Open To Interpretation I haven’t posted in a while for reasons I won’t go into now but I have been working and painting when I can. I have 4 pieces of work in an exhibit at the Community Arts Center in Danville, Ky. until May 25th. This is an invitational show to educate the patrons … More New Exhibit
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
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
Looking out my back door… you can’t tell from this but it was raining. Well, I have to say I cannot believe it is June already. I have been busier than than ever, but not much happening in the studio lately. The Art Fair I exhibited in a few weeks ago was very disappointing, … More Trying to keep up!
I have been working toward setting a more workable schedule in the studio to paint and am doing much better at it lately. I have found that if I have the intention of being there by 9:00am and work until 12:00pm every day I can usually get something done or at least started. Then after a … More First Things First
These past few weeks I have been prepping paper and canvas for new work. I thought I would share how I do this. I use mostly Arches 140lb. cold-pressed paper because I know it best and I prefer the way it accepts paint and the processes I use. The first thing I do is to … More Beginning The Process
Just a little sunshine can make a big difference…… We have an Arboretum not to far from where I live and it is a favorite place for me. I have missed walking in the mornings for much of the winter. Finally we have some sunshine and nice warm days to enjoy. I know it … More Ready for Spring