An Ultimate Goal

At the end of March, I FINALLY attended Flora Bowley’s Bloom True long weekend painting workshop. I’ve been wanting to attend this workshop for a few years.  The workshops often fill the day the email announcement comes which is hard to plan around family demands.  This year, I resolved myself Read More …

The Story of Body and Soul Painting

  For as long as I’ve loved to make art, I’ve loved to move. I have played sports, salsa danced, competed in triathlons, been a long-time rock climber, practiced yoga, become a personal trainer and got serious about CrossFit and more. The same year I decided to launch my art Read More …

1. Lay down with the monsters

There are days when self-doubt and the inner critique are powerful forces.  Together they form an insidious monster that chatters endlessly.  Lacking any imagination they use only destructive cliches: You aren’t good enough. You will never. You are only dreaming. Everyone else is already doing that. No one will pay Read More …

When Painting doesn’t “Work”

“What do you do when you are in a phase when you dislike everything you paint?” a workshop artist and participant asked me. Well, I struggle. I try not to beat myself up, but of course I do. I try not to quit, but I practice mini-quits and start again. Read More …

In Need of a Guide

Early one morning, I walked up an urban Queen Anne hill about 50 feet behind a blind man with a walking stick.  I have seen this man many times.  I remember his independence and courage.  He regularly walks up this busy hill to his work, home, or office.  This was Read More …

Fertility Adieu

When I receive this text: “Do you have a painting for a hysterectomy?” “Why, of course I do.” And then I said goodbye to this sweet painting this morning. SOLD. I love that she has a new home and love everything this painting gave me. Fertility by Marika Reinke This Read More …

Sunsets and Songs

Here, the sky sips sangria telling stories in melodies and songs. We listen with heart, skin, heat and dance with her again. Acrylic on Canvas 36” x 36” $950 USD CONTACT ME marika@marikareinke.com E-MAIL LIST Join my E-mail List Here to get current news of events and special deals. I respect Read More …

The Gift

Silly joy Sweet tears Steaming fear Spitting anger Deep gratitude Quietude We witness The Gift. Acrylic on Canvas  Diptych 2 x 16” x 20” $350 USD CONTACT ME marika@marikareinke.com E-MAIL LIST Join my E-mail List Here to get current news of events and special deals. I respect your privacy and Read More …

Blocking the Light

Obstructed light halts the stubborn scuttle. Then, gently draw a different map. Acrylic 24″ x 30″ $500 Donated to the Black and White fundraising auction 2016 for CEPIA, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. CONTACT ME marika@marikareinke.com E-MAIL LIST Join my E-mail List Here to get current news of events and special deals. Read More …

Found in the River

  In a still moment, a blind hand reaches into the river to retrieve its sweet vision. Watercolor 16” x 12” $150 -SOLD   CONTACT ME marika@marikareinke.com E-MAIL LIST Join my E-mail List Here to get current news of events and special deals. I respect your privacy and will not Read More …