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Folk Art Mary
Ithaca, NY
American Folk art carved and painted pictures.
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Gardening by the Lake, Curvey Path was carved summer 2017 and painted winter 2018. I am a gardener and love getting my hands in the dirt. The video below shows how I tried to do something different with this piece.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2018 at Folk Art Mary
I don't usually show pictures of my commissioned pieces online because I want the person who has ordered the piece to have the special experience of being the first one to see it. And then, after the person gets the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2018 at Folk Art Mary
Over the years I have carved many images that use a wind swirl to create movement. In recent months I find these swirls just keep coming out when I put my pen to paper. In Crow and Guy Energy, the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2018 at Folk Art Mary
I had fun making this piece. The woman is off balance, surprised, thrown by a quick gust of wind. But the word "YES" says she can do it. Carving Stage: a close up of her face, this is new for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2018 at Folk Art Mary
Guy in a Funny Hat Holding up Leaning Trees. This painted woodcarving is likely done. As I continue to look at it over the next weeks and months, there is always the possibility I will add a few tweaks. Your... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2018 at Folk Art Mary
Sometimes I keep making changes to a piece until I feel that it works. For the past two years people coming by my booth at the market persisted in seeing Waitress Icon #12, originally completed in 2015, as a nurse.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2017 at Folk Art Mary
Please drop by my studio December 9 and 16, 2017 between 11 AM and 3 PM. Or make an appointment to come at another time. No pressure to buy, just come see the studio where I make my art. Please... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2017 at Folk Art Mary
This carved and painted piece - "Dancing Cow and Frolicking Farmer" - sold last weekend. A thank you to David and Denise in Allentown, Pa! I know not everyone can buy, but a purchase is the ultimate in applause for... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2017 at Folk Art Mary
Please visit me at the Bedminster Traditional Artisan Show this weekend, in Doylestown, Pa. Below is a cut and paste of my latest email to my email list. HERE is a link to my latest email in case you want... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2017 at Folk Art Mary
Adam and Eve close up details. The garden as metaphor for living in innocence or ignorance. Once thrown out you can never go back. Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2017 at Folk Art Mary
Two detail shots of Dogs #41 Pearly whites: Sleeping, dreaming: Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2017 at Folk Art Mary
This a.m. sold Dogs, Number 41 at the Ithaca Farmers' Market to a Syracuse, New York fan. Yes! Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2017 at Folk Art Mary
My latest Adam and Eve piece! Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2017 at Folk Art Mary
After showing the nitty-gritty details of what went into the making of Amish Farmer Harnessing Horses, here it is complete. Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2017 at Folk Art Mary
Once I have painted a picture, carving part of the picture off is a difficult decision, but one I have to take when I paint and repaint but I cannot accomplish what I want to accomplish - which in this... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2017 at Folk Art Mary
It's such a great gardening day, sixty degrees and sunny, can't wait to plant my napa cabbage plants! Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2017 at Folk Art Mary
Today was my first day at the Ithaca Farmers Market for the 2017 season. As usual this year, my booth is number three and I'm only going to be here at Saturday markets. It was a beautiful spring day and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2017 at Folk Art Mary
I have been having fun working on painting this woodcarving of an Amish farmer harnessing his four horse team. Amish farmer harnessing his horses, unpainted... Because the horses and the Amish farmer are both dark, it's been a challenge. I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at Folk Art Mary
While looking through photos I found closes ups of Horizontal Sheep Icon # 25 that I never posted and will do so now. Find this piece on the rough cut pine wall of my booth #3 at the Ithaca Farmers'... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2016 at Folk Art Mary
Below are before and after photos showing various close up views of Musical Livingroom. Look for my earlier blog posting to see the piece finished. instagram: #folkartmary folk art mary Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2016 at Folk Art Mary
Musical Livingroom is a piece that I carved several years ago but I didn't paint it until this past winter. I really like the colors in this one and how it has a glow. As usual it's much better seen... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2016 at Folk Art Mary
A murder of crows refers to "the collective noun for plural of crows" according to wikipedia. These three crow pieces have all sold and gone to one house in the Adirondacks. Bye bye sweet crows. This leaves me with two... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2016 at Folk Art Mary
I am so happy with how Sailing Race on Cayuga Lake turned out. When I look at it I feel a sense of action and movement at the same time as I feel peace and calm. It's an interesting combination.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2016 at Folk Art Mary
Sailing Race on Cayuga was inspired by watching Cornell sailing team races and practice sessions that take place at the south end of Cayuga Lake. I've never been crew in a sailing race, but in another lifetime that is certainly... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2016 at Folk Art Mary