Saturday, April 5, 2014

After the Rain Bird Print

"After The Rain" 
5" x 15" Print
Available here this weekend only with FREE shipping!

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Peony and Cockatoo Oil Painting

16" x 20" Oil on Stretched Canvas

A swirly pink and clear glass vase hold soft pink peonies.  A pink glass bird gets a once over by a Rose Breasted Cockatoo.  This painting is pink, not peach or coral.  Your monitor may change the color slightly.  Available on Etsy.   

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Northwood Cherry Creamer Oil Painting

Cherry Creamer with Red Roses
6" x 6" oil on canvas

Available here

Pretty green glass cherry creamer by Northwood filled with red roses. 

Monday, February 3, 2014

Bird Prints Available

 "Canary and  Butterfly" 
Print available

The canaries attention kept them from seeing the beauty in their midst. 

Purchase information for this print and 31 more are available on my website

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Fox and Chickadee Oil Painting 20" x 20"

"The Fox and the Chickadee" 
20" x 20" oil on stretched canvas

A chickadee leaves footprints in the snow as he hops around the cute fox.  Snow gently falls.  This is a soft painting.  

Contact me for purchase information. 

Original oil paintings, prints and portrait commissions available on my website. 

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Free Food or Still Life Print Special

Buy 3 food or still life Mary Hughes prints any size and get the 4 (same size) free!

Visit my website for prints available.  Contact me for price information on prints larger than 8" x 8". 

Friday, December 27, 2013

NEW Small Dog, Pet Portraits at a Small Price!

NEW, small dog (any animal) portrait for a small price!  Sizes start at 8" x 8". 

Also NEW, memorial pet portraits on wood!! Visit for complete details!!


Friday, December 20, 2013

New Prints Available from Mary Hughes

Come visit my new "prints" section on  Dozens of still life prints available for purchase.  More prints coming soon!!

There's still time to order gift certificates for pet portraits too. Contact me via e-mail for more information. 


Saturday, December 14, 2013

Mason Jar, and Glass Art Prints by Mary Hughes

Now Available in Print in Time for the Holidays!

"Ball Jar with Lemon",  "Old and New", and "Striped  Roses in Ruby  Glass" can be purchased in photo quality prints in a variety of sizes. 

8" x 8" $25.00 plus $3.00 1st Class Shipping or $7.00 Priority USPS shipping

Contact me via e-mail for other print options or for other sizes and pricing. 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Pet Painting Gift Certificate for the Holidays

Have you found that perfect gift for the pet owner in your life?  A hand painted pet portrait is one of the most personal gifts to give and it will be cherished for years. 

This gift certificate entitles the receiver to a 12" x 12" oil portrait of their choice of pet.  

Price. $125.00.

 If you've been thinking about having a portrait done of your own pet consider purchasing this gift certificate for yourself.  

Gift certificates can be sent as an e-mail to the receiver or choose to have it snail mailed.  

The certificate is good for one year (present - Jan. 2014) not redeemable for cash. 

Other sizes and prices available.  Contact me for more information or to place your order. 


Friday, June 14, 2013

Tea Cup and Honey Bear Oil Painting

8"x 8" Oil on Stretched Canvas

This demitasse cup and saucer is antique and belonged to my great grandmother. It's always been a favorite. I decided to pair it with a honey bear.

Available here: Auction

Monday, May 13, 2013

Pink Striped Roses in Ruby Vase

Striped Roses in Ruby Glass

8"x 8" oil on stretched canvas

I have a green glass vase in this exact style given to me as a very young child. I've always treasured it so when I found this ruby one it seemed perfect for this painting. Pink and white striped roses sitting in a ruby glass vase makes for a vivid display. 

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Grace Angel Statue Oil Painting



18" x 18" Oil on Stretched Canvas

Two Chickadees are landing on the lovely angel statue. Soft puffy clouds float by in the background. Notice the little finger of the statue is broken off. She has been welcoming birds for over a century. This is a statue I came across one summer in Maine. I thought she was beautiful and that one day I would paint her. When I started I didn't have a plan particularly. This one seemed to carry me along rather than the other way around. Some paintings are like that, they seem to paint themselves. Others...not so much.

