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Michaela Harlow, Rise, 2015, Oil, Graphite and Pencil on Constructed Wood PanelRise, 2016. Oil, Graphite and Pencil on 16″ x 16″ Constructed Wood Panel

I wasn’t going to post this painting. Yesterday was a rough one and sleep evaded me last night. I really struggled through my day. I must have created and destroyed this piece a dozen times. Objectivity is not my strong suit when I am physically, mentally and emotionally exhausted. But something told me to stop. Just stop.

Then I got an email from a friend who also happens to own one of my paintings. She was looking at the piece and saw it in a completely new way. Suddenly the ugly voice in my head was silenced. I remembered that I know what I am doing. Then I went back to my painting, snapped a photo and called it a day.


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October Thicket

IMG_9303.JPG October Thicket, 2014 – Michaela Harlow – Pastel on Cold Press, Deckle-Edge Paper, 20″ x 16″

O R I G I N A L   S O L D     –    A R C H I V A L   P R I N T S     A V A I L A B L E

A misty, foggy, rainy morning gave way to a blustery afternoon in what I can only describe as a full-spectrum weather event. The only thing missing was snow and I, for one, am happy for that.

After a week-and-a-half of busy work and worrywarting, I was more than ready to settle back into my studio rhythm. I found my muse in the foggy forest bramble while out walking today. It’s good to be back.

IMG_9304.JPG In the studio, after finding inspiration on my walk

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