Friday, March 31, 2017

California Poppies in Bloom!

Took a little detour on our trek back to Oregon to see the blooming California poppies. I couldn't get enough of these happy orange blossoms! And they're so fun to paint! πŸ’›#antelopevalleypoppyreserve #californiapoppy #JensArt 





Thursday, March 30, 2017

Desert in Spring!

Goodbye Arizona! I will miss your beautiful and rugged landscape. My favorite season to paint the desert is in the spring, so I took a few days to photograph the desert in bloom! Can't wait to paint! 🌡🌼#JensArt

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Family Team Effort!

The show take-down crew! Probably not their favorite way to spend spring break...but I'm so glad they're here to help. This truly is a family art business! #JensArt 



Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Aspen and Poppy Commissions installed!

Installed these commissioned paintings last night! My wonderful collectors wanted to bring a splash of color to their beautiful monochromatic home. Color happens to be what I do best! πŸ˜‰πŸŽ¨  #JensArt 





Friday, March 17, 2017

Texture Talks!

It was fun being on a panel of artists today discussing the use of texture in our art. I did a little painting demo using my palette knives to sculpt in a new aspen painting. 🎨#JensArt #ArtDiscovery #celebrationoffineart 



Thursday, March 16, 2017

New Cactus Painting using Post-Palette Technique!

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Bob and Rhonda have been thinking about this painting since last year when I was just starting my Post-Palette series. They found me again and commissioned this piece--a large saguaro cactus with Pinnacle Peak in the background and red poppies in the foreground. They love the finished result and "Her Majesty" will be heading to Iowa. 🌡 #JensArt #postpaletteart 


Monday, March 13, 2017

See what I did with all my leftover paint!

I was feeling patriotic when I created this piece! It took about 10 paintings to build up enough "Post Palette" scrapings. My new collector sent me a photo of it hanging in her home with this message, "Jen, your painting is front and center when anyone enters our home. Love it so much!!  Thanks again!"  ❀️❀️❀️#PostPaletteArt #JensArt

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Aspen/ Birch Painting Makeover!

videoI decided to give 48x60 "Sunlit Spring" a makeover! Which version do you like better???
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#JensArt

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Lavender Fields of Provence!

My new 12x12 "Lavender Delight" framed mini giclée brought back fond memories for this couple of their recent trip to Provence. I love painting these romantic landscapes! And at $275, these little 12x12 gems are so affordable! Everyone can collect a little piece of heaven! πŸ’œ
#JensArtsy

Scottsdale Art Show!

Super fun meeting my Facebook fan, Kath Williams, today at the art show. She loves Aspen trees as much as I do! If you're in AZ, come visit me in Scottsdale. Last day of this 10-week show is March 26th. ❀
#JensArt #CelebrationOfFineArt

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Proud to be a Woman!

Happy International Women's Day! This woman is proud to be successful in a previously dominated man's occupation. 30 years ago, women signed only their initials or last names to their art in fear of discrimination affecting sales. Today, women are thriving in the art world! It is 2017 and I am going strong! 


#JensArt #CelebrationOfFineArt #weshowup!



Monday, March 6, 2017

"Crimson Gold" SOLD!

It's nice to know my studio is in good hands when I'm gone visiting family in Oregon for the weekend! Thank you Kirstin Litt!! "Crimson Gold" is now heading to a home in Oklahoma. ❀❀❀

#JensArt 



Sunday, February 26, 2017

Collectors = Family!

One of the highlights of my job is spending time with collectors who become like family! Thanks again, Charlie and Snookie, for the delicious food and good company! ❀️

Saturday, February 18, 2017

"Cactus Owls" SOLD!

"Cactus Owls" left the nest and became a permanent addition to this art lover's collection! ❀ 

#JensArt #RecycledAcrylics 



Friday, February 17, 2017

Recycled Acrylics--The Making of "Cactus Owls"

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From Palette scrapings to 3D Art, I'm loving this new technique! Here's a little video to see what my Recycled Acrylics is all about! 


Thursday, February 16, 2017

New Aspen/Birch Painting--Upwards!

This is what's on the easel today! 48x12 Looking Upwards piece. Love these...πŸ’™ #JensArt 



Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Artist Spotlight in Magazine!

Here's a link to an article that came out today in Arizona Foothills Magazine:  http://www.arizonafoothillsmagazine.com/art/art-galleries/8794-celebration-of-fine-art-artist-spotlight-jennifer-vranes.html



Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Aspen/Birch Art with Love!

I painted this 48x60 piece (part of my "monochromatic" series) with a pewter background and chunky, white and black aspen/birch trees and decided it needed a couple of red birds singing from the branches. Titled it, "Love Birds." Happy Valentine's Day! ❀️❀️❀️

#JensArt #CelebrationOfFineArt #HappyValentinesDay!





Monday, February 13, 2017

Hearts of Love

Lots of Love hanging up in my studio! These 16x16 Hearts were created from a mountain of paint scraped off my palette and recycled into Art! πŸ’›β€οΈπŸ’™β€οΈ#JensArtsy #RecycledAcrylics

http://www.jensartsy.com/collections/recycledacrylics-by-artist-jennifer-vranes  



Thursday, February 2, 2017

3D Heart made from my palette paint!

From a happy collector: "Received my heart yesterday. I brightens every spot I put it. For now it's in my bathroom!  β€ it!"


#JensArt #RecycledAcrylics #celebrationoffineart