Wenda Spooner
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  • North Anson, ME
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Need some help.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wenda Spooner yesterday. 8 Replies

Give me some pointers please. This is a 5x7.i know it needs help. Been looking at it too long. Need fresh eyes on it :)…Continue

Help me impove this painting please

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sarah Irland May 30. 15 Replies

There is always room for improvement and an opportunity to learn…Continue

Help me make this better? Please :)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wenda Spooner Apr 3. 7 Replies

This is a small 5x7 canvas board. Anything that looks a little screwy to you, i would like to know about it. Thanks for having my back :)…Continue

Tell me what you think.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wenda Spooner Mar 29. 27 Replies

Okay, I never think to do this. So here is my latest. Lay it on me! I'm here to learn and improve ☺…Continue

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Deborah Alavosius commented on Wenda Spooner's photo

Quiet valley

"Beautiful Wenda.  Great sky and I love the sense of distance you've achieved with the way you painted the flowers and the change in color of the foliage."
9 hours ago
Sarah Irland commented on Wenda Spooner's photo

Quiet valley

"Beautiful, Wenda.  I love how this came out.  Nice distance, beautiful trees, grasses and flowers.  Nicely done!"
11 hours ago
Wenda Spooner replied to Wenda Spooner's discussion Need some help.
"thank you so much Mike!"
Wenda Spooner commented on Wenda Spooner's photo

Quiet valley

"thanks a million Ken!"
Ken Dinneen commented on Wenda Spooner's photo

Quiet valley

"Nice one Wenda!  Looks great love the flowers really cool!"
Mike Price replied to Wenda Spooner's discussion Need some help.
"This is stunning Wenda!  Your painting just draws me in.  Leave it!"
Wenda Spooner commented on Wenda Spooner's photo

Quiet valley

"Thanks Mary! Appreciate your comments :)"
Mary commented on Wenda Spooner's photo

Quiet valley

"Lovely Wenda!  Your perspective,  foliage changes and details really draw the eye back nicely."
Wenda Spooner commented on Wenda Spooner's photo

Quiet valley

"sorry, this is a bad photo"
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Quiet valley

5x7 acrylic on canvas board. Thank you Karen for helping me! I made a few more changes. Gonna stop with this one. I'm okay with it. I have another one I'm working on now.
Wenda Spooner commented on Jay Ryan's photo


"very nice Jay! colors go well together. nice softness in the background. the water and rocks came out nice :) good job1"
Aug 14
Wenda Spooner commented on annemarie vogel's photo

Summer Daydream

"another nice piece Annemarie! good work :)"
Aug 14
Wenda Spooner commented on Sarah Irland's photo

Floating Free

"I thin you did a wonderful job on this Sarah!! well done my friend! colors are awesome. love the background. what beautiful detail on the sea turtle. snorkling must have  been an amazing adventure :)"
Aug 14
Wenda Spooner commented on annemarie vogel's photo

Fall 16072017 annemarie

"lovely Annemarie! i still havn't done this. it is one of Karens, right. great job!"
Aug 14
Wenda Spooner commented on Ken Dinneen's photo

humpback 2

"Wow Ken! Well done! Colors are great. Water looks good. Whale looks good."
Aug 12
Wenda Spooner commented on Mary's photo

"Gifts of Asheville"

"Very interesting Mary! So colorful.where ever there is love and laughter, there is hope. :)"
Aug 12

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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 12:53pm on July 8, 2017, jan sammons said…

Thanks for the welcome, Wenda--very kind of you!  I have been feeling stuck in my painting progress lately and hope Karen's site gets me moving forward and improving! :-)

At 12:02pm on April 2, 2017, Wanda McDonald said…

Hi Wenda....thanks for the comment on my blue door. It's not that I don't want to share my watercolour paintings, I just thought that since this is an acrylic site I should be posting more of them. And thank you for saying you are interested in my wc art. Cheers, Wanda

At 8:18am on March 19, 2017, Art said…
Wendy do a search on paint with jane.I've learned a lot from her.She showed me how to paint plywood.it's so easy
At 11:49am on March 14, 2017, Olga Russo said…

Thank you for warm welcome to the group !  Really looking forward to met new artist and to learn more!  Color mixing chart  is indeed in my very near plans! Best wishes! 

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.


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