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Maribeth J. McFaul
Southern California
I am a Native Californian, Street Painter, Watercolorist, Mother of 5 boys and retired Art Teacher
Interests: Street Painting, Watercolor, Botanicals, Portraits, Art Education
Recent Activity
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"Barbed Cactus" - Watercolor on Yupo My first exhibit at The Cove Gallery includes two paintings from the "Fences" series. My exploration of fences began several years ago when I was thinking about this whole idea of fences, asking myself the questions, "Why do humans construct fences? Who are we... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2017 at Artist's Block
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Grape Expectations 12" x 24" in Private Colletcion Poppies 12" x 24" in Private Collection Barbed Cactus 16" x 25" Hidden Treasure 12" x 28" in Private Collection Walking on Water 24" x 30" Hide n' Seek 8" x 12" Friends 8" x 12" Jelly 20" x 24" Blue Vase... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2015 at Artist's Block
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The "Artist's Block" has been dormant for a while. Facebook posts have all but taken the place of my Blog. I would like to return to this forum for more thoughtful and personal reflections on the life and times of an artist, teacher, mother, wife, AND daughter. Life has been... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2014 at Artist's Block
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Paper Mache Monsters are beginning to take shape at Newhart Middle School. Crawling out of Art Bins Students first created a lot of Paper Mache body parts... Thanks Dan the Monster Man for all your detailed tips! http://www.gourmetpapermache.com/ via maribethmcfaul.typepad.com Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 8, 2012 at Artist's Block
Posted Oct 8, 2011 at Artist's Block
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Art-a-Fair opened June 22nd. During the course of the summer I created several new paintings on display the last week at Art-a-Fair which closes Sunday, August 27th. This also marks the end of my YUPO season, as I am developing a NEW series of larger mixed media works for next... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2011 at Artist's Block
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My first graduates from the Yupo Workshop on Saturday at Art-a-Fair. Fun was had by ALL! With any luck I will complete a new painting along with my students each week. See yesterday's work in progress below. To make the day even better, Sophia and Stephanie, two of my favorite... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2011 at Artist's Block
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Finishing up my first year of teaching Middle School Art. I have many fond (and a few not so wonderful) memories of my first year in my very own SCHOOL ART STUDIO. I will enjoy this much needed break, but miss the students already. The halls are now empty, void... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2011 at Artist's Block
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Rosie the Riveter - Arts Alive Street Painting 2011 A Demonstration of the Stages - From Grid to Final This years Arts Alive focused on "Art of the 1940's" This propaganda poster of "Rosie the Riveter" demonstrated women's ability to step into jobs typically associated with men during World War... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2011 at Artist's Block
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Everardo Galvez "Best in Show" - Fun With Chalk 2009 157 Street Painters from all over California will be gathering at the Arts Alive Festival in Mission Viejo next weekend to create 85 Street Paintings including Everardo Galvez and Julio Jimenez. Juilio Jimenez - "Best Newcomer" Temecula 2009 This two... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2011 at Artist's Block
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Lillianna Mai - 29 Palms Chalkfest 2010 Norman P. Murray Center - April 30 & May 1 In just 2 weeks the Norman P. Murray Community Center will be transformed into an amazing gallery of ART by over 150 artists, including Lillianna Mai and Chris Brake! Map Chris Brake -... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2011 at Artist's Block
Changing Education Paradigms Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2011 at Artist's Block
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The Cave Project - Edgar Mueller Baby Food by Julian Beevers 3D Street Paintings by Street Painters Edgar Muller and Julian Beevers Mission Viejo may not be able to afford Edgar Muller or Julian Beevers this year, however, many talented artists have already sent in their applications for Arts Alive... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2011 at Artist's Block
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And now for something completely different.... My Advanced Art students are currently working on Altered Books. This site shows some absolutely amazing examples! Inspiration Green Download Altered Book Lesson Criteria Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2011 at Artist's Block
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeCDBsmH-R Developed by a fellow CSULB Art Education student, Hiep Ngyuyen Since 2007, Circle Painting has served 50 communities, traveled to 10 countries, engaged over 10000 participants. Now coming to Mission Viejo - Saturday, April 30 Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2011 at Artist's Block
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April 30 & May 1 Mission Viejo is seeking NEW and RETURNING artists for Arts Alive - Featuring Art of the 1940's and 1950's SEE "Rosie the Riveter" recreated in Pastel Chalk at Arts Alive 2011 For More Information City of Mission Viejo Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2011 at Artist's Block
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Step 1 - Grid and Line Drawing Step 2 - Begin with the Focal Point Edith Francis Moier after William Clarke Wontner from above with artists Renee Keady & Maribeth McFaul ~ More Sreet Paintings and Activities at Art Splash 2010 Honorable Mention - Alphonse Muncha piece Best in Show... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2010 at Artist's Block
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The assignment was to make a Creative Name Card with a Theme using colored pencil and/or markers. A 9" x 12" piece of white construction paper was folded in thirds, two thirds is covered with a design. The name card stands on students desks during the first few weeks of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2010 at Artist's Block
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Our 2009 piece - Art Nouveau - Alphonse Mucha Come and see us at the Festival above the Flower Fields next weekend! Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2010 at Artist's Block
Click on the sketchbook above to find out about the sketchbook project! Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2010 at Artist's Block
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Taylor Brendan Avery Mari Jeremy Jason Jesse Skye Part of the Magical Child series of portraits painted from 1998 - 1999. Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2010 at Artist's Block
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I am the mother of five boys, I gave birth to two and acquired three through marriage. Much of Artist’s Block has been consumed with things related to the business of art. However, I am much more than that. Relationships are where I learn the most about myself. Family and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2010 at Artist's Block
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As Art-a-Fair closes this weekend. This group of 125 hard working artists, devoted to their craft, spent countless hours to provide an art experience for visitors to the world renowned Laguna Beach Art Festivals. I am still laughing about a comment I overheard made by an artist from the Sawdust... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2010 at Artist's Block
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After spending several weeks exhibiting my paintings at Art-a-Fair in Laguna Beach this summer I am debating the wisdom and placement of the notecard rack. Is it truly a “Finer Art Show” if we include notecards and small gift items as part of our exhibit? I suppose the first question... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2010 at Artist's Block
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While visiting my family in the Bay Area last week I was fortunate to take a trip to the de Young Museum in San Francisco. Golden Gate Park is as beautiful as I remember; from the Japanese Tea Gardens to Living Roof at the Academy of Science. Of course, my... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2010 at Artist's Block