3.05.2016

Hello March!


Work in progress...

close up shot...still in progress

Wow! It's March! I made it through another winter! I know the winters are relatively mild here compared to so many other spots, but growing up in Southern California spoiled me forever! 
It's gloomy and raining today but I can handle it. In about a month I'll be on the warm sands of Kauai! My mom, sister and I are going on a once in a lifetime trip! As you know, my mom has metastasized breast cancer (stage 4) that's in her bones, so we are living for the moment as we should have done all along. It's so easy to get caught up in our daily lives and to take things for granite, but you never know what life will bring; so it's important to do the things you always talked about doing. We always talked about going on a girls trip to Greece but Kauai will do! It's going to be so much fun! 
So I'm selling some paintings to earn funds for my trip! My plane ticket is paid for so that's half the battle. I'm going no matter what but every little bit counts. Thank you for supporting this living artist! I appreciate all of you more than I can express! 

So this painting pictured here is my latest work in progress. It's a 30x40 inch canvas with the thick painted sides so no framing required. I've painted the sides a deep teal "washed" look. It's hard to describe but I'll try to get some photos. This was inspired by wedding flower designs that mixed stripes with anemones (the white flowers). That idea evolved to the stripes being a worn picket fence with the flowers spilling over. I want it to have a modern/rustic feel...if that's possible. Kind of contradictory, but that's what I'm after. The painting started with acrylics until it took shape, then I broke out the oils. In the end it will have lots of impasto texture, yummy rich color, and will be a big bold statement piece! That's the plan...I'll try to post progress reports on here but if you want the latest updates, instagram is where I post @ jbeaudet_art . It's so easy to upload progress shots from my phone. Hope to see you there! 




3 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

Your painting is so beautiful, Jen. I know it will sell quickly when you are finished. I wasn't aware of your mother's cancer. I hope you have a great time in Kauai, she will love it. It's grown quite a bit since we went on out honeymoon there but I believe it's still the most beautiful island, the "Garden Island".

Love and hugs to you and your family and many prayers for your mother.

Jane

Sheila said...

Love it Jen! The colors are beautiful, and I love the bold lines. Saying prayers for your mom, and for abundant funds!

La Petite Gallery said...

Looks great, I will never forget the first trip to LA
I couldn't get over the Calla lily's the agapanthus,
so many wonderful flowers.
yvonne