Description'Arlene's Gardening Jacket' is a 12' x 9' Gouache watercolor painting on Cansons 100% acid free watercolor painting and it is unmatted and unframed. Award winning American artist, Arlene Wright-Correll says, 'About 15 years ago I had started to make some quilt patches. Who knows why as I did not intend to make a quilt and I found 3 button up sweatshirts on sale in Wal-mart one day which I purchased and proceeded to put a quilt patch on the back of each and make pockets on the front of each side with smaller quilt patches. I eventually sold one in the campground store, gave one away as a gift and retained the black one for my own use.It has served me well and I usually wear it whenever I do outside work and often in the art studio when there is a chill. It has gotten pretty ragged and has evidence of art work on it where paint has spattered or I have wiped my hands or even a paint brush now and then. Lately I have thrown it in the trash about 4 times. However, like a small child with it's security 'woobie' I haul it out just before the trash is taken down the drive, wash it one more time and put it back on. When the day warms up as I work outside this old faded jacket comes off and is hung on the nearest post. Today I decided to paint a picture of it. I have omitted the landscape background because I felt it would take away from the jacket. Just about every thing an artist paints has a story and this is the story of this painting titled 'Arlene's Gardening Jacket'.Gallery Price $125.00http://www.yessy.com/AvalonStudio/ArlenesArt.html?i=22935
Arlene Wright-Correll, Munfordville, Kentucky, USA Member Since September 2006 Artist Statement About the Artist. Arlene Wright-Correll (1935- ___), popular American award winning Artist, published author & avid gardener, at the age of 68, decided to pick up her paint brushes again after 54 years and paint, in mostly gouache watercolors and pastels, the flowers, herbs and fruits that grow at Home Farm Herbery in Munfordville, KY. She is a member of the Art Guild of the Barrens. She is the resident artist and art teacher at Avalon Stained Glass Studio. She is also a porcelain and china painter and works in fused glass and sandblasted glass.
Though she paints in all mediums, she likes to use the Gouache paints, which are a heavy, opaque watercolor paint, sometimes called body color, producing a less wet-appearing and more strongly colored picture than ordinary watercolor. Occasionally, she will paint something from her world travels especially of Scotland, Ireland, or the Mediterranean. She is fond of those old memories.
Her original paintings are sold quite quickly and one can always try and pick up whatever current one she is working on. The amazing thing about this "young" artist is that as a mother of 5 & the grandmother of 5, she is also a cancer and stroke survivor who is able to strive forward each and everyday to welcome the beauty of this small planet.
2010 Barren River State Park Highland Games Exhibition
2010 USBank Celebration of the Arts
2009 Ribbon Winner in fused glass at KY State Fair
2009 5 ribbon awards at Hart County State Fair
2009 First place winner in Watercolors at USBank annual exhibition
2009 North Light Cover Competition
2009 NeoPopRealismStarz Competition New York
2009 Miami Basel Competition
2008 & 2009 OvationTV art exhibition
2008 Smithsonian Institute Art Exhibition “Between Fences”,
2008 The Artist’s Magazine's 2008 All-Media Online Competition
2008 & 2007 Women in the Arts, Bowling Green, KY,
2009, 2008 & 2007 Western KY University Celebration of the Arts,
2008 & 2007 South Central KY Cultural Center, Glasgow KY,
2008 & 2007 Fine Arts winner KY State Fair,
2008 winner of 4 ribbons Hart County Fair,
2006 Artist of the Month, Horse Cave Book Store,
May 2005, 1st place winner Salis International, Colorado Springs, Hydras Watercolors. She has studied Vitri-Fusaille” with award winning artists Peter McGrain and watercolors with Jef Dirig. Her original paintings are sold quite quickly and one can always try and pick up whatever current one she is working on. The amazing thing about this "young" artist is that as a mother of 5 & the grandmother of 5, she is also a cancer and stroke survivor who is able to strive forward each and everyday to welcome the beauty of this small planet. . Her books can be found on http://www.lulu.com/kate1031 and her art at http://www.learn-america.com/the-art-work-of-arlene-wright-correll/ email firstname.lastname@example.org All Ms. Wright-Correll’s royalties from all her creative works go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Her favorite motto is a quote by Ruth Smelter., "You have not lived a perfect day, even though you have earned your money, unless you have done something for someone who cannot repay you."
“Tread the Earth Lightly” and in the meantime.. may your day be filled with… Peace, Light and Love,
NOTICE: I retain the copyright and reproduction rights on all my work.