Wenda Spooner
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  • North Anson, ME
  • United States

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Wenda Spooner's Discussions

Need help again. The shadows suck. I think i should paint the floor white so i can do it over. What do you think?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wenda Spooner Oct 12, 2017. 15 Replies

12x12 acrylic on canvas. Reference pmp photo. Will find the addy. I made it my own though lol…Continue

Need some help.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wenda Spooner Aug 19, 2017. 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, 2017. 15 Replies

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

Help me make this better? Please :)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wenda Spooner Apr 3, 2017. 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

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Wenda Spooner commented on Mark S Ward's photo
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Wenda Spooner commented on Dorothy Edwards's photo

Seeing The Light

"And it came out great!"
Aug 18
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Cross Country Cabin, Sugar Hill, NH

"Lovely work, as always Deborah"
Aug 18
Wenda Spooner commented on Michael Miller's photo

Gorilla Composite

"Well done!"
Aug 18
Wenda Spooner commented on Corri Schmidt's photo

Water Glass on Purple Fabric

"Wonderful as always"
Aug 18
Wenda Spooner commented on Martin Ely's photo


"Love it! Well done!"
Aug 18
Wenda Spooner commented on Laura Taylor's photo


"Love the palette. Well done"
Aug 18
Wenda Spooner commented on Laura Taylor's photo


"Love it. Nice foliage and rocks. Great job on the flowers"
Aug 18
Wenda Spooner commented on Dorothy Edwards's photo

Reprise of Seeing The Light

"Love the softness in your paintings!"
Aug 18
Wenda Spooner commented on Dorothy Edwards's photo

Day of Reflection

"I love this! Reminds me of rainy days at camp when i was young"
Aug 18
Wenda Spooner commented on Dorothy Edwards's photo

New Photo

"Photographing paintings is soooo hard! My paintings are always deeper and more vibrant in person."
Aug 18
Wenda Spooner commented on Ken Dinneen's photo


"Good idea! I love playing with paint!"
Aug 18
Wenda Spooner commented on Laurie Scott's photo

mini vinyard paintings

"great idea!! looking good"
May 17
Wenda Spooner commented on Jay Ryan's photo

Bel Haven Marina 2019

"love this one! nice work!"
May 17
Wenda Spooner commented on Michael Miller's photo

Gone to Seed

"wow! nice one!"
May 17
Wenda Spooner commented on Charles Emery's photo


"this is wonderful work Charles! love the palette! water came out nice :)"
May 17

Profile Information

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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Life gets busy!

Posted on September 18, 2017 at 5:56pm 1 Comment

I have been trying to stay caught up with you all. when the wood is in and the garden is done and preserved. various other "need to get done before snow flies" projects. I will be painting more, and paying more attention to all my friends here on Karen's site.

I did enter 5 paintings in the local country fair this year. I will try to post them here. It is exciting to have folks appreciate my art :)

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 6:23am on October 16, 2017, George Lyon said…
Tx Wenda - much appreciated
At 7:47pm on September 27, 2017, Maggie Zhou said…
Thank you for welcome, Wenda. I have learned a lot from Karen and like her style. There are many critiques in her site are helpful and impressive. I'm glad can find this site.
At 7:50pm on September 21, 2017, Vicki Corbett said…

Thanks for making me feel welcome Wenda

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.


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