Sunday, December 27, 2009

Website

This post is not a usual one...

I wanted to introduce my brand new website!!! I will be re-designing my business cards to match it by the beginning of January.
In any case, I invite you all to visit it; any feedback will be greatly appreciated...

www.wendyximenastudio.com

Thank you!!!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Study and Good News!

A completely different painting from that of the lighthouse; purposely done in a limited amount of time. The subjects: beautiful peppers I found at a local market who screamed at me: "Paint me! Paint me!"

You can bet you will see these again...

"Spicy"
12"x9"
Acrylic on Canvas

In other news, I am glad to announce I won Gallery Director Choice Award in the Winter online exhibition held by Perez Art Galleries. Here is my "Diploma"

Lighthouse

A couple of fellow painters and I went to Key Biscayne on Sunday to paint the beautiful lighthouse "Plein Air" (outdoors). It is so challenging! The light keeps changing, and even though it is hard to believe, it was actually cold in Miami!
I can't help but love it! We are planning on doing it again very soon...Here is my result...




"El Farito"
20"x10"
Oil on Canvas



Here is a picture that Doris (dorisrodriguez.wordpress.com) took of me working while working on my painting:





Here is the rest of the group having fun:



If you want to see more pictures of that afternoon you can click on this link:

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=10181383&l=a2714fc377&id=722375553


Saturday, December 12, 2009

Portrait

I took out my pastels to work on this commission of Fernando Sanz's portrait. He will be getting it as part of his present for his 50th birthday... One can only hope he likes it!!!



"Fernando Sanz"

12"x17"

Pastel on Paper

Private Collection

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Basket of Apples

While I was in Sarasota for the Tata Gala I stopped at a supermarket and saw a beautiful arrangement of fall products. These apples were part of it. I am glad I had my camera with me at the moment, for this was definitely a fun painting.



"Basket of Apples"

20"x20"

Oil on Canvas

Friday, November 13, 2009

Still life with Scallions

Yesterday I felt inspired but once again I was having difficulty setting up a still life. I went to the kitchen and grabbed some random objects and arranged them in different ways. The result was a nice composition with vertical and diagonal components... I love the understated beauty of simple compositions and bright colors.... I want the viewer to look at this and be reminded of home.



"Still Life with Scallions"

20"x20"

Oil on Canvas


Plein Air by Hammocks Lake

This was done Plein Air (outdoors) during last Sunday when my friend and classmate Doris Rodriguez came to paint with me... It was such a nice day.... We walked along the path around Hammocks Lake and we found this nice spot just by the Broadwater complex...

I believe this is one of my most successful plein air paintings... I see the improvement!!!!



"Broadwater"

9"x12"

Oil on Canvas

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Tata Gala Invitation

As mentioned before, two of my paintings will be shown at this year's Tata Gala... "A show about breasts for breasts" A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation which supports the fight against breast cancer.
Just wanted to share the flyer with all of you...
Hope I can see you there! I will be attending the show with some of my relatives...


Sunday, November 1, 2009

Avocado/Aguacate

I am in love with this piece... I adore these colors!!!! Can you feel the creaminess of the avocado?

I want to do more and more of this kind of thing -bright colors and simple compositions-

I actually took some progress photos in this one. I hope you enjoy it!


"Aguacate"
20"x20"
Oil on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
Available for Sale Here

Friday, October 30, 2009

Invitation

Ladies and gentleman,

Besides the Tata Gala show, there is another event in which my paintings will be featured...

You are all invited!!! Join us for some art and free oer d'oeuvres at the GC Art Gallery at Florida International University.






Tata Gala

I am proud to announce that this piece, along with "Femininity" (which was posted some time ago) are going to be shown at the 2009 Tata Gala taking place in the Digital Three Gallery in Sarasota Florida. It is a show about breasts in benefit of the Susan G. Komen Foundation, which supports research about breast cancer.

I am making plans to attend the opening, it would be really cool to see you all there...
Here is the link in case you want to find out more..



"Wear them with Pride"

Oil on Canvas

Monday, October 19, 2009

Olympic Panda


This is a cute small painting I did of one of the Olympic pandas in Beijing's zoo. He was scratching his back and playing with his toes...


"Panda"

"8"x8"

Oil on Canvas


Friday, October 2, 2009

Two Orchids



This painting is part of my Painting in the Gardens series. I was able to give some depth to the piece even though it is a close up... I'm very proud!!!

"Two Orchids"


16"x20"


Oil on Canvas

Pomegranates

I arranged this still life to include a little bit of a Chinese influence, but I did not want to make it "overtly Chinese."

Hope you enjoy it!


"Still life with Pomegranates"

20"x20"

Oil on Canvas

Monday, September 28, 2009

Offering


This painting is from a picture I took at the Jade Buddha temple in Shanghai. It was placed in one of the altars on the first floor.

I love the result!


"Offering"

16"x20"

Oil on Canvas
Available for Sale Here

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Monkey King


Before entering the Peking Opera, we got a chance to see the performers applying their make up. Besides knowing their performances by heart they also need to learn the art of decorating their faces... It was a very cool thing to see... No make up artists here!

"Monkey King"
16"x20"
Oil on Canvas

Monday, September 21, 2009

Serenity




This is a scene from Shanghai. A quiet place in the house next to the bridge of nine turns. When I photographed it, I knew I had to paint it! Do you feel the calm of the place? A retreat from the noise of the city...


"Serenity"

16"x20"

Oil on Canvas
For Sale Here

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Lotus Blossom


This is a painting of a lotus flower from a picture I took in Shanghai just outside the place where we had a little Chinese calligraphy workshop...
I went back to pastels for this one... I really miss them... But I want to keep concentrating on oil for a while...



