cigar box painting

Save the date for art! Brookside Gardens: Flora and Fauna Exploring the World of Plants and Animals

I'm participating in a group art show at Brookside Gardens in May. Please save the date.

Show: May 15 - June 12
Meet the Artists: May 17, 4:00 - 7:00pm

Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD

3 of my garden prints will be for sale at Brookside Gardens gift shop durring the show.

My entry for the show at Brookside Gardens will be hanging on the wall display.

Sunflower Cigar Box No. 2. by Michelle Bailey. Watercolor and mixed media. UV varnish. Optional hanging wire for wall display.
This watercolor was painted using Daniel Smith iridescent gold watercolor ground and has a shimmering effect in certain lighting.
Matted giclée prints available at show and online.

About this show:  Our annual exhibition at Brookside Gardens is a mid-sized art show using the full gallery space within the visitors center. The show is a wonderful opportunity for MAA artists to display their botanical works -- flowers, plants, butterflies, landscape paintings from the gardens. There will be wall art and 3D artworks in the display cases. Many of the artists will have giclée prints of their works available for sale in the gift shop.

I'm a new member of the Montgomery Art Association and happy to have my cigar box painting of a beautiful sunflower included in the hanging wall art display in this art show.  Matted giclée prints of my sunflower painting and other works will be available for purchase in the Brookside Gardens gift shop--and my online gift shop. I will be attending the meet the artist event on May 17th and hope to see you there! Over 70 MAA artists are participating. I've seen this show many times over the years and have always been amazed by the art.

Sales during the show support Brookside Gardens and local artists--Thank you!

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Art Hop Takoma is this weekend – Find me at Roscoe’s Pizzeria

Björne is helping me finish these Bee & Blossom cigar box paintings for Art Hop Takoma this weekend (April 29-30)! I’ll be exhibiting at Roscoe’s Pizzeria along with Marcelle Fozard (Painting) and Mary Ann Lipovsky (Painting). Our reception is Sunday from 3-5 pm.  Please stop by!

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Cats Love Art - Bees & Blossoms by Michelle Bailey

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Painted Cigar Boxes

I love painting cigar boxes. I’ve done quite a few lately so I wanted to post some photos of the collection so far and perhaps inspire you to create one for yourself. Some photos show the boxes on my easel, in their new homes or on display. I’ve also been making giclee reproductions of some of my more popular paintings. Some of these boxes are for sale. Many of the painted designs shown here plus others are available in print and note card format at my Etsy shop.


Michelle Bailey Cigar Box Paintings

Takoma’s Metro Green Original Painted Cigar Box – Sold


Michelle Bailey Cigar Box Paintings

Blue VW Painted Cigar Box – Sold


Michelle Bailey Cigar Box Paintings

Converse All Star Giclee Cigar Box – Roscoe’s Pizzeria – $55


Michelle Bailey Cigar Box Paintings

Rusted Beauty Giclee Cigar Box – $55 – Contact me for purchase details – Find out how this was painted on a 2009 ipod touch


Michelle Bailey Cigar Box Paintings - Backyard Blue Jay

Backyard Blue Jay – Original Painted Cigar Box – Roscoe’s Pizzeria – SOLD


Michelle Bailey Cigar Box Paintings

Michelle Bailey Cigar Box Paintings

BLEIVE, HON TKPK Truck Bumpersticker overload – Giclee Cigar Box – $55 at Roscoe’s Pizzeria in Takoma Park

Sunflower Heart Cigar Box in progress

Sunflower Heart Cigar Box in progress


Handsom Kitty Cigar Box Painting in Progress

Handsome Kitty Cigar Box Painting in Progress

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Artists for Soup – cigar box painting

I’m happy to start my cigar box painting to benefit Artists for Soup as they move forward with plans to build a community center in La Paz Centro, Nicaragua. I love the labels. Now to figure out what to paint.

Artists for Soup Cigar Box

Artists for Soup is a non-profit organization that works to support sustainable development work in La Paz Centro, Nicaragua.

Posted by m bailey in acrylic, Art, in progress, 8 comments