Saturday, August 22, 2009

Lazy, Hazy Summer Daze

One of my entries from LPAPA's 'Best of Plein Air' show
'Santa Fe Ave.........oil on canvas panel.......7x9 inches (SOLD)

Greetings Gentle Bloggillians,
It's been another mellow summer in la-la land as I float down the river of life in my inner tube of the arts. Some exciting adventures occurred around me this summer as I yawned, napped and scratched my back with a river reed which floated past me.
This past month I participated in the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association’s (LPAPA) 'Best of Plein Air' show held in Laguna Beach. To view all accepted entries from LPAPA’s wonderful artists click here.

Also, my painting ‘Ol' Blue’ was accepted into OPA’s (Oil Painters of America) '2009 Western Regional Exhibition' held at the Howard/Mandville Gallery in Kirkland, WA. This exciting show continues through August 30th.

'Ol' Blue'........oil on panel........11x14 inches (SOLD)


And finally, ‘Paper Cup Blues’ placed as finalist in the FineArtViews online painting competition for the month of June with the wise and extremely talented Greg LaRock as the selected judge.
You ROCK Mr. LaRock! ;-)

'Paper Cup Blues'........oil on panel........12x16 inches


…and Le Denouement

WORKSHOP UPDATE!!

As the summer of love is winding down I am anxiously awaiting for September, when I hope to harvest all the honey and trout from August! Which reminds me, my five day Plein Air Painting workshop in late September has reached full capacity. If you missed out on this one be sure and register early for my 2010 workshops! Check out my workshops page on my website for more detailed info and links! (or see right side bar for schedule)

May the rest of your summer be magical, delightful and exuberant!
Happy Painting!

47 comments:

Ed Terpening said...

Congrats on your success! I missed the deadline for the LPAPA show this year--it's always a great show. Love "Paper Cup Blues".

Kevin Menck said...

I typically don't comment on blogs but had to say "Paper Cup Blues" is beautiful. Congrats on every well earned honor this past summer.

Megha Chhatbar said...

Beautiful Painting..I love the overall composition of the paintings...Wonderful work Jennifer!

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Jack said...

First one is good..Nice bridge..U have a wonderful color sense..Thats why your paintings are also wonderful.. Keep going.
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painthorsestudio said...

You are just oozing with talent! So glad I found your blog - keep up the great work!

Jennifer McChristian said...

Thanks Ed!
I must agree the LPAPA show was great :)
...however, their deadline this year was a little short notice and last minute....

Jennifer McChristian said...

Thank you Kevin! I appreciate your stopping by.

Jennifer McChristian said...

Megha, Jack,
thanks for the comments!

Jennifer McChristian said...

Thanks Kristina!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Jennifer,
congratulations on your well deserved awards. Your paintings are deceptively simple. Full of life and details that are understated but clear. I love your work.
The painting of the figure is just fantastic.

Sandra Galda said...

Hi Jennifer, I love your artwork. I enjoyed visitng your blog today! I will be back!

gianlucio said...

You are very good Jennifer, congratulations!

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

These are all so very nice. A treat for the eye.

Jennifer McChristian said...

Thank you very much Mary!
....Always a treat to hear from you :)

Jennifer McChristian said...

Hi Sandra,

I appreciate the kind words and I look forward to your next visit.
Thanks for stopping by!

Jennifer McChristian said...

Grazie Gianlucio!

Jennifer McChristian said...

Thanks Bill :)
Hope your having an awesome summer!

rob ijbema said...

love the blues in the blue truck painting,
your light is so strong and your strokes even more so!

Joseph Sapulich said...

Nice color and atmosphere.

Don Coker said...

Jennifer, I love "Ole Blue" It's gorgeous.

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Caio Fernandes said...

hello Jennifer !!
what a great surprise is to know your blog !!
your paintings are incredible , i liked your way to construct the image with these very personal brushies ...and the subjects ... everything on it are unusual , the subject by itself and the angle you choose for to work on it .
it is all very autentic .
thank you for to share this .
see you !!!

Jane Hunt said...

Congrats on the accolades - you certainly deserve them!
Beautiful work, as always:)

Jennifer McChristian said...

Thanks Rob, Joseph and Don!
Your comments are much appreciated :)

Jennifer McChristian said...

Hi Caio,

'preciate the visit and generous comments!

Jennifer McChristian said...

Thanks Jane!!

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Mike said...

As usual Jen, I am blown away by you, your work and the content of this blog! I deplore groupies, but I'd sure be one of yours!! Amazingly accomplished work!

All my best to you!

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David Lobenberg said...

Ya got robbed of First Place at the Laguna event! That scene between the two houses with the tilted BBQ and open windows should have gotten 1st place. What the hell were the judges thinking, Jennifer?

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Stefan Nuetzel said...

Hi Jennifer!
First I wanted to say hello and congratulations to your success.
I like the "paper cup blues" very much and I am always intrigued by the way you simplify.

Cheers from Vienna.
Nue

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Jennifer McChristian said...

Thanks Mike!
Groupies are cool :)

Jennifer McChristian said...

Thanks Fatih!
Hope all is well with you.

Jennifer McChristian said...

David, you're too kind! I appreciate your supportive and encouraging comments.

Jennifer McChristian said...

Hi Stefan,

Great to hear from you!It's been a while.
Thank you for your warm comment.

Cheers!

Claudia Finn said...

Your ability to paint is amazing to me!! This painting Lazy, Hazy Summer Daze is so well executed!!WOW!!!

Ron Wilson Fine Art said...

I enjoyed the article in Southwest Art and then found your site and blog as a result. Superb work - you have got it.

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Jennifer McChristian said...

Thank you Claudia and Ron!