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March 03, 2015


Chanel


IMG_3948Chanel
5 x 7 inches :: Original oil painting on gessobord

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Painting what I see through glass vs. what I THINK I see.

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March 02, 2015


Paint With Me (by appointment) and if you want to


IMG_3696I am humbled to be asked by more than one human as of late, if I would offer time to paint with them by appointment in Studio Crescendoh. What an honor.

I don't know everything about painting but what I know, I'm open to sharing during painting sessions by appointment. These sessions might be to get experience without investing in all the stuff, so you can get a sense as to whether you would like to make the investment. It may also be to have concentrated time to work on something specific. It may also be a time to gain the confidence about things before going into a class group setting. It may also be a way to enter a studio without a single tool or medium, use what I have, and go from there.

Half day or full day sessions.
By yourself or with another human.
If you're interested, you can email me at jenny@crescendoh.com.

xoxo,
Jenny


Exhibitionist


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11 x 17 x .5 inches :: Original painting: oil and charcoal on acrylic on wood panel.

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I enjoy the rough and tumble mood that charcoal helps create with painting and I like how the oils and acrylics, when painted onto raw wood, complement that mood. I like how the imagined subject looks simultaneously demure and completely uninhibited as she enjoys her pose.

February 25, 2015


Deer at Rest


DeerDeer at Rest
10 x 8 x 1.75 inches :: Original oil painting on cradled gessobord (birch wood primed with gesso).

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I purposely didn't include shadows on this one and I purposely wanted the colors to have a sense of magical realism. I like the cozy, illustrative, tender mood that resulted.


Red Shoes


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Red Shoes
6 x 7 inches :: Original oil painting on gessobord panel.

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I was inspired by Jean André's painting of a Rachel Daily photo. I used his André's painting as a reference but made major changes, like getting rid of the telephone, and having the girl stand instead of sitting down.


Fire


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5 x 7 inches :: Original oil painting on gessobord panel

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My muse was an imagined deer girl in a pretty little dress. The asymmetrical collar is frequently in my work, a collar that is actually on a coat that I have and adore by Pipsqueak Chapeau. The fire emerged quite unexpectedly. The saturated colors of the fire pop because so much of the background is of a less saturated color.

 

February 24, 2015


Posture


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6.5 x 12 x 2 inches :: Original oil painting on cradled gessobord (birch wood primed with gesso)

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This painting focused on getting proportions right, primarily with a palette knife, without too much fussing over the details. I enjoyed using the sketches in my sketchbook and larger sketch on cardboard as references for this one, an imagined muse.

February 23, 2015


Un Beso


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8 x 8 x 1.75 inches :: Original oil painting on cradled gessobord

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The poetry and photograph of a young poet/writer is what I used as my inspiration for this piece. This is the first face with glasses that I've painted, which posed unique challenges, like capturing the contrast and glare that glasses give off. I feel that the literary and jazzy essence of my muse was captured.

February 22, 2015


With Lemon


CuplemonspoonWith Lemon
5 x 7 x 2 inches :: Original oil painting on cradled gessobord

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Value composition is what I was most interested in studying with this painting, as I got up early to compose my mug, spoon and lemon, working hard to get it done in the rapidly changing light.

February 14, 2015


Smudged Heart Candles Tutorial


Here's a little Valentine's Day tutorial for you: Love candles.

I start by buying the small white clear religious candles in glass that can be found in the ethnic/religious aisle in most grocery stores.

IMG_3303Tear and place 2-inch thick strips of masking tape onto a piece of transparency. Also tear and place .75-inch thick strips of pink neon tape on the transparency.

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Feed the transparency through a typewriter and type the word "love." I got my typewriter on eBay. It's a Baby Hermes Jubilee. I love it. If you don't have a typewriter, you could write the word with a permanent marker, collage a word onto the tape or leave the tape alone without any text. That's pretty too.

IMG_3284Use scissors to cut the pink tape to have a scalloped edge. Peel the strip carefully off of the transparency and stick it to the top edge of the candle. 

IMG_3286Cut the typed wider tape into the shape of a heart and carefully peel the tape off the transparency and stick it onto the body of the candle.

IMG_3291Use a pencil to lightly and imperfectly outline the heart and then use your finger to smudge and blend the pencil outline so the heart can look nicely smudged.

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With love,
Jenny

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