Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Sizzling Summer Scene

Here is a new painting I recently completed for an upcoming fall group show at Insight Gallery.  Exhibition opens on September 2nd, 2011. This painting also placed as finalist for both the 'Raymar'  and 'BoldBrush' June 2011 online competition!      
'Pieton'.........oil on canvas panel.........16x20 inches (SOLD)

  Welcome again to my latest blogello, chock full of interesting news and pictures about my life and art.  Summer has finally arrived in all it's glory, having shaken off the overcast gray of the June gloom and kicked in to gear with some scorching hot days.  What better time to check out the 'Landscape' group show at Abend Gallery where my painting 'Prelude To Summer' is currently  on display.

 ~ A w e s o m e   N e w s   a n d   E v e n t s! ~

'Where R U?'........oil on panel.......11x14 inches (SOLD)

I am so delighted and honored to have received the 'Member's Choice Award/Associate and Signature Division'  for my painting  'Where R U?' from the Oil Painters of America's '20th Annual National Juried Exhibition' which was hosted by Devin Galleries
Click here for complete list of winners.  


I've got one last workshop scheduled for 2011 so there's still an opportunity to join me in Big Sur for some plein air fun! Ahhhh, Big Sur, where Heaven really has come down and touched Earth.  After a long day of painting 'en plain air' you can unwind by soaking in natural sulphuric hot springs, the stone tubs lining the cliffside overlooking the Pacific Ocean.  Skilled massage therapists are on hand to work out all the muscular knots that five hours of standing, painting, and concentrating can create.  The food is all organically grown on site, and the kitchen provides three nutritious square meals a day in a beautiful oak finished dining hall.  
For more info on Esalen and to register for my August 2011workshop click here.

Stay tuned for more exciting news and have a dazzling, adventurous and resplendent summer!


Denise Rose said...

Love all your work and these pieces are no exception! And congrats on the OPA award! So exciting and well deserved!

schilderijenfoto said...

Haven't seen anything like this for weeks on any other blog. What a quality and before all inspiration.

Jennifer McChristian said...

Thanks Denise! Appreciate the kudos!

Jennifer McChristian said...

Thank you Geert-Jan!

Taiteelliset eväät said...

Oikein hienoja maalauksia, pidän kovasti. Terveiset Suomesta.

BrandNewStudio said...

Fascinating work.
It has been delightful
to visit your gallery.
Good Creations

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Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Jennifer, that you continue to blog with all your success is inspiring! This painting is a wonder - but, really, I love all your work - and by all your awards, I guess I'm not alone!

Jennifer McChristian said...

Markun, BrandNewStudio,
Thank you for the kind words!

You're welcome sophia! I appreciate the link, but I don't think I'll be needing Viagra any time soon.

Jennifer McChristian said...

Thanks so much Kelley!

Rajeev Mohan said...

Great paintings Jennifer. Looking forward to following your work. said...

Love this composition with the lighted underground!

Jennifer McChristian said...

Thank you Rajeev and Bill!

Randy Saffle said...

Jennifer, Congrats on selling this painting in Fredericksburg TX, but from a purely selfish reasons I wish it could have been put off for a few days. I drove the five hour trip to view your work and this was was already gone. :?(

I was encouraging Insight to get more of your work and they assured me they would.

Jennifer McChristian said...

Thanks so much for the kudos Randy! So sorry to hear you missed out on 'Pietons' after such a long drive to Texas. Rest assured I will be providing InSight with more of my paintings :)

John Brian Guernsey said...

please blog more often! Your blogs are well written and witty. (rare for most blogs). Your are is exceptional too, and influential to other artists.
Best wishes
John Brian Guernsey
Marietta, GA

Jennifer McChristian said...

Thanks for visiting John. I appreciate your generous and supportive comments!
Will be posting VERY soon, sooner than you think ;-)
Best wishes to you too!

Jody Regan said...

Wow. Great design and painting of above and below the street. Cools, warms, very compelling.

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