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
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….
I have had a busy few weeks and am trying to get some paintings done. I have started at least 15 pieces of various sizes and I work on them simultaneously. It seems that’s how I work best. Always in a bit of a frenzy. Then after a few days of a flurry of activity … More In The Studio This Week
After filling out applications for summer camps and all the end of the school year loose ends, I am working on getting ready for a couple of Art Fairs. I have a grandson who is 13 and in Middle School that lives with us and he is a real joy. He is very bright and … More The Weekend is Almost Here!
I posted this a week ago and decided it needed a few revisions so I trashed it. I changed a bit of the wording and hope it is more readable now. I love being up early before most anyone else. Taking my coffee outside and just sitting awhile. I love the peacefulness of it, … More On Being a Morning Person
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
I have finally finished reorganizing my studio and as usual it took longer than I expected. The good news is I forced myself to actually get rid of a lot of unrelated stuff that shouldn’t have been in there to begin with. So now it is done and I should be able to … More Sorting It Out