Art, landscape paintings, Uncategorized

Golden Fields: Oil on 12″ x 12″ Panel

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landscape paintings, Nature, Uncategorized

Soaring Clouds: Oil on 12″ x 9″ Panel

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I looked up, as the sun made its way down,

and gazed at peach-colored cotton and specks of rose

that softened into cool and shadowy specks

that hide behind grey smoke.

When the lightest shade of blue mingles with the purple night shade.

I dream of clouds like these,

during bright blue skies and white puffy clouds yearning for

the south winds and waiting to pour.

by VW

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Art, Portraits, quick sketches, Uncategorized

Painting Sketch: Week 1: Oil on Canvas Paper

As stated in my last post, I committed myself to painting outdoors at least once a week, so I forced myself to choose something in my backyard. I used an old lunchbox and made it into a pochade box. This week I decided to do a quick mini sketch of my husband reading a book outside. I liked the way the sun shine glistened on his figure–so poetic, right?  And, I did add the chair afterwards. I really had good results with painting on canvas paper, so I took the rest of my paper and cut them into smaller pieces for these mini-paintings.

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Art, landscape paintings, Nature, Uncategorized

New Beginnings: Oil on 12″ x 8″ Panel

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Happy New Year!

Part of my New Year’s Resolution is to paint outdoors at least once a week. I did this one yesterday on a elongated panel. I decided on a vertical composition for this tree. As usual, I played with the texture and decided to leave the foliage loosely defined. Deciding what to paint once arriving to a sight can be challenging, but I always decide to go with the first thing that stands out to me, regardless if I find something else. I can always go back and paint the other subject. Sticking to the things we commit to and following through to the end is a good step towards growing deeper in our awareness of our surroundings. This approach also forces us to pay attention and question the things that initially capture our attention.

 

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