Over the years, I’ve lived and worked in New Orleans a couple times.  So when Mardi Gras rolls around its always fun to celebrate and reminisce about the Big Easy.  This year is especially exciting because we have five original New Orleans jazz paintings featured in our gallery at Stonehurst.  They are the creations of Linda Eaton Marcille, an award winning artist from Westminster, Vermont whose work hangs in public and private collections, across the country and internationally.

Who is this female jazz singer performing with a quintet?  Ella?  Sarah?  Nina?
Ella Fitzgerald? Sarah Vaughan? Nina Simone? Who is this female jazz singer performing with a quintet?  Original silk jazz paintings by Linda Marcille, available at Stonehurst.

Linda’s jazz paintings are on silk, a medium that few artists will attempt.  If you’re a jazz lover or an art collector, stop by and see them at Stonehurst!  They are truly world class art.

About Silk Painting

Even at the hands of a master, silk paintings can take months to complete. The images are created with French steam set dyes that shimmer on this charmeuse silk.  The jewelry in each painting is created with a metallic resist called gutta that sparkles like real gold.

Jazz trumpeter:  Miles Davis?  Dizzie Gillespie?  Original silk painting by Linda Marcille.
Miles Davis? Dizzie Gillespie?  Come see who’s in these jazz paintings by Linda Marcille.

“Silk painting is an ancient Asian art form and it is very unique and mysterious. The silk itself is seemingly so fragile yet it is one of the strongest fibers in nature. There is also a serendipitous quality to painting on silk with dyes. The process never allows the artist to be fully in control or to know exactly the effect that will be created.  “Painting on silk is an incredibly time-consuming and unforgiving medium. Just one drop of misplaced dye, or a broken resist line, and days of painstaking work are ruined. As challenging as painting on silk is, however, it is also one of the most rewarding art forms because the dyes take on the silk’s iridescent sheen producing an awe-inspiring range of reflective color that no other medium is capable of creating,”     Linda Marcille

Original silk paintings of New Orleans jazz legends like Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone.  Vermont artist, Linda Marcille.
Linda Eaton Marcille jazz paintings are available to view and buy at Stonehurst Gallery.
Who is this legendary jazz and blues guitarist?  BB King?  Buddy Guy?  Robert Johnson?
BB King? Buddy Guy? Robert Johnson?  Who is this legendary jazz and blues guitarist? Post your answer on Facebook. Paintings by Linda Eaton Marcille.

Jazz in Vermont

You might not think of Vermont as being synonymous with Jazz but we actually have quite a respectable jazz and blues community here. Burlington has hosted the Discover Jazz Fest annually for the last 30 years, proudly featuring such jazz legends as Sarah Vaughan, Lionel Hampton, Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock, Dave Brubeck, Branford Marsalis, Diana Krall… I could go on but you can get the whole run down here on the Discover Jazz Fest website.

Just down the street, we have the Vermont Jazz Center at the Cotton Mill in Brattleboro, VT which is now in its 37th year. Founded by legendary guitarist Attila Zoller, the Center is now run by pianist, Eugene Uman and features a summer jazz workshop, monthly concert series, Wednesday night jam sessions, and frequent collaborations with area schools, jazz art organizations and businesses.

Who is this famous jazz singer?  Billie Holiday?  Sarah Vaughn?  Ella?
Who is this famous jazz singer? Billie Holiday? Sarah Vaughan? Ella Fitzgerald?  Douglas thinks they are the Obamas but what does he know? Original silk paintings by Linda Marcille.

How to Purchase Linda’s Paintings

Do you have the perfect spot in your home for this remarkable series of Jazz paintings on silk? We are proud to be able to offer them for purchase here at Stonehurst. These are the only jazz paintings Linda has done out of an extensive body of work over many years and she will not be creating more like them. They are an investment sure to increase in value.

The original paintings are priced at $800 each to the person or family who will cherish and care for them. We would prefer to sell them as a set or perhaps split them into two sets, if necessary. Dimensions are 29″W x 25″H, matted and framed (actual image approximately 20″W x 15″H). For additional information or to purchase please call Peggy, Liz or any of our sales team at Vermont Woods Studios. Looking to buy just one? We’ll talk.

This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios.  Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.

This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios. Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.

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Georgie shows off a print of her Red Barn with a little help from Loryn and Douglas.  That’s Georgie’s sister sitting with Liz on the left.  The cow and sheep hanging on Liz’s wall were painted by Vermont artist Caryn King.

You just never know who you’re going to run into when you visit us at Stonehurst, Vermont’s newest fine furniture and art gallery.  This morning we had a visit from Georgie Runkle and her sister.  Georgie’s a plein air painter– she loves to be outside painting the scenes she comes across that speak to her heart.  You may see her along Vermont’s rural by-ways painting a covered bridge, an old barn, a general store or a grand old home with rockers on a wrap-around porch.

Georgie left an original oil painting of a covered bridge with us as well as a print of a classic red Vermont barn.  Both are available for purchase in our art gallery.  Loryn is working on making Stonehurst artworks available in our online store as well so stay tuned.  Visitors from Manhattan, Boston and beyond are always pleasantly surprised at the affordable prices they find for high end original artwork in Vermont’s art galleries.

Our neighbors, the Millers also visited us today.  Paul and Mary Miller own an organic dairy farm, now being operated by its fourth generation of Millers.  We can see the farm from our window– it’s a quintessentially beautiful Vermont farm, nestled along the Connecticut River.   Besides Holstein cattle, the Millers raise golden retrievers.  They have a well-deserved reputation for honesty, hard work and service to the community.

