Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Sizzling and Sedulous Springtime

One of my solo show paintings currently on display at Segil Fine Art Source

'Olvera St.'..............oil on canvas panel................ 9x12 inches


February saw the opening of my awesome solo show at the Segil Fine Art Source in Old Town Monrovia! I had so much fun, and it was great to see so many wonderful friends come out and support me. My other half Ben was zipping through the crowd in true Gemini fashion, making sure anyone who wanted to buy a piece didn't get lost in the shuffle, which was a true blessing, as it gave me a chance to chat and socialize to my heart's content! I haven't had a solo show in a while, so it was truly gratifying to do one again and I had as much fun as my very first time showing solo. The exhibition's still up until the 20th of March so make sure you get down there and take a look.
View online gallery here.

Here are some pics from the solo show opening. Enjoy!


L'Artiste on opening night











Gallery owners Bill and Laura Segil posing with Jennifer








Ben rubbing his 'full of hors d'oeuvres' Buddha Belly









Randy Higbee and wife Cynthia posing with Jennifer









Jennifer and the very talented Aaron Westerberg









Commingling guests......









Beautiful guitar music wafted through the gallery......











More commingling...









Jennifer, Jason Situ and Gwen Ballantyne striking a pose






Click here to view more solo show pics on my facebook.


* S o m e G o o d N e w s ! *

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In other news, my painting 'Urban Passage' was awarded 'Best of Show' by the illustrious January 2010 Fine Art Studio Online competition judged by the honorable and talented Brian Blood. Fine Art Studio Online (FASO) is the web server for many of us in the arts community. Their professional templates are extremely user friendly and reasonably priced. If you don't have them yet be sure and sign up with them here, it's the only way to go in my opinion.


~ 2010 WORKSHOPS UPDATE! ~

'Plein Air Painting in Sedona' (April 18 - 23, 2010) (FULL)
If you'd like to join me for my upcoming five-day intensive painting workshop at the Sedona Art Center be sure to register soon. Spaces are filling up fast! For more info click here.


'Plein Air Painting in Big Sur' Esalen Retreat (May 30-June 5, 2010)
If you can't make it to Sedona, join me in Big Sur at the end of May for another five-day intensive workshop, this time held at the legendary Esalen Institute! The only workshop I teach that has qualified massage therapists standing by ready to help remove any art-related muscle tension! Not to mention natural hot springs filled hot tubs perched on the cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean! For more info click here.



That's all for now gentle readers. Thanks for joining me in these adventuresome blog anecdotes which leaves my assertions feeling fresh as a spring day after a cold, harsh winter. 'Till the next time I say, blog on!

21 comments:

Ramesh Jhawar said...

Hi Jennifer, your paintings are lovely as was your post! Congrats for your show and also for the FASO award
Cheers :)

Jennifer McChristian said...

Thanks Ramesh for your kind words and kudos! :)

Robin Weiss said...

Bravo Jen! Beautiful work! and congrats on the well deserved award!

Fine art instruction and hot spring, hot tubbing......with massage therapy....man!...sign me up!

CELSO MATHIAS said...

Hi Jennifer!
I´m Brazilian professional painter and illustrator for 27 years ago.
I´m 43. Your work is fenomenal.
So, your look my work??
http://artedecelsomathias.blogspot.com/2010/03/o-leitor-oleo-sobre-tela-24x33cm.html

THANKS

Celso Mathias
Rio de Janeiro - Brasil

Jennifer McChristian said...

Hey Robin

Thanks so much for your generous compliment and kudos :)

...and yes, let me know if you'd like to join us at Esalen and I'll save you a spot!

Jennifer McChristian said...

Hi Celso,

Thank you for stopping by and I appreciate your warm comment :)
Your work is very good indeed! Thanks for the link.

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

Went to see your work and was inspired by it all!

Connie said...

Such beautiful work! You also do figures so very well, indeed,...not too much, but just enough.

Jennifer McChristian said...

Thanks Bill, Connie!
I appreciate your kind words :)

Theresa Rankin said...

Hi Jennifer...congrats on all the events....and winning that award. Very well deserved!! Your paintings are truly some of my very favorites. Thank you for stopping by my blog...I feel worthy..:)...Waiting to what's next off your easel!

Lori Bonanni said...

I love your work! - I wish I could come to your plein air workshop.

Jennifer McChristian said...

Thank you Lori!

vjarumugam said...

Wow! brilliant work Jennifer. loved digging the strokes. Can i quickly faint and get up. Beautiful! love that random but calculated strokes and simplexity of it. i am super glad that i bumped in to your work!:)

Jennifer McChristian said...

Hi Vjarumugam,

I am super glad you dropped in :)
Thanks for your awesome comment!

Cheers
J

Stephen Magsig said...

Jennifer, congratulations and awesome work!

Jennifer McChristian said...

Thank you Stephen!

Susan Roux said...

Congrats on your exhibition. Your posted painting is so lovely! I hope you've seen a nice amount of sales! You deserve it.

Jennifer McChristian said...

Thank you Susan!

Susan said...

Several years ago I hadn't heard of you and now I'm seeing your work and name everywhere. Congratulations on your success and high honors for the hard work you have put into your beautiful paintings. I viewed the National OPA show in Missoula a few years back with my daughter and was taken with your entry. As we were standing before the image, just looking, another artist came up and said, "that's the best painting in the whole show." Just wanted you to know. Have a great week. Susan

Jennifer McChristian said...

thanks Susan!

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