Milessa Murphy

I create. I am an artist. I paint daily and am trying to learn to blog and sell my "stuff". It's a process but I am trying...I would just rather paint! LOL!

Posts by Milessa Murphy

Summer Can’t Last Forever

Wow…Summer is almost over. School has started and I can actually feel and see Fall approaching. This last week of rain and thunderstorms helped remind me of the changing seasons. Sunsets and seasons are the cycles of the earth and the cycles of life. Change, too, is a cycle of life — out with the old,
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Why do I create ART?

Last week when it was cold and windy here in Dallas, I was visiting and painting in New Mexico…Santa Fe, to be exact. I was joined by 1000 other artists at the Plein Air Convention. We painted all around the area but I ventured off to some other areas. A little bit more about that
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Historic Havana Cuba

Oh my gosh what a great time we had. A bucket list trip for sure! Painting in Old Havana, seeing the home of Ernest Hemingway, Cuban culture, the sights, sounds and smells were all delightful. It filled my artistic soul. I think I took about 1000 photo’s and I know my husband, Larry Stewart, took
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Playing with Picasso

Artist Speaks Showcase this SUNDAY!

See Art  |  Love Art  |  Share Art I can promise giggles and laughs; art that inspires conversation and never a DULL moment.  Join me Sunday, February 25th from 2 to 4 pm. in a rare opportunity to hear the stories behind the crazy ideas of my Dreamscape Series!

Grass Roots

It’s not a trick…it was a Treat!

This past Sunday, I went to the Membership Show Reception for the Visual Arts Guild Frisco…what a nice treat!  There is a lot of art this year and I must say the competition level is growing.  The curator was Robyn Parker Freehan from Gallery 8680.  Much to my surprise, I won first place in “painting”.
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Grass Roots, 12x16; Oil; Framed

I can’t believe it’s BACK TO SCHOOL time!

My how time flies!  Many of you don’t know that I raise my grandson.  He is 7 years old and his name is Ashton.  He and his POPO are best buddies and you can see some of my humorous paintings about them in my Dreamscapes.  He starts the first grade soon and is very excited.
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My Love of Poppies, 11x14, Oil

First GiveAWAY

Happy July 4th!  A day to celebrate.  We gained our independence on this day and I am celebrating it by having my VERY 1st Giveaway…YEAH, Giveaway!  I have to say, this tote bag is nice.  The artwork (mine, LOL) is superb and the material thick and sewn together really good.  I am impressed at how
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Diaper Alley, 14x11, Oil

Diaper Alley (Dallas Arboretum)

Tulips, spring color, painting, good food…does life get any better than this!  Maybe.  My lunch that day consisted of a can of potted meat, LOL!  I was so busy painting that food was the last thing on my mind. Most of the time when I am painting outdoors (en plein air) I have to finish
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Walk in the Park, 14x11, Oil, Cotton Canvas Board, Framed

Plein Air Painting at Arbor Hills

Plein Air painting they say is a “movement”.  I say plan on “movement” when you go Plein Air.  Last Friday, my group of artist friends went to the Arbor Hills Park and I think several had to tie their easel down because of the wind.  I, personally, got cold and had to keep stopping and
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Peter Max

The Art of Peter Max

Guess who is coming to town? Loved and talented Peter Max. I really admire this artist. He continues to work and show his art all over the world. At the young age of 80, I think we can all learn from his desire to live the creative life and be active!  Peter will be showing
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