Marina Movshina's Painting, Projects, Ideas, Art

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Visual style of learning

Time recently had an article on Visual versus Verbal learning styles.  Apparently, there isn't a basis for this distinction. But I was struck by the quote of Harold Pashler
"It seems fairly plausible that teachers might gain a lot by using teaching methods that mesh with the learner's preferences," he says. "Undoubtedly that has some intuitive appeal."

Friday, September 11, 2009

Summer Carnival Suburban Demi-Monde

Take Off

The Motorcycles are quiet.

Break Time

Late Night Security

Slow Night -I loved the red jacket and hat this man wore.

Symbol of the Night
Hesitation - Deciding to do the Game.

Last run at the Dragon Roller Coaster.
 A couple of summer ago I saw an exhibit at the art Institute of Chicago on Toulouse-Lautrec and the Parisian Demi Monde. The edge of Society, the cafe crowd.  I was fascinated about the life of the ride minders and carnival workers at the annual Stacy Park Carnival. I saw them as the free wheeling independents of entertainment society now. These are paintings I did on that theme.

At Auction on eBay

Thursday, September 10, 2009

On a July morning, my sister and I set out. She, to fish, I, to paint. Here is the painting from that outing. The colors have a feeling of the Hudson River school. I wasn't that pleased with the painting at the time as I kept looking at the landscape and wanted to add this and that. But I've been so surprised that several visitors to my studio have picked this one out as one of the best Indian Creek paintings.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Can I Help Dad?

"Can I Help Dad?"
Another painting from the Sunday Afternoon Series. The father was totally lost in thought. His son wanted to know more about. A 6x8 painting on gesseod panel. I love the slick surface of a gessoed panel.
Nuttin' Do'in
The Sunday afternoon Series.

I've been painting Sunday afternoon at the Forest Park lake by the ice rink. Most people have lots of fishing equipment and food. The guys had a cooler but seemed to mostly be talking. Maybe their lines were set low, I'd know. But they seemed to be having a wonderful afternoon. Painting is 8x10 inches on canvas panel.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

July, 2009

Painted late in the day last week. 6x8 inches on gessoed board. This is the drive way to the cabin. Wouldn't you like to come paint here?
"Serenity" title="Serenity"

Finally, I got to go out to the country. Although brief, the stay was delightful. No rain. Beautifully warm with cool nights. The cows were in the fields and the donkey was braying up on the hill. 6x8 on gessoed had board.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Artist Retreat

Artist Retreat
Pat's place is one of my favorite places to paint near my own home. It is just around the corner but could be around the world. Here is a few of her front yard. The second image is the little woods area off her patio.

"That man is richest whose pleasures are cheapest." -Henry David Thoreau
Woodsy Place

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Scottsdale Artist School

Scottsdale Artist School

"For what is Worth in anything,
But so much Money as 'twill bring." - Samuel Butler
A 9x12" painting on a linen panel. A late afternoon painting from the rear of the building. The school was an elementary grade school and shows its elegant Southwest heritage.
Scottsdale Bus Station

Scottsdale Bus Station

"It doesn't matter how the paint is applied, as long as something is said." Jackson Pollock This was a prominent sign in the Blick Art Supply Store in Clayton. I'm not sure I agree. 9x12 painting on linen panel. $45 Free shipping, of course!
Tonto National Forest

Tonto National Forest

"Art is not handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced."- Leo Tolstoy.
The scene as was captured at Tonto National Forest. So many artists have fallen in love with the West. Many thanks to Aumi and Osa who made this painting mpossible. Aumi's website is linked to this blog. It is 9x12 on linen panel. $100. Email me if interested.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Scottsdale Artists School

Scottsdale Artists School
After class I decided to paint a bit of Scottsdale. It is a totally different color scheme than the one I am used to. Very red and sun baked. Some large clouds were looming here but there was no rain.

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