A Direction and New Paintings

September 10, 2014
Klamath Basin #2x 5"x7" Oil on Canvas Panel

Klamath Basin #2, 5″x7″ Oil on Canvas Panel

Going to the Carol Marine workshop was probably the best thing I have done for myself in a very longtime. The week was exceptionally organized and presented by Carol. I left with a clarity and drive to get back to work that I haven’t felt in a very longtime.  Her preparation and work ethics resonated with how I used to work, and how much I want to work again. As a group we were amazed by Carol’s daily demo’s and thoughtful critiques of our work.  While I left knowing I did not want to pursue still-life as a subject matter for myself, leaving with a drive to create again was utterly priceless.

Klamath Basin #3, 6"x6", Oil on Canvas Panel

Klamath Basin #3, 6″x6″, Oil on Canvas Panel – SOLD

After waffling for sometime about what to paint, I vowed to allow myself to paint whatever is in front of me. I have files and memories of gorgeous places I’ve been, horses I’ve met and things around me daily.  I now try to leave little thought to the story about what do I do, but just get to work. When my son returned to school and I finally had steady days back at the easel again. I wiped off my first couple days of work, but sure enough, it started to come together. What I feel is a result of consistent practice back in the paints and renewed confidence.

Klamath Basin #1, 5x7 oil on canvas panel

Klamath Basin #1, 5×7 oil on canvas panel

Lastly, I am in the works of updating my web presence.  It will take some time, however all the new works above, can be found with a click on the image, or under a new category called ‘Landscapes’ on my Etsy page. Thank you!


  1. Love the new images Jen! And, so happy that you’re feeling inspired…

  2. Love your broad brush stroke, painterly style.

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