"Lotus Blossom"

25-1/2" x 19-5/8"

Pastel on Sennelier La Carte Paper

Friday, August 28, 2009

Invitation

As promised, here is the invitation to the "Painting in the Gardens" show. I hope you can all make it!!!!


Sunday, August 23, 2009

"Poppies"







I am proud to announce that this piece will be one of my four paintings featured in the "Painting in the Gardens" exhibition, which will be taking place September 19th at Borders Art Gallery. I will be picking up the invitations tomorrow, so I will post them A.S.A.P. I hope to see you all there!

I love how the light travels through the painting...



"Poppies"

16"x20"

Oil on Canvas

-SOLD-

Friday, August 14, 2009

Postcard from Hong Kong

















This painting was done from a picture taken at the Fishing Village in Hong Kong...
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.



"By the Fishing Village"

30"x40"

Oil on Gallery Wrapped Canvas

Buddha


While we were in China we had the opportunity to visit a couple of Buddhist temples. This Buddha was located in the first floor of the Jade Buddha Temple in Shanghai, and it is now part of my "China Series." I tried achieving that gold look... I hope it was effective!



"The Blessing Buddha"

16"x20"

Oil on Canvas

The Master


I was finally able to post again! I have been so busy with my painting in the gardens class (Show coming on Sept. 19th - I will post the invitation later) and the paintings that I have to complete for my trip to China.

Here is one of the Master who gave us a class on Chinese Calligraphy in Shanghai.



"The Master"
16"x20"
Oil on Canvas

Thursday, July 16, 2009

By the Lake



This another one of the paintings for my painting in the gardens class. It was done from a photograph taken by Hammocks Lake.


"By the Lake"


18"x24"


Oil on Canvas

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Paintings coming soon

As you may already know, I was in China for the past two weeks. I was expecting to be able to post something to the blog while I was away, but I was unable to access the page from that country. So, this is just to let you know I will be posting more paintings as soon as I get back to the usual rythm...

Thank you for your patience!

WENDY

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Monet's Garden


I decided to challenge myself a little bit with this piece. It is another one of the paintings for my "Painting in the Gardens" class. The amount of greenery in this piece makes it difficult to create depth. I worked from a photograph taken in Monet's Garden in Giverny, France last year. I hope you like it! (The photograph looks just a tad darker than the actual piece).



"Monet's Garden"

16"x20"

Oil on Canvas

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Where is the Tequila?


I love limes! Eating them with salt is just wonderful!

I painted this piece in the style of one of my favorite artists: Carol Marine. I really love the sketchy, non-rigid qualities of it. I think I want to experiment more in this style, perhaps this is where I want to go next with my work (At least in oils). What do you think?




"Where is the Tequila?"

11"x14"

Oil on Canvas

Saturday, June 6, 2009

"Matera y Flores"




I started doing my paintings for the "Painting in the gardens" class I am going to take this summer. This is the first piece... A pot with flowers that I photographed in Giverny, France...

I worked a little bit more on this one... I added more light and I also tried getting a better pic.


"Matera y Flores"


16"x20"


Oil on Canvas

Friday, May 29, 2009

Bridge at Argenteuil


This painting is a Master Study of one of the paintings from Monet's series of Argenteuil. I painted this in the first course I took with professor Chang; it was then that I discovered that I needed to go back to art.


"After Monet's Bridge at Argenteuil"

16"x20"

Acrylic on Canvas Board

Honfleur's Old Dock



After some internal debate I decided to post this painting, which I did almost a year ago. It is the old dock at Honfleur, France. The picture is me when he had our "Plein Air"section by the Old Dock, you can see my face covered with Prussian Blue - "the wild horse" -... Good times!!!!

"Honfleur's Old Dock"


Oil on Canvas

Monday, May 25, 2009

Three Cherries

I will post another picture - I did not like the one that was here...



I woke up this morning with the urge to paint, I went through the fridge and found some cherries... So, this is the result.

"Three Cherries"
15"x30"
Oil on Canvas

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Still life with two Mangoes


So! this is my latest creation... When my mother brought the mangoes from the grocery store they were begging to be painted! This is proof once again that I am absolutely in love with color and simple compositions... For some reason I am attracted to round things (as in the "Granadillas" painting). Hope you like it!
"Still Life with Mangoes"
25-1/2" x 19-5/8"
Pastel on Paper (Sennelier La Carte)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

James


"James"

18"x24"

Pastel on Paper

Stacey


This a study we did during portrait class this Spring Semester. The girl is my classmate Stacey.

"Stacey"
18"x24"
Pastel on Paper

Friday, May 8, 2009

From France...




-SOLD-


This painting was done from a photograph taken by the road leading to Mont Saint Michelle in France. Magnificent place! The sheep are a common sight there roaming around eating the salty grass. Enjoy!




"Moutons du Mont St. Michel"


9"x12"


Oil on Canvas


Private Collection

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Monday, April 13, 2009

Patience please...

Hello Everyone!!!

I am sorry I have not posted anything lately. I am in finals week and have just completed the Vizcaya painting class which has been painting bootcamp. I am also about to have my portrait class critique so I have been busy busy busy.

I will post some of the stuff I did for my class in a few days.

Also, I have just found out I am going to China in the summer so I will be posting some paintings as a result of my trip. I am so excited!

Thank you for reading!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Tea House


"Tea House"
25-1/2" x 19-5/8"
Pastel on Paper
Available for Sale Here

I painted this on Sennelier La Carte pastel card too. It was an amazing experience! This is the "tea house" at Vizcaya. One of the places in the big mansion that used to be owned by James Deering.