LESLIE LYNE ZANTOW
"MAKING THE PAINT STICK AND OTHER SUNDRIES..."
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Day 11 I'm starting to look forward to the daily challenge
This is just a simple view of a Whooping Crane from the ICF.I tls the one of the breeding pair in their lovely pond. I originally tried putting more reeds in the background but that didn't work out the way I wanted it to. I relaxed and just worked with the basic colors I saw and I like that a lot better. I had a great day painting. I worked on 3 other small paintings of cranes and then got back to an older larger painting I started awhile ago. I am thinking of continuing the daily painting after the 30 day challenge is up. Must be nuts! But it is giving what I was seeking..some confidence in myself and the paint.
Animals and art have always been a passion in Leslie’s life. Early in life, Leslie discovered her love of animals and her need to put them to paper. Her love of line and composition are easily evident in her work. Her paintings become stories inspired by her experience observing nature, both domestic and wild.
Leslie has exhibited her artwork in solo and group exhibitions. Juried exhibits include, "Culture and Agriculture” in 2008, 2009, 2010,2012,2014 and 2015 at New Visions Gallery in Marshfield, WI,“Nightwalker 98” at the Fort Collins Museum in Fort Collins, Co., “The Horse Show” at The Art Gallery in Hotchkiss, Co. and at the Barrington Arts Council exhibit “Horses in Art” in Barrington, Ill, the American Academy of Equine Art Fall Showcase at the Museum of the Horse in Lexington, Ky 2000.2001,2002,2004 and 2015 , the Wisconsin State Capital, the Alexander House in Port Edwards, WI, the Winona Arts Center in Winona, MN., The Pumphouse in LaCrosse and the Heyde Center for the Arts in Chippewa Falls, WI.
Leslie was recently selected as one of 4 finalists in the Wisconsin State Fairtastic Poster Competition