Bison in the winter watercolor is inspired by the rancher is Kremmling, Colorado who raise the bison. They are so amazing my time there as the school principal really changed my life. Each day I remember it fondly. While I was painting each bison, I kept remembering all of my old students and teachers. I sure loved my time there. Such lovely memories… I have led such a blessed life.
Spring has arrived here at the lavender farm. So much going on her the lavender that wasn’t eaten by the rabbits is starting to green up and we are starting to water again. We will be replanting those plants that were eaten and getting the fields back in order. The fence is up to keep the rabbits out so that they can be happy on the outside, and the lavender safe on the inside… Life on the farm is moving forward and we are waiting to see if any of the eaten plants actually survive… Fingers crossed!
My leg is still broken but is healing nicely. I am putting weight on it and am hopeful that I will be able to have it completely healed soon. It has been 11 weeks… So, we shall see in my 20’s I would be out of the cast and running down the lane… Ah well! I do love being my age so much more. It was so stressful back then. Much better to live on the farm and make art! Healing slow is a minor price to pay!
In these times of craziness enjoy your time and breathe easier, do some yoga and if possible, go for a walk! As I have said before go on YouTube and take a class or just meditate and do something for yourself. If you have family with you play cards, do a puzzle, play games or just do some silly things together. Try to take some time off technology and just be together. Have a great day! Best ALWAYS stay healthy!
Working on new painting during this crazy time. Are you wondering what to do during your social distancing? Well for me it has been a great time to get some painting done. I think for artist it is really just business as usual. Most of us work alone and live in isolation. I know however this is very difficult for so many of you. Maybe it would be a great time for you to take a YOU-TUBE class on watercolor or painting. Or do a class that you have been wanting to do. I suggest that you invest in yourself, renew your mind. Do some yoga, or if the weather allows go for a walk. It is really easy to binge watch TV and watch craziness on the news, go 50-60 times to check the number for CO-VID19 do yourself a favor step back and breathe easy and do some art! It doesn’t have to be perfect and just do it for yourself. There are so many wonderful ways to release stress that don’t cost anything but your time, which right now you may have a great deal of! BE GOOD TO YOURSELF! Remember you are loved! Life is Good and all is well. We are not controlled by this virus, it shall pass and in the end we shall learn from this and we will be stronger in the aftermath! Be BLESSED my Friends!
I chose this painting of the 25th anniversary of the Gulf War that I painted for the Veterans Affair Arts Expo because it really helps to tell my story of how I began my journey into art. You see I am drawn to the paint brush. For years my life revolved around my work and family, one day that all changed and now I paint. I started as a way to be calm and to find an escape from the memories of going to war. It was my way of getting out the tragedy, ravages, and rage and changing my vision from the destructive to beautiful. I try to paint the images that capture me. It seems in their capture of me a way to express my feelings. I feel truly blessed in my painting inspired.
I’ve learned to ask for God’s help as I paint to help my inspiration, to guide me help me bring the painting to life. As I have grown with him and painting my eye has changed, I see the light differently, I am drawn to color in a new way, and different scenes call to me. Painting has become my passion. Watercolors allow me to express reality in a soft way, and epoxy allows me to be free and just a little wild. It is by using both mediums and expressing myself in realism and in the abstract that I have become whole in my paint.
Welcome to my Blog! I’m Penny Winn. I hope that you can take some time to view my blog and get to know a little about me; what I do with Wedding Photography and Watercolor Painting. Please grab some coffee (or a tea , in my case) and enjoy viewing my latest work, a little about life in Madrid, New Mexico, my lavender farm, my dogs and wonderful husband Lyric, and getting a little peek into our life! I’m thrilled you stopped by!