2015 Oil Paintings Archives - Marlene Lowden

What do you dream of?

I’ll tell you that I’ve dreamt about being a painter for as long as I can remember. I didn’t believe that I ever would be for almost as equally long. Thankfully something shifted. I can’t remember the circumstances. You would think it would have been a dramatic epiphany, but no. It could have been one……

I’ve had this torrid love affair with painting.

hold true 48" x 36" $2600 oil on canvas by Marlene Lowden

In the early years, we broke up — several times, followed by intensely passionate make up sessions. It was guilt that held me back. Guilt that I should be doing something else and that my love was a waste of productive time. I should be working at something that paid an hourly wage. I should be spending……

Red intimidated me.

Red is such a powerful colour.  I know it might sound silly to be scared by a colour but it is so bold. For several years, I only used it as an accent, until my cousin sent me a vibrant photograph of a dahlia in his garden.  The flower was red, deep magenta, and hot pink……

I get high will a little help from my …. social media friends.

The Beatles came to mind because I’m feeling very high on happy right now. Why?  I’ve participated in a number of social media “challenges” over the past few months.  I’ve created art daily on Instagram, posted artwork on Facebook, practiced yoga every day and right now, I’m involved in a self-care “event” on Instagram. Being accountable to others,……