First Jasmine

It’s not summer yet officially, but the fragrant jasmine blossoms in my garden remind me that the brightest, warmest season is almost here. This painting is a celebration of summer and all the yang energy it brings. The colors are bright, golden like, and it looks like this is a picture found in an old book full of someone’s happy […]
Read More

Fall Hills

Working with Citrasolv treated paper is always enjoyable and exciting. With a little manipulation, this turned into a fall harvest scene, and one can feel the crisp morning air and the fields waiting for the sun to soon cover them with light–the kind of light that performs a pure miracle. Think about this miracle next time you sit in the […]
Read More


This is inspired by my memories of the beautiful Danube river. The color palette is of course different, more nostalgic. We spent a lot of time by the river and the rail road, just being in the moment and feeling good. At that time we didn’t know that this is called oneness with all around–it was just so natural. I […]
Read More

Country Picnic

I’m not certain if Citrasolv is available in other countries, but it is a non-toxic household cleaning solution, a liquid that smells like orange. What makes it so valuable (for artists) in addition to being a good cleaner is that it can be applied on the pages of National Geographic magazine and it causes the waxy ink layer to produce […]
Read More

Copyright © 2020 All Right Reserved 2018-2020 Marieta Darrah at