Listen. My recent painting of Vonnegut has been getting a lot of attention.
March 13, 2012 at 5:25 pm (watercolor on paper)
Tags: art, artist, beautiful, bright, brush, color, drawings, expression, eyes, fast, hair, illustration, ink, jen, love, model, paint, painter, painting, portraits, skecthbook, sketch, spatter, strangers, tracy, train, watercolor, wet, women, yellow
As my loyal blog follower, you have surely noticed my works’ subject matter has shifted from places to people. This shift has not been easy. I strongly dislike working from photographs, but cannot afford to hire private models. So many of my people paintings have been painted secretly, on trains, at open mics, and in crowded bowling allies.
If I perceive the stranger depicted isn’t paying attention to me (the weirdo with her paints out in public), I will create one of these quick portraits. I do not know these women. They do not know me.
Despite not know these anonymous women, I think the portraits capture a lot of personality. The colors chosen show if the stranger is warmly approachable or distantly cold. Their expressions give a glimpse into their inner characters.
I hope to keep painting portraits. My goal is to soon hire a beautiful stranger to model so I may flesh out one of these wet sketch into a completed piece.
February 9, 2012 at 4:36 am (watercolor on paper)
Tags: art, artist, baby, brush, colorful, commission, custom, decoration, ears, elephant, eyes, green, ink, jen, large, life, mammal, nursery, paint, painter, painting, paper, pen, safari, tracy, trunk, watercolor, zoo
November 30, 2011 at 2:21 am (portrait, watercolor on paper)
Tags: art, artist, beautiful, body, breasts, butt, classic, classy, color, colorful, drawn, eyes, face, foot, hair, hand, ink, jen, jennifer, ladies, lay, naked, not safe for work, nsfw, nude, paint, painted, painting, paper, pen, sleep, splash, stretch, tracy, watercolor, women
NSFW means “not safe for work”. It is often used as a way to label images of naked people. I agree that nudes are not safe work. In fact, looking at anything that isn’t related to work while at work is not safe to be doing when your boss walks in. Even Hello Kitty is not safe for work. I do not agree with the fact that more art shows, galleries, and websites are refusing to exhibit depictions of nudes. The contemporary art world is becoming more conservative than the Catholic church. They’ve had public displays of nudes for hundreds of years.
The following images are NSFW, but they are safe for home, teenagers, and any toddlers you may have looking over your shoulder. You know why? Because they are art. Stop being such a fuddy duddy.
For Not. Watercolor and ink on cotton paper. 6″ x 5.5″ (15.2cm x 14cm).
Work. Watercolor and ink on cotton paper. 7″ x 5.5″.
Safe. Watercolor and ink on cotton paper. 6″ x 5.5″ (15.2cm x 14cm).
October 12, 2011 at 12:43 am (watercolor on paper)
Tags: art, artist, build, clockwork, color, corset, create, dmt, drawing, dress, elf, elves, eyes, feather, gears, hat, ink, jen, jennifer, line, machine, orange, paint, paper, profile, purple, queen, ruler, sketchbook, skirt, splotch, steampunk, tracy, watercolor
Just because I’ve never seen a machine elf, doesn’t mean I don’t believe.
Clockwork Queen. Watercolor and ink on paper. 7″ x 5.5″.
May 7, 2011 at 2:04 pm (portrait, watercolor on paper)
Tags: art, artist, black, blue, chair, closed, dress, eyes, frame, hair, ink, leg, light, lines, lips, necklace, orange, paint, painter, painting, paper, portrait, self, sketchbook, spatter, table, wall, watercolor
This was my first week participating in a Color Combo Challenge. The colors were “tropical orange and blue.” Below is a watercolor self portrait created to meet the color requirements.
Tropical Orange and Blue. Watercolor and ink on paper. 6″ x 5″.
On another note, this is the last week to see my works over at Casciano Coffee Bar and Sweetery in Hammonton, New Jersey. Don’t miss it!
February 25, 2011 at 6:32 pm (ink on paper, portrait, watercolor on paper)
Tags: art, artist, ashmen, awake, bright, brush, color, draw, drawing, eyes, frances, frown, guitar, jeans, jen, life, music, paint, painting, pen, perform, performing arts, pink, play, portrait, pose, scarf, sleepy, stare, water, woman
This is Frances. Frances is particularly good at painting trees. Her favorite color is white. And, yes, she plays the guitar.
Do You Play? Watercolor and ink on paper. 5″ x 8.5″.
Frances looking sleepy in black and white:
Frances Frown. Ink on cotton paper. 5″ x 6″.
March 22, 2010 at 3:37 pm (ink on paper)
Tags: africa, animal, art, artist, artwork, ashmen, black, draw, drawing, ears, eyes, face, giraffe, green, ink, jen, leaves, life, neck, paper, sky, tall, tree, white
February 13, 2010 at 6:10 pm (ink on paper)
Tags: affection, animal, art, artist, ashmen, barn, beak, bird, down, draw, drawing, eyes, feather, ink, jen, life, love, nature, owl, pen, scratch, soulmate, valentine, valentine's day, wood
December 16, 2009 at 4:14 pm (ink on paper, Sketches)
Tags: alpaca, animal, art, artist, ashmen, bird, camel, center, charity, donate, drawing, eyes, fox, gesture, goats, hen, ink, jen, life, map, nature, north carolina, owl, paper, peacock, quick, reserve, sheep, sketch, vacation, western, wolf
I spent the past few days in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina. During my stay, I went to visit the Western North Carolina Nature Center. Along the outer edges of the map provided I drew all the animals I saw (except the bobcat, which is odd as I love felines). Below is their map and my sketches.
Should this piece sell, I will donate $100.00 to the Western North Carolina Nature Center. They are currently working to build a new veterinary clinic.
Western North Carolina Nature Center Map. Ink on paper. 8″x11″.