I could not get an image like this off of my mind so I decided to draw it. I would love to focus on clouds using toned paper.
Charcoal drawing on toned paper: https://vanessawithun.com
I decided to take a break from painting recently, but I am back to it again! As much as I love landscapes and painting, I am thinking of going back to charcoal for a bit and focusing on portraits.
I know it has been forever since I have posted anything at all! I have to admit, I was going through a rough period in my life, but, thankfully, I am doing much better!
I have been keeping up with my artwork, and I was happy to have participate in Sulfur Studio’s “Tondo in Toto” Show in April of this year. So what have I been up to? Well, my family and I may be moving in the next few months. There are several places we are looking at, but my aim is to move overseas. I am excited for what is to come, and will update my blog once I know my destination!
Also, you can listen to my recent mini interview with Rob from WRUU in Ssvannah, our local radio station here (The last 4 minutes): https://www.wruu.org/broadcasts/10799/
As the interview pointed out, I am excited to announce that my show “Windows” is up for the month of May. The closing reception is on the 24th from 6 pm to 9 pm.
“Look Down,” for me, is about exploring and discovery. It takes on a playful perspective and calls us to see the world in child-like manner. Sometimes we become distracted with our own thoughts and fail to notice the beauty around us. The model for this painting is my daughter, and, of course, she was delighted to hear that it will be featured in a selected group exhibition at Sulfur Studios in Savannah, GA from March 21st to April 6th.
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.
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.