My favorite medium is oil and landscapes fascinate me but my personality forces me to continuously stretch my wings and try new things.

“My mantra? Never stop creating, paint everything and as often as possible. Do this and you will continue to grow as an artist.”

Monica Vanzant

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Vanzant Artist Brushes Now Available

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My new Redbubble scarf of my painting Smithville Park

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2011 CALENDAR

  • Joined: November 2008

Journal

Limiting Your Brushstrokes May Just Increase Your Creativity

I was talking to a young artist the other day and she said that she was having a problem with an oil painting. She said she kept painting the same area over and over again until the paint was too thick and she had to scrape it off and start over. Oh, how I remember this problem! I went through this same thing when I first started painting. Not only is this frustrating, because you have obviously …
Posted 10 months – Leave a comment

Wow! Great Quality Scarves

Hello All, / A quick note to show the scarf that I ordered. I am known for my love of scarves by my friends and family and I wear them all year round. But I have to admit I also ordered this one to check on the quality and I am thrilled! It is huge, does not wrinkle and the colors are fantastic. It is truly beautiful. / Thanks Redbubble!
Posted about 2 years – Leave a comment

The Cubism Movement and Why I Finally "Get It"

I visited the Philadelphia Museum of Art today and saw the Picasso and the Avant-Garde in Paris exhibit and I now have a new and utterly profound respect for the Cubist Art Movement. Previously, I liked the art form but I was not in love with it. I am a lover of nature; show me a Turner, Moran or a Constable and I am in heaven. But Cubism, though interesting, was just not all that fascinating to …
Posted about 7 years – 2 comments

WIP

I am currently working on a new still life titled pussy willows. I purchased them from the Philadelphia Flower Show a couple of weeks ago and I am just now getting to paint them. Thank goodness they last forever…LOL. Here’s what I have so far. I blocked in with raw umber and medium – no sketching for this one. I was losing the light and wanted to get this part completed ASAP. A…
Posted about 7 years – Leave a comment
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