Ray at Night Art Walk, Artist Reception!

Artist poster #4

I’m having a solo art show at OBR Architecture on Ray Street in San Diego, CA. The show will be running from March 11th- April 7th 2016

Hope to see you there!

Artist Reception

Where: OBR Architecture Gallery

3817 Ray St. San Diego, CA 92104

When: March 12th 6pm-10pm

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″

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

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Christ detail- Copyright 2015 All rights reserved.

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Left corner detail. Copyright 2015 All rights reserved.

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Upper right corner detail. Copyright 2015 All rights reserved.

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Lower right corner detail. Copyright 2015 All rights reserved.

The Train Door

My last painting showed me that it IS possible for me to paint while my children are home. In fact, it’s a good thing- it keeps me from baking! This painting is #2 in a new series (I hope) of transportation paintings. This is my daughter Ivy, standing in the doorway of an antique train, which is now a museum in San Diego. I love the light in this painting and in the last. I also love the symbolism of these children looking out into the light from a train. It speaks to me of the promise of future, the wide openness of their lives. What does it say to you?Ivy brighter

A close study of Ivy standing at the train door.

A close study of Ivy standing at the train door.

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.

Wet Paint- Ivy Dale

I did a triptych a couple years ago of my husband, son and myself.  It was painted in three panels because I always hoped we would have another child and I could add her in a panel.  Well, my family is finally complete as I finished Ivy Dale’s painting last night.    I’ll photograph it with the other panels soon, but it’s really wet and I don’t want to risk moving it as the sides are painted.  What do you think?

All rights reserved by the artist, copyright 2012

photograph and painting by Wendy Kwasny. All rights reserved by the artist, copyright 2012. Duplication prohibited.

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