Saturday, January 28, 2012

10" x 10" Giclée series...HOT!

I usually paint on a rather large I thought it would be practical to offer my collectors something small they could easily take home with them in a car or on an airplane.  My 10 x 10 Giclées are the perfect size--they fit anywhere and look great by themselves or clustered together as a grouping.  They have been wildly popular this year at Celebrations.  Each one is printed on canvas and Gallery wrapped with the image stretched around the sides.  No framing is necessary.  I enhance each Giclée with a palette knife to add some nice texture.  They are sweet little pieces of art and at $250 a pop are also very affordable.

Bill and Cathie Cline came to the show and instantly fell in love with them.  They thought a grouping of 8 would be perfect for a wall in their dining room.  Here are a couple of pictures they sent me after they got the Giclées hung up!  Cathie posted several more pictures of the wall on my JensArt Facebook page and left this comment:

"I Love, Love, Love them!!! These are my Happy Pictures. Thank you so much Jen! --Cathie"

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Friday, January 27, 2012

Interview on Fox 10!

I was selected out of 100 artists to be interviewed at the Celebration of Fine Art on the morning show for Fox 10 News. I painted live on camera while talking about my 3-D texture on the Aspen and Birch trees, as well as the Lavender fields.  It was a lot of fun!  Cory sure is a character.  These were some of the comments posted on my JensArt Facebook page:

Have my TV tuned in...waiting for my girl!!!

Will check back Jen!! Can't wait to see you in action! Loved your Xmas     showing of all the homes;that have beautified their space with your art!!


That was really cool. I'm glad you explained the 3D thing because it was difficult to see over the computer screen. Your paintings must weigh a ton. :-)

That's awesome!

So exciting!!!

Finally was able to view the spot:Oh,how I'd love to be at the Show! What a wonderful event with 110 Artists Live & In Person! Only $10 charge & for the St. Mary's Cause! Finally got to see you in action with the swirling palette knives! Great side shot of the paint build-up for the 3-D effect!! Also,seeing you in a live video:I could see your love for what you do...Plus your pretty cute! Thanks for sharing!!

Congratulations! Sorry I missed it! Will it be on YouTube? Would LOVE to see you being interiewed! LOVE YOUR WORK!

Congrats. You did a great job

My friend is famous!

Congrats indeed. I love your work!

Just saw your work great my favorite tree

That is so awesome Jen! Love the interview. Hair is super long!

You totally deserve it, u r so talented!!

Oh Jen , congrats...I would love to come see you work. I have crazy kids...I might have to make it a date with my hubby and get a baby sitter. I would love to see your art in person and up close. I really want to get one.

Congratulations!!!! That is great!!!

Congrats! Thats so awesome. You are so gifted and your paintings are beautiful...cant think of a better artist to have that opportunity!

Jen you are so incredible! I love you and I love your paintings. I posted this to my wall also cause I love bragging about you. :)

Fun to watch .... And now I know what you sound like !

Awesome job Jen Richie! I enjoy seeing your work, God has given you such a great talent!! Sharing on my wall so others can see it too!

Have already commented before...But will share,too!!

awesome. Very good work Jen are AWESOME and I love the way you bring life in such vivid colors in your paintings. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

great interview--and thanks for posting. Have a wonderful show.


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Friday, January 20, 2012

Aspen Commission!

Timothy B. commissioned a version of my "Skyward" painting in a 30 x 40 with more yellows and reds.
Commission completed!  Tim and Traci were delighted with the end result.  The painting was finished just in time for their big super bowl party they host every year!  They also ended up adding one of my 10 x 10 Giclées to their collection. 

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Map to Celebration of Fine Art!

New location map. SW corner of Hayden Rd and Loop 101, off exit 35.

If you wish to use MapQuest to find the show site, please use the address of our neighbor about 1/2 mile south of us. Sheraton Desert Oasis at 17740 N Hayden Rd. Our tent is about a 1/4 of a mile to the north of this property.

Susan Potje, the show's coordinator states:
The 2012 Celebration of Fine Art is in full swing. All we can say is “wow”! The show looks spectacular! The artists have definitely brought their very best works of art. In addition, they all did an amazing job with their studio set up. The transformation is completely awe inspiring! The response from our visitors has been overwhelmingly positive!
First day of the show!


Monday, January 16, 2012

Studio Finished!

Here are a few pictures of the finished studio!  We finished it up just in time for opening night!
This is where I set up my painting section.  During the 10 weeks I will be painting in front of a live audience.   
This year we added a 10' tall triangular wall.  I love painting those tall 7' verticals.  This will be a perfect spot to hang them!
Collectors always enjoy relaxing on my leather couches.  Now they can also watch a video showcasing my artwork hanging up in collector's homes.

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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Show Set Up!

I can't believe it's time to head back to Scottsdale, AZ to participate in a 10 week art show called, "Celebration of Fine Art."  You can read more about the show at:  Set up began at 9 am on Monday, Jan. 9th....with opening night scheduled for that Friday, Jan. 13th.  It would take all 4 days (and nights) to get my studio ready in time.  My husband, Matt, proved to be as invaluable as ever!  With his help we painted the walls, laid the black and white checker board floor, painted and hung moldings and baseboards, installed the lighting (we went with fluorescent this year--more bang for the buck!), moved in the furniture, and organized my painting area with easel and paints.  Whew!  It was quite a project.  But, we got it done just in time for me to change from yoga pants to fancy black dress with seconds to spare before art collectors began showing up for the opening event. 

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