Painting at the End of Summer in New Mexico

Sunrise at Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, New Mexico Watercolor 12″ x 10″   Sculpture of the Mountains Watercolor 12″ x 10″   The beauty of the mountains and land in Abiquiu, New Mexico inspired these two watercolors that I painted with immense pleasure.  I spent a week at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu just at the end of summer this year and painted every day in those glorious surroundings. “To me it is the best place in the world,” Georgia O’Keeffe said (at 94) of Ghost Ranch.  I tend to agree with her! Read more
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AIR

=&0=& Acrylic painting 30″w x 40″h  

This is the second in a new painting series calling attention to the air we breathe.  These works are part of a larger group of work I began in January reflecting my concern about the burning, transportation, and mining of coal.

A recent article posted by the University of Southern California Davis ... 

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Remembering

=&0=& Oil Painting  24″w x 30″h  

Today marks the 13th anniversary of the tragic attacks on the twin towers.  Three days after 9/11 I created this oil painting and today is the first time I am showing this piece.

September 11, 2014 is also the thirteenth anniversary of the death of a family member, Amy Jarret, who was a flight attendant ... 

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SUMMER TRAVELS

SOURCE PHOTO   “And It Rained”  Acrylic on 30″ x 40″ canvas  

How did a photo of laundry hanging out to dry in Croatia inspire my latest painting? During fun travels this summer along the Adriatic, I took numerous photographs of clothes drying outside in the sun. Upon returning home, I chose one of the photos as reference for a new artwork.   As you can ... 

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Two Paintings of Iceland

“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 ... 

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COAL EMISSIONS AND MY IPAD

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 up to 90 percent when combined with baghouses.  ACI (control) technology is currently found on just 8 percent of the US coal fleet”.   (from Union of Concerned Scientists) Read more
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ART ABOUT COAL TRANSPORT

“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, ... 

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