2.27.2015

#fridaysketch Party!


Here's my sketch for the week. I think next week I'll be working on some nudes to liven things up for the party! haha Maybe I'll get some people to join me. If you'd like to join me I'm inviting you to post your sketches on my Facebook page



I had a busy week of painting too! 

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I think Spring has cured my artist's block. I felt a little lost for a few months, but I'm back on track now and the creativity is flowing again! It must be winter…it happens almost every year. Oh how I wish I could live back in Southern California. It's hard when you're born and raised in the best weather possible and then have to move away. I still haven't given up on my dream of moving to Hawaii either, even though my husband doesn't want to anymore. Maybe he never did. Anyway, we will be moving sometime in the future because neither of us want to live here anymore, but for different reasons. I feel too isolated and he wants out of California. We're in a total disagreement of where to go. I want warm sunshine and a beach, he wants freedom and land. To be continued…

Meantime, I'll be painting away! I'm not sure about my new blog. I really like how it functions and the way it looks, but I can't seem to get you all over there. I understand, I don't like change either, or when things don't work. Hopefully it'll get going. 

Happy weekend! 


2.20.2015

Sketch Party Friday!


I'm starting something new and doing it every Friday, on my new website! It's a Sketch Party! I hope you'll join me! Until then, I'll be partying by myself! haha



2.17.2015

Been busy painting!



California Dream


Lavender Splendor

Two new ones. The color is not quite as bright as on here. Blogger automatically saturates the photos. I was actually going for a way more subtle warm feel on the first one. So if you want you can see a better  photo along with some close ups by clicking the links. 

Thanks for looking!

1.29.2015

Making Some Changes…to peony painting





You can see the latest changes to my peonies painting by clicking here!  

This will take you to my new blog and website, I'd love to have you join me over there:) 

PS The giveaway is still going on in case you missed it! 

See you there! 

1.23.2015

I'm Having a Giveaway! …on My New Website



For a chance to win an 8x10 print of this painting just pop on over to my new website and leave a comment there! If you'd like to subscribe by email, there's a place off to the side for that. You can also follow me on Google+ where you won't miss a post! Thank you and good luck! Right now I only have one entry so you're chances are good! :) 

Jen



1.21.2015

I have a new website, I hope you'll join me there!




I have a new website Jen Beaudet Art, I hope you'll join me there!

I've been working on this for over about 2 weeks now, but I've finally finished! It might not be exactly how I want it, I may need to change a few things, but I just can't wait to share it with you all! Now I just need to figure out how to get you to follow me there. I'll leave a link on here and will post a few times on here so you don't miss it. 

I ended up getting a little addicted to setting up my new website…that is, after I figured it all out. It's not the easiest thing to do but had to be done. I will miss this blog that Julie from Being Ruby set up for me. She was so nice to spend all that time and I really appreciate it. I just need my own website that I have control of, not Blogger. 

So here's the link to my new site. It takes you to the blog but there's much more on there than that! If you notice anything good or bad about I'd love to here your comments! Hopefully you can comment on there, if not please stop back here to let me know. 

Oh, my views are back! Yay! Strange thing.

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Jen



1.09.2015

hmmm…trying to figure it out





I did something wrong. I'm not sure if I clicked the wrong button in my settings, or maybe it was something I said (I tend to get a little opinionated sometimes…something I'm working on! haha) Whatever it may be my views have dropped. I guess it could be what I'm posting or how often, maybe blogging is out of style. Anyway, for the new year, as I mentioned in my previous post, I'm working on a new website and hoping you will all follow me there! I hope to have it up in about a week (if all goes well) Now…back to my sleuthing…was it because I deleted some old photos? I realized the files were quite large with no watermarks on them. I work hard and don't want anyone stealing that hard work! I offer prints for a very reasonable price at FineArtAmerica. I think it might be because I deleted all of those photos form my old posts…ugh! I'll try and put them back with watermarks on them and see if that helps. 

Jen




1.05.2015

Impressionist poppies oil painting



Through the Poppies
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I revised this painting from a few months ago. changed the flowers, added a path and a cute little cottage. I'm finally happy with. I used a palette knife completely on this one, except for the lower hills. That's the only area I didn't retouch. It's an 18x24 inch so it's just the right size for any spot! 

