Working on a new painting... I just love painting horses in a field of grasses! Being a wildlife artist is a profound pleasure.
Finding grace while I am healing in my paintings. I am working on this one now. There is such comfort in the paint and seeing a painting come to life.... This one isn't finished it is still flat and the horse is not round yet. I think I will add more grasses, maybe even some grass seeds... Who knows? Fun it yet to be had on this one!!!
Painting horses has always been a passion for me. I just love their majesty. The way they look so tranquil in a field, or so excited and on fire running as they play. I have been painting them now for 8 years and with each painting I get more excited in the doing of it. In this painting I am putting the two of them in tall grasses with each of them close together as if they are whispering, or maybe about to nuzzle one another. What could be better.
Wildlife art is such a joy to create. I think it is important to add distinction to the background by making it a little abstract, different than the picture of what you were actually painting from. So, for me I do that from my imagination. I just go a little wild with them. I pull in fun colors, I do always use purple and white, but right now I am using a lot of golds and coppers in my paintings. I am just loving it. I think it is bringing a new kind of painting out for me…
I started using the golds and coppers in my wildlife art about 1 year ago when I stumbled upon the watercolor paint in a shop in Seattle, WA. I just knew one day I would use it in my artwork. Now I find that I am using it in all of my paintings. I won’t say that I will always use it in my paintings but for now it is a signature look for me. I like the glittery effect when the light falls on the painting in the light, but also in the dim light of my working it has a translucent glow that intrigues me to continue to add it to my backgrounds and the underbelly of all of my animals.
In my equine paintings I have been using the copper on all of the coats of the horses for the glow it creates it makes the animals come to life for me. In my latest horse portrait, I fell in love with it. I will post its picture on my next blog!
Have a blessed day! Penny
My purse and I had a grand mis-adventure. The strap got wrapped around my leg as I was getting out of the car, now I am going to have some time to rest, reflect, and listen to all that the universe has to offer me. I have needed to take time in my meditation practice and to slow down to listen... HUH. LIFE it happens in interesting ways. I am smiling as I type this thinking about all that I will do in the next 8 weeks that I cannot put weight on my leg. I am blessed in so many wonderful ways! Life is good!
For a long time I have been trying to figure out how to sell my paintings online a little cheaper and easier. I am going to try to do it here on my website if I can afford it. I have had to pay the website for the store and the upgraded service so I will see if it is worth the expense of doing it. I am going to put a new site up on Facebook as well. I thought if my paintings were more affordable that I could get them on more walls. I sure hope so! So here is the deal. I am going to do this for one year. I still have my work available on Saatchi and Artfinder. They can still service you. However, after one year if I am doing enough business through Facebook and the website I will stop using both of them. I have only been selling a couple of paintings a year on Saatchi and have never sold on Artfinder. So I don't think that it will be a great loss to take my work down from them. If you see a painting that you would like a card or print that is not available please let me know. Also, if you have seen a painting that is not listed also contact me, it may still be for sale, just at my local gallery here in Madrid, New Mexico so not up on the site. Thank you so much for looking. Also, I am not a techie, if you have any comments or ideas to make the site better please let me know. I am always open to making things better... I may not know how but will try. THANKS PENNY
I've been working on painting and farming here in Madrid, New Mexico. I love the weather and spending my time just enjoying my time in the field when I am not painting new animals. Every now and again I get a commission to do something fun, I did a cool black and white of a man and a cougar, but it is for Christmas so I can't post it now. I will post it in January. So much fun going on here in New Mexico. Hope all is well with you!
Turquoise Trail Lavender Farm - Artist Penny Winn and her husband Lyric have a New Endeavor... - come learn about the farm!!!
Hi everyone! Forgive me for taking so long to BLOG. I have been really busy taking care of everything getting our new endeavor up and running. Well we are getting close! We are starting a LAVENDER FARM. It is called Turquoise Trail Lavender Farm! You can find us on Facebook, or Turquoisetraillavenderfarm.com. We really hope that you will come and see us. Once the lavender starts to produce we will have our products down in Madrid, New Mexico, in Santa, Fe and maybe as far as Denver, Colorado. So much to do a painting to finish and lavender to water! 2500 plants! YIPPEE!!!!
This year's Habitat for Humanity auction item was a mail box! It did really well! I hope that you were able to go out and support this wonderful cause! Each year they do so much for the community. I am not sure what I will be painting next year as I have moved to Madrid, New Mexico, and I don't know what the Habitat for Humanity does here or if they have an artist auction. I sure hope they do! I will keep you posted!
I have really been having a ball making epoxy furniture. This piece was headed to the trash. Now it is a show piece! Let me know what you think!
I'm answering author questions on goodreads. The question is how did I get my idea for my most recent book: Here is part of the answer:
My dear friend Carie M. said
"Penny you need to write a book. I am reading one right now and what you are doing is just as good or better. I would buy it."
Well for her and all of the others who wanted to know the story that led to my weight loss and how I did it, I sat down and put words to paper. The book is written, I listened the lawyers, the publishers, and now it is out on the shelves. I just hope people love reading it! I sure did love writing it! Here is the link if you would like to read the answers:
Here is a little about the book:
Using this guide will ease you into your best self in every
way once and for all. You will find ways to let go of the
negative beliefs that are holding you back, allowing you
significant weight loss once and for all. The three-week
plan will help guide you to an optimally healthy weight,
showing you easy meal plans and easy recipes to follow.
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!