Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A Little Piece of my Mind: Day 30...30/30 Challenge

30 Days Hath September...

I have a secret to tell you...
I started this challenge a week ahead of time. I had to looking at my crazy plein air schedule. I had two plein air competitions and lots of autumn I wanted to paint. But I really enjoyed painting all the pieces I did out of my still life set up. They instructed me and challenged me and I am sure I will be doing more of these.

I ended up painting closer to 40 paintings in September. Below are some of the plein air paintings I did...some are still available so if you are interested please message me!!



Monday, September 29, 2014

A Little Piece of my Mind: Day 29...30/30 Challenge

Day 30
The Willows
16x12 oil by Wendie Thompson

Is there anything else on earth like a weeping willow? We had one planted in our front yard where I grew up. I don't know why they are called weeping...I think of them as cheering. They are normally the first ones to herald spring in Wisconsin...a most welcome sight indeed...almost an otherworldly green. They are also the last trees to loose their leaves in the guardians of all things my father.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A Little Piece of my Mind: Day 23...30/30 Challenge

Day 23
7x5 oil by Wendie Thompson
I have walked this valley in my dreams...I can smell the fragrance and see the clouds dancing...

Monday, September 22, 2014

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Friday, September 19, 2014

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A Little Piece of my Mind: Day 18...30/30 Challenge

Day 18
4x4 oil by Wendie Thompson
Take a walk with me up a hill full of fragrance and the top to watch the clouds roll by...

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A Little Piece of my Mind: Day 17...30/30 Challenge

Day 17
4x4 oil by Wendie Thompson

I keep going back to this field of flowers....I want to BE there!!!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A Little Piece of my Mind: Day 16...30/30 Challenge

Day 16
4x4 oil by Wendie Thompson
Black eyed Susans are found everywhere around me this time of year. A last blast of yellow before the slow descent into the beige and then the gray. I have them solidified in my mind...a protection against those days...

Monday, September 15, 2014

A Little Piece of my Mind: Day 15...30/30 Challenge

Day 15
4x4 oil by Wendie Thompson

I stayed on this ridge in my mind for quite awhile watching the sun do it's thing and those clouds float by...close to heaven.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

A Little Piece of my Mind: Day 14...30/30 Challenge

Day 14
6x6 oil by Wendie Thompson
Her eyes go right through to your soul...don't lie to her...she will know.

Friday, September 12, 2014

A Little Piece of my Mind: Day 12...30/30 Challenge

Day 12
5x3 1/2 oil by Wendie Thompson
Yep...revisiting this theme again and again in my mind. I see a big piece coming in the near future!!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

A Little Piece of my Mind: Day 11...30/30 Challenge

Day 11
3 1/2x5 oil by Wendie Thompson

Purple underpainting...cold wax medium...palette knife. To the edge of abstraction...right where I want to be!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

A Little Piece of my Mind: Day 9...30/30 Challenge

Day 9
3 1/2x5 oil by Wendie Thompson
Again this is really tiny. I love the free flow of ideas on canvas. I used to paint a realist/impressionist piece and then play with an abstract with the paint left on my palette. One informed the other and I learned so much that way about how shape interacts with shape! When I first started painting my hubby one day looking over my shoulder said..." and angels...great...(HA!)

Monday, September 8, 2014

A Little Piece of my Mind: Day 8...30/30 Challenge

Day 8
3 1/2 x5 Oil by Wendie Thompson this is tiny!! But I love it! I have been dreaming of fields of flowers...I want to walk thru them smelling their fragrance. I can promise you I will be revisiting this theme!!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

A Little Piece of my Mind; Day 7...30/30 Challenge

Day 7
4x6 oil by Wendie Thompson
Visions of moonrise fill my mind. I may come back to this. Did I mention? I am playing with a new medium for me...cold wax. So far so good!!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Friday, September 5, 2014

A Little Piece of my Mind: Day 5...30/30 Challenge

Day #5
5x7 Oil by Wendie Thompson

I am surrounded by rural beauty where I live. I close my eyes and see it in all it's variation. This could easily be across the street form my house! I am blessed!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

A Little Piece of my Mind: Day 4...30/30 Challenge

Day  #4
6x4 oil By Wendie Thompson

Did I tell you? I am totally intrigued by faces! This guy with his red beard...who are you??

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

A Little Piece of my Mind: Day 3: 30/30 Challenge

7x5 oil By Wendie Thompson
Well Hello!??! Where did you come from? She seems to be watching the whole thing burning!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

A Little Piece of my Mind: Day 2... 30/30 Challenge

6x6 Oil by Wendie Thompson

I know! Your shocked right? I have flowers floating around in my head! But just keep following...I promise that is not all that's in there!!!

Friday, August 29, 2014

A Little Piece of my Mind: September 2014 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge!

6x6 oil by Wendie Thompson

So once again I have taken up the gauntlet of Leslie Byrd Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge! This is my third time entering and last year I was not able to complete it as my Father passed away and the swirl around that...well it just was no longer the priority.

September is a very busy month for me as I still have a number of Plein Air Competitions I am in as well as the undulating family life I am involved with. I will most likely end up with more than 30 paintings in September...time will tell.

So I have decided that for the challenge I will paint small pieces (no larger than 6x6 or 5x7) and while I normally paint from life, all of these works will be out of my photo, no model, no plein air...just grey matter. You are invited to view whats floating around in my mind!!

You can follow my daily paint throwing here and also on Leslie's blog: (I heard she was closing in on 800 artists in 22 countries who have signed up to do the challenge! How cool is that!!) 

Monday, January 13, 2014

Border Wars...Number Two!

Wow...I got out to paint today with some good friends!! Cedarburg is such a beautiful place...can't wait for summer!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Great Mid-West Plein Air Border Wars: Winter 2014!

Wow...plein air in the Winter BURRRRRRR!

First thing you must do is decide to go out there. Then you need to figure out how on earth to do this. Bundle up baby it's cold outside!


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