New Painting, Ivy Camping

"Ivy Camping" 8"x10" Oil on Canvas

“Ivy Camping” 8″x10″ Oil on Canvas

I finished a quick study of my daughter Ivy last night from a photograph I took while we were camping this winter.  I feel it captures her vivacious spirit and fun personality, not to mention the pure volume that comes with being a 2 year old.  This is a smaller painting, 8″ x 10″ oil on canvas.

Art Show at Cosmos Coffee Cafe

I’m happy to say I’ve been asked to return for another show at Cosmos Coffee Cafe in the La Mesa Village!  The artwork is currently on display and will be exhibited through November 2012.  There’s some new illustrations and a hanful of new paintings along with some older favorites.  The theme is “childhood wonder”.   Stop by and enjoy some art and some fine coffee.  Let me know what you think!

Wendy Kwasny with artwork at Cosmos in La Mesow what you think.

Puddle Stomp

This is my most recent painting, “Puddle Stomp”, It’s a painting of my son playing in the rain at Otay Lake, in San Diego.  It was a gorgeous day, with great light.  I worked this painting from a photograph I took on that day. 

My latest Commission

I was contacted through http://www.bendystar.etsy.com to do a commission as a Christmas present.  It was a great experience working with this client and together we found the right image to work from.  I altered the background of the photograph she provided from the airport to a more natural setting.Here are some of the things she said about the painting,  “The painting is absolutely perfect…Because of your wonderful and special talent, we have a family keepsake that will be cherished forever.  You have captured Mike and Kyla perfectly!  Thank you again…You have been awesome to work with.” -Kathy

Painting Plein Air in Coronado, CA

I went on location to Coronado and set up for a study of the dinghy landing.  It was a more active area than I anticipated and was lucky enough to have finished the painting right as the owner came to take his dinghy away.  I am happy to report, he approved of this painting.  Coronado Plein Air