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Selling and Making Art is A Business

SELLING AND MAKING ART IS A BUSINESS

Since there is no internet connection in the Vandiver Gallery, I have been painting smaller pieces with oil and cold wax. Yesterday,...

An Encaustic and Cold Wax Adventure

AN ENCAUSTIC AND COLD WAX ADVENTURE

This painting has been a long journey through the dissatisfaction with the prettiness of my first idea of a woman holding a scarf that...

 
 
 
Abstract or Figurative?

ABSTRACT OR FIGURATIVE?

I am working in the Vandiver Gallery 5 days a week where I meet new art lovers. Many are Spanish speaking. I do live in Mexico, and...

Painting With Cold Wax and Oil.SOLD

PAINTING WITH COLD WAX AND OIL.SOLD

The finished painting The second day The painting pictured above was sold before the paint was completely dry. My work is in the Vandiver...

 
 
 
Not Every Painting is a Masterpeice

NOT EVERY PAINTING IS A MASTERPEICE

It has been a while since I have posted on this blog. One of the reasons is I have not been painting for a while. That always signals...

Contemplation and encaustic painting

CONTEMPLATION AND ENCAUSTIC PAINTING

As I mentioned in my last posting, I was in Encinitas CA for a spiritual retreat for 6 days. It was a time of meditation, contemplation...

 
 
 

INSPIRATION AND PRINT SALE

I have been int the States for 2 weeks and am just catching up with social media and gardening. The first 6 days I was at a glorious...

How To Choose Art For Your Home

HOW TO CHOOSE ART FOR YOUR HOME

A Williams Parks" oil in my bedroom I worked as an interior designer for 10 years when I was the sole support of my three daughters...

 
 
 
Should Artists Give Work to Charity Auctions?

SHOULD ARTISTS GIVE WORK TO CHARITY AUCTIONS?

Here is the painting I am donating. cold wax and oil, 17" x 24", framed in a simple black wood frame, ready to hang close up detail My...

Visiting Artists' Studios

VISITING ARTISTS' STUDIOS

Our home gallery and studios have been a part of the art tours for over a year now. Below is an article about these fascinating visits...

 
 
 
My Encaustic Palettes

MY ENCAUSTIC PALETTES

For encaustic figurative and portrait painting, my hot palette is laid out the same as my oil painting palette; naples yellow, yellow...

I Had A Good Start. Painting My First Abstract

I HAD A GOOD START. PAINTING MY FIRST ABSTRACT

When I was in art school, where I majored in painting and minored in advertising art, I was such a young, full of myself art student...

 
 
 
Tomorrow is the day

TOMORROW IS THE DAY

It will be interesting to see who comes to our open studio/ pillow show room tomorrow. It is off season in San Miguel, but I am hoping...

Open Studios

OPEN STUDIOS

I am looking forward to opening my studio and Cynthia Hamilton's show room on May 16th. You and your friends are welcome. There will...

 
 
 
Advanced Encaustic Techniques

ADVANCED ENCAUSTIC TECHNIQUES

If you have been following my bog for a while, you probably have noticed that I have several online classes. Here is one for those...

Why Do I Keep going Back To Encaustic?

WHY DO I KEEP GOING BACK TO ENCAUSTIC?

I have been going in several creative directions this year. I haven't settled on a series yet. You can see the variety of work that...

 
 
 
The Many Lives of An Encaustic Painting

THE MANY LIVES OF AN ENCAUSTIC PAINTING

I started this painting some time in early February and it sat leaning on the studio wall for weeks. I did take 9 days off to visit...

Women's History Month

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH

For 12 years, I painted nothing but jazz musicians. As I traveled with my late husband, Kai Winding, html , I always had a sketch book...

 
 
 
New Online Class

NEW ONLINE CLASS

Figurative encaustic paintings I filmed an informal session in my studio of me painting a portrait in encaustic. It is as if you were...

What's Next?

WHAT'S NEXT?

Even though I have been painting more years than many people reading this blog have been alive, I still go through periods of doubt...

 
 
 



Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

V Villa / White Cube Atelier

V Villa / White Cube Atelier

© Farshid Nasrabadi Architects: White Cube Atelier Location: Maku, Iran Collaboretes: Hengameh Rezaee, Mohamad Asadzade Area: 100.0 m2 Project Year: 2017 Photographs: Farshid... Read more ...

Barca azzurra

Barca azzurra

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Longing for a Soft, Docile 17C-18C Gentlewoman Tending Sheep - Pastoral...

Longing for a Soft, Docile 17C-18C Gentlewoman Tending Sheep - Pastoral Allegories

1650 David Teniers the Younger Shepherdess During the 17C & 18C artists painted their contemporaries as personifications & allegories, & often painters would put the faces of... Read more ...

The Hofvijer 4 and 5, The Hague

The Hofvijer 4 and 5, The Hague

De Hofvijver, DH 4 oil on canvas - 55 x 45 cm painted on location - 29 Sept. 2018 € 580 Further developing this series, I decided to walk down the street towards the... Read more ...

Aspen Tree Painting,BirchTrees, Abstract Aspens,Autumn Landscape...

Aspen Tree Painting,BirchTrees, Abstract Aspens,Autumn Landscape "Reflections of Autumn" by Colorado Contemporary Landscape Artist Kimberly Conrad

FRESH OFF THE EASEL.... 30"x15" x1.5" Acrylic on gallery Wrapped Canvas/Available Read more ...

Lovely at Wonderground Gallery: Part 2

Lovely at Wonderground Gallery: Part 2

The queen. In order to stay inspired as an artist, I find that it is best for me to constantly have multiple ideas and projects brewing. Every once in a while, though, I will... Read more ...

Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1.4 Photos Leak

Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1.4 Photos Leak

Zeiss is gearing up to add a fourth lens to its highly-acclaimed Otus lineup. New leaked photos are giving us a sneak peek at the upcoming Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1.4 lens. The... Read more ...

Masterclass 2018 - Day one

Masterclass 2018 - Day one

My biggest caricature ever! Stay tuned for more details... Read more ...

The Floral Art of Raymond Booth

The Floral Art of Raymond Booth

Raymond Booth (1929-2015) was a botanical artist who created meticulously realistic images of flowers. He grew up in England, studying at the Leeds College of Art. His... Read more ...

Huaxiang Christian Centre / INUCE • Dirk U. Moench

Huaxiang Christian Centre / INUCE • Dirk U. Moench

© Shikai / INUCE Architects: INUCE·Dirk U. Moench Location: Fuzhou, China Lead Architect: Dirk U. Moench Design Team: Joshua Cubero, Yuanquan Gao, Shenming Lü, Sisi Zeng Area... Read more ...