the toledo stool & equipto cart

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Antiques, Favorite Finds, Home Studio, My House, Oil Painting21 Comments

There are two things that have been on my shopping list for a while – an antique adjustable drafting stool and a rolling cart, both for my studio.  I’ve been trolling craigslist and looking at local antique and consignment shops and haven’t found anything that was just right.  Well, I hit the jackpot at Junk Bonanza and found both! One … Read More

index card art project update

Marian ParsonsArt, Artistic Endeavors, Oil Painting45 Comments

Through the month of March, I’ve been working on the #indexcardartproject with two of my Instagram friends – @mishwooderson and @openfieldmercantile .  It’s been such a great exercise for me in a lot of ways and I thought I would share my thoughts and takeaways so far. First off, if you want to get into art in any capacity, a … Read More

#indexcardartproject

Marian ParsonsArt, Artistic Endeavors, Oil Painting35 Comments

My whole oil painting journey started with a challenge.  Michelle Wooderson, a watercolor artist I took a class from through Jeanne Oliver’s artist network, started the #100meadowsproject as a way to dive into oil painting.  I really wanted to learn and I figured the best way was to put paint to canvas, so I joined her. Another Instagram friend, Page Ellis, took … Read More

the Carlisle & the Hanover

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Artistic Endeavors, design22 Comments

Remember the Dash & Albert rug design competition that happened back in the summer of 2017?  Well, samples of the rugs were made, approved, and now they are finally for sale on the Dash & Albert website! If you remember, both of these designs were based on elements of an antique coverlet I bought a few years ago. The Hanover … Read More

no. 100 & manet master copy

Marian ParsonsArt, Artistic Endeavors, Oil Painting58 Comments

In case you don’t follow me on Instagram (or you missed it), I wanted to share that I finished number 100 of my #100oilstills series!  It’s pretty amazing to think that I have painted over 200 oil paintings in the last year, especially since it’s just a side hobby. And, I was so pleased that number 100 turned out as … Read More

one year of oil painting

Marian ParsonsArt, Artistic Endeavors, Oil Painting39 Comments

I really wanted to write this post on the one-year anniversary, but I was in Italy on that date and have been posting mostly about my trip, so I missed the boat.  I really didn’t want to let this milestone pass without a post about it, so better late than never.   After about a year of dabbling with watercolors and … Read More