Congratulations Joey and Stacey!

My cousin Joey just got engaged to his soul mate. He is very talented photographer. Please visit his page here. When I got engaged, Joey treated me to an engagement portrait session at The Grounds for Sculpture. Naturally, it was my privilege to use my creative skills in celebration of this event. If you’re interested in a custom watercolor engagement or wedding portrait, please e-mail me at jashmen@gmail.com or visit my Etsy shop.

Congratulations, Joey and Stacey! I wish health and happiness to you both.

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Here’s an example of Joey’s work. If you’re looking for an engagement or wedding photographer in the New Jersey area, he’s your man.

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Betta Fish

I’m enjoying painting betta fish. I’m thinking of painting one in every color of the rainbow, but historically speaking I rarely finish such endeavors.

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Gifts for Gamers

I started creating video game art on a whim. I felt that I had been taking my subject matter too seriously. By painting something I considered fun, and something that had already been pre designed, I could just let myself play. It’s been almost three years since my first geek culture inspired piece. Now, prints of these watercolors are my best selling creations. If you’re interested in picking up a few prints of your own, visit my Etsy shop. I’m offering free shipping until Decmeber 17th, 2012. Just use coupon code FREESHIP at check out.

Here are a few of my most recent nerd excursions. The Cammy piece won the Etsy Gamers Game of the Month Challenge for November 2012.

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I’m including this last photo to illustrate how small these video game inspired works are as originals. The prints are 5″ x 7″.

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Thought You Should Know

Due May 20th.

Inevitably, someone will get mad that they found out through Facebook. I’ll be glad to point out that had they followed my blog or Twitter, they would have known weeks ahead of the Facebook announcement.

Super Heroines

Last night was another awesome Dr. Sketchy’s Asbury Park event. The theme was Marvel and DC comics.

The White Witch

 

Wonder Woman wondering.

 

 

Wonder Woman being glorious.

 

 

Batman and Clark Kent

 

 

Bruce Wayne

 

 

Psylocke and the White Witch

 

Cupcakes are the New Bacon

Every once and a while a certain food becomes in style. It is odd that foods trend. A cupcake eaten in 2002 tastes no better than a cupcake tasted today. Nevertheless, cupcakes are in vogue. So cheers to cupcakes! Bacon had the spotlight for way too long.

Stylish. Watercolor and ink on paper. 5″ x 5″.

Unframed: $150.00

Alley Art: Discovering Wabi-Sabi

The Great Bay Art Gallery’s summer show is opening this evening. The reception is 5-8pm. I’m honored to be one of the twenty something artists and poets participating in the invitation only exhibition. Each artist or poet was assigned one of Somers Point’s allies. We each created art or poetry about the alley. Our focus was to find beauty in decay. The alley I was assigned was Miller Lane, the closest alley to the gallery. Here are the watercolor paintings I created on site this summer:

Green Bins. Watercolor and Ink on Paper. 5″ x 5″

$200.00

Purple Bins. Watercolor and Ink on Paper. 5″ x 5″.

$200.00

Sun Kissed. Watercolor and Ink on Paper. 5″ x 7″

$275.00

And my least “Wabi-Sabi” of the four:

A Glance Down Miller Lane. Watercolor and Ink on Paper. 5″ x 7″.

$275.00

I Love Ocean City, NJ

Every summer, every Wednesday night, the Ocean City Fine Arts League has a plein air event. Every week they give out cash prizes to artists. Artists from all over New Jersey create gorgeous paintings of the small businesses on Asbury Avenue, Ocean City’s downtown shopping district. Judging is at 8 pm. I painted this watercolor of the beautiful and blue Butterfly Boutique on this past Wednesday. It won second place.

 

Beautiful Blues. Watercolor and ink on paper. 5″ x 7″.

Unframed: $250.00

Drink Up!

As many of you know, I am an active member of Reddit. Every few months I participate in the Reddit Gift Exchanges. I’ve made it a habit to paint original watercolors for my random match ups. My most recent giftee is an avid home brewer and fan of craft beer. So I painted him this.

Cheers!

Beautiful Bordentown

This weekend I had the honor of participating in Bordentown’s first plein air Paint the Town event. The event was hosted by the prestigious Farnsworth Gallery. Over twenty artists took part in the three day paint out. On Sunday, the paintings were presented by the gallery to the public. It was a joy creating watercolors of historic Bordentown, New Jersey. Working along side such talented people was truly inspiring.

Oliver Dusk. Watercolor and ink on paper. 5″ x 7″.

SOLD

 

Leave the Light On. Watercolor and ink on paper. 7″ x 5″.

Unframed: $275.00

 

A Nice Neighbor. Watercolor and ink on paper. 7″ x 5″.

SOLD

 

Study for “A Nice Neighbor”. Watercolor and ink on paper. 5″ x 5″

SOLD

 

 

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