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Reach Out To Embrace Beauty Found In Last Minute Changes

 
 Mid process of charcoal underdrawing on a triptych of three canvases, for the "seeking refuge "  series. Just waiting to start with paint    beth vendryes williams

Mid process of charcoal underdrawing on a triptych of three canvases, for the "seeking refuge "  series. Just waiting to start with paint    beth vendryes williams

I certainly had no trouble finding the beauty in my latest schedule change

and Autentico has some fresh new watercolors on its walls! Go take a look!  I had a lot of fun making them! I will be making more this summer. Let me know if you would like add a fresh little watercolor to brighten up a room. I find making and gazing at them acts like a petite moment of meditation

After a hiatus, during which I painted awesome fresh veggies and fruits from Youngs’s Farm and also Whole Foods, I am back working in charcoal, pastels, and oils on the “seeking refuge” series. 

I spent the day today sitting in front of the drawings, planning color combinations and application with the oil painting. Because I don’t use solvents, but love the feel and look of oils, I need to plan my method out to be “alla prima” otherwise known as “direct painting”. It is a challenge, but I love working spontaneously with a medium. Putting my heart out there! 


How awesome to immediately take the idea from my eyes to my head to my heart to the hands to the surface

It was a little nerve-racking, but I finally began it in the late afternoon. 

 

Soon, I am having an exhibit of about 45 pieces of my work! The opening is on Sunday, September 23 from 1pm - 3pm. Oh yes, that is next month!


Yikes!

it will be awesome to see you, share my work and hear your honest response to the pieces that pieces that affect you the most![http://www.bethvendryeswilliams.com/new-events/seeking-refuge-reception]