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Prints, anyone?

If you are interested in purchasing a print (canvas or fine art paper) of any painting, send me an email at paintingsbycynthia@gmail.com. Please specify your preferred dimensions, your location (for shipping charges) and I’ll give you a quote.

Exhibition at ArtSeen Gallery Postponed due to Coronavirus

Due to the Coronavirus situation, the exhibition “Colors of the Spirit” is postponed indefinitely. I will update you as soon as information becomes available.

After so many years, an exhibition!

Steaming Rocks, oil on canvas

I will be exhibiting at ArtSeen Gallery in Rockville, MD, together with my former art teacher and friend, Neil Joffe, from March 23 through April 25, 2020.  My painting above, will be included in the exhibition, Colors of the Spirit. The opening reception will be held on March 29 from 2 – 6 pm.  Watch this space for more details!

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Why I’ve stopped painting!

My paint brushes stored

I haven’t been painting for more than two years now.  It has nothing to do with the lack of desire or inspiration, but more with practical reasons.  My paintings are piling up and I haven’t sold a painting for a while.  Why, you ask?  Besides actually creating art, an artist has to work hard to sell.  Because I simply don’t have the talent for salesmanship, I resort to posting my art on social media like Facebook and Instagram, and sites like ArtPal.  How effective these are remains to be seen.   So, until Lady Luck strikes or a strong wave of inspiration engulfs me, I won’t be painting anytime soon.  

The Red-eye

I was abroad for two months, an extended vacation to avoid most of DC’s winter.  I longed for home days before the end of my trip.  I missed my routine, the comfort of my bed, my daily, albeit, short walks, etc.  I missed home so much I composed a little poem while sitting restlessly on the plane:

The Red-eye

As I sat sleepily by the window above the clouds

I watched the sun begin to rise and

Gradually blend with the indigo sky

Slowly blanketing the land with its 

dazzling light and welcoming warmth

Suddenly the green became trees and the lights, houses and cars

Touchdown! Oh, it’s good to be home!”