Saturday, June 12, 2010













I am still playing with impressionist art. Time and time again I keep trying to paint this way. I guess because those are the kind of paintings that I admired growing up. I love folk art too, of course. Sometimes I almost think that folk art is more difficult because you really have to use your imagination. Anyway, here is my latest impressionist painting. This was a first for a little bit of teeth showing. Hee hee.
Up on ebay now.







We spent a day last week at the St. Louis Art Museum. I am lucky to have such a wonderfully stocked museum so close to me. After reading so much about Vincent Van Gogh I just had to go see one of his works in person again. I am lucky to have two very famous ones to stare at. So fun to look at each brush stroke. Here are a couple close ups for your enjoyment. :)












10 comments:

Gloria said...

I do the same. I've painted Van Gogh's mom, his doctor and just can't get enough of it. I love your painting. She looks like a happy little girl and all little girls should be. Thanks for sharing your wonderful art. Have a great weekend.

Fair Rosamund said...

Such a beautiful painting! I wish I could learn to paint that freely. I love both styles you paint in :) And thanks for the Van Gogh close ups! Whenever I go to museums I put my face up really close to the paintings so I can see all the brushstrokes :) I hope you are having a good weekend, Lauren

Nicola said...

I love your painting, it reminds me of a Monet, I took my son to see a massive exhibition in our National Gallery earlier in the year and he loved it and so did I, it had Van Gogh, Monet, Toulouse lautrec and many other amazing artists. It's so inspiring.

Even though you've tried a different style I think you have managed to retain your mark which makes it uniquely you! Lovely piece!

Lyn Newhouse said...

Lovely painting!! Great work!

claire barone art said...

HI JEN SHES LOVELY A REAL OLD MASTERS STYLE BUT I CAN SO TELL SHE IS YOURS BY THE FACE YOUR FACES ARE SO ENCHANTING .... ITS SUCH A SHAME VAN GOGH DIED BEFORE HIS WORK BECAME SO POPULAR XXXXXX

Cris said...

Jen, I love it! It looks very "Monet-ish". See you soon!

Janine said...

Your painting reminds me of Renoir.
I really love that.
This is very beautiful

Laura Beth said...

Awe, so cute, Jen. She looks just like Rosie!

<3 Laura Beth

Heather said...

oh goodness gracious! This is SO lovely! You really captured that impressionist style, I am impressed! I've always found it difficult.

Ah, I'd love to head up to St. Louis. I'm a wee bit obsessed with Lewis and Clark at the moment and I'd love to see the city...havent been there since I was little. Missouri is such a rich state!

Leticia said...

Oh, I love it - beautiful! I'm planning to visit the de Young museum sometime this Summer to see their current exhibit, Birth of Impressionism- Masterpieces from the Musee d'Orsay http://deyoung.famsf.org/
Hope you're enjoying your Summer.