for being part of mine.

One of my (many) favorite things about Inish Mor is the sound and sight of the horses, carriages, and traps making runs ...
02/19/2024

One of my (many) favorite things about Inish Mor is the sound and sight of the horses, carriages, and traps making runs up and back from Dún Aonghasa. I'm counting the days until I'm back.

'Horse and Trap'
11*14 oil

Blocked in my next piece."RIYC" 20*24 oil     ,
02/16/2024

Blocked in my next piece.
"RIYC" 20*24 oil
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Painted the donkeys with an Apelles palette... only 4 colors .  Mars black, Vermillion, yellow oxide transparent, and Ti...
02/09/2024

Painted the donkeys with an Apelles palette... only 4 colors . Mars black, Vermillion, yellow oxide transparent, and Titanium white.
12*16 oil

Did some more work on my Sargent and started a rough block in of a new painting with a very limited (Apelles) palette.'D...
01/26/2024

Did some more work on my Sargent and started a rough block in of a new painting with a very limited (Apelles) palette.
'Donkeys' 12*16 oil




Worked a bit more on my Pansies yesterday and today.12*12 oil
01/13/2024

Worked a bit more on my Pansies yesterday and today.
12*12 oil

Here is my last painting of 2023.  Wishing everyone a happy and healthy 2024
12/31/2023

Here is my last painting of 2023. Wishing everyone a happy and healthy 2024

Come see my art! Lots of art is still available in the Small Wonders art show at the True Grit Art Gallery (including on...
12/12/2023

Come see my art! Lots of art is still available in the Small Wonders art show at the True Grit Art Gallery (including one of mine!) Can't make the show? Check out all the art at the link below!

Did a quick baby study12*12 oil
12/11/2023

Did a quick baby study
12*12 oil

12/09/2023

Hands down, Patrick Saunders Fine Arts is the best art instructor. I'm crossing my fingers that he holds another workshop in New England soon!

Work in Progress 'The Commute'9*12 oil on canvas
12/03/2023

Work in Progress 'The Commute'
9*12 oil on canvas

I'm excited and honored that three of my pieces have been accepted in the True Grit Art Gallery Small Wonders show in Mi...
11/30/2023

I'm excited and honored that three of my pieces have been accepted in the True Grit Art Gallery Small Wonders show in Middleboro. The show opens December 9th and runs through January 6th.

Finished 'painting banana bread'12*16 oil
11/22/2023

Finished 'painting banana bread'

12*16 oil

Lots of painting this week end.  Made more progress on 'after the rain' 11*14 oil
11/12/2023

Lots of painting this week end. Made more progress on 'after the rain' 11*14 oil

Started  a new piece. Block in done!  'East End, Inish More'. 11*14 oil
11/12/2023

Started a new piece. Block in done!
'East End, Inish More'. 11*14 oil


Shout out to .pierre for the custom Cat earrings.  They are adorable 😍 and  such a great gift for my daughter.  We love ...
11/09/2023

Shout out to .pierre for the custom Cat earrings. They are adorable 😍 and such a great gift for my daughter. We love them!

Varnished and framed!'Hopper' 12*16 oil
10/31/2023

Varnished and framed!
'Hopper' 12*16 oil

No time to paint lately but managed a few quick sketches while watching the telly!
10/20/2023

No time to paint lately but managed a few quick sketches while watching the telly!

10/16/2023

Purchase online here. The image of waves crashing inspired this small 9*12 oil painting. I love the movement of the water and the green color of the ocean where you can see the light shine through the wave.

Beautiful day for plein air painting.
10/14/2023

Beautiful day for plein air painting.

Yay!  I took 3rd place in the Foxboro Art Association Fall member show!
10/12/2023

Yay! I took 3rd place in the Foxboro Art Association Fall member show!

These two are done and framed!
10/03/2023

These two are done and framed!


Quick study.'Tidal Pools'9*12 oil
09/27/2023

Quick study.
'Tidal Pools'
9*12 oil

White chunky frame - thumbs up or thumbs down?   I find picking frames so stressful.  Let me know what you all prefer!
09/26/2023

White chunky frame - thumbs up or thumbs down? I find picking frames so stressful. Let me know what you all prefer!

A bit more than half way done on this one!'sunlit countryside'11*14 oil
09/25/2023

A bit more than half way done on this one!
'sunlit countryside'
11*14 oil






What is your favorite pallet for painting?
09/24/2023

What is your favorite pallet for painting?

'Dingy Dock'9*12 Oil
09/16/2023

'Dingy Dock'
9*12 Oil

Fantastic art week.  I had two art association meetings on Wednesday and was honored to be nominated and voted in as VP ...
09/15/2023

Fantastic art week. I had two art association meetings on Wednesday and was honored to be nominated and voted in as VP of the Foxboro Art Association. I spent Thursday evening with a good friend at a Gallery show in New Bedford.

The owner of a few of my pieces just picked them up from their framer.  I love the new look!  😍
09/09/2023

The owner of a few of my pieces just picked them up from their framer. I love the new look! 😍

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