Where does the time go??? I can’t believe how long it has been since my last post here. So much has been going on that has kept me out of the studio and focused on family, holidays, and other obligations I just haven’t been able to paint much. I take that last part back, I … More It’s Been A While!
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
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
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
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
I have been reading a lot of books and articles on the business side of art and how to establish an art practice these last few weeks. I have learned a bit about both and most often they make comments about having a consistent time to work on your art in order to produce a cohesive body … More Art Practice and Life