So don’t think you have to be shopping for furniture to stop by and see us at Stonehurst.  There’s always someone interesting to talk to or a beautiful piece or artwork that will catch your eye.  It’s worth the trip!

This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios. Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.

Original silk paintings of New Orleans jazz legends like Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone.  Vermont artist, Linda Marcille.
Linda Marcille’s original silk paintings of New Orleans jazz legends now proudly hang in our Stonehurst fine furniture and art gallery.  Who is the legendary jazz singer above?  Ella Fitzgerald? Sarah Vaughan? Billie Holiday?  Post your answer on Facebook.  These paintings are available for purchase at Vermont Woods Studios for a limited time.

Stonehurst Fine Furniture and Art Gallery

We’re feeling very lucky today.  Our Stonehurst fine furniture and art gallery has been graced by the entire collection of Linda Eaton Marcille’s original New Orleans Jazz silk paintings.

Jazz in Vermont

Who is this legendary jazz and blues guitarist?  BB King?  Buddy Guy?  Robert Johnson?
Who is this legendary jazz and blues guitarist? BB King? Buddy Guy? Robert Johnson?  This collection of original silk paintings by Linda Marcille, is available exclusively at Vermont Woods Studios – Stonehurst Fine Art Gallery.

You might not think of Vermont as being synonymous with Jazz but we actually have quite a respectable jazz and blues community here.  Burlington has hosted the Discover Jazz Fest annually for the last 30 years, proudly featuring such jazz legends as Sarah Vaughan, Lionel Hampton, Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock, Dave Brubeck, Branford Marsalis, Diana Krall… I could go on but you can get the whole run down here on the Discover Jazz Fest website.

Just down the street, we have the Vermont Jazz Center at the Cotton Mill in Brattleboro, VT which is now in its 37th year.  Founded by legendary guitarist Attila Zoller, the Center is now run by pianist, Eugene Uman and features a summer jazz workshop,  monthly concert series, Wednesday night jam sessions, and frequent collaborations with area schools, jazz art organizations and businesses.

Linda Marcille’s Jazz on Silk Series

Who is this famous jazz singer?  Billie Holiday?  Sarah Vaughn?  Ella?
Who is this famous jazz singer? Billie Holiday? Sarah Vaughan? Ella Fitzgerald?  This collection of original silk painting by Linda Marcille, is available exclusively at Vermont Woods Studios – Stonehurst Fine Art Gallery.

It’s not surprising then, that some of America’s most beautiful (and quite possibly the only) jazz paintings on silk come from Vermont.  They are the artistry of Linda Marcille, an award winning artist from Westminster, Vermont whose acclaimed artwork hangs in public and private collections, across the country and internationally.  Now, for a limited time these beautiful and unique paintings on silk are available for purchase at Vermont Woods Studios.

Jazz lovers and art collectors:  hurry to see these paintings at Stonehurst!  I promise you will not be disappointed.  This is world class art.  Read about the interactive and unforgiving nature of the silk painting process in tomorrow’s blog post.  Even at the hands of a master, silk paintings like these can take weeks or even months to complete. The images are created with French steam set dyes that shimmer on the charmeuse silk and the jewelry in each painting is created with a metallic resist called gutta that sparkles like real gold!  This is an unbelievable opportunity to acquire a collection of original silk paintings of your favorite jazz masters at a Vermont price. This is an unbelievable opportunity to acquire a collection of original silk paintings of your favorite jazz masters at a Vermont price.

Who is this jazz singer? Ella Fitzgerald? Sarah Vaughn? Billie Holiday?
Who is this jazz singer? Ella Fitzgerald? Sarah Vaughan? Billie Holiday?

Can You Identify the Jazz Musicians in Linda’s Paintings?

Who do you think the guitarist shown above most resembles?  BB King, George Benson, Wes Montgomery, Charlie Christian, Robert Johnson or Buddy Guy?  How about the sax player?  Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker or John Coltrane?  Give us a shout on Facebook and let us know what you think.

Stay tuned for more jazz paintings on silk tomorrow, including  a mystery trumpeter and a female singer with quintet.

 

This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios. Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.

 

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Vermont Woods Studios has a new piece of original artwork by local artist, Donna Scully. Stop by and see it sometime!

Vermont art lovers, take note:  this is your big chance to acquire an original painting by our friend, neighbor and renowned Vermont artist Donna Scully.

 

Donna is cleaning out her studio to make room for new inspirations and new artwork.  So lucky for us, all of her inventory is on sale at prices you won't be able to resist.  I stopped by Donna's studio yesterday and found this beautiful iris painting ready for sale.  I snapped it up and it's hanging in our showroom today.

Here's a link to Donna's Facebook where you can see examples of some of her work.  Many of you have taken painting lessons from Donna and followed her world travels as she's shared her talents with fans all over the country and the globe.  For those new to Donna's work, I can say that she is an extraordinary artist who's very approachable and a joy to work with.  Looking for something special for a particular place in your home?  Commission Donna to paint exactly what you want.  It's a luxury you can afford and one you'll enjoy always.

 

 

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I saw this sign in the restroom of a dress shop in Maine last week. Think we should hang up a similar sign at Donna's studio?

 

Vermont Woods Studios Fine Furniture

This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios. Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.