Art from the heart of Mary Jo Leisure, feeling and experiencing the inspiration that surrounds her life, she shares her joy of painting, what inspires her to create and challanges you to see the beauty around you, reflecting the inspiration in your artwork.

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Painting is an expression of one's feelings. It can take you to another place at another time. Art comes from your heart, mind and soul. I hope you will enjoy reading My Diary of a Painter. I write periodically so I hope you will visit often My desire is for you to feel and experience the inspiration that is all around you.


Gray, My Favorite Background Color

Gray is a natural, wonderful color,
a great neutral.
No one seems to want to use it,
but me.
I love the way it works with anything.
It can be warm, it can be cool.
It accents, it shows off,
it enhances, it brightens, it softens,
whatever you want.
Today I picked up the paper and read
"This warm sophisticated" neutral
makes a perfect complement to almost
any color in your home"
WOW!...they were talking about gray,
my color, the one I love to use.
I found out it is storming the country
in home decor and fashion.
Won't you take a look
and give it a try.
Watch it enhance the colors you use.
I am excited seeing others using gray and loving it.
It works, it works.
Tomorrow, I am ready to start a new painting using gray,
my favorite background color.

After I brought home pansies, I painted this piece...
on gray no less.

Mary Jo Leisure, March 8, 2009

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Pleasanton, KS 66075
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Mary Jo Leisure, Decorative Artist, Pleasanton, Kansas