Wendy Jones
Fine art is the head and the heart and the hand together

The Rebellious Curator

(posted on 26 Sep 2020)

All this social distancing, cancelling of events and staying at home is agreeing with me so well that I have never been better. In all honesty, living in a bubble has been a kind of lifelong dream. 

(posted on 24 Sep 2020)

I want to credit this painting to George Innes, but I am not sure and could not find info.

(posted on 22 Sep 2020)

(posted on 21 Sep 2020)

(posted on 12 Sep 2020)

This is a framed oil painting I recently completed of a (safely contained) night time campfire.

It seems an appropriate time to express how incredibly saddened I am about the devastating fires to our south and the unimaginable loss of property, forests and wildlife.  

(posted on 8 Sep 2020)

 

I painted this right after I completed Mona Lisa. After struggling with the challenges of copying another artist from a photo, I couldn't wait to get back to the way I was used to painting, freely from my thoughts and without any references. I started with a black canvas, threw out a quick horizon line, and then went at it quickly but deliberately, with a large brush. After 2 hours and just before my students were to arrive for class, I came up with the title "Every dark road should have a path to hope" I realize there are some compositional issues and the painting is far from perfect, but the point is, that sometimes an artist has to let go and let the painting paint itself. Is it a reflection of my thoughts? Yes, I'm sure it is, but the viewer can take from it whatever they want. Any thoughtful art has a way of doing that anyway.

(posted on 29 Aug 2020)

For a time, I regularly painted full moons above grassy meadows. I sold 2 of them, and the one above remains, along with one I painted of myself as a child in a tree titled "Me Thinking, 1970" which is not for sale. Not sure why I went through a phase of moon-painting back then, but here I am once again, painting night scenes on black canvases.

This time, cemeteries.

(posted on 28 Aug 2020)

 

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes

Art is knowing which ones to keep

(posted on 24 Aug 2020)

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