Mary Pettis, Expressive Realist

Mary Pettis, Expressive Realist

www.marypettis.com
Taylors Falls, Minnesota / Mary Pettis is a nationally known, classically trained Expressive Realist. She creates elegant traditional oil paintings, offers workshops and lectures.
Mary Pettis, Expressive Realist
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Mary Pettis #ArtExhibit Thurs-Sat Only! Thurs 6/8, 930am-2pm; Fri 6/9 & Sat 6/10, 630pm through the concert;  http://www.minnesotaorchestra.org/showcase/247-music-painting-and-debussy-beyond-the-surface #debussy #musicinspireslife #minnesotaorchestra #musicinspiredart

Mary Pettis #ArtExhibit Thurs-Sat Only! Thurs 6/8, 930am-2pm; Fri 6/9 & Sat 6/10, 630pm through the concert; http://www.minnesotaorchestra.org/showcase/247-music-painting-and-debussy-beyond-the-surface #debussy #musicinspireslife #minnesotaorchestra #musicinspiredart

Interview With Mary Pettis award winning artist.

Interview With Mary Pettis award winning artist.

Reader’s Choice: Pure Joy and Character

Reader’s Choice: Pure Joy and Character

Portrait of the Week: Pure Joy and Character

Reader’s Choice: Pure Joy and Character

PleinAir Podcast: Episode 34 – Mary Pettis On Painting What Moves Your Soul

PleinAir Podcast: Episode 34 – Mary Pettis On Painting What Moves Your Soul

Back in the dark ages, my first gallery, in Osceola WI, was one block and a huge staircase from this beautiful falls. Several times I climbed over the roped steps in heavy winter gear with my French easel strapped to my back to learn about its magic. I painted it in all seasons, but waterfalls in winter are a particular joy!  ("Cascade Falls in Winter" (plein air)  24x20" oil on linen  ©Mary Pettis *AVAILABLE*)

Mary Pettis, an Expressive Realist and ARC Living Master™, draws heavily upon her classical training and Russian influence.

Chester's View by Mary Pettis Oil ~ 14 x 20

Chester's View by Mary Pettis Oil ~ 14 x 20

3rd Annual En Plein Air Texas in San Angelo

Annual En Plein Air Texas in San Angelo

Mary Pettis 2015 Montage Kapalua Bay Award 'Warm Aloha at Lahaina Coolers' 20x16

Mary Pettis 2015 Montage Kapalua Bay Award 'Warm Aloha at Lahaina Coolers'

Mary Pettis 2015 Montage Kapalua Bay Award 'Warm Aloha at Lahaina Coolers' 20x16

Mary Pettis 2015 Montage Kapalua Bay Award 'Warm Aloha at Lahaina Coolers'

SWS2015 Mary Pettis | Handwright Gallery

Paintings for sale by Mary Pettis, award-winning plein air artist who works mostly from life, using the alla prima or direct method of oil p.

"Neighbors" has been selected as part of the FAV15% (jury's favorite 15% of the entries) in the June 2015 BoldBrush Painting competition.   To see this and all the entries visit http://faso.com/boldbrush/fav15/167  "Neighbors" 16x20" oil on linen ©2015 Mary Pettis Photo by Mitch Rossow Design

Jeanne Mackenzie reporting In this series, plein air painter and instructor Jeanne Mackenzie takes a look at new paintings by contemporary artists and points out why they succeed as painted images. This week, Mary Pettis’s…

Painting at Amity Creek this morning - the first day of the "Duluth Plein Air: Paint Du Nord" Invitational, sponsored by The Duluth Art Institute. #DuluthPleinAir15

Painting at Amity Creek this morning - the first day of the "Duluth Plein Air: Paint Du Nord" Invitational, sponsored by The Duluth Art Institute.

I learned much while painting this-particularly in orchestrating the placement of the cows to form an interesting focal path. More than 3 times I painted a cow in only to scrape her out & move her to a different location. While the random placement was what I saw in front of me it didn't contribute to the visual flow and the feeling I was after. Grouping & overlapping them from the lower right hand corner to the upper left, along the fence line gently leads our eye back to the quiet…

Jeanne Mackenzie reporting In this series, plein air painter and instructor Jeanne Mackenzie takes a look at new paintings by contemporary artists and points out why they succeed as painted images. This week, Mary Pettis’s…