Thursday, April 1, 2010


I haven't paid my blog here much attention lately..I have been getting sucked into Facebook..somebody save me..anyways...I thought I would post what I have been doing lately...I've been interested in watercolors and tried varnish on the surface, which I really liked...I also have been spending a lot of time working on my website. Trying to get it where I am satisfied...probably will never happen. I like doing watercolors, I can do many of them in a few hours...unlike my oil paintings, which take weeks/months to do, but their worth it...I wanted to show my watercolors here and I posted a few more on website and I'll have more in the next few days...

I Can Be As I Am
watercolor on paper
4 1/2 x 11 1/2"
copyright 2010 Brenda A. Edwards

More to Come
watercolor on paper
4 1/2" x 11 1/2"
copyright 2010 Brenda A. Edwards
This was the first one I did and I scratched into the paper and the watercolor filled in the lines..I did this on the small paintings in, The White Series, I think it works better in the watercolors...

Forget the Self
watercolor on paper
4 1/2" x 11 1/2"
copyright 2010 Brenda A. Edwards

Friday, March 12, 2010

New Website Design!!!

I have redesigned my website and it looks much better, it is still, went with a different host site, Other Peoples Pixels, It is a site that caters only to artists and if you choose to use Other Peoples Pixels, please put me in as the reference and link to it from my site and I get a free month! What I like about the site is I can update my website anytime I need to and change the design, colors, fonts, or upload a new CV...

But I have included the first set of paintings of my current project, The White Series, on my website. I hate marketing my art..I have spent more time lately with changing websites, I had to start from scratch with uploading images, text, colors, fonts...It's hard work...I don't plan on doing this again anytime soon...because I have spent a great deal of time on the redesign I haven't painted much...I have two series that I just started, 10,  8"x 10" wood cradled panels done in encaustics. If you don't know what encaustics is check out this website It's a good site to tell you everything you need to know on the topic. I will show photos of my works in progress.
Another series I am starting is, 10,  30"x 10" oil on canvas paintings, I decided to paint this part of the series of my landscapes vertical rather than horizontal. It should be an interesting view, or an unexpected view. I always  have to work on more than one painting at a time, seems to work for me.
Please check out my website and comments are always welcome...

Sunday, February 21, 2010

New Images...The White Series

I have been hard at work trying to get done 25 small format paintings, nothing larger than 8"x10" to put on my website for an affordable price...there are time consuming in that I use so many glazes and fuss with them until I am satisfied they are done...I have 16 done, with 4 that have been photographed...within the next few days everything should be up and posted on my website with prices...also working on a proposal for another show, which is to include 10, 10"x30" paintings on canvas..they are included in,The White Series... deadline is March 31st. Anyway here are the four done paintings.. You have seen this image and the last image as the title page to my website and blog..


Citrus Sinensis: The White Series,
2010, oil on cradled panel. 8"x10"
Rouge: The White Series,
2010, oil on cradled panel, 8"x6"

Prosperity: The White Series,
2010, oil on cradled panel, 8"x8" 
More Than You Can See: The White Series, 2010, oil on cradled panel, 6"x6" 


Monday, February 8, 2010

Opening at Munson-Williams...

I have three paintings on view at the, 62nd Exhibition of Central New York Artists at Munson-Williams Proctor Arts Institute in Utica, NY... The opening was Saturday night and the show looks amazing!!! I could not upload the invitation they sent me, it's a PDF, anyway the link is here, I was so excited when I walked in and my work was right there in the center of Edward Wales Root Sculpture Court...They looked really good...I was concerned how they would handle lighting them, because I use a lot of medium for glazes and the surfaces are exceptionally shiny...Maybe I could sell them, they are for sale by the way, they, Munson-Williams is handling the sales...I was even more excited when my paintings were hanging in the same area as Jackson Pollocks', Number Two, 1949...You don't understand he is my favorite artist..not that I am in any way saying that my work is as great as  his, but I certainly won't forget it...The show is up until May 2, so there is plenty of time to go and see it...Now I keep thinking of all the other shows I can enter with The White Series...So much to paint and explore with the series...

Friday, February 5, 2010

More in Progress...

