Monday, May 1, 2017

Auction

I started auctioning my paintings on Daily Paintworks.com. I posted my first one today, "The French Onion." More to come! Take a look!

Click here to see my gallery at Daily Paintworks.

Monday, April 10, 2017

My Book - Homefront Still Life


Click here for info on Amazon about my new Book!
Homefront Still Life Book

I’m happy to announce that my Book is available on Amazon! I created a 7”x7” 22 page hardcover book with images of my still life paintings.

I’m not a techie person, so the process of working with the publishing program, visiting the publishing help page many times, emailing Amazon on info I needed and then applying it all was quite an undertaking for me. After going through a concussion a few years ago technical things are harder than before. However, the book was a mission I wanted to complete. The process was quite a learning experience. However now that I’ve been through it, it’ll be a piece of cake making the next book! Fingers crossed!


Saturday, April 8, 2017

Eleanor’s Flowerpot




My mom’s flowerpot has been in my life as long as I can remember. I sat it on my hearth to paint and gave it a go.
There are no markings on the bottom and I don’t know its age. It could have been my grandmother’s as well. I’m glad I still have it and it found its way into a painting. It’s become my favorite work so far.
'Eleanor’s Flowerpot'
8x10”
oil on linen board
 


The Good Egg


Organic, free-range, brown eggs! They’ve always been on my list to paint.

‘The Good Egg’
8x10”
Oil on linen board

Monday, March 27, 2017

The French Onion


I was listening to French music while painting this onion. (And so the name.) Also of course, it’s great for soup. French singer Edith Piaf is a favorite.

“The French Onion”
8x10”
Oil on linen board

Pear with Leaf


From a photo, I took it a few years ago and knew I’d like to paint it someday…
Someday has arrived!

‘Pear with Leaf’
8x10”
oil on linen board

The Queen Olive


They’ve been around for millions of years making martinis, salads, and pizza better. I enjoyed painting olives in a jar!
The Queen Olive 8x10” oil on linen board

Monday, February 20, 2017

Love U


In acknowledgment of Valentine’s Day this month, I painted candy Sweet Tarts. I like painting reflections for added interest. However, I’ve decided painting on small 6x6 and 5x7” hardboards are not the best for what I want to accomplish. I’m going to change back to 8x10” linen boards, it’s an extra expense for me but worth it, I feel.

My Valentine’s Day was topped off with my 33-year-old son bringing me a dozen white roses. I took many photos of them so there could be a white rose painting in the works. I like to paint from real life but also from photos if real life has wilted.
“Love U”
5x7”
Oil on board
 

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Red Cup Green Tea

The Big Bang Theory’s scientist Sheldon Cooper says, “Social protocol states when a friend is upset, you offer them a hot beverage, such as tea.”

It seems like many people may need a hot beverage right about now. It’s been an icy winter in Seattle with a recent snowstorm. Although beautiful, some may have overdone playing in the snow, like me. I’ve heard of people falling on the icy streets and many with the flu. I fit into that flu category as well. Also with politics and our Seahawks not making it to the Super Bowl, it’s been rough. On a more positive note, I’m very proud of Seattle and the State of Washington for the recent developments in the political arena.

So wherever you live, I’m agreement with Sheldon Cooper and offer this hot cup of tea to ease the tensions of the times. I loved painting the teabag!
‘Red Cup Green Tea’
5x7”
Oil on linen board

 

Thursday, January 26, 2017

The Arts Make America Great - A Picture of Time

I feel I’ve been in hibernation the first month of 2017, with the cold weather, the flu and waiting for art supplies to arrive. And I’ve done a lot of thinking about art in political history. The many women and men around the world that turned out for the Women’s March last weekend was so inspiring. Bringing much needed attention to women's rights, and more. Also, the current administration is calling for the elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts, Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), the National Public Radio (NPR), National Endowment for the Humanities, the EPA and Science funding/media voice.

It feels personal when The Arts, Science, and Woman’s rights are in danger of expression, and you feel that The Arts Make America Great! I’m not intentionally thinking of slanting my art politically but I feel it could affect it. Like this piece, it may not be fully relevant like a great historic painting of the Women’s March, The  Arts, or Science however it does represent strength, growth, and beauty that I see in this movement.
"A Picture of Time"
6"x6”
Oil on board
 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Homefront Still Life Video

This is Homefront Still Life, a slide show of my paintings from 2016. It’s comprised of things around my house. The painting ‘Popsie’s Table’ has special meaning to me. My grandpa’s moniker was ‘Popsie’ and I placed the grapes on his antique table. I think he and my grandma would like that it’s still getting good use. I also used it for ‘Old Fashioned Orange’. It’s the perfect place for some of my still life paintings. The painting ‘The Gift’ of the silver cream pitcher was a present from my brother. The plate used in ‘Holiday Latte’ was a gift from my other brother. ‘Classic Nintendo Controllers’ were my kid’s in the 1980s and they still work!
I live in a wooded area near Seattle where Big Leaf Maple Trees are abundant so there are many tree helicopters around. I like it when art requires research. Knowing there was another name for helicopter, I looked it up and found out it was “Double Samara.” I must have been absent from school the day the kids were taught that! I’m finding still life very heartfelt and enlightening in many ways.
video
All of the Homefront paintings can be found in my January 10 blog post as well.   

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

“Homefront Still Life”

I began painting still life in 2016 and these are a few paintings from my series
“Homefront Still Life”
8”x10” white matted prints are available (11x14” with matt ready to frame) $35.

Prints are also available at http://fineartamerica.com/artists/1+wendy+winbeckler 
You can find more of my work at
http://wendywinbeckler.com


‘Summer Peach’
8”x10”
Oil on canvas


'The Gift'
12"x12”
Oil on canvas


‘PB&J AKA Sometimes Dinner’
8”x10”
Oil on canvas


‘Uptown Strawberry Girl’
8”x10”
Oil on canvas 


'Peppermint'
8"x10”
Oil on canvas


'Old Fashioned Orange'
8”x10”
Oil on linen


'Popsie’s Table'
8”x10”
Oil on linen


‘Holiday Latte’
8"x10”
Oil on linen



'If I Had a Hammer'
8"x10”
Oil on linen



'Pink Himalayan Salt'
8”x10”
Oil on linen


'Double Samara'
8"x10"
Oil on linen


‘Chocolate Covered Cherry’
"8x10"
Oil on linen


‘Pumpkin 3.14’
8"x10”
Oil on linen


'Classic Nintendo Controllers'
8”x10”
Oil on canvas


'Pot of Coffee & a Paper Rose'
8"x10”
Oil on canvas


'Solo Mango'
12"x12”
Oil on canvas


'Tomato, Tomahto'
8"x10”
Oil on canvas