Author Mary Belle Cordell

Mary Belle Cordell will be painting product test pieces for Marabu Mixed Media Encaustic Paint Co.She will be painting with their Glass, enviironmentallyPorcelain and Ceramic non firing paints .Marabu paints are made in environmentally friendly. The company has been in business foe 150 years. Almost all of their 20,000 products are water based and user friendly. Mary Belle is especially interested in the Glas and Porcelain products which are air dried and heated in you home oven. No firing in a kiln is required and the painting will be permanent.She will be painting on glass vases, plates and porcelain tiles and ceramic tiles.More information to come about this project.


Mary Belle Cordell is showing her paintings and porcelain pendants at the Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association in Blue Ridge Ga.The art center presents contemporary and multi-cultural arts. This beautiful center is located in the Fannin Co Courthouse which is on the National registry of Historic buildings in downtown Blue Ridge. She was juried into their National art show and her work was on display for several months. The beauty of the mountains draws thousands of people to this area every year.


Palette Knife Painting: Introduction: The transparent enamel is mixed with 50% china paint to achieve the proper color. The powder mixture is mixed with a fast drying oil. When mixing the colored china paints with the base for gold enamel use three times more enamel that china paints. The more china paint You use the darker the color will be. All of the colors should be mixed and ready to go before beginning this project. The palette knife to be used should be long pointed and flexible.The only brush you will use on this project is a pointer brush. The medium pointer brush will be used for details such as trees and grass, etc A rubber tipped wipe out tool is used in the enamel for detail and hi-lights This project will be painted on a 9 X 12 tile and fired in a kiln at 1700 degrees. Clean up is easy with Turpinoid non-turpentine brush cleaner. This one-day work shop will be fun for beginning and advanced students  The class may be scheduled in the Fall season at the Boca Museum Art School. For more information about this workshop call the artist Mary Belle Cordell

Storm on the Beach porcelain Painting by Mary Belle Cordell

Storm on the Beach

Mary Belle Cordell was informed that two of her porcelain paintings have been accepted in the 12th Annual art Competition sponsored by the city of Pembroke Pines. The artwork will b exhibited at  studio 18 in the Pines located at 1101 Poinciana Drive, Pembroke Pines, Fl. ” Storm at Sunset” and “Poppy Number One” are the names of the artwork accepted into this show. The city of Pembroke Pines Arts Culture Advisory Board was established in 2000 for the expressed purpose of encouraging artistic opportunities to all local artists.

 The public is invited to the opening reception to be held on Friday, September 23, 2016, from 7:00 until 9:00 PM.

celeste2_maybeThe porcelain painting of Anne has been selected by the 2016 SAAG National Juried Show. There were 300 national entries entered in this show. The artwork selected for this exhibit will be on display in the Richard Low Evans Gallery in the Art Center from October 15- November 12, 2016.  Opening reception and awards ceremony is October 15th, 5pm to 7pm. The SAAG National Juried Show attracts several artists from over 25 different states and draws an audience interest from not only a regional level, but from across the country. The art center is located in the historic Court House.

Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association
420 West Main Street
Blue Ridge GA  30513


Mary Belle Cordell will be exhibiting her porcelain painting of Azaleas in the Karpe/es Manuscript Library Museum at 101 W 1st street in Jacksonville, Fl. The museum features original manuscripts of science, art and literature in a Neoclassical building.

Mary Belle was in a program about Vinnie Ream which was sponsored by the National League of American Pen Women. Mary Belle is a member, past president and National Art Chairmen of this group of inspired women. Vinnie Ream was 18 years old when she sculpted, in marble, the statue of Abraham Lincoln that is exhibited in the Capital in Washington D. C. This very talented woman was a member of the Pen Women.
The Pen Women have collected many historic papers about Vinnie Ream that will be exhibited along with selected fine art. The exhibit will take place from Sept 3, 2016, until October 30, 2016 . Opening reception: September 9, 2016, from 5-8 PM Address: 101 W 1st Street, Jacksonville, Fl 32206.



porcelain_art_example-2The Fall classes will begin at the Boca Museum the Art School located at 801 West Palmetto Park Road,Boca Raton Fl 33486. Contact numbers are 561-392-2503 or 954-772-964 7. The china painting class will be held on Friday morning from 9am until 12pm. Beginners are welcome and will be encouraged by the teacher and other students. Mary Belle has been on the staff teaching china painting for 14 years. Her expertise in this fine art is extended to all of her students. All of your blank porcelain, brushes, paints,firing and solvents will be supplied to you in porcelain_art_example-3this class for a supply fee which is charged by the teacher each semester. You may paint on tiles, plates, small vases or trays, etc. Come and enjoy this fun class with other fun students.


Abstract Palette Knife Painting with Enamel and China Paint at the Boca Museum the Art School: Modern Porcelain Painting

Mary Belle Cordell will be teaching abstract palette knife painting with textured enamel which will be colored with china paint.  This powder will be mixed with a closed drying medium and will be painted with a palette knife on a 14 X 16 tile.  You will finish one tile in this class and will be able to pick up the kiln fired tile at the school in one week.  This class will be held on November 19, 2016, tuition: $110.00 Time 9:30am until 1:00pm.  There will be a material fee of $25 for this class. Mary Belle will be showing an example of this class and her china painting class at the open house at the school on August 27 from 1pm-4pm.  Address 801 W. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton, FL 33486.  For more information call: 561-392-2503 or 954-772-9647.

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