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

The Rebellious Curator

(posted on 19 Sep 2021)

Stained Glass - Derwent Coloursoft Pencils

(posted on 17 Sep 2021)

"The real voyage of discovery consists not of seeking new landscapes, but rather, having new eyes to see."

 

(posted on 16 Sep 2021)

Big Feet

(posted on 13 Sep 2021)

I always tell my students to keep a sketchbook and draw or paint whatever they want in it.

I usually never tell my students to do something I don't do myself, so I have many types of sketchbooks filled with many random things I have drawn or painted over the years. Some things I like, others I don't, but that's how anything in life is right? It's just a good practice for an artist to keep making and creating as often as possible to maintain and foster their craft. I'll post a few pages of my sketchbook in the next few weeks..

(posted on 30 Aug 2021)

 

 

"Creativity takes courage." - Matisse

 

 

 

(posted on 27 Aug 2021)

Ok, so here I am, doing what I said I wasn't going to do..post any more paintings. 

Yes I have been closet painting. I tried, but I couldn't stay away from my brushes for very long.

I have been painting for myself, making and painting what I feel like. I'm trying things, moving from painting to collage, to constructing a dollhouse, doing all kinds of miniature art, and assemblage. It feels right to do this, and a bit rebellious.

 

The painting below is almost finished. I've always wanted to paint a rainbow in oil, and what I'm finding, is that it's hard to keep the colours of the rainbow clean and transparent. I'll add a few more thin layers of pink and purple at the top of the bow, and a stormier sky to create more value contrast for drama.

There's more to layer on the foreground grass which is not visible in the photo, and includes some distant wildflowers. 

 

I decided to share this because it's kind of pretty, and in a world full of uncertainty, it's important to remember God's promises. 

 

(posted on 22 Aug 2021)

"Today is only one day in all the days that will ever be. But what will happen in all the other days that ever come can depend on what you do today. It's been that way all this year. It's been that way so many times." 

- Ernest Hemingway

 

Flowers by Light (2016)

"If you think of this world as a place simply intended for our happiness, you will find it quite intolerable. Think of it as a place for training and correction, and it's not so bad." - C.S. Lewis

 

I think heaven is the place for happiness..and it lasts forever.

It's what happens when you die o/c 2013

(posted on 8 Jul 2021)

I found a 3x3 inch watercolour tucked away in my backpack which I had painted on location in the mountains long before the pandemic. It looks nice in this wooden frame.

(posted on 7 Jul 2021)

 

 

"The goal of the artist is to deepen the mystery" - Francis Bacon

 

 

 

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