Jewels, Dreams and Metaphors

These are beautiful one-of-a-kind original watercolor painting necklaces. They sparkle, a luscious punch of style, like jewels but crafted with iridescent, gold, silver and vivid luxurious pigments. Practically, they are durably sealed to outlast Costa Rican heat and water (please don’t put them in the laundry though!). Ultimately, they are meaningful gifts that seal friendship, memories, love and self. Read More …

Storm

A Story: There are  incredible storms in Costa Rica, but none match the one I’ve lately tended to inside. A little over two months ago, I left my burgeoning art career in Seattle to move to rural Costa Rica.  And my identity was lifted in the air and then…what? The storm and dissonance are my path now.  I Read More …

Working with Color & Life

This commission is taking me a long time to finish.  I make three decisions  and then I’m exhausted, and the paint needs to dry.  I walk away. As I work, I think about my client.  She has an irreversible and deadly disease.  This painting is for her life partner as Read More …

Costa Rica Heat

Story Closed eyes in the tropical heat see colors that transform.  Surrounded, you must wear them as they alter your perspective. Watercolor 12″ x 9″ In The News This painting was featured by the Northwest Art Alliance in May 2015. Buy Here Costa Rica Heat from Marika Reinke Original SOLD Limited Edition Print Read More …

seaprints

Story The sea is a literary being.  It’s waves finger the sand with hieroglyphs and symbols leaving a puzzle of stories.  We have slight moments to code-cipher that which we can’t know with any sense but the heart. Watercolor 10″ x 7″ CONTACT ME marika@marikareinke.com E-MAIL LIST Join my E-mail List Here to get current Read More …

Goodbyes and Good News

At my studio party on Saturday, a few people asked me last night if it was hard to let my paintings go. And I answered no. As I’ve let them go one by one I have prepared myself for each sale and it has felt good. I love my new profession. Read More …

A Magic Tree

A tree and climber tend to each other while conjuring private magic. One offers height, an ever changing maze, adventure, and endless possibility of another world. The other lays hope before her, curiosity and this secret; to understand what lays in her own hands. With each strong grasp and successful push Read More …

To Paint a Climber

I’m not a graphic designer. This was my first thought when my husband suggested this project. I’ve done the graphic design thing. I worked at a firm at one point. I’ve taught design and related software. I really respect graphic designers. It’s a lot of work, talent, persistence, thought, completely Read More …

Plans and Confessions

March 28th, I’m having my first Studio Party at my house.  And I’m just going to confess this: I’m excited but terrified.  If I thought I could get away with it, I wouldn’t do this. But, I know I have to. My husband insisted and he is even more of an introvert than I Read More …

To Nurture a Watercolor

Being pregnant is a victory and triumph. It is a miracle that, even if you experience it differently, is not a simple task. It is complex, complicated, at a point inexplicable and by virtue of this – absolutely awe-inspiring. That accomplishment deserves a loud colorful scream – I did it! I did this! Look at what my body can do! Celebrate! Read More …