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Joan McCracken Thomas / Uncategorized

Best in Show!

Feeling very honored to have earned the “Best in Show” award at the current #Art Association in Roxbury show at the #Morris County Library. It was especially gratifying with this oil painting, “Mystery Wall,” as it’s a departure from my usual style & was painted...

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Where I Want to Be

This is one of my recent artworks, created in a mixed water media class at #Morris County Arts Association with Nina Nemeth. I had FUN experimenting with looser & less detailed forms of art. This piece, “Where I Want to Be,” in fluid acrylic and...

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People’s Award

One of my oil paintings, “Shanghai Water Garden,” is on display at the Sparta Historical Society in Sparta, NJ. & won a “People’s Award.” I felt honored that their committee asked me to do a little presentation about it. I shared that I felt drawn...

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Affirmation Feels Good!

It was a great feeling to have sold this painting, “Stormy Sunset,” at a New Jersey Art Assoc. show at Chilton Medical Ctr, in Pompton Plains! I experienced several “happy accidents” as I painted this, which made the final version more unique.  My goal was to...

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Feel the Cold

I just finished this oil painting of Perito Moreno glacier, based on a recent trip with my husband to Patagonia. I wanted to capture the ivy crevices, the light bouncing off the ice, the vivid blues, & the windswept feel of the backdrop!  This trip...

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Summer in my Backyard

I love summer in this area & the vivid colors, shimmering heat, & intense light, and shadows! This is my latest oil painting, “Summer in my Backyard,” 20x24 inches. There’s so much beauty everywhere I look, & sometimes you don’t need to look farther than...

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It was exciting & affirming to sell this oil painting, “Verona Park Bridge,” to a buyer who saw it recently in a show. I wanted to play up the reflections & shadows in the water, & the texture of the stone bridge & make the...

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Ocean Sunset

I’m almost finished with this oil painting & waiting for it to tell me what it still needs. I wanted to recreate the feel & taste of the salty breeze, the rhythm of the waves & the technicolor sunset! It’s based on memories of living...

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