Monday, July 13, 2015

Elephant Envelope for Mike

elephant envelope front
Mary Stebbins Taitt
to Mike Kline
acrylic on padded envelope
addresses cloned out
elephant envelope back
Mary Stebbins Taitt
to Mike Kline
acrylic on padded envelope
I have painted an envelope to send my Mole back to Mike who has offered to finish his work directly in the Moleskine.  YAY!

These paintings are, for me, in the category of "casual art."

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Angry Man

"Angry Man"
Acrylic and oil pastels on Moleskine Paper
Mary Stebbins Taitt
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Kissed Frankie Goodnight

Kissed Frankie Goodnight
watercolor by Mary Stebbins Taitt
for my book
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They partied for days, weeks, months and years;

the sound of their laughter filled everyone’s ears.

They partied ‘til the moon came up in the sky

and then all creatures kissed Frankie goodbye.


I painted this with watercolors, finishing it (after many days of work), on 8/21/14 and today, I added the moon in Photoshop.   It is for the book I am working on for my grandson hopefully for his birthday, otherwise for Christmas.  He will be four years old on his birthday, and has just started school.

I think this is the finished version (I hope).

Friday, April 25, 2014

Frankie and the Lumpy bumpies

Frankie and the Lumpy Bumpies
watercolor by me, Mary Stebbins Taitt
for my book, Frankie and Noah have a Party

This is the tentative layout for the page in the book.
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The story is also found on Cowbird, where the images are larger:

Monday, January 13, 2014

The Teeth of Joy

The Teeth of Joy
by Mary Stebbins Taitt
digitally manipulated watercolor painting
Dedicated to John Gibson

It's not outwardly cheery, but I like it anyway.  Watercolor, digitally manipulated.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

"Final" back Cover of Round four Mole and Envelope

"Final" back Cover Round 4
Mary and Keith Self-portrait
I may fiddle with this a little more before I mail or after it comes back, but I'm probably quitting for now so it can be on the road asap.Painted nearly entirely with homemade paints with French pigments.

Keith as Santa
on envelope
I started this before Christmas, but of course, now it is a little out of date.

I am almost ready to mail.  Soon.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Unfinished Self Portrait

I am working on a painting for the back cover of my Moleskine.  I figured it would be nice to finish it before I sent it off, but it is slow.  I am making my own acrylic paints with pigments from France my daughter brought me from her visit there.

First coat of paint:

Self-portrait with Keith
handmade acrylics
after one coat of paint
(not yet finished.)
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Second coat of paint:

Self-portrait with Keith
handmade acrylics
after two coats of paint
(not yet finished.)
Working at the dining room table:

We had more than a foot of snow and it was 11 below zero--I couldn't get to my "studio."  It's a little crowded and cluttered.  (Okay, it;s a LOT crowded and cluttered.)  The little vials are the dry pigments from France.

The photograph I am copying was taken December 28, 2013 by Harry Teichert at the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House.  I hope to finish it soon and mail it off.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Three Parrots, Egg Tempera

Rainbow Lorikeets
Egg Tempera
I painted this last night during a bout of insomnia with homemade egg tempera paints made with pigments from France brought to me by daughter and son-in-law.

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Sissy and Garryd at Castle LeFini

Sissy and Garryd at Castle LeFini
This is an illo for another kids' book I am working on, faber Castelle Pitt Pigment pen and watercolor.  If interested,you can read the chapter here, it is fairly short (3 pages typed). 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Sparhawk Cotton Mill, Yarmouth, Maine

Sparhawk Cotton Mill, Yarmouth, Maine
Painting by me, Mary Stebbins Taitt
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New Painting, worked on it for four days.  Like all day.  (For hours and hours.)