Saturday, March 7, 2009

Exciting Exhibitions and Upcoming Workshops



'The Sketchbook'.........oil on canvas...........20x24 inches (SOLD)

Hail fellow/fella well met! Wow! This year is whizzing by!!
It was with this in mind that I painted a portrait of my muse Ben for the Pasadena Museum of History’s ‘Contemporary Masters II’ exhibition. Here you can see him portrayed as the veritable spirit of gregariousness, a virtual incarnation of the god Dionysus, as he rests upon a park bench with his sketchbook. Just outside the frame are several nymphs and satyrs prancing with an oversized flagon of wine made from the skin of a cow. Well! Ben was just happy that I painted him with his pants on.
'Contemporary Masters II' exhibition will be on view until April 11th, 2009.

....striking a pose at the opening reception with Ben (the muse) and Linda (the muse's mom)


SALON INTERNATIONAL 2009



'Subway Siesta'.........oil on panel.........14x19 inches

In other news of my whirlwind life I've had 'Subway Man' accepted in the Greenhouse Gallery's Salon International 2009. Yay!
Whilst vacationing in far off Manhattan, I could not help but notice this gentleman fast asleep aboard the local tunnel traveling carriage. What a sight, thought I, the black and white checkered shirt's cool patterns against the warm neutrals and glorious blues and mauves in his skin. I tried to capture the peacefulness he exuded while asleep on noisy train. It was worth dragging my pochade box and paints down into the New York subway system and feeding a local Manhattanite whiskey till he passed out. Ha ha, just kidding.
(Or am I….)
New York, New York! Oh you big apple, riddled with shiny metal worms.
The 'Salon International 2009 Exhibition' opens April 11th through May 01st, 2009.


FIVE DAY PLEIN AIR WORKSHOP IN OJAI!!



I am happy to announce that I will be conducting a fun and exciting plein air workshop in Ojai, CA. This five day intensive workshop will take place in the beautiful and quaint countryside from April 27th to May 1st, 2009.
Go to my 'workshops' page for more info.

42 comments:

Mark Bridges said...

Congratulations on exhibiting in the masters and your entry in the Salon. Your unique brush work will stand out at the show. I'll sneak a wine and cheese try right under your painting for increased traffic. :)

RameshJhawar said...

Hi Jennifer!It has been a long time since you last posted.I can see you were busy.Congrats and best wishes for your exhibition.Both the paintings are amazing (as usual)!

LSaeta said...

It is so great to see a new post from you! But it is obvious why you haven't been herein awhile ... many awards and all so deserved! Your talent is unbelievable. I do hope to sign up for one of your workshops!

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

Yea some new paintings to look at and are they nice.

David Lobenberg said...

What's with that red under painting!! Love it always!!!

Joanne Licsko said...

All your work is wonderful. I wanted to comment on the man on the subway but couldn't find the appropriate comment link. The painting has a plein aire feel applied to an indoor scene. Very beautiful work.

Daniel Peci said...

Love the work on the subway man Jennifer!

Theresa Rankin said...

The Subway Siesta is fantastic as is The Sketchbook...I absolutely love your style....you are an inspiration, truly!

Jennifer McChristian said...

Hi Mark,

Thanks for the kudos!
...and go easy on the wine ;-)

Jennifer McChristian said...

Thank you Ramesh!

Jennifer McChristian said...

Thanks Leslie!

It has been a while since I've posted and it's great to be back :)
I still have space for my Ojai workshop if you're interested. If not this time, periodically visit my web site and I'll have updates on upcoming workshops.
Hope to hear from you soon!
Cheers!

Jennifer McChristian said...

Thanks Bill!

Jennifer McChristian said...

David, I love it that you love it always!!
Good to hear from you...

Jennifer McChristian said...

Joanne, Daniel, Theresa

I appreciate your very generous comments!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Kudos to the max for you. The paintings are fabulous and you look stunning in the photo. The painting on the invitation is one of my favorites. So little detail, yet so complete. Very 'Trevor'.
You go girl!!

Cooper Dragonette said...

There's just too much great stuff happening in "Subway Siesta" to know where to begin. A knockout Jennifer!

Joanne said...

Just found your blog. Nice work.
http://journeysinart.blogspot.com/

Jennifer McChristian said...

Thanks for the kudos Mary!

Jennifer McChristian said...

Thanks Cooper!

Jennifer McChristian said...

Hi Joanne,

Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate the comment.
By the way, your watercolor floral paintings are exquisite!

FATİH KARAKAŞ said...

THE SKETCHBOOK....EXCELLENT WORK!!!CONGRATULATIONS JENN!!

Kim VanDerhoek said...

Oh how I wish I could attend your workshop! Maybe next year if the economy has improved.

Congrats on both exhibitions! Your work is unique and exciting.

I love the subway painting! One question, you said you dragged your pochade onto the subway. Does that mean this was painted from life? Or did you do a small study of him first and then work larger in the studio?

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Stefan Nuetzel said...

Both paintings are great. The subway painting is more uncoventional and the abstract quality is stronger.

I would love to take your workshop and paint along with you.

Theresa Rankin said...

Because you are so inspiring!! I have passed on the Passion for Painting award to you! Check my blog for details!! If you are too busy ..I completely understand.

Jennifer McChristian said...

Thanks Fatih!

Jennifer McChristian said...

Thanks for visiting Kim. I appreciate the kudos!
I'll keep you posted on my upcoming workshops. I was recently invited to teach in Sedona in spring 2010, so maybe then?
'Subway Siesta' was painted from a small sketch and later finished in the studio.

Jennifer McChristian said...

You got it Mineeds!

Jennifer McChristian said...

Hi Stefan,

Good to hear from you! It's been a while.
Thank you for the comment!

Jennifer McChristian said...

Hi Theresa,

I am very honored and delighted! Thank you for passing along the 'Passion for Painting' award to me. Your generous and kind gesture is much appreciated :)

rob ijbema said...

wonderful jennifer,all of it!

Joseph Sapulich said...

Thank you for posting your paintings to this blog. You work inspires.

A.Decker said...

You're one of the best I've ever seen at giving a very painterly finish and a very dynamic sense of 3-D space, the balance between the two being so precise and natural, they enhance each other. These two are glowing examples.

Jennifer McChristian said...

Rob, Joseph, Decker,

Thanks for your wonderful comments!

rahina qh said...

Briiliant work Jennifer, beautiful handling of colour, and each painting seems to have an energy of its own! r.

Jennifer McChristian said...

Thank you Rahina!

Rusty Jones said...

Jennifer:

Congrats on your award from the Salon. Finally made it by the show and immediately sought out your subway guy. What a great piece?!
Keep up the great work.

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Jordan Lamarre-Wan said...

Beautiful!!!

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Claudia Finn said...

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Jennifer McChristian said...

Rusty, Jordan, Jack and Claudia,

A big thank you!