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Two Paintings of Iceland

June 26, 2014 Uncategorized 0

“Jen”  Oil on Canvas, 20″w x 30″h     “Tectonic Plates-Iceland”  Oil on Canvas, 20″w x 30″h   Inspiration for artists comes from many places and a memorable visit to Iceland moved me to create numerous works of art.  Please look on my website (www.maryloudauray.com) to see some of that artwork. Pictured here are two oil paintings that were just juried into a show at the O’Hanlon Art Gallery in Mill Valley, California.  The first one, entitled “Jen”, depicts the entrance into the Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa... Read more


COAL EMISSIONS AND MY IPAD

June 14, 2014 Uncategorized 1

Here is some art created on my iPad of three coal plant smokestacks billowing with polluted smoke. Now here is the same work of art photoshopped!     Did you know that “coal plants are responsible for more than half of the US human-caused emissions of mercury?  Just 1/70th of a teaspoon of mercury deposited on a 25-acre lake can make the first unsafe to eat.  A typical uncontrolled coal plan emits approximately 170 pounds of mercury each year.  However, activated carbon injection technology can reduce mercury emissions by... Read more


ART ABOUT COAL TRANSPORT

June 1, 2014 Uncategorized 0

“Coal Train Through the Forest” done on my iPad.     “Coal Car After Coal Car” done on my iPad.   When I am on an airplane or do not have brush in hand, I create art on my iPad.  The two pictures here were made using the Brushes app. Since January 2014, I have been doing artwork related to the problems caused by the burning, transportation and mining of coal. Last year, while in Sandpoint, Idaho, I witnessed one train pulling 126 (I actually counted!) open... Read more