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October 26, 2017


578 Barbara with a Braid


Barb578 Barbara with a Braid
9x12 inches :: original oil painting on paper
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What a treat to paint one of my favorite models today: Barbara. I've painted her many times but this was the first time she had her hair in a braid. So cute.

Barbara

October 25, 2017


577 Avocado on a Plate


Avo577 Avocado on a Plate
6x8 inches
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Given that I almost painted an avocado yesterday, I had a slightly easier time than usual, deciding what to paint today. An avocado! From our tree, no less.

October 24, 2017


476 Another Day


Still476 Another Day
8x8 inches :: original oil painting on gessobord
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Took me a while to compose this still life and originally it was going to include an avocado but I replaced that element with the cup and saucer. Avocado another day.

October 17, 2017


475 You Still


Nude475 You Still
6x8 inches :: original oil painting on linen board
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I referenced a photo by @my_secret_dream2 for this work.

Who knows how long I've loved you
You know I love you still
Will I wait a lonely lifetime
If you want me to, I will


574 Si Se Puede


Si se puede574 Si Se Puede
18x24 inches :: original acrylic painting on stretched canvas
NFS
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This has been my teaching/demo canvas for a person who has been learning to paint with me via private sessions. I finished it today and will be donating it to Santa Ana's Deli Center, a non-profit community-based organization that seeks to advance self-sufficiency through sustainable programs in health, education, financial stability and community engagement. If you want a chance to win this work, you'll need to attend their upcoming Fundraiser event on November 17th. Tickets can be purchased here.

October 16, 2017


573 Softly


Roses573 Softly
6x6 inches :: original oil painting on gessobord
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Strumming my pain with his fingers
Singing my life with his words
Killing me softly with his song
Killing me softly with his song
Telling my whole life with his words
Killing me softly with his song

October 13, 2017


572 Lily


Lily572 Lily
9x12 inches :: original oil painting on paper
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Today, I worked with a live model (beautiful Lily) who came to sit and hold a gaze for three hours (with breaks in between) for portraiture work in the studio. What a treat.

October 11, 2017


571FM Modigliani Inspired


Mod571FM Modigliani Inspired
8-inch diameter :: original free motion stitching and watercolors on cotton
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I referenced a Modigiliani painting for this work. Like all my free motion stitched works on fabric, I never pre-draw before I stitch. It's a free process where I look at the reference while sewing.

Comes in an 8-inch diameter wooden embroidery hoop, ready to hang.

October 10, 2017


570 Masked Marvelous


Ears570 Masked Marvelous
9x12 inches :: original oil painting on linen board
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I referenced an image of @alexisren for this work.


Ukulele Party :: November 5th


Uke

Have you wanted to learn the basics of how to play the ukulele? Well, I'm still a beginner myself but what I know I'm happy to teach. So grab your ukulele (smallest soprano size ... not the concert or tenor or baritone sizes) and join me on November 5th at 2PM. I'll show you how to tune the ukulele, how to play a handful of basic chords and with those basic chords, how to play and sing a song or two. I'll also show you how I painted my ukulele and provide paint and brushes and everything else for you to use to also paint your uke if you want to.

To participate, please:

  • RSVP via email at jenny@crescendoh.com
  • Bring with you a screenshot receipt of a $50+ donation to a helping organization providing aid to victims of recent disasters
  • Bring with you a canned food item (to be collected and donated to a local food bank)

PS: If you don't have a ukulele but want to participate, email me and I'll send you a link to one you could order via Amazon.

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