Friday, October 18, 2019

40x80 Fall Aspen Commission Completed for Canadian Couple!

Ahhhhhh. Take a moment and breathe in the fresh Autumn air! This is one of my favorite times of year...and painting Fall is always a delight. 🍁🍂

This 40x80 Fall painting was commissioned by a lovely couple from Vancouver, BC. They drove down from Canada to visit my studio in Southern Oregon, and to discuss their special commission. It was so fun getting to know them! By the time they left, we had the details all worked out. This piece will be the focal point of the room, so they wanted it to be perfect. They also wanted it to be really special, so they gave me photos of their cabin and lake to incorporate into their piece. Also, amidst the Aspens on their lake, are evergreens — so I added that to their painting as well.

And I just heard back from them: Painting approved! 🧡🧡🧡

If you've been thinking about commissioning a piece, I have just 2 spots left in my schedule.

http://commission.jensart.com

#JensArt

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Art Runs in the Family!

Meet my Uncle Eric. He's an artist too. Actually, I have 3 uncles and 1 aunt who are artists—all from my Mom's side of the family. Out of 6 children, 4 of them are artists! What are the odds? My Mom felt like she didn't get the gift, but she passed it down to her daughter! 👩‍❤️‍👩

Do any of you have any artists in the family?👩‍🎨

Growing up with all of those artists, my Mom easily recognized the signs in me by the time I was barely out of diapers!

You can always tell who those budding artists are...the kids who can sit for hours drawing and doodling, unaware of the passing time. 🎨

Yep, that was always me...especially in math class! Lol.

So when my Mom, my Aunt Chris and I planned a trip to Maui, we knew a hopper flight to the Big Island to visit Uncle Eric was a must! He'd lived on the island for 30 years, and we had never visited him. I think in my entire life I had only met him once?

And I'm so glad we made the trip! Our time together became the highlight of the entire week! I loved seeing him in his element—an art studio in the middle of the jungle! 🌴🌴🌴

He does a bit of everything—from watercolor on canvas, miniature ship building, to tinting gourds with alchemical dyes. It was so fascinating to watch him in action! 🤹🏼‍♂️

I guess art does run in the family! What's your story?

#jensart

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Pop of Color—Big Aspen Art!

So fun meeting James and Lily at the Sausalito Art Festival this past weekend! 




When they saw my 72x24 "Joyful Fall," they knew it was perfect for the wall at the top of their stairs. 


It brought that pop of color they were looking for!




After the show, I brought the painting over and hung it for them. They loved it there! Brought so much color and pizazz to the wall! 


James had the best quote: "I can't wait to wake up tomorrow morning and see this painting on the wall."


❤️❤️❤️


#JensArt



Thursday, August 15, 2019

Sausalito Art Festival

I'm excited to be participating in the Sausalito Art Festival coming up in a couple of weeks!🎨 Come see me!


Aug 31-Sept 2 


http://SausalitoArtFestival.org 


#sausalitoartfestival #JensArt



Friday, August 2, 2019

Collector Spotlight - "Serendipity"


I love the moments when I get to meet my collectors in person!


More often than not, I don't get the chance to meet the wonderful people who collect my art...but, when I do....there's always a special bond we share! 


collectors.jensart.com


XOXO

Jen


Friday, July 12, 2019

Poppies for Wedding Anniversary!

Major brownie points for this husband who's surprising his wife with "Tuscan Romance" for their 37th wedding anniversary! Congratulations! 

❤️❤️❤️


(Believe it or not, this is a Giclée! Check out how thick I paint the texture over the top! Every Poppy is literally painted again. DM me if you want one! )


#JensArt #JensArtGiclees



Monday, July 1, 2019

The Collector Who Inspired Me To Paint The 4 Seasons! 🌿🍁❄️🌷

This is a Collector Spotlight that I've been dying to share!!

Let me tell you a story....

The 4 Seasons concept started with an email from a soon-to-be collector, Jon Stowe...

He had bought a lake home a couple of years before, and had spent months remodeling it. There was a long wall in the formal dining room where 4 mirrors had previously hung, so it was divided up into 4 sections.

