For the past couple of years, I have handmade Christmas cards for friends and family. This year I did it again but on a slightly larger scale. Instead of hand painting each card individually, I chose to use a block-print method to print over 50 cards! The results weren’t too bad. I know next years will be even better! Hope everyone who received one enjoys.
Quick updates with photos from Halloween. I will post more soon.. (AH!) I was the Black Swan for Halloween.
My work for the indie film, 45RPM, was featured on the cover of Eye on Independence Magazine for Independence Co. Arkansas. There is also an article and interview with director, Juli Jackson, with more artwork inside. I have lots and lots more artwork to add from the 45RPM project, and will as soon as I can. Hope to see you out for the premiere in a couple of weeks!
My painting’s appearance in the Brooks Museum of Art is getting a lot of attention. I couldn’t be more proud.
Our local magazine, the Paragould Premiere wrote a story about me in their August issue.
The Brooks Museum asked me to write an article about what it is like to have a painting on display in their galleries. It was quite an honor. I’ve grown up going to the Brooks. You can read it here: Mandy Maxwell Realizes Her Dream in Brooks Exhibition.
New painting, Eyes So Green.
Watercolor on paper. 11 x 14
This painting was inspired by my beautiful friend Jen. You might know her from the other painting inspired by her, Tribes.
I’m absolutely thrilled to have my work on display at the prestigious Brooks Museum of Art in Memphis. My painting, Great Heights was selected to be in the show, If I Can Dream. It also won honorable mention in the professional category. The show will be up til the end of September, check it out!
Earlier this month, when I was dropping off the painting, we toured the current exhibits at the museum. In the same gallery my painting is currently hanging was a drawing by the artist Carroll Cloar. (His work is featured at the ASU Library. It’s the giant mosaic as you walk through the doors.) He is from my hometown. I remember my great grandmother telling me stories about him. I went to Carroll Cloar workshops at our local museum. I’ve always loved his work and respected it as an artist. It was incredibly affirming to see his work where mine would soon be. Especially at the Brooks.
Here are some in-progress pictures of Great Heights:
Here is the tree featured in the painting:
New painting, Earthly Pleasures, watercolor on paper. 11 x 14 inches.
I snapped a few in-progress shots while I was working on it.
(The yellow shiny part is mask that was removed.)
HBO’s Game of Thrones is one of the most popular shows on TV, and for good reason. The characters, the locations, the sets, the attention to detail — it’s incredible. Earlier this year while waiting for the new season, I did a couple of watercolors of one of my favorite characters, Daenerys Targaryen or the Khaleesi, Mother of Dragons. These are of my two favorite scenes of last season.
“Full of Heart”
[Edit: Featured on the Game of Thrones Tumblr.]
“Mother of Dragons”
I don’t do many fanart-type pieces, but these were fun… Who knows? Maybe more will be inspired from the last season.
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I had the wonderful opportunity again this year to create the poster for Paragould’s Art & Stroll art walk. I will have a selection of my work on display for the walk at Sanctuary Yoga Studio on the south end of Pruett Street. Hope to see you out!