Thank you Linda!

Thank you Linda Fisler for including my Garlic paintings in your AMO Painting Challenge article! Visit Linda’s web site to see her beautiful work and to read her insightful fine art articles. Personal note: We camped out in our new house last night. There’s a young deer that has been hanging out in the back yard …

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Portrait artist paints Angel and the Oranges

“Angel and the Oranges” 9″ x 12″, oil paint on mounted canvas (RayMar), $180 Purchase / Love it Guarantee / Talk to Jessie Thank you for viewing my art! Totally non-painting related personal note: We’re getting our new house keys Friday morning! Yay! And this afternoon we do the walk-through and get to decide exactly …

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Did you receive your Collector Newsletter last night?

  If you have ever purchased my art in any form, ever, and did not receive your extra special thank you email last night, please email me and let me know! I was terrible at keeping track of collectors for the first several years of selling art. It’s a cardinal sin, I know! Here are …

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Last Dance – oil painting of irises, and a warm green

I listened to an interview with Quang Ho while I was painting these wilting irises. And that inspired me to think about why exactly I paint. Maybe it’s the kind of question where the question itself is more important than the answer? Anyways, this painting started yesterday as a depiction of one of my favorite …

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Portrait artist paints cat Watching the Red Green Show

Can you see my studio companion in this painting? We love the Red Green Show on PBS, and when I saw the two apples together I thought it would be fun to make them a silly homage. 🙂 This one was a real challenge for me. Reflective metal can really kick my booty – so …

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Portrait artist paints flowers

I took a picture of the painting and inadvertently captured the 3rd dimension of the painting (below). Usually you can’t see that, since I take pictures in indirect light. I’m working on controlling my colors in the setup part of the painting process. It’s not something I’ve given a lot of thought to before, but …

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Portrait artist paints a pomegranate

Kiss / 5×5 inches / oil on gessoed hardboard / January Painting Marathon #10 / available at http://jessiesfineart.com This is a pomegranate and a tangerine sitting on the windowsill. I liked how the light was coming between them except that small spot where they’re touching. I’ve been really struggling… I  wiped several paintings yesterday before …

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