Wenda Spooner
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need help

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wenda Spooner Oct 31, 2016. 2 Replies

So here it is. I don't know what is wrong. So I am hoping you all will help me out.…Continue

the thinking part of painting

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wenda Spooner Nov 14, 2016. 5 Replies

i am working on two paintings right now. i only have an hour or two a day, so it takes awhile :)  i should finish one this weekend. i really can't wait to share it with you all :) i will post it for…Continue

hanging art in public!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wenda Spooner Dec 16, 2016. 16 Replies

I did it! This morning at 8 a.m. I helped hang my paintings in the local library. I attached 3 of the groupings.…Continue

photo album help?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Karen Ilari Jun 11, 2016. 1 Reply

Is it possible to reorganize our photos? I made an album for challenge photos. I have others that are in with my other photos. I would like to move them.

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Wenda Spooner commented on Mark S Ward's photo
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Isabella

"i love this painting! you did a fantastic job on this. love the palette and the content."
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Wenda Spooner commented on Ian Greig's photo
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The Red Tree

"this came out really nice Ian! i love the softness. i have a hard time achieving soft. so i really appreciate seeing it."
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Wenda Spooner replied to Wendy Robertson's discussion Just Sharing
"this is a fun painting :) i cant wait for my new spring chicks to arrive."
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Wenda Spooner commented on Wanda McDonald's photo
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Pretending to be Tulips

"very pretty experiment! glad you are still mixin' it up Wanda :)"
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Wenda Spooner replied to Corri Schmidt's discussion Snow on the San Miguel at Dawn
"good job so far! thanks for posting. the responses are great. i love to learn from everyone here. i think you do great paintings :)"
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Wenda Spooner replied to Mark S Ward's discussion Study of water meets rocks
"your goal was water and rocks. i say you did a great job on this quick study! thanks for sharing your work."
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Wenda Spooner replied to Mary's discussion Critiques Appreciated for learning
"i love the changes Mary! the tree line is beautiful now! and i love the evergreen tree. it looks much better, taller. and the snow is a nice touch! you did a great job!"
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Wenda Spooner replied to Marion's discussion Mountanin Range...
"you are doing a terrific job on your painting :) it looks great to me. charles has a good eye, i would trust his critique! "
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Frieda Stewart left a comment for Wenda Spooner
"Thanks Wenda, I hadn't noticed the color mixing video and will give it a go."
Feb 14
Wanda McDonald commented on Wenda Spooner's photo
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"Really nice Wenda, I feel like I am a little ladybug look up at those delicious blooms :)"
Feb 4
Wanda McDonald commented on Wenda Spooner's photo
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Purple morning

"Love your sky and the colours you chose!"
Feb 4
Philippe JOLLIVET commented on Wenda Spooner's photo
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Purple morning

"Wonderful sky Wenda!"
Feb 4
Wenda Spooner commented on Deborah Alavosius's photo
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Beach House After the Blizzard

"wow! this is fantastic Deborah! very well done!"
Feb 3
Deborah Alavosius commented on Wenda Spooner's photo
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Fire in the sky?

"This is stunning Wenda! Beautiful strong colors but still soft and calm.  Well done."
Jan 31
Wenda Spooner commented on KC Cooke's photo
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Date Night

"i dont know how i missed this! it must have been fun to do. it came out awesome!"
Jan 30
Wenda Spooner commented on Sarah Irland's photo
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In With the Tide

"oh Sarah, this is wonderful! great sand and water. the pink in the sky brings interest right through the painting. and i just love all the boats :) glad you get to paint while you travel. hope you are enjoying your trip!"
Jan 30

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How long have you been painting? Doing any kind of art?
i painted a bit years ago. just last week I got some acrylic paints and started to learn how to use them.
What other mediums have you used?
oil mostly. I tried water color. that wasn't for me.
Are their specific things you would like to learn?
I want to learn everything! :)
Where did you learn about this website?
searching video lessons for acrylics. very different from oils. I am having fun. I liked you videos "reflections" I have been watching them on my lunch break.

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exhibition hall entries

Posted on September 18, 2016 at 2:46am 13 Comments

I entered 5 paintings in the local country fair exhibition hall. I got 2 blue ribbons, 2 red ribbons, and one white ribbon. That felt really nice ☺

subject matter!

Posted on August 29, 2016 at 9:55am 3 Comments

I have the feeling that I am choosing the wrong things for me to paint. I am going to be more selective. and I think Michel has the right idea. get outside and train my painters eyes, to really see the light, dark, and real color of things! I am making a plan!

thanks Pauline Abbott, Karen Ilari, and this community!

Posted on April 2, 2016 at 8:50pm 2 Comments

I read Paulines post about doing the color charts. I thought it a great idea. I did three of mine today. then I finished a painting, that has been half done for a month. my new color charts made it seem easier somehow. thanks :)  Karen Ilari, this is a wonderful site. you are a great teacher and you have collected a lot of amazing, creative, and kind folks here. I feel at home, welcome, and encouraged. I loved the challenge! it made me think and work at painting every day. I looked at the…

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At 6:47pm on February 14, 2017, Frieda Stewart said…

Thanks Wenda, I hadn't noticed the color mixing video and will give it a go.

At 10:46am on January 29, 2017, Karen Ilari said…

Hi Wenda! Sorry I missed your chat yesterday!

I'm so glad you found us too! Paint on my friend!

At 11:12am on January 26, 2017, Debra Huddleston said…

Thank you Wendy Spooner for inviting me to this nice community. I've done 2 color charts. One was too small but it got me to be very careful. The second wasn't much bigger but better to see the colors than with the first one. I did use a different brand for the second one, as well. I'm learning about mediums; I've got the Gloss Medium and the Matte Medium and I'm trying them both. I've never painted before but my brother was a fantastic artist. His very first oil painting was a master piece. I already know that I won't be that good but I know that if he were able to look down and see me trying to do my best then he'd be happy. 
So, I'm working on my first painting and making tons of mistakes but I won't give in. I'll keep going until it's done. I'm learning from my mistakes and I'm trying to fix the mistakes. Some were easier than others to fix. I've got quite a ways to go but I am having lots of fun learning and it is soothing, relaxing and fun. Thank you again for inviting me to this wonderful community of artist and friends. Good day to you all.

At 12:34pm on January 12, 2017, Gillian Carson said…

Thanks so much, Wenda! I am glad to be a part of this wonderful group :)

At 5:42pm on January 6, 2017, Barbara Jackson said…

Thank you for the nice comment!

At 2:50pm on January 6, 2017, Rod said…

Hi Wendy 

Thank you for the nice comment  on my photo.  I will make an  attempt to paint that sunrise, but right now I'm working on some the other paintings. Please help yourself to the photo reference.

At 5:32am on December 29, 2016, Michael Heffernan said…

Thanks so much Wendy

At 4:13pm on December 4, 2016, Wanda McDonald said…

Thanks Wenda for comment on my grasses.

Here is the link to the video...as you will see his is so much better than mine, but I am going to keep at it...I'm also going to try a couple of his other ones.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2TNSP3mLXk&t=29s

Cheers, Wanda

At 11:04pm on November 19, 2016, Sue said…
Hanks for the kind welcome Wenda. I haven't had the chance to look at much on this site as yet but what I have seen looks to be extremely helpful. Will get up courage to post something soon I hope.
At 6:41pm on November 19, 2016, Beverley Johnson said…

Thank you.  I'm looking forward to this new journey in my life. 

 
 
 

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