This painting is available by clicking on the link below. 

Friday, March 22, 2013

Pink Peony Oil Painting on Canvas

12" x 12" Oil on Stretched Canvas

This still life depicts a bunch of freshly cut pink peonies from the garden and placed in a glass. A single petal sits on the table and reflects in the metal planter sitting nearby. 

I painted it feeling nostalgic for my pink rose painting days.

Available for purchase. Click on the photo or title for more details. 

Friday, March 15, 2013

Mixed Breed Dog Art


This dog has a depth of feeling in his eyes. That look he gives you when he is tuned into what you are doing, or when he wants you to be tuned into his thoughts and feelings. Intelligent yet soft. Connected. 

This painting is available in print version on metal, canvas, paper, framed or unframed. Click on the FineArtAmerica link above for more information. 

Monday, February 18, 2013

Parakeet, Budgie, Greeting Oil Painting

"Hi" 10" x 10" oil on stretched canvas. 

Having finished dozens of close up bird oil paintings over the years I decided to try something a little different, so this parakeet is showing his friendly side (they're all pretty friendly) and waving "hello" or "hi" to you. The word "hello" is spelled out in different languages in the background while his foot is giving you universal sign of "hi".

This painting is available and if you click on the image you'll land on the selling page. 


Friday, October 19, 2012

Caramel Apple Oil Painting

8" x 8" Oil on Stretched Canvas
Caramel Apple

Some foods take on special significance in certain seasons and this is one of those foods. Caramel apples were actually invented in the 1950's by a sales representative for Kraft Foods, Dan Walker. It was a smart marketing move to help sell more of their individually wrapped caramels They were a popular candy at Halloween. Candy apples were invented in 1908 by another candy maker, William W. Kolb, using red cinnamon candy.  

Can you just taste the combination of gooey caramel and the juicy apple? Yum. 

 This painting captures the imagination of your taste buds. You didn't know they had an imagination, did you?

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Boats on Belfast Bay Oil by Mary Hughes

"20 x 10" Oil on Canvas

"Boats on Belfast Bay"

Boats bobbing in the breeze on the blue waters of Belfast Bay. 

After living in Michigan for a few years I was used to seeing boats tied to docks when not in use. So when I first saw empty boats tied to buoys in the bay it was a surprise. A lane is left clear for tug boats and cruise ships to pass and dock. 

In this painting there are misty clouds gathering just beyond Islesboro in the distance. Many boats sit empty gently bobbing in the waves. In the foreground the rocks peek above the shallower waters where gulls perch and swim.  

This is painted on a stretched canvas. 

You can view this close up at FineArtAmerica where you can purchase prints on canvas, paper or metal with a wide variety of finishes, matting, frames and sizes all the way up to 36" x 18". The original is available for sale also by contacting me directly. 

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Baby Robin Steps Out Oil Painting on Canvas

20" x 10" "Maybe Tomorrow"

This little Robin fledgling is taking his first steps out of the nest. He was rescued after a storm that left him wet and on the ground with very few feathers. We found a nest, tied it to a tree and in a short time his mother began feeding him, visiting him every 20 minutes or so. He lived the life of an independent youngster with the support of his mother for almost a week. 

Rather than being pushed out of the nest, it was his decision to take those first steps. On this particular day he stepped out of the nest , walked a few feet, took a look around, up, down, side to side, then turned and walked back to the nest and took a nap. He would brave the new world the next day. It was a unique and wonderful experience, now captured in a painting. 

The canvas is stretched and the edges are painted for the option to display without a frame if you choose. 

Contact me if you are interested in the original painting. 

Reproductions are available on paper, canvas and metal, framed and unframed at FineArtAmerica. A better close up view is available there also. 

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Coffee Oil Painting

"Cup of Joe" 
8" x 8" Oil on Canvas

For many coffee is a daily ritual. Some like the many flavored coffees or like to load it up with a sweet flavored creamer. Even your local hamburger drive in offers exotic coffee beverages piled high with whipped cream and chocolate or caramel drizzle. Then there are the people who just love coffee, black and hot.  This painting celebrates black coffee with steam rising from the cup and tiny bubbles floating along the edge in a white restaurant cup and saucer. 

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