WHO WE ARE

Becoming the new Grandma Moses....everyone has a dream

Marnie's Tale

Becoming The New Grandma Moses...Everyone Has A Dream.

I trained at The Maryland Institute College of Art, now recognized as MICA. I graduated with a BA in Illustration in 1969, before computers.

I did work most of my adult life as a graphic artist, first for the Board of Education, then a tech company called IITRI, and finally for Johns Hopkins University/ APL Physics Department. I retired in 2010.

It was not until 2016 that I went back to my roots and began to paint in watercolors. My first efforts were Christmas presents to everyone in my family. When COVID hit, I challenged myself to draw every day, which turned into a beautiful business of drawing pets. My mediums include pencil, ink, watercolor sticks for sketches. Large paintings are watercolor.

My goal is to bring my audience the opportunity to have a unique painting of your pets or loved ones.

Pencil Sketch

Only 5x7 mat or WoodBlock

Colored Sketch

Only 5x7 mat or WoodBlock

Watercolor Painting

All Sizes Black Mat Only

Watercolor Painting

All Sizes Black Mat Only

Copies of my Paintings

I paint all the time. You can see what I am up to on my Blog.

Copies of each painting will be available for purchase in my SHOP.

The prints are 5”x7” on 24 lb paper

mounted on a 5”x7” WoodBlock

OR'
A black mat, when framed, will be 8"x10."

Marnie's Tale
Becoming the new Grandma Moses…everyone has a dream.
I trained at The Maryland Institute College of Art, now recognized as MICA. I graduated with a BA in Illustration in 1969, before computers.

I did work most of my adult life as a graphic artist, first for the Board of Education, then IITRI, and finally for Johns Hopkins University/ APL Physics Department. I retired in 2010.

It was not until 2016 that I went back to my roots and began to paint in watercolors. My first efforts were Christmas presents to everyone in my family. When Covid hit, I challenged myself to draw every day, which turned into a beautiful business of drawing pets. My mediums include pencil, ink, watercolor sticks for sketches. Large paintings are watercolor.

My goal is to bring my audience the opportunity to have a unique painting of your pets or loved ones.
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SKETCHES “Woodblock or Black Mat"
Through this website, you can upload photos of your pet.
A $20 deposit is required to scan a sketch on Strathmore 80 lb. paper (like the sketch, right).
The first step is to choose either woodblock or black mat for mounting. In the second step, I email a scan of your drawing for approval and recommendations. You will receive another scan of the completed project when I have added color.
Last step (when you approve the final sketch): A bill of an additional $30.00
Double-check your address & mounting preference. Your drawing will be mounted and wrapped for shipment (Shipping cost included) I will ship your package to you via Postal Service and send you a tracking number.
You can use your credit card to make payments.
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Watercolor “Comes with a black Mat.”
The process for watercolor is more intense. I use 300 lb watercolor paper. When photos and deposit is complete, the work begins. First, l email you a scan of the sketch for approval or changes. The second step is to transfer the drawing to either an 8”x10” or 11”x 14” paper. At this step, I ask you if there is a particular color you want in the background. You will receive updates as I block in your pet or person portrait color. It is at these times you can change or alter the coloring. The last step is a scan of finished work.
When you have approved:
The painting is matted and wrapped for shipping
I will double-check on the address
You will pay the rest of the bill
I will ship your package to you via Postal Service and send you a tracking number.
THE ART ARCHIVE

WORKS OF ART

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