Early Desk Art by Dawn M. Wayand

Why I Decided to Start Creating Desk Art

About two years ago, I was working at a real estate development company as a paralegal with a team of about approximately eight (8) attorneys and another paralegal and I sat next to and was friends with the company owners’ executive assistant. At the end of the year, there was ...
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Finding Inspiration for Art

Finding Inspiration for Art

Artists sometimes face an interlude in creating new art or continuing existing works due to a “creative block”. They may find it difficult to conjure up a new idea or finish an artwork they’ve already started. As an artist, you may feel like you’ve painted everything you enjoy painting or ...
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Labeling the box

Best Practices for Safely Preparing Artwork for Storage Until It’s Sold

I recently had an explosion of creativity over the last 18 months and an urge to get it all out on canvas, however, I was painting faster than I had been selling my work. Living in a small one-bedroom apartment just outside New York City, I had to find a ...
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Owl in the Moonlight I, an Acrylic & Mixed Media Painting by Dawn M. Wayand

Behind the Scenes: Painting “Owl in the Moonlight I”

My recent triptych painting, “Owl in the Moonlight I”, was a fun painting to create. I love the owl and wanted to do something fun with it so considering October is soon approaching, I thought something a little eerie would be appropriate. I started with the moon and worked my ...
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Sunflowers Triptych I Behind the Scenes of its Creation

Using My Favorite Flower as Inspiration

I love sunflowers. There’s just something about their round shape and bright yellow color that screams “happy!” So for my next triptych, I’m using sunflowers as my inspiration upon a deep violet, crimson, unbleached titanium, and parchment colored background. You can see the finished result on the Sunflowers Triptych I ...
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