Art, Nature, Portraits, still-life, Uncategorized

Overdue Update & Art show at The Gallery Espresso!

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.

https://www.galleryespresso.com/art-show/

The Gallery Espresso

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landscape paintings, Uncategorized

Marshes: Oil on 12″ x 14″ Canvas

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I am starting to enjoy the use of acrylic paint for the under-painting. It allows me to work farther into a painting in one session and allows the painting to maintain a certain vibrancy that is hard to achieve with oil paints alone. I make go back on the left side to add more detail. I have learned that there are infinite ways to paint clouds and water. The key is to add many colors and work them towards one another.

https://vanessawithun.com

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Art, still-life, Uncategorized

Grisaille Painting- Still Life

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I have not worked in grisaille (black and white) for quite some time, so I decided to do this little practice for my upcoming workshop. Doing this reminds me of the importance of values. I tend to get lost in colors when I am working alla prima.  I will be doing more of these small studies this coming week.

https://vanessawithun.com/

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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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