I really don't like to show anyone my work in progress, but I am so excited by the new series I started that I want to talk about it to everyone I meet, I imagine they wouldn't care, but it's important to me...



These are oil on gessoed paper...about 11" x 14"...there are scratches into the paper and I like how the paint fills in the marks...

Thursday, February 4, 2010

In Progress

Here are images of the new work in progress I've been doing, the series is called, The White Series and I will post my artist statement later about the meaning behind the new series and what my plans are for should be a lengthy series, my last series, Evolution, lasted 2 1/2 years, so this new series is a welcome change...Not a drastic change but an "Evolution" of the last series, heh, that was good.

these are images grouped together of all the small format paintings that I have been doing...


I squeezed them all together, but you get the idea...


all together...much better picture...

A close up...heavily layered, scratches into the surface of the wood and into the paint and numerous glazes...Still working on more work and will post images soon...

Thursday, January 7, 2010

It's been awhile...

I have seriously neglected this blog and have been working on new work...It is a slightly different way of looking at landscape...there was something lacking in my previous work and felt that I wanted to pursue a way that to me was more exciting..exciting I mean, new ideas coming to me, composition, color...the subject of what I paint is there I think it will always be there, which is light and how it is silhouetted in nature and how it, the light, can be interpreted...this is a new series that I am confident about and once I have pictures taken I will post them here...Why the change? there isn't a significant change more of a tweaking if you will...It is where I am right now as a painter and something was said to me not long ago that stuck with me, actually it made me question my abilities, We artists are a sensitive I figured by now why should I care, I don't...but it did make me a more thorough artist..that everything I make, paintings, drawings, jewelry, crochet scarves, blankets, and anything I can get my hands on will be done with the greatest integrity...It does have my name on it after all...In the coming month I will open either on my website or blog here, a sales addition, where I will be selling small format paintings, which is where the paintings are at now, sizes 4"x4", 5"x7", 6"x8", 6"x6", 8"x8", 8"x10"....all affordable priced...Please visit my newly designed website or post a comment here on my blog...
thanks for visiting...Brenda

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

New Website!!!

I have a new website at It contains my paintings from 2007-2009, I still have many more images of paintings to include (still in progress). Also contains my pastel drawings and photographs..MOST everything on my website is currently for sale, this includes paintings,a lot of the smaller work, pastels and photographs... just e-mail me for prices...I am happy with it..I can't believe that I did it myself, design, uploading images...I hope everyone will visit and comment, either by e-mail or comment here on my blog...I didn't realize how hard it is to maintain everything, website, blog, promotion of my work, the business side of being an artist, what they don't tell you or lightly touch upon in art school...when I would much rather be in the studio and have someone else take care of all of it...but I certainly learned quite a lot and I am glad that I did it...
Hope you visit!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Fresh Ideas...

I am interested in creating spaces that are unsettling, scary, creepy...and lately how to depict that idea has lead me around and around with the same conclusion of what I have been painting in the past two years. I am not abandoning the foundation style that I have become known for, but just another way of interpreting that idea.  I have been wanting to create new spaces that invite and repel the viewer at the same time. So I have found that idea to create a new series to take my work into a new direction, which I am extremely excited about...I can't wait to get at my fresh new idea...No, I won't say what this idea is until I am finished with the new series, I am thinking 10 paintings and drawings, not sure on sizes, but large enough for me to comfortably work on them, I like to paint large..

Friday, October 16, 2009


 I have been working on a new series of pastels today and they are based on the autumn colors...warm yellows, shades of oranges, vibrant reds, so much lush color...I have a book of Wolf Kahn and whenever I need to look at something new, I look at this book...His use of color and expression of shapes juxtaposed to each other is something I admire...Other artists I look at, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, JMW Turner, I saw his work at the Met when they did a full retrospective and it was amazing!!! Have to see it in person..there is a show on now at The Everson that I am going to next weekend,  
From Turner to Cezanne...

Wolf Kahn, Very Pink Sky, oil on canvas,2008

J.M.W. Turner, Shade and Darkness-The Evening Before the Deluge, oil, 1843

Jackson Pollock, Mural, oil on canvas, 1943
My research has been on Pollock, I could teach a class on him..