Monday, January 02, 2012

New Years Day

Corita Kent's 'Rainbow Swash' 
Iconic Landmark Gas Tank on Boston Harbor 
8x8 oil on cradled panel 
SOLD
Happy 2012. I wish every one of you,  along with my dearest family and friends a fresh outlook on life, more kindness given and received, more moments lived in the 'now', more compassion for all living beings, more satisfaction with the 'little' things that happen daily and joy from inside. 
I am blessed with much yet, sometimes I see the glass as half empty when it's half full. Why? It's human nature. I don't believe that it's realistic to be happy, happy, happy every moment. Life's a tapestry of good stuff and not so good stuff. I have to remind myself to look at the gifts I've been given in the people I care about, the world I live in, and the gift of being able to translate light and form into my vision of what I see.
I so appreciate the journey that this blog has taken me on and I am delighted at all the comments and visits I received and the relationships that have come from being a part of a global art community. I wish for all of you to find your bliss, whatever it is and let it light you from within. That's the only happiness that's lasting and satisfying.
This iconic Gas Tank at the edge of Boston Harbor was painted in 1971 by Corita Kent and was eventually torn down and rebuilt. Each company, the latest being National Grid, has elected to repaint it as she did. The GJWP December Challenge which I chose, was Local Landmarks and I am impressed at what the girls came up with!! 
Also, My MacBook Pro is on order and I am still limping along with my Dell which runs for about 6-9 minutes and freezes or crashes. Slow going but I'm about to join the Mac Cult. Pass the kool-aid please :D





15 comments:

Studio at the Farm said...

Hi GypsY Woman! I love that the various companies have painted the tank a la Corita Kent.
And The BrunZ and I wish you a most wonderful New Year!

Page Railsback said...

This is a gorgeous painting MSW...love your style a lot

Paula Villanova said...

Love this painting Mary, and I love the gas tanks...it's great public art and a true landmark for us South Shore folks. Glad you're joining the Mac side...it has been a major improvement for me...best of luck with your new computer.

suzannepaints said...

Beautiful painting! You will not be disappointed with the ease of transfer to the Apple World. Happy New Year to you!

Sally Dean said...

You and Kelley have made this so iconic!
Love this tank.
And you!
Happy new year- may your glass always be a little on the full side.

Marian Fortunati said...

Great painting to start off the new year!!!

conservativelybohemian said...

So cool, Mary! Didn't Kelley paint this as well? Nice to hear a bit of its history and what an homage to Corita. Wishing all that you said right back at you for 2012 and beyond.

Dottie Leatherwood said...

This painting positively glows...a fitting image for the beginning of a new year! I am glad I started my day today admiring it and reading your lovely thoughts on life...the Happiest of New Years to you!

Nancy Colella said...

This is ONE KICK ASS painting girl!
Can't wait to see what magic is going to come out of that new Mac Book! So glad you are coming over to the other side! 2012 is gonna be a good one for all of us- I can just tell.

mike rooney studios said...

was cruising DPW and thought i recognized those tanks from somewhere. thought maybe on my way to maine from cape cod. i had to come read your post to see if i was right. awesome job on them!
we cross paths alot(you go to florida for the winter too dont you) i'm in key west for the winter. we'll have to meet (and paint) someday. happy new year and i wish you loads of cool painting sessions in 2012

Jody Regan Paints! said...

Mary, great painting top to bottom. I love the tanks (still plural to me). Remember how the original had supposedly Ho Chi Minh (sp?) in the blue? When her design was repainted, the blue was altered slightly and his profile disappeared.
Urban legend? Not sure, but I DO remember seeing the profile back then.
Regardless, great painting.

Kathy Cousart said...

Happy New Year MSW!! You are starting it out with a bang. Wonderful painting! Hope all good things for everyone 2012!!

Lorraine Shirkus said...

Wonderful lively painting! I grew up in Boston and it brings back so many memories. I remember the Ho Chi Minh reference too. Welcome to the Mac cult! I'm on my third since 1987 so they work and last and you will love it! All the best to you in 2012!

Happy Little Trees Studio said...

Very cool Mary! Love hearing about the background of the landmark. Here's hoping 2012 is great for all of us!

Anonymous said...

"You turned an object I can hardly tolerate into a thing of such beauty and made me appreciate it and see it in a new way. That is my definition of what an artists power is."

Jo Mackenzie-Daily Paintworks

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