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 …

My Jungle

  My jungle is not green, Nor any quiet color. My jungle is not silent, Because she squeaks and yawns unlike an ordered universe. My jungle is not still, Its movement flows in winds and rivers. My jungle blooms, and swallows, sighs in heaves, it splatters and disconnects and re-puzzles. Read More …

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 …

The Wise Little Sloth

Description This Wise Little Sloth has taught me to follow my path, play in the soulful, pay attention to signs, have faith in my craft and always stay true to myself.  This moment is almost always joyful.  Leave space for joy, there is no use forcing it, it will come. Watercolor Read More …

The Paintings I Carry

One week left in Seattle and then we hop on the plane for a new adventure in Costa Rica.  Mostly, packing has consisted of purging, the getting rid of and lightening, but I’m willing to carry a few items for sentimental reasons.  I will paint in Costa Rica.  I’m packing all my paints but I Read More …

Unusual Weather (c) Marika Reinke

The specter of climate change is an underlying disquiet.  What unusual weather we are having is small talk, a subtle code and acknowledgement.  There is change emerging around a corner too sharp to see around. The question is not if it is a hoax or who caused it.  The real questions: What will humans Read More …

Art in the Park Today

All set up without any broken glass. Success! Warm and beautiful day. No rain. Success! I'll be here from 11-6 at South Lake Union in front of MOHAI with other friendly and talented artisans. See you soon!   Posted with Blogsy

If Gems Speak

A big day tomorrow! 11-6 at South Lake Union! I’ve been busy today and still have a few things to knock off the list in preparation. There is so much to do my head is spinning. By request, a preview of the stories these little gems will tell are below. 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 …