A new gallery representing me in Lexington, Ky. http://www.pbardoartgallery.com/willena-belden.html It has been a very busy time for me lately so not a lot of time to paint or post I have some exciting news though! I have work on display and for sale at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea in Berea Kentucky Ky. If you … More Good News
This painting is from a few years ago before my Mom passed away but I had lost several family members. I was reflecting on the losses and how I would remember them all. It is funny how these memories can be triggered by the smallest things. A song on the radio, a gentle breeze, or … More Thoughts and Memories
I was looking through some things I had packed away in my studio a few weeks ago and found this drawing of me done by my granddaughter. She did this about ten or so years ago I think. She is a very talented artist, recently graduated from college with a BFA and all grown up … More Lost and Found
Yes, I have a lot of art supplies and never enough places to put them. I need to organize things again after the flurry of activity involved in getting ready for the art fair. My space has to be multi-purpose to accommodate not only painting but storage for finished work, work in progress, supplies, and … More Working Gets Messy
It has been a full week since I spent the weekend at Woodland Park doing the Art Fair (always a favorite of mine). I have spent these days sorting out a lot of things. Unloading my van is always a chore I am not crazy about especially after it rains,but this time it wasn’t … More Recovery Time
Such a busy summer, I can’t believe it is almost over and the kids are heading back to school already! I am doing the Woodland Art Fair again and these are a couple of paintings I hope to finish in time….
This painting was finished about a month ago and I took awhile to decide if I wanted to share it or not. It is about my mother who I lost in 2014 at the age of 87. We had a difficult relationship at times and I was often disappointed in the things she said and … More Momma Had Her Dreams