Friday, September 24, 2010

Autumn Adventures

Here is a new piece currently on display at the Abend Gallery's 'Four Person Show'. To see online exhibit click here. Show closes this weekend!

'Observatory Overhaul'............oil on canvas panel.............9x12 inches (SOLD)


Hello Bloggopheliacs!

A few months or so have passed and it's time to sit down and blog. For those who have consistently tuned in to read the latest bloggits and bloggellos of my bloggentuous blogsploits in the blig, blag blorld of the blarts, you have my sincerest bloggitude. To those just tuning in, welcome, you're in for a treat of the bloggest order. But enough of this bullbloggit, let's get on with the blog:

The high point of the past couple months surely was the Debra Huse Gallery's annual 'Just Plein Fun' event, which I was delighted and honored to participate in. Selected artists painted en plein air for five days on Balboa Island, the event culminating with the 'Brush Off' competition on the last day. I did not win the 'Brush Off' competition, but was surprised and pleased to receive 'First Place' for my painting 'Grand Canal Colors'! All in all, an excellent event and a great excuse for some stellar artists to come together and paint the lovely island colors. I have included a few pics from the event. Enjoy!


'Grand Canal Colors'.............oil on canvas panel.............8x10 inches (SOLD)
(received 'First Place' award)


a few pics from event.......

Diligently working on my 'Grand Canal Colors' painting










Saturday afternoon 'Brush Off' event. The guy in the background wearing the straw hat is the talented Terry Masters








Artists' opening reception and awards ceremony









Posing with the honorable Jean Stern









Yes, yes, you say, the past sounds cool, but what of the present and future? Fret not, I say!
More cool news coming right up.....


'Bill's Pick Up'.........oil on canvas panel..........7x9 inches

My painting 'Bill's Pick Up' was juried into the OPA's (Oil Painters of America) 'Western Regional Exhibition' . Opening reception and awards ceremony will be held at the Mountain Trails Gallery in Jackson Hole, WY this coming fall. Show opens October 9th and runs through November 10th, 2010.
For more details click here.




I have recently been invited to participate in the '12th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational'. I am delighted to be participating in this week long celebration of plein air painting in beautiful Laguna Beach and surrounding areas. For more info click here.



S a v e T h e D a t e !


Finally, October will yield a full harvest of traditionalist paintings with Silvana Gallery's first ever annual 'Great Impressions - Masters of Fine Art' exhibition opening on October 23rd from 5 to 10 pm and running until December 11th. Not to be missed! I have some inside information that a few celebrity guest artists will be showing, I can hardly wait! More info (and art) coming soon!

And that's it for now. I'll fill you in on more cool things as the gears of time slowly and unflinchingly turn, bringing us persistently closer to a fabulous and fruitful Autumn!


44 comments:

Dalibor Dejanovic said...

I just discovered your web site and blog and I am literally floored by awesomeness of your work. Seriously I love the way you stay loose in your breaststrokes yet precise and not sloppy, and of course having that vividness of colours. Congratulations on winning the first place and best of luck.

Jesus Estevez said...

I love these last works of yours, it is good you post again,your blog was getting roasted

Ramesh Jhawar said...

Well...read your post after a long time and your paintings are just AMAZING!!
Congratulations for the 1st place!

Nathan Fowkes said...

Knocking it out of the park!

Erik said...

Good to see you back :)

Jennifer McChristian said...

Thanks Dalibor!

I appreciate your generous comments and kudos!

Jennifer McChristian said...

Jesus, Ramesh, Nathan,

Thank you!

Jennifer McChristian said...

Thanks Erik! It's good to be back :)

Robin Weiss said...

Wow! Your a busy girl Jen! Love the atmosphere you captured in "Observatory Overhaul"..All your paintings are fresh and vivid! Congrats on 1st place and all your artistic endeavors!

Rusty Jones said...

You have taken blogspeak to a whole new blogsphere. Read your blog about ten times. Cracked up every time. The new work is great. Keep it coming.

Jennifer McChristian said...

Thanks Robin! 'preciate the kudos :)

Jennifer McChristian said...

Hi Rusty,
Glad you enjoyed the post!
A super strong espresso accompanied with a chocolaty treat gets the 'blogspeak' off to a good start ;-)

Rusty Jones said...

I have recently discovered that a Rock Star energy drink with two chocolate covered donuts will rock your world. Seeing colors I never knew existed.

Jennifer McChristian said...

Wow! That potent combination sounds pretty hazardous, although I am willing to give it a try ;-)
Will keep you posted on the results...

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Alina Chau said...

beautiful paintings!

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Jennifer McChristian said...

Alina, badloi,

Thank you!

Helder Vieira said...

Congratulations on winning first place.
No wonder!!!
Very deep sense of color and place.
Awesome art work.
Kind regards

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Hi Jennifer,

the Observatory Overhaul is again a great painting. You create such beautiful color moods and your simplfication is so stunning. You are always such a good example for me.

On the picture of you painting, I enjoyed seeing your mobile phone lying next to your painting tools. Imagine Monet having something like that. :-)

Cheers from Vienna.

David Lobenberg said...

Stunning paintings as usual...colors, composition, atmosphere, brush work, blah,blah,blah! Welcome back to the blogosphere.

Jennifer McChristian said...

Helder, Stefan, David,

Thanks for your awesome comments :)

Tracy said...

RE: long time since posting
It takes me a while to catch up on blogs anyway.

Have been a fan for some time, but so happy to see your work 'live and in-person' now that you've shown here in CO. I continue to be inspired!

I'd love to take one of your workshops; maybe someday a workshop here in Colorado? Keep it in mind. :)

Thanks for all you do!

Jennifer McChristian said...

Hi Tracy,

Thanks so much for commenting!
Would love to teach in Colorado sometime. Will keep you posted as soon as I have dates.

Best,
J

Michael Pieczonka said...

Awsome new work Jennifer! Observatory Overhaul is fantastic. Congrats on the award for the canal piece, and what can I say about that lightning bolt of a truck!! I'm a sucka for the vee-hicles!! Great work, glad I stopped in.

Jennifer McChristian said...

Hi Michael,
Glad you stopped in too!
Thanks for commenting. I appreciate the kudos :)

Mônico Reis said...

Hello Jennifer,

His works are wonderful.
Technique very beautiful.
Congratulations.
A hug
Monico Reis
Brazil

Jonas Santos said...

Amazing woerld!! a hugh from Brazil!!

W. K. Moore said...

For my money you're tops... thanks for all you taught me..

Calgaroo said...

I absolutely love your paintings..they are gorgeous..

Jennifer McChristian said...

Monico, Jonas, Bill and Calgaroo,

Thanks for your comments :)

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Tina Concetta Revie said...

Love your painting " Bill 's Pickup". Beautiful brushwork!

Tina Concetta Revie said...

Love your painting " Bill 's Pickup". Beautiful brushwork!

Derek McCrea said...

This is my favorite of yours, I love the feeling it gives to the viewer.

Jennifer McChristian said...

Thank you Adlai, Tina and Derek!

crispin said...

wow, very nice work, i thought it was a picture in my first glance, it looks real. your painting is very fascinating. I really admire those people who have gift in drawing. hope to see more in your creations

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