45RPM Screening at The Arts@311

45RPM Screening & Art Show

Exciting news! I will be having an art exhibition of my 45RPM works this weekend with the screening of 45RPM the movie at The Arts@311 in Jonesboro. This is a special one day event  - DON’T MISS IT!

Screenings at 2pm and 7pm

Tickets are $10 at the door. Reserve online by emailing: TAA311@idcconcult.com

The Arts@311 is located in downtown Jonesboro.
311 South Church Street Jonesboro, Arkansas

More info at the Facebook event.


Buffalo Walls – New Watercolor

Buffalo Walls, watercolor by Mandy Maxwell

Finished this new watercolor painting last night. It is inspired by the canoeing trips we have taken down the Buffalo River here in Arkansas. It is 8×10 and already has a home in our newly-redecorated bathroom. I really like how it turned out (much better in person) and plan on doing more paintings inspired by our travels in the future.

Buffalo River  Walls

These unique rock formations are massive (can you spot the 3 kids playing on the rocks?). Floating by these gorgeous old walls is an experience unlike any other.


Win A Micro, Instagram-Style Painting by Mandy Maxwell

Win an Instagram-style Painting by Mandy Maxwell!

Win An Instagram-style Painting by Mandy Maxwell

For the past 2 years, Instagram has captivated my life. To be able to look back at the details of each day is something I could have only wished for in the past. (I’ve never been able to keep up with scrapbooking.) This app makes it effortless to create something beautiful daily. But more than that, the photos of the people I’ve met through the community do so much to stir my muse. I know others love their IG photo collection just as much as me, therefore I want to give back.

These tiny 2×2 canvases are just a little bit bigger than an Instagram photo on my iPhone screen. I use very tiny brushes, like the ones used to paint miniature models, just to get the details. Each micro-painting takes from 1-5 hours or more, depending on the subject matter. I like the challenge of painting these little details! So,

How To Enter

1. Be on Instagram – Don’t forget to friend me – @mandyatlarge.

2. Share! – From Pinterest to Facebook, to Twitter, you can find me pretty much anywhere. Please help me spread the word about my artwork and this contest! (Details below, keep reading!)

3. Tag your Instagram Photo – I will choose a winner based on the shares, but also based on the Instagram photo you tag.

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Portrait of Ms. Mini

Ms Mini watercolor for my aunt for Christmas. Thought I’d share a few photos.

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New Painting: Eyes So Green

Eyes So Green, painting by Mandy Maxwell

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.


Game of Thrones – Khaleesi Fan Art

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.

Khaleesi Fan Art by Mandy Maxwell

“Full of Heart”

[Edit: Featured on the Game of Thrones Tumblr.]

Khaleesi Fan Art by Mandy Maxwell

“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.

 


New Addition to The Ladies series: My Lou

Lou by Mandy Maxwell

This one was created around 2008, but never was put online. I think it definitely was an early part of my The Ladies series. It is one of the few real portraits in my portfolio.. actually it may be the only portrait. This is my good friend Lou, one of the most influential and inspiring people I’ve met. She moved shortly after this painting was produced and I miss her dearly.


Picnic – Newest Painting

Picnic - A Painting by Mandy Maxwell

My latest painting went in a very different direction that other paintings I’ve done recently, kind of storybook, and I like it. It’s also very small, only 6″x9″.  So check out Picnic!