I'm excited to be working on a new website but remember what a hard time I have making little choices like the font to use. I have no problem when working on a painting, even abstract, but when it comes to graphic design I'm overwhelmed with all of the choices! 

I'll let you all know when it's done and hopefully you'll join me over there! 

Jen:) 

1.02.2015

First sale of the year! Happy New Year!

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This one just sold! What a great way to start out the year! Happy New Year to everyone!
I have lots of things planned for this year! I'll have to tell you about them soon! 

Jennifer

12.03.2014

Paris Inspired Mixed Media Figure Painting



24x36
I'm really enjoying my new passion for mixed media! This is the second one (I think) and definitely won't be the last! I used doilies for the lace areas and some moulding past for the dots. I like the drips and the colors. What do you think? What's your favorite part and do you think I should do more? 

Jen

11.29.2014

A Quick Sale!



Add available here

This original sunflower oil painting is available now, today only, for 25% off the original price! Hurry before that piece you had your eye on is snatched up! :) Happy shopping! 

Jen

11.27.2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

I'm so thankful this year! My mom is healthy! Can't ask for more! I hope everyone has enjoyed theirs!

11.20.2014

Working on a new Peacock Commission!





This is my latest painting I've been working on. I'm using a palette knife for most of it, but start out with a brush to get some color down. This is my first peacock but I don't think it will be my last! 
Thanks for following me and my art!:) 

Jen

11.03.2014

Oooo la la! French Woman in Paris Rain

Paris Rain
16x20
mixed media
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I'm so intrigued by mixed media art, I thought I would give it a go. This one includes acrylic, oils,
oil pastels, charcoal, and fine glitter accenting the flowers and the tower. I designed the dress myself. How do you like it? Now I just need to go to Michael's to buy some fun stencil for my next piece!

10.25.2014

Lady in Blue Painting



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16x20
canvas

This was inspired by peacock feathers. Someone just recently asked me to paint a peacock for a commission and the colors have been on my mind ever since.

10.23.2014

Simple Lines Tonal Figure Painting



now available here
Tonal Figure #1
24x36 inch
Canvas
$400

If you follow me on Facebook then you'll know how this one came about. I just signed it…
I have a few different series of these in mind but have to see how you all like it first! 


Jen


10.21.2014

Enchanted Forest



Enchanted 

Inspired by fall's light and a fresh look on life, this is what came out. I asked my Facebook friends on my fan page and I'd love to hear your thoughts too!... What is your interpretation of this image? How does it make you feel? 

Jen






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10.15.2014

Art Auction for a Cure!



Bid here!

Just finished this one for Breast Cancer Awareness month! Your winning bid will go to your choice of Cancer Charity. Happy bidding! While I'm here I want to tell you about my mom and her surgery. It went as great as it possibly could! They took out her uterus and ovaries but found "very little" cancer so there was no need to take the lymph nodes! She bounced right back form surgery and is having a hard time resting. She's already to get out and about! Thank you all for your positive thoughts and prayers! 

Jen




10.01.2014

Here's all of them!


This is a collage of all 30 of the challenge. I think I may have painted one extra but there's 30 here so I'll check later. This has been an awesome experience for me. Thanks so much for all of your support! 
Jen:)

I finished the Challenge!




Thank you Leslie Saeta for hosting this challenge! I don't have all the paintings prepared to post in this collage, yet, so I'll have to do that later. This has been a great learning experience for me and has also helped get me into a habit of painting everyday! Thank you all who found something special to add to your home! Out of this bunch, eleven have sold and I think one from the bunch I haven't posted yet. I did want to keep them all similar but ended up doing some quick watercolor "sketches" for lack of time. I'm still working on several commissions along with all of these. 

I hope that this challenge can help me focus in one direction. I'm jotting down a plan of action right now. If anything it's renewed my momentum to keep pushing forward! 
I think most artists struggle with this at times, (at least I think they do). It's not an easy business to pursue, that's for sure. Putting your art art out there is like putting a piece of your soul out for the world to see! 

Thanks so much for following me on my journey! 

Jen