He thought it would be perfect to hang 4 pieces of art, each showing one of the seasons. It would make the divided wall look intentional, and bring it all together! 

Jon Googled "Aspen Tree Art" and guess who popped up?! 

He sent me an email, seeing if I had any prints available.

Now, I have always enjoyed painting the different seasons…. and I loved the concept! However, I didn't have FOUR of the Seasons available in Giclée Prints...

I was just about to email him back the bad news, but right before I pressed SEND, I decided to take one last look through my Giclées...

(I have over 150 Giclées in my catalog, so it took more than a few minutes!)

I was delighted to discover that I had painted a certain scene THREE times, in each of the different seasons, with nearly the same exact tree formations. This landscape came from my own imagination, and by SHEER INSPIRATIONI had created it in a Spring, Summer and Fall! The only one missing was Winter. I couldn't believe it!

I wrote Jon back, explaining that YES, I could give him the 4 seasons, but I would just have to paint an original of Winter first…(more on that later. That is a story in itself!)

He was thrilled!

Jon ordered the new 4 Seasons Giclées, and after hanging them in his formal dining room, he sent me some photos of the room with this note…

"Jen, Attached is a photo of our lake home dining room with your magnificent paintings. They have added a real WOW factor to the room and everyone who has seen them is impressed with both the paintings and the story behind them. Thank you so much!" 
 Jon S.

His dining room turned out so cool! I was thrilled with how it worked out (See Photos Here)! And now, I have 4 Seasons that I can offer to YOU! 

What's your favorite season??? Why choose, when you can have ALL FOUR!

XOXO

Jen 

PS - I might be crazy, but For a Limited Time I'm Giving you 3 Seasons for FREE! I'm not sure how long I'll be able to do this…but for right now, you can Get THREE Seasons absolutely FREEwhen you buy just one!!! Check out the offer at: http://www.4seasons.jensart.com

Sunday, June 23, 2019

New Available Aspen Spring Painting!

48x60 "Wading Through Daisies"...a little piece of happiness! 🌼🌼🌼

Available until Tuesday!

#JensArt

Friday, June 21, 2019

Collector Spotlight...!

This is going to be fun!


I am starting a weekly spotlight on you, my collectors! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼


Every week, I will spotlight one of you, share your story behind why you purchased my paintings…and where you ended up hanging it up in your home! 🖼


Click on the link below for the story of how "Morning Trail" ended up in the Thurman Family's piano room. 🎹


See you over there,


Jen


https://collectors.jensart.com/client-spotlight




Sunday, June 16, 2019

Happy Father’s Day!

Looking for my cardinal out my window today...❤️ #happyfathersday



Saturday, June 15, 2019

Purple Jacaranda Trees!



I can't get enough of these #jacaranda trees! they are literally everywhere here, in full bloom! Who'd want a painting of these gorgeous purple trees??? 💜💜💜


 #JensArt

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

My Giclée Prices Going Up!

⬆️ Prices are going up on all my Giclées June 15th! 


If you're an art collector, this is great news! (Please click on the link below to receive your FREE updated Certificate of Value!) ❤️


https://collectors.jensart.com/updated-cov-prints


But first, can I tell you a quick story?


I was lucky enough to land a big client—the CEO of La-Z-Boy, and was working with her team of designers in Sacramento, CA. They needed a lot of artwork for the homes they were designing for their annual Parade of Homes Showcase. They needed art, but more than I could produce...and they needed it quickly! The Parade of Homes Showcase was only 3 weeks away! 


I'd vaguely heard about Limited Edition Art Prints and then sometimes people would use a strange word connected to it, that sounded fancy and very French. "Gly-see?" I wasn't really sure....

 

I opened up the phone book (remember those?) and searched the yellow pages under "Printer," and dialed the first number I came to.


A man answered and I asked if he could make me "Gickley's." He had no idea what I was asking for. He thought I was talking about gum?!!

 

I tried rephrasing my question, "Can you make me…you know…one of those reproduction thingies of my painting?"

 

The lightbulb turned on! "Oh you mean a Giclée (Zhee-clay)? Yes! I can do that. Just bring me in the original painting, I'll need to scan it in order to make you a print."

