Secret places, hidden gems, mystery...I am drawn like a magnet to these things and I hope it comes through in my paintings. Ireland abounds with them and I was blessed to experience the reverence and awe of ancient stones: monuments to people who lived eons ago. I chose five to paint as a collection and kept them unified by size and a tetrad color palette (red-violet, yellow-green, blue-violet, yellow-orange) Besides the reality that almost everything looks mossy green, I thought that hue brought out the age and mystery of these sacred sites. The large photos are of the paintings and the small ones are my reference photos...so you can judge how well I did in capturing what I saw and felt.
Thank you so much for viewing my art and for all your comments here and on social media.
You are appreciated!!
I wish you all a merry and blessed Christmas!! Usually I wait until the last minute to paint Christmas-themed work, but this year I started in July and have these completed and up on the wall...except for the donkey...he's on my easel, keeping me company and making me happy. I so appreciate all the kind and encouraging words and "likes" on facebook. I'm beyond grateful that what I paint blesses you!!
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God. Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
"Santa Baby 2" 11x14 Oil
work in progress "Light in the Stable" 16x20 Oil work in progress
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...