Maureen Fitzmahan

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Pearls

In Memorium – Volodymyr Kovalchuk

Volodymyr Kovalchuk of Lutsk, Ukraine, and my friend of 20 years, died on May 1, 2017.<p>He died of stomach cancer. “Volodymyr thought you were a very …

Communist Party

Still life – “still”

BlackBerry

Still life – How to Set it Up.

Still-Life with Yellow Straw Hat by GOGH, Vincent van<p>HOW TO SET UP FOR A STILL LIFE<p>The point of constructing a still life set is not to waste your …

Impressionism

Still life – Momento mori

by Maureen Fitzmahan<p><i>Momento mori –</i> “remember that you have to die.” Momento mori is an interesting facet of the still life genre. The artist often …

Art

Still Life (Salon #3-Series 3)

Still Life

by Maureen Fitzmahan<p>“Still life” is one of the major genres of Western art.<p>Traditionally, the subject matter of a still life painting. sculpture, or …

Art

OPEN THE OTHER DOOR

Open the Other Door is a collection of short memoirs.<p>This section of the Blog is divided into three subsections: post-Soviet Union, Japan, and the …

Napa Valley

Show your work: Social Media

SOCIAL MEDIA<p>For the artist, a first entry into showing work may be by posting art on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, blogposts …

The salon – The Art Junket

<b>The Salon</b><p>After 2 years of sharing my photos on social media and exhibiting my art, the best thing I do for my art is to work in a <i>salon</i> experience.<p>A</i> …

San Francisco

Why show art?

1) Art is one of the extraordinary ways human beings share experiences or emotions that we are unable to communicate in any other way.<p>Beauty, love, …

Salon 3.2 – Genesis

by Maureen Fitzmahan<p>The 2nd Salon* of the 3rd series of The Art Junket was hosted by Ana Perches.<p>The Salon was attended by 13 artists: Erin …

Temple incense

Giving off aromas of deep green woods, a massive bronze incense burner is central to the Japanese temple.<p>A wayfarer embraces the smoke. Clinging to …

Roma women and children

In October 2006, I traveled to rural Romania, to volunteer at a nonprofit orphanage in Romania.<p>One evening, I took this photo of Roma mothers and …

Roma child

Just a little girl. Barefoot. Wearing a torn white shift. An enigma – poor and lost. Is she cold? Where did she come from? Where is her mother?<p>These …

Come see my work: Art Trax in Pittsburg

Come to my upcoming show! This Thursday. From 5 pm to 8.<p>Then, let’s go to E.J. Phair, the local brewery for a beer on tap and the best pizza in …

Kafé Japan

A cup of coffee cost a whopping $5.00 or $6.00. That is more than $20 in today’s money. American journalists loved to report how exorbitantly …

Photography is a solo sport

My photography is best when my photos introduce you to me. In my photography you can find seven decades of this artist. Not only what I did, but what …

The multipotentialite photographer

So, I was again having a WAIGTDWIGUM (what-am-I-going-to-do-when-I-grow-up) moment. You know, when you feel guilty because you can’t figure out what …

A case of WAIGTBWIGU

When I was 26, I thought I was finally all grown up.<p>After many years of schooling, I had just passed the bar exam. I was a REAL attorney. With a real …

Genesis: the Art Process #3

By Maureen B. Fitzmahan<p>Oh yes, I am processing, too. I am taking this time to take a very onerous adventure of going through my 77,000 digital …

“We Ukrainians are depressed. So we smoke and we drink coffee. Unless we drink vodka. But, I don’t have any vodka today.”

Nora puts herself in her art. Pointing to her sketch of a pregnant woman sitting on a turtle, she said, “See here. It’s my nose. I can’t paint …

The empty bus rattled down the road. In the wrong direction.

“Just take the Number 8 bus,” the secretary said. “You’ll have no trouble getting home.” <br>“But all the buses look alike,” I pleaded, with what I …

“Is OK. I speak English. Not very well, but we will be fine. We will talk photography.”

“Hey, Volodya, take care of this American lady,” Borys hollered down the hall. A gangly young man peered around the corner. Grunting to Borys in a …

My first darkroom image

I first saw an image rise up from a pan of Kodak D-76 in 1995. I cried. It was a miracle, and I had created it. Well, Nikon, Kodak, and a bunch of …

“Hide your papers,” he advised, “under the potatoes.”

“A man came to the KGB office. He looked frightened. ‘My talking parrot has disappeared.’ The agent was confused. ‘That’s not the kind of case we …

A Wonder

Photographing the Crowd

There are different kinds of crowds. There is the Sunday-go-for-a-walk crowd. There is the tourists-watching-the-street-performer crowd. There is the …