It is HOT here in the South...but I love it! It took me a couple of years to adapt and definitely the swimming pool makes a huge difference. The sights, smells, and sounds of the southern summer have become a part of my soul; lots of flowers, thick tree canopy, songbirds and cicadas, fireflies and dragonflies, urban wildlife (our local deer herd with this year's fawns who nap behind out fence), torrential summer downpours and random thunderstorms, all of it make me feel blessed and happy.
It's a little more challenging to paint outdoors in this heat as summer deepens, so most of my painting hours are spent in my studio, either doing still life, quick paints, or larger versions of earlier small studies. I've been consistently painting smaller (8x10 or less) and faster, looser, and with thicker paint. It's been a freeing change for me and I've been liking the results.
You can find many of these small paintings on my DailyPaintworks gallery, where they are available to purchase for a very reasonable price. Most of those listings are of birds, but I will begin to include a variety of subjects in the next few months.
I am very happy to announce that my painting, "Heart Full of Hope" has been juried into the Plein Air Washington Artists (PAWA) "Little Gems" art exhibit and sale to be held in Anacortes, Washington at the Scott Milo Gallery August 5-27!!! We moved from that beautiful region almost 20 years ago and are blessed to return yearly, or more, to a lovely community of friends and family. It is quite a thrill to be a part of PAWA and humbling to be included in this beautiful art show! And even better, I will be there in person, probably making all my PNW friends come with me to the show!
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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...