Bulls have always fascinated artists, like Picasso, and many authors, like Hemingway. Perhaps it is because we see something in ourselves in them. I’ve been thinking about painting bulls lately, no sure why. Perhaps it is my Spanish heritage, or because of the times.
Month: March 2020
Walking Trail: Oil on 12″ x 16″ Panel
A Walk: Acrylic on 12" x 14" Panel
This painting was inspired by a nature walk my family and I took last week. The flowers are just beginning to bloom here in Jacksonville, FL. The weather has been truly lovely!
Watching: Charcoal on 10" x 10" Paper
Yesterday evening, my husband and I watched the news and observed how different parts of the world were dealing with the pandemic. I decided, with the spare time we now have, to do this one hour sketch of him with Derwent’s XL Blocks and Generals charcoal pencil. I hope that everyone is safe! Remaining hopeful and positive is the best way to get through this time, and we will!
Strawberries: Oil on 8″ x 8″ Panel
First Showers: Oil on 16″ x 16″ Canvas
Spring is just around the corner! 🙂 I know things are looking pretty scary out there with the virus going around! I hope and pray that everyone who is effected by this stays safe! I painted this a few weeks ago, but decided to post it to spread a little joy and hope in a time when there is a lot of negativity going around. Finding joy in the little things around us can keep us focused on what is truly important in life!
I decided to experiment with a palette knife, so lots of heavy textures and bold brush work. I tend work in a very refined and controlled manner, but for this piece, I decided to let go a little bit. This painting, as well as my other pieces will be displayed in a solo-exhibition in Savannah, GA in November! I will post more information about that soon.
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Shoes: Oil on 9″ x 12″ Panel
Something a little different. 😉
Apple and Mug: Oil on 10″ x 10″ Panel
Peeking Sunlight: Acrylic on 14″ x 18″ Canvas
This lovely painting was created in partnership with the 3rd grade class of St. Marks Episcopal Day School in Jacksonville, FL. Read more about the project here: https://vanessawithun.com/2020/03/11/st-marks-episcopal-day-school-project/
Peppers and Bottle: 8″ x 8″ Panel