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Welcome! I’m Mary Gilkerson, an artist obsessed with capturing color & light in my paintings.
My fascination for the way that light moves through the natural world keeps me deeply connected to the spaces and places I move through on a daily basis.
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The ART+WORK+LIVING Community Membership Holiday Sales & Promotions Challenge

The holidays are almost upon us! This is the perfect time of year to take the first steps or next steps in creating a holiday sales promotion. (Note: I'm talking about holiday sales, not discounting your work.) Sooooooo...this month's focus in the...

How to Set Yourself Up for Success in Daily Painting

If you ever loved coloring with crayons, then you have a VERY powerful creative force available to you. The question is, are you using it? I’m going to tell you what it is and how to leverage it in this episode. We're kicking off the The ART+WORK+LIVING 5...

How to Mix Whites for Clouds

  I've been answering a question a day on social media this week and the question that I picked today was "How to mix whites for clouds?" It's such a great question and one that all of us think we know the answer to right away cause clouds are white,...

Seeing All the Blues of the Sky

I think I may be trying to catch all the variations of blue from a later summer sky and hold them down on my palette.    One of my students asked me about which blues I was using so I shot this quick video to give you an idea of how many different blues...

Just Look Up

31 Clouds: Day 1 We tend to look for beauty and perspective away from home, away from our usual routine. In gorgeous vacation hot spots. But what if we could find a way to do that without leaving home. Just look up. I started my month of cloud watching and...