 

So, I brought in my painting. But, turns out my paintings aren't that easy to "capture."

 

I tried 5 local Printers. No dice....

 

They'd take one look at my painting and invariably tell me…"your texture is too thick--impossible to photograph. There'll be too much shine."

 

And every one of them said, "Your paintings are way too BIG! We can't scan anything over a 24x24. There's just no way we can make a Giclée of your work."

 

I realized that Southern Oregon was just too small a town. I needed to broaden my horizons. I put my Giclee aspirations on hold for the moment and left for an art show in NYC.

 

It was at that NY Art Show when Squirt Printing from Sunnyvale, CA handed me a big 5"x5" square business card made out of canvas. It was so cool! Their business cards were literally cut swaths of printed canvas showing texture. The image was dynamite. The colors so vivid. I knew I wanted them to create my Giclées.

 

15 years later, Squirt Printing is still the company I use today. They are now relocated in Bend, Oregon, and they do an incredible job. My Giclées truly are BEST in the business!

 

Not all my paintings are available as Giclees. I have to pick and choose only my very favorites! It requires that I ship the actual original painting to Bend Oregon, so I have to be extremely picky. 

"The paintings that are hardest to part with.... the ones that are just a little more special.... become my Giclées"


Over the past 15 years, many of you have collected my Giclées. 


And I have some great news to share:


Due to crazy demand, prices are going UP on all Giclées June 15th! 


Why is that good news for YOU?


If you've collected my Giclées in the past, it's time to upgrade your FREE Certificate of Value to reflect the new price!


Yes! I will mail you a new updated Certificate of Value. 


👍🏽 Congrats on being art savvy in choosing to decorate your walls with my artwork!! 💝


Just click on the link below and let me know where to ship, and I'll work on getting your updated Certificate created, stamped, signed and sent out to you!

 

https://collectors.jensart.com/updated-cov-prints

 

Your favorite artist,


Jen

Rocky Mountain Art!

Finishing up a couple of new paintings from my Rocky Mountain series! (I like to hook the canvases together to paint them at the same time!)

When a gallery or collector ask me for a painting from my Rocky Mountain series...that means they want the scene to be white aspens with evergreens in the background...bright yellow leaves and crimson red below. 💛❤️

#JensArt

Monday, June 3, 2019

Words to Live By!

Monday, May 27, 2019

Thank You Veterans! 🇺🇸

Honoring the courageous veterans who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country! Thank you! ❤️🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

#memorialday2019

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Limited Edition Print, Heavenward 💚

Not too often I get collectors who live local and can stop by my studio to pick up their painting! Kathy Hathaway has been thinking about getting one of my Limited Edition pieces for months and finally decided it was time to get a 40x40 Giclée of Heavenward. She is an avid nature lover and plans on hanging this piece in her living room! 💚💚💚


[Get your own!] ** PS, if you want to get your very own Heavenward, the Edition is very Limited. Visit the following link now, until SOLD OUT!

https://store.jensart.com/products/heavenward-fine-art-giclee-print-by-jennifer-vranes



Sunday, April 21, 2019

Happy Easter!

I loved painting the light through the trees on a lovely spring morning. Happy Easter! 💜💜💜



Saturday, March 30, 2019

Desert Painting with a View!

Last install before we hit the road! When this couple came to the art show and saw my desert painting of pinnacle peak, they recognized it as the view outside their window! 👀🌵 It was the perfect pop of color they were looking for. 💕


#JensArt #celebrationoffineart2019 



Art for Scottsdale Home

Before heading back to Oregon I installed 13 paintings and Giclées in a collector's home! They had moved into a new house and had a lot of walls that needed some bold, beautiful color! ❤️🧡💛💜


#JensArt #JensArtGiclees #JensArtCommissions


Friday, March 22, 2019

Art After Dark in Scottsdale, AZ

The Art After Dark event was really fun tonight! Loved seeing some of my favorite collectors again and meeting a few new ones! By the way, the last day of the show is this Sunday!!! ❤️❤️❤️


#JensArt #celebrationoffineart2019 #Scottsdale