Mary Lou Correia Paintings

New Works

Sense of Place

I carry a sketchbook all the time to record quick vignettes of ideas: late light reflections on a lake; turbulent skies; joyful activity of farmers' markets; Families feeding ducks. The painting process begins when the mind’s eye opens to the moods, activities, colors and the Spirit of a place. I quickly sketch to outline the shapes. My goal is not a photographic depiction of the landscape, rather the essence of it, including only what actually attracts me to it. The painting conveys the essence of a place.

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Acacia, Coleader, Spring
16 X 20

Mission Beach, Carmel
14 x 18

Blossoming Pears, Briones
16 x 20

Spirit of Life
Sacred Valley
20 x 16

Figures in the Sand
16 x 20

Logan Slacklining
12 x 9

Aqua Cafe
Chinatown, San Francisco
12 x 16

Palace of Fine Arts
San Francisco
11 x 14

Embarcadero Mall
20 x 16

Moraga Course in Spring
24 x 36

Willow Whisper
20 x 24

Grand Marina
Sorento, Italy
12 x 9

Mt. Diablo, Apricot Sky
18 x 24

Whaler's Cove
12 x 16

Mt. Diablo, February Snow
18 x 24 Sold

John Muir's Almonds
16 x 20

Forty Shades of Green
16 x 20

Pear Trees
16 x 20

Lake Solano Evening
12 x 16 Sold

Rock Wall and Wild Begonias
12 x 16

Pinot Country
9 x 12 Sold

Where's the Fire
9 x 12

One Fine Day
9 x 12

Fresh Choice
9 x 12

Trolley Car
9 x 12

Alameda Theater
9 x 12 - Sold

Golden Gate
11 x 14 $950 Sold

Trinidad Lookout
12 x 16

5 o'clock Shadow
16 x 20

Ferry Building, San Francisco
16 x 12

Tule Fog Johnston Road
12 x 18 - Sold

Gift Of Spring
16 x 20

Spring Promise Mt. Diablo
- Sold


Mellow Yellow, Crete
12 x 9 - Sold

Awakening, Kenai, Alaska
18 x 24

Fishing Boats Crete Evening
11 x 14

Harvest Time
20 x 24

Surprise, Lakeville Hwy
9 x 12

Awakening Berryessa
18 x 24