5.12.2015

What do you think?



This is one of my latest figures. I'm happy with how she turned out but she went through some changes. I originally painted her nude but ended up adding the little scarf in the end. I also used a palette knife to not only soften some edges but just give the paint a more lively feel. 

A few people on my Facebook weren't happy with the changes, or at least they liked her in the nude better. What do you think? 







5.07.2015

Tonal Portrait, Practice makes perfect!



Here's today's painting for my May challenge! It's an 8x10 oil on panel
I'm going to retake the photo because there's too much glare here.

Yesterday's was for a client who wanted a larger version of my previous rooster! I gladly painted it again. It's so much fun to paint the feathers. Kind of like painting the hair in the one above. 

Thanks for following my challenge! 



5.05.2015

Jacaranda Love New Maui Purple Tree Art


Jacaranda Love
6x8 inch
available here

Here's Day 4 of my "Painting My Day Away in May" Challenge. Love, love, love jacarandas! Even better when they're on Maui!


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This was Day 3 and it went fast! I'm posting on Facebook and instagram first because of the ease. Here's my instagram - @jbeaudet_art and my Facebook is JBeaudetStudios

Thanks! 


*blogger brightens the images slightly more than the original 

5.02.2015

New Pink Fancy Lady Painting





This pretty lady in pink was inspired by a vintage photo. I believe it's Vogue. The photo was black in white without any flowers. I also made my own interpretation of her face. 
I love vintage fashion! I grew up making paper dolls and admiring my mom's framed hand-painted prints from the Godey's Lady Book and Magazine. And of course my favorite movie is 
Gone With The Wind! The fashions were so beautiful back then. 

This original oil painting is on an 11x14 ampersand gesso board. I ended up naming her
"Blushing Anticipation"…a combination of help from my Facebook friends! 





4.28.2015

Lilacs palette knife contemporary impressionist painting

Lilacs palette knife impressionist painting 


available here

I'm busy painting, trying to get more for the next show! This one is an 8x8 oil on canvas with thick painted sides- $100. The sides are thick and painted black so no frame is needed! You can see all the texture on it! Only a palette knife can do that. It's like frosting! 






4.23.2015

More News to Share!



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Here's a new fancy lady painting that I just finished. It sold as soon as I listed it, so that's some good news! I'm going to be doing more for sure, and have an idea for a new series. (think "ocean")! 
Well, I didn't win that contest a posted about last time, but it was great just to be in it. The magazine gets a lot of exposure. I just wish I had chosen a different image. That's why I never enter (besides, they cost money) because I have the hardest time choosing what I think my best is. Even when I paint something and think I've done a great job, that's not always the one that goes the fastest. Sometimes the ones I think are the best never sell at all. I'm not a good judge I guess. haha

I do however have some exciting news to share! I was asked, by my county, to be the "Painter Representing Trinity County"! How cool is that!? I said yes of course! I'm honored and thrilled to be recognized as an artist in my little town. You probably know by now, I really only sell my art online, behind the scenes, and don't like making public appearances. I'm trying to change that, though! I've been trying all my life, really. Social anxiety is real and affects a lot of people in many ways. For me, it's definitely held me back from doing things all throughout my life. I'm almost 45 though, and think it's time to get over it! Much easier said then done…but I'm trying! 

I'm just truly grateful to have made it this far only selling my art online. It means so much to me that you my art touches your soul that much for you to want to have it in your home! It's a part of my soul…a part of me.

On my easel…I'm currently working on a commissioned piece for a dear collector of mine. It's the Augusta Golf Course's famous 12th hole. I went on the Master's website and watched the video (freezing it at the best shot). It's gorgeous! I remember watching that with my dad a few years back, and stating how gorgeous it was! Now I'm painting it. I love my job!:) 


If you'd like to commission me to paint something special for you, here's a little info on that! Commission the Artist 






4.17.2015

Artist of The Year!


Click on this painting to vote!
So, I wasn't going to try but figured it couldn't hurt. I don't normally like asking for votes, but it's a chance to win $1000, which could come in handy for creating more art! If you'd like to help me out with a vote, just click on the image then scroll down to the bottom. When you find this painting hit the "Thumbs Up" icon and that's it! The only thing is you have to vote everyday…I know, that's asking a lot. Like I said, I wasn't even going to try but maybe I'll be surprised! :) 
Thanks for your help! 


 






4.15.2015

Art Showing this Saturday!



I'm actually going to be showing my work in person this Saturday! If you've been following for for anytime you know that's not something I do…like ever! A good friend of mine persuaded me to, and it felt right. It's going to be an afternoon tea party, and this little painting is just perfect for it! It will be there along with prints and some other paintings. I'm excited for this experience! 
The women putting it on are really nice and the proceeds from the Tea will go to a good cause! 
Doesn't get any better than that! Wish me luck:)





4.10.2015

Impressionist Lavender Field Painting

Impressionist Lavender Field Painting

click to view on etsy
Lavender Field and Sunflowers
8x8 inch
no frame needed
$100 
This contemporary impressionist lavender field painting is inspired by Spring! Click on the image to get a better idea of the colors and another view of the original painting. Lavender fields are so calming to look at, not to mention the smell and what that can do for you! The sunflowers add a nice contrast to the purple and make the colors pop. I also added some turquoise in there because all those colors look so good together! You can see some of the palette knife work and beautiful thick paint on here.

Well my daughter finished her first week at her new job and it's official now! It's the biggest sense of relief, knowing that she'll be ok. No more frantically searching the internet for grad schools and careers to make use of her BS in Psychology. It's a dream come true for her! I'm so happy for her! 

I'm going to reveal my big news next time, although it's not as big as I had thought. Isn't that the way things go sometimes. Until then, have a wonderful day and paint your world beautiful! 




4.01.2015

Some new paintings


Pensive Melody
20x20 inch
oil on canvas
available here




The Last Rose
18x20 inch
oil on canvas
available here
I just finished these two impressionist figure paintings! I'm going to be starting some poppies now and am still planning another Southbay painting.
I received some awesome news about my art the other day but don't want to say anything until it's a done deal. I'll be sharing it as soon as that happens!



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