January 27, 2016

144 Santa Paula

144144 Santa Paula

24 x 24 inches :: acrylic on stretched canvas

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I used a beautiful photo from Robert Mahar's Instagram feed that he took when he was in Santa Paula, California to reference for this work. It was a perfect reference photo for me to further practice my penchant for minimalist landscape paintings.

January 26, 2016

143 Stormy Weather

143 Stormy Weather143 Stormy Weather

22 x 28 inches :: original acrylic painting on stretched canvas

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I've been studying minimalist landscapes and painting them on small canvases. This is the first time I've gone slightly larger, combining them with flowers that aren't so minimal but also not so maximal. I enjoyed this process very much.

January 25, 2016

142 Pretty Roses

142 Pretty Roses
142 Pretty Roses

5 x 5 inches :: original watercolor/gouache painting on aquabord

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I referenced an oil painting that I had done a while back of three roses. I have to say that referencing my previous oil paintings to make watercolor works saves me so much time in terms of finding and composing subjects. Very enjoyable and satisfying for me.

January 24, 2016

141 Twice Removed

141 Distant Relative141 Twice Removed

6 x 8 inches :: original oil painting on gessobord

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I referenced a watercolor painting that I made (which referenced an image I found on the internet) to make this oil painting. I liked being twice removed from the original source. It caused the work to evolve much more than if I had just referenced the photo. I also didn't draw anything before I started painting. I just painted. It felt like a free-fall at times. I learned a lot. 

141 Protein Pills

Davidbowie1141 Protein Pills

20 x 14 inches :: original acrylic/spray painting on stretched canvas


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I made this painting upon learning about the passing of the amazing David Bowie. He was a fearless artist who inspired the world.


140 Girl on Birch

140 Girl on Birch140 Girl on Birch

4 x 3 inches :: original acrylic painting on slice of birch wood

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I had a lot of fun painting this one on a slice of birch wood.


January 23, 2016

Creative Team Building


Are you part of a team looking for a creative team building experience? If so, you are invited to bring your team to Studio Crescendoh!

Whether it's a corporate work team, a sports team, a family team, or any other group that wants to spend time together to bond and delve into group-specific concepts and goals, you will be delighted to experience how all of that can happen creatively through the process of painting together. 

  • One-day or two-day sessions.
  • A minimum group of 2 and a maximum group of 16 people can be accommodated in the studio.
  • Rates vary, depending on the number of participants, and whether you will be bringing supplies or buying supplies from the studio.

If you are interested, please feel free to email me at jenny@crescendoh.com to discuss the specifics of your team and how you'd like the experience to be tailored.


Jenny Doh, MSW
UC Irvine '91
UCLA '95


139 Arranged

139 Arranged139 Arranged

3.5 x 5.25 inches :: original watercolor and gouache painting on paper

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I referenced one of my oil paintings for this work, as I continue my fascination with watercolor and gouache.

138 Grapefruit

138 Grapefruit138 Grapefruit

3.5 x 5.25 inches :: original watercolor and gouache painting on paper


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I've completely fallen in love with watercolors. Here's a half of a grapefruit that looks good enough to eat!

January 21, 2016

#jennydohtips :: Painting Tip 11 :: Viridian

Painting Tip 11 :: Viridian

I do own a tube of Viridian green and I squeeze it out when I know for sure I will be using it in my paintings. But sometimes, I don't want to squeeze it out onto my palette because I'm not sure if I'll be using it. And sometimes, I don't want to take that tube with me when I'm teaching in the studio. (And sometimes I can't find the tube when my studio is extra messy!) In all such instances I end up mixing what I think is a very close Viridian, which is Cad Yellow Lemon + Ultramarine Blue. You can see in the photo the Viridian from the tube on the right and the mixed version on the left. And then you can see both versions desaturated with a bit of white. Pretty darn close.

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