Tuesday, 27 October 2009


One of my favorite things is to do commissions for clients. Its a wonderful thing to try to bring their vision to life, and in your own way, and so that they love the finished painting! This time, I stretched myself, working in a medium I'd not touched in years.....and am so happy to say they love it! I was asked by http://www.no1ladieswebsiteagency.com/ to do this illustration for clients with a shop in St. Paul de Vence. I think, besides getting the watercolor under control again, that the biggest challenge was putting myself into the warmth and light of the Cote d'Azur, in the middle of a very wet, typical Glenfinnan autumn - complete with rapidly failing light! I put on movies about or taking place in Provence, looked at as many photos of the area as I could, and tortured myself by "living" in the Cote d'Azur when outside it was raining cats and dogs! Ah well....its a good thing I've a very vivid imagination!

Monday, 19 October 2009


I'm having a big sale of WALTZ ACROSS TEXAS paintings. From now til November 29, certain paintings from WALTZ ACROSS TEXAS are about 50% off. Check out my website, www.gailwendorf.co.uk (WALTZ ACROSS TEXAS SALE) for details. Sometimes we have to reach out and ask for help in order to keep moving ahead, in order to pay old debts.....this time, I'm asking for help for both reasons! That's the thing about being an artist. Its continually humbling. I have expenses left over from my last museum exhibition, and want to start working on my newest project - Morocco!

While you're there, look at the new work, but this time, pay attention to Waltz Across Texas.

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

At the moment, I'm practicing diligently at watercolor - something I've not used in a very long time, and certainly not for public consumption. But I've been asked by the No. 1 Ladies Website Agency to create a little illustration for a website, in watercolor, and have accepted the challenge. Watercolor is so different, and much less forgiving than oil paint! But I'm getting further and further into each illustration before I ruin it with mud, or a poorly placed splot of water, or using the wrong color for shadow - which I find difficult in this medium by the way! But I also look at this as somthing that may loosen up the oil painting too....

By the way, check out new work (oil paintings) displayed on my website (www.gailwendorf.co.uk) and/or my Facebook page: www.facebook.com/gail.wendorf

There are more than I've shown, but as many these past few months have been cathartic and not for public consumption....Not everything is for sale! Anybody else out there that uses their work to help process deep feelings or to keep them flowing, no matter how painful, just to keep painting? I find that if I try to ignore some feeling, to put it into a box and keep it closed up, then I can't work either....so I must go thru life sometimes feeling like I'm bleeding from every pore.