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!



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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've been contemplating the thought of calling it quits…at least for a while. But something always happens that squashes that thought almost before it even gets out. 
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

9.25.2014

Hydrangeas with Pearls Daily Painting




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Ventura Surfer Daily Painting Day 20!



commission sold
I managed to paint Day 20 and finished a commission at the same time! This one was for my brother who lives in Ventura. Of all the years I've been painting this is the first time he's bought anything from me! I feel accomplished. lol I really enjoyed painting this one because I used a raw wood panel with 1 1/2 inch walls (frame). He's going to stain the sides when he receives it and I think that will look great! I primed it 3 times so it would soak up the paint and that did the trick. I really like painting on this surface and plan on purchasing more! This photo was was from my instagram  I finished another commission and have been varnishing the large paintings for Kincaid's! They're almost ready to ship! 

So, I've been so busy this month…not to mention my travels with my mom to the UC Davis Cancer Center. We're done for the month though and the next visit is her surgery! Can't wait for her to get that over with and be on the road to recovery! I think staying busy has been a good thing for me at this time. I tend to worry about things that I have no control over.

9.20.2014

Impressionist Irises Watercolor


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Trying to Keep Up with the Daily Painting






This is one from Day 17…I have one in front of me that I haven't posted yet. I'm trying to keep up with the commissions, varnishing paintings, and packing paintings. That's not counting all the other things that go into this business. I need another me right now! I'm enjoying being busy though. 

I'll be going with my mom for her pre-op, early next week and was hoping to get caught up if not ahead of the daily paintings, but not sure that's going to happen. Things look good for her! She's probably at stage 1 maybe 2 with a 50-75% chance she won't need anymore treatment after the surgery! Very hopeful! 

I was happily surprised this one sold in seconds after posting it on Facebook! Are we friends on Facebook? Here's where you can find  My FaceBook Page or you can follow my Fan page! I'd love to see you there!:) 

Jen

9.18.2014

Day 14-17 Watercolor sketches













I'm having fun with some watercolors and quick sketches. (The color is off here on all of them so I haven't listed them yet. The paper is white) Honestly, I'm having a hard time keeping up
with the daily painting and the commissions I already have. There's not enough time in the day! …I am still having fun and have many more in mind!:) 

Jen

9.14.2014

Day 13 A Little French Village


available here


This painting was another one from my Facebook friend Mary. She's been everywhere! 
(blogger makes the images a little brighter and more saturated than the real life image) 

Jen


9.13.2014

Playing Catch up!


Contemplation 
6x6 inch
$200


I decided to use my daughter as model again. She posed for me in my mom's hats, out on her deck. I changed the colors completely here though, and her hat was supposed to be black. I don't know what happened to it here…have to look at my file and double check it. 

Jen