10.25.2007

A Teacup and More


Without, oil on canvas, 20 x 16 inches

The "more" in the post title is a bit of good news about this blog. I hope you don't mind me sharing it here. Marion Boddy-Evans selected stillifes as one of her favorites on About.com's Painting site:

There are an incredible number of blogs out there. . . the intention of this collection is to share the ones I enjoy . . . dealing with art, painting, and creativity. . .

[ s t i l l i f e s ] A blog written by still-life painter Mary Klein, who says in her artist's statement she follows "a tradition of looking for the extraordinary in the ordinary". Which is certainly what you get with her paintings of "common-suspended-shadow-less objects immersed in continuous pools of color", aka still life objects hung up with a piece of string against a colored background . . .

Thank you, Marion, for this honor.

5 comments:

Steven LaRose said...

I used to comment on Mary's Blog, back when she was a nobody.

Tracy said...

Oh, that is so cool Mary! Congratulations. I don't mind saying that I am both green with envy AND proud of you (and some of my other blog friends who made the list too:)).

mary klein said...

Thanks, you guys.

None of this would be happening without you two. It starts at the easel - yes - but the interaction here is invaluable now. My work, and I, owe so much to both of you.

Steven, you are a true artist in every sense of the word. Your blog will always be one of my very favorites - and the same goes for your comments here. Please don't stop coming by :)

P.S. The glider is taking its time. Today, I think I'll just look at it spin and maybe do some messy drawings. It's feeing right to go slower for some reason.

Marion BE said...

Hi Mary

I've been lurking for a little while, really enjoying both reading your blog and your paintings! I love your minimalist, quirky approach to still life. To me there's an amazing meditative quality to your paintings!

mary klein said...

I'm glad you're no longer a lurker, Marion - welcome!

And thank you so much for your kind words! I look forward to having you visit again.