Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Mary Nasser Stencil Girl Blog Hop, You Could Win 4 Stencils!

Hey guys! I'm doing a blog hop here on the blog today. 
Mary has been a friend of mine for a while now, and her art is quite amazing! 
She just released a stencil line and I was given a stencil to use in my art. 
I was supposed to have this posted last night, but my computer problems this week has been unreal.
Anyways...  I kept thinking about what painting to use it one, and remembered a painting that I hadn't posted here because I just didn't like it that much.
It was lacking dimension.. So, I thought, what better way to give it some dimension then with a stencil?

The stencil is heavy duty, and very easy to use. 
I used parts of it, and the full stencil to get the affect I was looking for. 
I can honestly say, it gave my painting the look I was wanting! 
A very subtle overlay of some geometric shapes and patters on a very organic looking piece. 
I'm pretty happy with how it turned out! 


Mary C. Nasser

About the Artist:

Mary C. Nasser earned her Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art: Painting from Michigan State University. During her graduate studies, Mary also studied Medieval Art History abroad in London, England, and attended a monotype workshop in Mexico City. In 1996 she was a visiting artist and guest lecturer in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, where she lectured at Academia de Arte Vizuale “IOAN ANDREESCU” (Academy of Visual Arts) and exhibited her work in "Deschideti U.S.A." (Open the Door) at the Casa Matei.

Mary has had more than 20 solo shows in the past 10 years and has been awarded numerous residency opportunities. She was Artist-in-Residence in 2008 at Red Cinder Creativity Center in Hawaii, where she lived near active volcanoes that continually recreate the landscape. Her latest residency was at Osage Arts Community. Since 2007, she has participated in three public art projects in St. Louis, too.

Throughout the year, Mary leads Garden Art activities at St. Louis Children's Hospital and Healing Through the Arts workshops at Mercy Children’s Hospital and the David C. Pratt Cancer Center.





Mary is giving away a set of her 4 new stencils! The way to enter is to comment on each of the participating blogs. Below.  All you have to do is comment by 11:59 Central Time on October 4th. The more blogs you comment on in the Blog Hop, the more chances you have of winning! The list of blogs are below, and the links are already there. Go check em out! See what other people have done with their stencils, and get some idea's of your own!
If you don't want to win the stencils, at least go check out these other artists! Their stuff is great!


Links to visit before October 4th!




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26 comments:

  1. Wow this painting is gorgeous. The stencil certainly adds a beautiful quality to it.

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  2. Wow! The stencil gives the painting so much mystery! I love it!

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  3. I love the way you used the stencils over the organic painting. It makes it so much more interesting.

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  4. Woah! That was a fantastic painting but I have to agree the bit with the stencil was a great added touch.

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  5. Love the stencils and I like what you added to your painting!

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  6. What a gorgeous painting, Rachael!
    Love the luminescence you created with your layering.
    Thank you so much for participating in this blog hop!!
    xo
    Mary

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  7. Love your painting, and I love the new stencils! I would be thrilled to win the stencil package.

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  8. love your art, love your blog will have to start to follow you. love the stencils of course!! hoping and hopping. xoxo

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  9. Thats amazing how the stencil gave the painting that little something from terrific to WOW! Nature nut here, and that is amazing! Thanks for sharing and a chance to win!

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  10. Your art is beautiful!! I would never have thought to use a stencil in the way you did...opens up so many possibilities for my own art...thank you!

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  11. I love the subtlety that the stencil added to the painting. Slam dunk.

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  12. Awesome trees! I have been blown away by the talent in this blog hop!

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  13. Interesting use of stencil subtle but effective. Would love to win. Thanks.

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  14. Wow, there's still hope for me - when I create something and I'm not happy with it, I just put it up, but knowing one can add a stencil or even gesso to an old project it's an excellent idea to repurpose your art. Great thing what you did with that stencil!

    Carmen L

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  15. Wow the stencil added some great texture to your painting. Would so,love to win these stencils.

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  16. that really is a cool effect to overlay the organized lines of a map so faintly over the organic! what a pretty pretty thing! thank you so much for having us by and sharing your gorgeous blog with me!

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  17. Loved the piece before the stencil was added but the subtle addition was just what it needed! Wonderful piece...

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  18. I find I always learn something new when it comes to stencils! Your project is amazing! Love the stencil you chose!

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  19. Wow is a fantastic paint, so beautiful!!!!

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  20. The stencil does , indeed, give dimension. Possibilities!

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  21. I am in awe of your birch tree painting! I ADORE it!

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  22. Unusual pairing, but it turned out great. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. beautiful painting-love the addition of some stenciling too!

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  24. Gorgeous piece you created with Mary's stencils! love it! dig your hair too! ")

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