Wednesday, February 3, 2010

February Fruition

Here is one of my paintings which will be exhibited at my upcoming solo show at Segil Fine Art

'Urban Passage'.............oil on panel................9x12 inches (SOLD)

January is a month traditionally filled with pain and grief, sorrow and regret. January 18th was lauded as the most depressing day of 2010 by a renowned economist who used various mathematical equations and statistical theories to prove his veracity. But he was probably living in the North, possibly Minnesota or Canada, which is a certain extra level of pitiful as snow turns to icy wet slush crusted by brown layers of dirt. Anyway, thank goodness I'm in California now! Although I did have to put on a sweater yesterday, it gets pretty cold here too!

And to help cheer everyone up I'm announcing my super cool solo show entitled Venerable Visions” held at the illustrious Segil Fine Art located in beautiful Old Town Monrovia right next to the brand new library! Opening reception is Saturday, February 20th, from 5 to 7pm! The exhibition will be on display through March 20th, 2010. Everyone try and make it, especially if you're living in the North, it's certain to brighten up your day!
For more info visit gallery web site here.

"Venerable Visions" solo exhibition - February 20th, 2010

~ Feature Article in American Art Collector ~

If you're one of those literary types be certain to pick up a February edition of American Art Collector! I'm proud to announce that I have another fine feature article written about me, so hurry on down to the newsstand, there are only so many copies and February's a short month!
To view article click here.

And if that's not enough to cheer you up, here's a list of my 2010 workshops to help with your New Year's Resolutions!

'Plein Air Painting in Sedona'
April 18 - April 23, 2010

Join me April 18th to 23rd for my five-day intensive plein air workshop at the illustrious Sedona Art Center. Enjoy painting the raw beauty of the Arizona desert filled with flowering cacti, red rock mountains, blue skies and free range artists. For more information click here.

'Plein Air Painting in Big Sur/Esalen Retreat'
May 30 - June 5, 2010

Join me in this exciting and re-invigorating environment, one of the few workshops I teach which comes with organic food, misty ocean air, and natural hot springs overlooking the Pacific. This very special five-day intensive plein air workshop runs from the 30th of May to the 5th of June, and (at an additional cost) has professional Esalen trained massage therapists standing by to undo any muscular knots or damage caused by educational related stress trauma. If you're a type A painting personality like me, book your massage well in advance before the Spirit Weaving class does!

May February and the rest of the year bring you boundless inspiration, jubilation and relaxation!


Edcooper_art said...

really nice painting jennifer! Love the warm/cool of the building against the sky!

rob ijbema said...

oh yes it must be so depressing putting on another jumper while living in the sun shine state (-;
hehe,anyway another genm of a painting love the composition and the brush work is outstanding,good luck with your shows and workshops jennifer!!

Craig Granger said...

Jennifer. Wonderful paintings. It's a bit of a long drive for me, since I'm out here in the other sunshine state, but I will get out there to see your work eventually. I really love it. You give grace and dignity to scenes others pass by without thought every day. Bravo!

Unknown said... some point I would like to take a class from you. Your figure paintings just blow me away... congratulations on the media coverage

Dennis Dame said...

Would love to head down to the sunshine and do some painting at your workshop - really wish I could make it! If you ever get tired of sun in your eyes, you are always welcome to come visit us soggy Oregonians! Got the latest issue of AAC - Congrads on a great article! I remember reading, not too long ago, you were listed as an "artist to watch" - they were right! - It's been fun!

Jennifer McChristian said...

Thanks Ed!

Jennifer McChristian said...

Rob,'s only depressing when my jumper does not color coordinate with my cappuccino mug ;-)
Thanks for the kudos!

Jennifer McChristian said...

Hi Craig,

Thanks for the awesome comment!
Let me know whenever you are in my neck of the woods.

Jennifer McChristian said...

Thanks so much Frank!

Jennifer McChristian said...

Thanks Dennis!

PS - Don't know if I'll ever get tired of sun in my eyes (perhaps only during a nasty hangover)
Would love to visit Oregon in the near future! I hear it has an abundance of plush and picturesque locations :) said...

what a nice painting, love every inch of it, great composition and a good combination of cool and warm, is a jewel.

Jennifer McChristian said...

Thank you Jesus! 'Preciate the visit :)

Dennis Dame said...

Hey! - Congrads on your "Best of Show" award for "Urban Passage" at the FASO January art competition!!
Way to go!

PleinEric said...

Really nice painting - and wonderful news all 'round! I wish you many sales...

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Until then, I'll have to satisfy my appetite for your stirring and exciting paintings here and in the 'mags'.
These paintings make my heart race! Really ;)

Jennifer McChristian said...

Thanks Dennis!

Jennifer McChristian said...

Eric, Mary,

Thanks for the well wishes and kudos :)

Gwen Bell said...

Just found your blog and fell in love with your style. Opened up to the larger version and the brushstrokes are exquisite! Incredible light and shadows.

Jennifer McChristian said...

I appreciate the comment Gwen :)
Thanks for visiting!

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Jennifer McChristian said...

Thank you Roberto!