Marina Movshina's Painting, Projects, Ideas, Art

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Thanks to my neighbors, Dave and Trip who helped me with the book I just illustrated called  Just For Today. I did this drawing for them.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Paintings Calendar for 2012 on Zazzle

 Do you have a calendar for 2012. If not, this calendar of my paintings is just for you. This painting is the cover for a calendar I created on Zazzle. The art is a series of still lifes.  I love the little snow globe in this grouping. Happy Holidays!
 You can purchase it here on Zazzle.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Just For Today by Kevin McNamee

An illustration from Just for Today.
I just finished illustrating Just for Today by Kevin McNamee. Look for it soon at

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Please vote for my painting!

I posted this painting on Facebook on the Winsor Newton page.  If you like my painting, I might win some paint.
Vote Here

Monday, November 21, 2011

Fascination - A little girl at the Botanical Garden

 8x8 inch oil painting on artist made canvas panel. A little girl with a flower at the Botanical Garden.  Who was she watching? The little boys splashing in the fountain. I called this fascination.
At Auction on eBay

Safe Haven A little Boat on Cape Cod

 6x8 inch painting on canvas. A little boat sitting in a quiet backwater. I'd love to go back an paint on Cape Cod again.
 At Auction on eBay

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Honeysuckle, Lilac, Lilac, Daffodil

 A watercolor painting of Erin and Bethy in a garden with candle lanterns.
11x15 inches.  

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Backstage at Saint Louis Folk Festival a Plein air Painting

 8x8 inches.. Oil on canvas panel.  The white veiled girls troupe and the red musicians basking in the late afternoon sun.
At Auction on eBay

Autumn Road

 8x8 inches. oil on canvas panel.  It was just about here this summer that a van killed a rattlesnake in the road.
 At Auction on eBay

Sunday, October 02, 2011

A Missouri River Near Me

At Auction on eBay
 An 8x6 inch painting on linen on birch panel. A painting from the summer.

Torrit Grey Competition

Every year Gamblin has a compeition called Torrit Grey.  The company cleans out the filtration system and puts that grey in tubes.  The Torrit grey paint  is free. Mr Gamblin selects the winners. The artist must paint with black, white and Torrit Grey only.  I submitted the first three paintings.  I hope I win some paint.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Tuesday Morning

The last morning, my sister and I set out to fish or paint.  I painted this painting.  Nothing had started to turn. It still looked like summer.  It was a beautiful morning.  8x10 oil on canvas panel.

Portarit No 2 Happy Birthday Mom.

I did this portrait sketch of my mother two day before her 93rd birthday. Happy Birthday MOM.  She was drawing the wildflowers on the table. 10x8 canvas on panel

Last Trip to the country Monday 9/12

The next day, I did two paintings while my sister fished.  First black, white and Torrit Gray painting, then my sister fishing.   She didn't catch anything that morning, but  I added a fish to the painting.
 8x10 canvas on panel

Last Trip to Indian Creek 9/11

Painting on the evening of 9/11 the sky was a beautiful apricot color.  It got deeper and deeper and then it was dark.  I didn't like what happened with the colors so I glazed the painting with Old Holland Schevenings Donker Rose a la Maxfield Parish.  Loved the result.
  8x19 canvas on birch panel.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

A Little Portrait

I like the idea of doing portraits but find them intimidating.  I'm starting by doing a few little sketches. This is an art card. Nothing happens until you've done a hundred. So this is No. 1.

At Auction on eBay

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Impressionist Painting The River at Dusk

 A large 30" by 24" acrylic painting of the river at dusk.  Dramatic sky.  A departure from my usual medium, size and style.

At Auction on eBay

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Lavender Forest

At Auction on eBay
6x8 inches, oil on canvas panel.

Missouri River at Hayward South Dakokat

At Auction on eBay
 8x10 acrylic painting on panel.

4th of July Plein air Painting at Indian Creek

These are the plein air paintings from the 4th of July.  The 4th was beautiful and I had a great day painting The Creek and Furdek's horses.  The last two paintings are from the morning of the 5th.  It was so foggy in the Creek.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Painting from Life

 I love peonies, but they fade so fast.  We've had days of rain and all the other blossoms on this plant were smashed in the rain.  We'll see how the other plants fare.  A recent still life with a fan.   12x9 on a canvas panel from  They are so light weight and pleasant to paint on.  I need new brushes as these are losing their edge.  I like a crisp edge on my brush.

At Auction on eBay

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Carnival ride minder at the Spider-man Inflatable

 I did a series of paintings of the Stacy Park Carnival.  Here is the Spider-man Inflatable ride minder just sitting a watching.  The ride is closed in the evening, I believe, as it was dark.  Seemed like a lonely job.
This is one of my favorite paintings.

At Auction on eBay

Hellebores and Daffodils a Still life on panel

At Auction on eBay

Cows on the Driveway

 The cows on the Driveway. They are the neighbor's cows. A beautiful spring day. 6x6 ".
At Auction on eBay

Monday, May 02, 2011

New York City Studio

 24x20 in painting. Oil on canvas. A NYC studio. Do you recognize it? I loved painting there and am looking forward to going.

At Auction on eBay

Friday, April 08, 2011

Monday, March 21, 2011

Washed Out Road Landscape

 Where the bridge used to be. Now just a washed out gully to the river.  There is a road closed sign, though. 16x20  oil on canvas.
At Auction on eBay

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Soaking Rain

 Moody, impressionist painting of a soaking rain over the fields.  That's spring.
At Auction on eBay

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