I am interrupting my regularly scheduled blog post for this lovely announcement:
A new baby is born! Our third grandson joins the family and is as precious as can be. Isn't this perfect art? A miraculous creation of life reminds us all to cherish what has been given to us; to quiet the discontent and be thankful. Living can be hard, hearts break, but there is beauty, too. That's what I hope my paintings express. So rejoice with me! Welcome to the world, sweet baby!
Happy hot summer to you all! It's good to be home again in all the Tennessee oozy heat and humidity. We've had lots of afternoon thunderstorms which offer no relief to the temps. It's a miracle that I love it so much! What a change from a month in the Pacific Northwest where I was able to paint almost daily and the only weather-related challenges were wind and chill.
So most of my painting is taking place indoors, as well as some art related housekeeping; namely, updating my Event Page. I currently have 3 exhibits on view:
Centennial Park Conservancy
On-Line Art Sale
(click here to view)
Oil Painters of America
June 1-August 15
(click here to view)
And I am happy to announce that I've been accepted for 2 additional shows: The infamous Tomato Art Festival next month, which I was too busy to do last year and missed being part of the fun, and The Centennial Club Nashville in November, featuring small (but awesome) paintings. It's fun to see my artwork go on adventures of their own!
Here's a photo of my summery collection on display at our local public library (many thanks to Valerie for helping hang and straighten...and straighten...and straighten...oh well.)
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...