Wednesday, June 25, 2014

2014 Advent Paintings

Advent Starry Night 6, Virginia Wieringa, Acrylic 2014

Advent Starry Night 7, Virginia Wieringa, Acrylic 2014

Emerging Star 2, Virginia Wieringa, Acrylic 2014

Emerging Star 3, Virginia Wieringa, Acrylic 2014
This series began ten years ago. These paintings were started last December but my interest waned as we got into January. I have two Advent shows scheduled in churches in December 2014 and wanted to make sure these would be finished. Now on to other things...

Saturday, June 21, 2014


MORNING SAIL Virginia Wieringa, Mixed media 2014

I just delivered this summery painted tissue collage to Fernwood 1891 in Fennville. Maybe someone will buy it as a summer momento!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Celestial Timing #5

This piece has been coming across my table for more than a year. It gets changed a little every time. There's something I really like about it, and something that's really bugged me about it. It's called 'Celestial Timing #5' and I think it might be done.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Faraway Farm

Faraway Farm
This 18" x 36" Acrylic was done as a gift for the 50th anniversary of the people who live here. I enjoyed a tour of the horse ranch as I took photos for reference. Lovely people in a  lovely place. Congratulations!

(Oh, my favorite part is the horse along the left fence.)

Thursday, May 22, 2014

F.A.R.M. exhibit in Lowell this summer

Allegan Fields 2- Acrylic, 2011, Virginia Wieringa

Rural Route 3- Acrylic, 2011, Virginia Wieringa
These two pieces will be included in the F.A.R.M. show at Lowell Arts!farm-exhibition/c11tn this summer.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Festival 2014

These pieces were accepted into the regional competition Festival of the Arts 2014. They will hang at the UICA in Grand Rapids from the first weekend in June until August 17.

Barn Near Hamilton

Spaces Between 1

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Spaces Between 2

Spaces Between 2 Mixed media, Virginia Wieringa
This was done over a former painting. The painting underneath presents a nice surface and informs the new composition.
Spaces Between 1
I love doing these collages with tissue paper painted with acrylics. It's like quiliting, but the seat of your pants. I don't usually preplan these. This is built mainly on the design concepts of variety and repetition. At a certain point, I photograph the piece and evaluate what it needs by looking at it on the computer and adding things in Photoshop.