Artwork by Lisa Curry Mair

Choosing Colors…

Choosing Colors…

I have been painting a lot of horses this year and this makes me very happy! As I layout and compose a painting, I think about what colors are going to work best with each new piece. Yesterday I did a little pencil sketch to start thinking about a new painting. As I...

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Living in another artist’s space

Living in another artist’s space

I was drawn to this place from my first step inside. Even though the couple we bought it from had spent 2 years turning Tom Clark's studio into an apartment, and carpets hung over doorways to keep the drafts out of the dingy, cut-up space, I could feel Tom's presence....

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Floorcloth Painting Class at Rufus Porter Museum

Floorcloth Painting Class at Rufus Porter Museum

Every summer I head to Bridgton, Maine for a couple of days to teach a floorcloth painting class at the Rufus Porter Museum. Bridgton is a great little town a little west of Portland, where many of Rufus Porter's murals have settled. I love teaching this class, as...

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‘Round the Bend

‘Round the Bend

I just finished the fourth fox-hunt-themed wall hanging this week. My goal in January was to have 6 of these done by the end of July, so I'm right on track! It's been quite a learning curve, creating 6 related pieces. I do feel that each one has taught me so much!...

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The beauty of a simple barn and a sheep.

The beauty of a simple barn and a sheep.

Right across the Connecticut River from me is a beautiful town called Cornish, NH. Last weekend I was driving up the road which meanders along the river past old houses, rolling fields and the distant view of Mount Ascutney when I came across this great barn. The...

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Cleveland Bay painting in the works

I am working on a piece to promote Cleveland Bay horses. Great breed- so versatile! Would you like to help? This group wants a painting to auction off as a fundraiser for the Mid-Atlantic Cleveland Bay Network. I have offered them a much reduced price on the painting...

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Prints are now available!

High quality prints on canvas are now available directly from the studio. These were printed with an antique tone, to make them appear older. Each 12" X 16" print is mounted on board and is finished with a fade resistant, wipeable varnish. Each is signed and numbered...

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The Painting Process

The Painting Process

This week I finished the second of six 3 foot by 6 foot fox hunt scene wall hangings that I have planned to complete this spring. While I painted this piece I tried to remind myself to take photos to demonstrate my process. Sometimes I get rolling along and it's hard...

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When “hunting” creates a sense of peace

When “hunting” creates a sense of peace

I grew up hating hunting. I hated the idea of venturing into the wonders of nature with the intent of killing something. My father and my brother hunted birds- pheasants, partridge, ducks- and all I could see was the limp carcasses they'd bring home. Nature's pieces...

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Unraveling the Sweater

Unraveling the Sweater

If you are a knitter, you know that moment when you realize you dropped a stitch way back at the beginning of your project. It's a gaping hole, just waiting to run and ruin everything below it and make your project useless. And then the next ugly realization is that...

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