I seem to like painting in 3's...a little cluster on the same theme. There's something kind of satisfying about a group of paintings telling a story together. The story I'm working on right now is from our trip in 2013 to the Provence region of France. Our college-aged daughter provided us with a wonderful excuse (as if one is needed!) to visit her while she was living and studying at the University of Marseille. Her campus was in Aix en Provence, so we found a darling apartment to rent for a week right outside the center of the city. We could walk just a few minutes and be on Cours Mirabeau! But I'm not painting Aix right now; I'm painting scenes from the market days we seemed to stumble on in many of the other villages and towns we visited. I can't even begin to describe the charm and utter enchantment of walking through narrow cobbled streets, low arches, unexpected fountains and finding yet another lively French market in full swing. What I hope to capture in these paintings is that feeling of stumbling on a sweet and memorable experience. If somehow that feeling can be bottled and recreated on the canvas then I am happy!
one on the easel and another below/right.... and one ready to sign! Thank you for viewing my art!!
No long blog post...just some long necks... Flamingo paintings, from photos taken at the Nashville Zoo. Happy summer! Enjoy!!
June was a very good month to me in the art experience!! I am so happy to say that I have been accepted into three juried shows in the next few months: Maury Regional "Art Effects Show" in August, "Artsclamation!" Knoxville in November, and "The Art Show" at Brentwood Academy in December!!!! I am SO humbled and honored and excited, to say the least! Being good enough to be juried into such great art shows has been a hope and dream for me.
And that's not all! I entered the Light Space & Time
Online Gallery's Figurative Competition for June, only
my second time ever entering an art competition and I
won a place in the Special Merit Award Category!!!
" Special Merit Award Category – These are the artists and their artwork which we felt could easily have been placed higher but due to the size constraints in each media category, this art was placed in this special category. Any of the Special Merit art, in many cases, is interchangeable with the best art that we selected for the top tiers. "
It's very special to me that it was my "Fresh Catch"
painting of our Mazatlan shrimp seller who, sadly, passed
away just about the same time that I finished the painting.
Here is the link to the Light Space & Time Gallery slideshow of the Special Merit winners.
**WARNING** it's a "figurative" exhibit...so.....
If you wish to miss the nudes (which are lovely), my painting appears at 3:38 time signature (insert crazy face emoji)
Speaking of emojis...if I was one I would be a Happy Dance because I feel like a kid at Christmas with all these delightful gifts pouring down on me!! And now I am truly painting up a storm so as to have many new treasures to bring to the upcoming shows.
Thank you SO MUCH for your love, support and for reading my crazy blog!!!
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...