Friday, December 23, 2011

Collector Fred Lynn from the Red Sox!

"Road Less Traveled"
48 x 60
Collectors: Fred and Natalie Lynn
Carlsbad, CA
 Fred Lynn is a former center fielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Boston Red Sox (1974–80), California Angels (1981–84), Baltimore Orioles (1985–88), Detroit Tigers (1988–89) and San Diego Padres (1990).

After graduation from USC, Lynn started his career for the Red Sox with a phenomenal 1975 season in which he won the Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year awards, the first player ever to win both in the same season.

Fred Lynn was inducted into the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2002 and to the College Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007.

I am pleased an honored to have him as one of my special art collectors. He and his wife, Natalie, have collected 6 of my paintings.
"We just love the aspen paintings and get so many compliments! We hope you got home safely; it was great meeting you. Thanks again and I know we will be repeat customers." --Natalie and Fred Lynn

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Saturday, December 17, 2011

10" x 10" Giclées on eBay...3 days only!

Give the unique gift of Art this holiday season!

For the next 3 days, I will be posting a brand new series of 10" x 10" Giclées on eBay. Each one is enhanced with palette knife texture and printed on canvas. These Giclées have never been seen on my website nor in any of the 30 Galleries that represent my work. You can only get them via this eBay auction. Hurry! Last auction ends Monday, December 19th. Opening bid starts at only $188. Free delivery guaranteed by Christmas!

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Best of luck!



Thursday, December 15, 2011

"Dreaming of Provence"

"Dreaming of Provence"
36" x 60"
Collectors: Roberta and Mahjinka
Central Point, OR

"Thank you for allowing us to have this beautiful piece in our home. We feel it brings joy and light into our lives. It is a daily reminder of the lovely places in the world. Thank you for sharing your talents with us!" --Robert and Mahjinka

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

"Poppy Paradise" in Arizona Home

"Poppy Paradise"
48 x 48 Giclée on canvas
Collectors: Brian and Melissa
Gilbert, AZ

"Thanks for making such a beautiful focal point for our home." --Melissa

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Ardiri Vineyard and Winery

Every year Gail and John choose one of my paintings for their next wine label.

"Autumn Vineyard"
48 x 30
Collector: Dr. John C.
Two of my top art collectors, John C. and Gail L., own Ardiri Vineyard and Winery, located in Cornelius, OR. Together they also own at least 80 of my paintings! They started collecting my work when I was a fresh out of college, just beginning my career with the Artist Guild in San Francisco. Several years ago they bought a vineyard just outside Portland, OR. Every year, on Memorial Day Weekend, John and Gail invite me to participate in their fun wine event. Though I myself am a non-drinker, I enjoy taking part in their fabulous event. I always bring my freshest vineyard pieces out to the show and then paint one or two more on site. Ardiri couldn't be more beautifully situated atop a hill, overlooking a valley of patchwork farmlands with Mt. Hood in the distance. Lots of painting inspiration!

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Monday, December 12, 2011

Commmission for auto racing enthusiasts!

Pacific Raceway
78" x 72"
Collectors: Lynette and Dwight Matheson
Granite Bay, CA
I was contacted by the Designers of La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries to do a special commission for Dwight and Lynette Matheson, auto racing enthusiasts whose passion for the sport is reflected throughout their home. They wanted a painting above the fireplace to depict Dwight speeding along the Seattle Raceway in one of his favorite race cars: a '66 Shelby Mustang.  I must admit, this was one of my more challenging commissions (cars not being my specialty)...but everything turned out great!  The Matheson home was written up in an article titled "Rooms with Vroom" by Janice Dice in Gold Country magazine.  Here's what was said about the commission:
"The Design Team played off the colors dominating a commissioned oil painting by Jennifer Vranes, an artist in Portland, Oregon. The painting depicts a view through towering pines of Dwight zipping along one of his favorite courses, the Seattle Raceway.
The vibrant red, bronze, gold and copper tones in the painting are recurring themes throughout the house." --Janice Dice
According to Lynette:
"We wanted our home to have the 'wow' factor when people walked in," Lynette admitted, "but we wanted it to be inviting and comfortable, too. I think we got all that. All that and a whole lot more."

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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Collector Home Showcase in Reno, NV

I really enjoy working with Designers on various projects.  They know they can call me with any type of request needed, and I can do it.  Size is never an issue.  This project was for a home in Reno, NV.  Designer, Sheryl Morgan needed a dramatic painting with lots of bold reds and golds to span the wall of the formal dining room.  She thought a poppy field would be the perfect subject matter...split up into a three panel triptych.  Here's a picture of the finished project. 

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Friday, December 9, 2011

"Autumn Jewel II" in Simi Valley Hospital

Lobby of Simi Valley Hospital
Designer Kathie Yost contacted me about doing a painting for the new Simi Valley Hospital.  She wanted a scene that would evoke peace and tranquility, yet have tons of rich, vibrant color to brighten up a large hospital lobby.  "Autumn Jewel II" was perfect choice!  Kathie just sent me these pictures and this note:
"The painting is so beautiful and everyone enjoys it. Thank you for your wonderful  talent." --Kathie

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Painting Diptych in Collector's Home

Reach for the Sky
 72" x 48"
(Decorated for Christmas)
What a wonderful surprise to receive these two photos from collectors Jeff and Stephanie from Highland, Utah.  I couldn't have envisioned a better home for my Reach for the Sky diptych.  This is what Stephanie had to say about her new artwork:
"Jennifer, your work is just amazing and makes any space look special. A lot of your paintings just seem to be made for the spaces they end up in.  We waited many years for the perfect painting and it was worth the wait for sure. You are a special artist we are lucky to own work from."

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Room Photos for Art Book!

I'm putting together a professionally bound Art Book featuring many of my paintings hanging in client's homes. It's always such a thrill seeing where my pieces end up. If you have a picture, please email me! Here's one of the homes where "Symphony of Color" is displayed above the mantel. It took my breath away when I first saw it. Thank you Les for sending me these photos!

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