My wonderful friend Jenny offered to model for me. She is a smart, funny, unique and insightful art lover. I loved doing this portrait of her.

“Jenny” Acrylic on panel, 18″x 24″ Copyright Wendy Kwasny 2018 All rights reserved.

The Christ Window Commission

This is a commission of “The Christ Window” circa 1906. The window is currently housed at First Church, First United Methodist Church in Mission Valley, San Diego CA, and is a favorite of my client. He wanted his wife to be able to see it in their home everyday.  I reproduced it in acrylic paint on canvas. It’s 18″ x 24″


The full 18″x24″ acrylic painting of the Christ Window. Copyright 2015 All rights reserved.


Christ detail- Copyright 2015 All rights reserved.


Left corner detail. Copyright 2015 All rights reserved.


Upper right corner detail. Copyright 2015 All rights reserved.


Lower right corner detail. Copyright 2015 All rights reserved.

Speckled Sussex Love

We have had a small flock of backyard chickens for a few years now, slowly adding more, until now…11 chickens.  I love to sit out with them while they free range, make their interesting noises, and flap wildly around looking for bugs.  They are truly entertaining birds.  So, I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to finally honor one of them with a portrait.  This is Babbs.  She dutifully sat on some potentially fertile eggs we procured until she hatched them and now she’s a great Mother Hen to all four of them.  Here’s her new portrait.

Here’s Mama Chicken, “Babbs”.

Artist Reception Oct. 16th, 2009

My little painting of Miles in the flower fields was accepted for exhibition in the current show at SDAI in Balboa Park.  It is in the “One Foot” show since the painting is a 12″x12″.

Miles Portrait

Juried and awarded artwork from “Outstanding Visual Artists” of the region

Show runs from October 9, 2009 to November 15, 2009

and You are cordially invited to join a Special Artist Reception:

Friday, October 16, 2009 from 6 to 8 pm

The San Diego Art Institute is located in Balboa Park, House of Charm, and 1439 El Prado.  Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 4 p.m. Sunday 12 – 4 p.m.  Requested Gallery Donation: Adults  $3.  Senior Citizens, Military and Students  $2.  Children under 12 admitted free.