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