My Patreon

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I started a Patreon. Patreon is a way to pay artists to live a lifestyle that enables creating. Most people endeavor to support the arts, but not everyone can afford original paintings. This service allows anyone to offer individual artists like myself financial support for as little as a dollar a month. If you like my paintings, please consider contributing to my account.

For just a dollar a month, I will paint a small watercolor portrait of you. Here are the portraits I have made so far.

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Here is the link to my Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jenthetracy

Lacebook

Below are portraits of all my Facebook friends whose names begin with the letter “L.”

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Facebook friends A, B, C, D, E-I, Ja-Je, and K.

Entry #3

What was that?

Another abstract painting inspired by the work of MarbleHornets.

Entry 3 1:19. Mixed media on paper. 6″ x 5″

Unframed: $150.00

The Worship of Tiffany

This is Tiffany. Tiffany is most comfortable singing at Calvary Chapel. Tiffany is a liver transplant recipient. Her son’s name is Isaiah.

The Worship of Tiffany. Watercolor and ink on paper. 5″ x 8.5″.

Unframed: $175.00

Portait of James

This is James. James is a very talented photographer friend of mine. He also enjoys bird watching and math.

Portrait of James. Watercolor and ink on paper. 5″ x 8.5″.

Unframed: $175.00

Sleepy Nude

I’ve worked with a lot of models in my life. The one thing they’ve all had in common is they were tired. Something about staying in one position over an extended period of time makes the body shut down. It makes sense. Below are some drawings of a nude falling asleep. The majority of his poses were ten minutes long, some shorter.

Facebook Friends “A”

The internet is a big place. Social networking is a phenomenon. Everyone has a Facebook page. Friends, family, and strangers upload photos of each other with no regard for the individual’s rights to privacy. Once you post a picture on the internet, it is no longer yours. It is everyone’s.

Photos posted on Facebook can and will be used for every possible purpose: from keeping one from getting a desired job to prosecuting under aged drinkers to stalking. You do not know who is looking at your Facebook page right now. The internet is not private.

Please do not get me wrong. I am not opposed to social networking or having my photo posted online. I love twitter, Flickr, LinkedIn, and Facebook. It’s just, I know I have no control over any  image I upload to a website. I understand the dangers involved in posting information on the internet. I do not like these dangers, but I am aware of and accept them.

I am not sure every person posting pictures and comments on Facebook understands the implications. There is no privacy; there is no control.  That is the main theme to my next body of work.

I am going to draw every “friend” I have on Facebook.  Many of these people I haven’t seen in years. Some I’ve never met. While I am doing my best to draw flattering portraits, I have not asked permission to draw these people.

The drawings will be made strictly from photographs I have found on Facebook. Every drawing will be tagged initially. Should the subjects of the drawing choose to untag themselves, that is their right. The point is, I drew them. Without the subject’s knowledge, I spent time looking at his/her photographs. Then, I thoroughly analyzed and drew his/her face. All while he/she was off living life.  An image posted simply to entertain was used in a way never intended. That photo is now a part of my art. It is now mine.

Enough jabber. Here is every Facebook friend I have whose name begins with the letter “A”.

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Boardwalk Birds and People

This is a nice summery sketch for this fourth of July Saturday. People and birds on the New Jersey boardwalk in Atlantic City.

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