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


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.