I hope you enjoy keeping up with my work in process. I am very passionate about my newfound talent and look forward to sharing my work with you! - Jennifer
WAY out of my comfort zone!!!
I know you are not going to believe me, but I am going to tell you exactly how this painting came to be.
I had been working on projects lately that had so many details, and I had missed the impromptu "intuitive painting" process, where you just "let it flow" without reserve.
So, I grabbed one of the larger canvases that my family gave me for Mother's Day, and started making squiggly marks on the canvas with my brand new oil paints, which happen to be very sparkly. My eyes weren't always looking on the canvas, most of the time I was just playing around making beautiful greens and purples and enjoying the process.
When I looked up I immediately saw the outline of a torso and arms. So I decided to go ahead and see where that would take me. I had never done a nude painting or drawing before and I didn't have a reference photo that I was going by. But I just went with it. I know what you are thinking and NO, this NOT a self portrait!
She is a work in process. Not really sure what will become of her, but again, this is something out of my comfort zone!!
"Second Chance" - a work in process
All of these previously were acrylic paintings that didn't make the cut. They were complete failures in my eyes. And I believed that they needed to have a second chance.
One thing I enjoy doing is working on several paintings at once. Since the hardest thing for me to do is wait for the paint to dry. So, instead I go ahead and keep on creating backgrounds. It helps me get into a flow and makes my art look more consistent. By the time I finished painting the last background, the first one was dry enough to add another layer of paint.
I like the way these are turning out. All of them of course are a work in process. I like the "ghost" flower and vase on the bottom. I may even keep it like that but just add in a few details - shadows and leaves, etc. I will keep you posted!
Beginning Magazine Collage Classes & On-going Workshops
I am delighted to offer this beginning magazine collage classes and an on-going workshop series in which you will learn the steps to creating your own personalized amazing magazine collages.
My home/studio address will be provided to you upon registration (Houston - Meyerland/Bellaire area). If you have any questions or would like to register for classes or workshops, please email me at jennifer@JennuineExpressions.com or call (713) 252-1612.
Monday, June 24th
Class: Noon - 2pm
Workshop: 1pm - 3pm
Private classes are also available!
Beginning Magazine Collage Class
Noon - 2pm $35 in advance/$40 at the door
Although the class is over officially at 2pm, you are more than welcome to stay until 3pm.
Get inspired! See examples of my work, other artists work, finding out what inspires you and how to tell your art story.
Tools & Supplies - We will go over surfaces to collage on, cutting tools, types of papers to use, adhesives, how to get organized, and more!
Practical Information - how to begin, color combinations that work, how to find magazines and what images to look for, protecting your artwork, lessons I have learned along the way, and many more helpful tips
Hands-on Workshop - Begin with the end in mind, learn how to build your customized color palette, how to "harvest" a magazine, and techniques for piecing the papers together.
Ongoing Hands-on Workshop
(for those who have previously attended the Beginning Class)
1pm - 3pm $20 in advance/$25 at the door
Note: I will be conducting the Beginner's Class until 2pm, at which time I will be happy to help you with your specific projects. Also, if you bring a beginner with you, then your workshop fee is 50% off and you may attend with them at noon (bonus hour - woo hoo!) and work on your own project.