I did not paint plein air this year in Mexico. I certainly need the practice and experience, but this year I decided to take the first week off and enjoy our vacation with friends. The second week I pulled out paints and pochade box and painted from photos of Tennessee, little mini paintings, 4x6, to frame and put in our Spring Small Treasures art show. I intentionally constructed the paintings with careful value choices, color notes, lines of composition...all good exercises of lessons learned. Here are the 5 paintings still in the state I left them in after a single session of around one hour. I will give each of them a little "tickle" to correct a few things and make them read better (like the deer in the middle one), but I want to preserve the loose, spontaneous feel of them as little images of lovely Tennessee.
And here are the finished pieces: 4x6 + 2" frames; all ready for the Small Treasures Spring Show, April 15-May 15 @ Sumner County Visitors Bureau, Gallatin, TN!
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Hello! My name is Wendy and I am passionate about oil painting! Whether in the studio or out in Mother Nature, I get lost in the experience of capturing on canvas the moment and the feel of what I am painting. I pour my love and energy into every single piece of artwork and I hope it shows! This blog is a place where I can use words to talk about art, painting, life, faith, things that make me laugh, and things that inspire. I love every response, so don't be shy about leaving a comment...