November 5, 2019

See how I got inspiration from Christmas decoration and ornaments to paint 4 watercolor paintings

October 30, 2019

See my 4 watercolour paintings for an exhibition using a limited palette (house, flowers, book illustration)

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September 15, 2019

See my 3 watercolour studies inspired by oil paintings of famous artists (Degas, Matisse, Nolde)


I am Maria, the artist behind the paintings and rumblings. I am an electrical engineer 9:00 – 17:00 and an artist & book lover 24-7. 
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Overcoming fear of failure in art_mardatha

July 17, 2019

Ernest Hemingway "I write one page of masterpiece to ninety-one pages of shit."

June 10, 2019

See my progress in watercolor painting since 2017 and read 9 reasons why daily art practice is important.

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April 21, 2019

See photos of me packaging my first artwork for sale

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March 19, 2019

See my sketchbook pages studying Yuko Nagayama, Cezanne and Joyce Hicks artists

February 15, 2019

See my process in developing an illustration based on Rainer Maria Rilke quote

January 13, 2019

See some holiday greeting cards that I produced during my Christmas watercolor challenge