Friday, August 26, 2011

"Autumn Jewel" in Santa Fe!

When I was in Santa Fe last week, collectors Bob and Alesa Tyler invited me to their gorgeous home to see my "Autumn Jewel" hanging up in their front room. I was completely stunned when I first saw it. Words cannot describe my reaction. The painting was so perfectly suited for that space it brought tears to my eyes. What a thrill it was to see it hanging in a new home, being loved and enjoyed by my sweet collectors.

This is a view from the kitchen.You can see the painting clearly from various vantage points throughout the house.
Autumn Jewel, thick acrylic on canvas, 48" x 72"

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Meeting my Art Mentor, Jack White!

Shown in order: Matt Vranes, Mikki Senkarik, Jack White and Jennifer Vranes. Both Jack and his wife Mikki are successful artists and have been an inspiration to hundreds of artists.We attended Mikki's art show in Santa Fe hosted by Santa Fe Art Collector Gallery.
(This is the hug I've been waiting to give Jack for nearly 10 years!)
When Matt and I heard that Jack White, the man behind my art career, was hosting a special seminar in Santa Fe...we jumped at the chance to finally get to meet him!  Jack has been mentoring me for the past decade via emails and phone calls...but I had never actually actually met him in person!  In fact, he made such an impact on my art career, that when my third son was born on his birthday, I decided to call him Colton Jack. Words cannot describe the special thrill it was for me to give Jack a hug and to thank him for all the help he's been to me over the years. He's a columnist for several art magazines, and has self published 5 books on art marketing.  You can order them from his website:  They are the best books I've ever read on the subject and have truly helped steer my art career in the proper direction. If you read them...when Jack talks about a "West Coast Jennifer"...know that it's me he's referring to! :)

Monday, August 15, 2011

9' x 12' Commission--The Process: Part 3

9' tall is pretty high--especially for someone only 5'3".  Rolling scaffolding is the only way to do a project like this.  My paints and palette are on a a rolling shelving unit that has multiple levels--depending on how high I need it.  This is really working out great! 

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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Show at Wyland Galleries, Lake Tahoe

The show at Wyland Galleries was a blast! I love being in Lake Tahoe. It's the perfect setting for my aspen series. It was great reconnecting with the awesome Gallery staff and meeting some incredible new collectors. I did a little painting demonstration during the show, which was a lot of fun. Everyone is always surprised at how thickly I glob on the paint with palette knives. My paintings really are 3-dimensional! It is something that is best seen in person.

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