January 23, 2015 at 7:04 pm (Uncategorized)
Tags: art, artist, beards, glasses, ink, jen tracy, life, men, paint, painter, painting, patreon, portrait, portraits, watercolor
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.
Here is the link to my Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jenthetracy
January 5, 2014 at 5:50 am (watercolor on paper)
Tags: 2014, art, artist, arts, baby, brush, child, children, colorful, daughter, girl, hat, ink, paint, painter, painting, paper, parenting, portrait, watercolor
I’ve been painting a lot this year.
Here’s a friend’s baby. She was born December 31st, 2012. She has my grandmother’s name.
My scanner does not do this piece justice.
November 30, 2012 at 5:40 pm (portrait)
Tags: 80's, art, artist, christmas, couple, custom, engagement, gift, happy, husband, ink, jen tracy, life, love, lovers, man, marriage, married, paint, painter, painting, paper, pen, portrait, splash, together, watercolor, wife, woman
This is my second watercolor couples portrait. I really enjoy painting two people that are in love. It is my hope that more of these types of commissions roll in. The first was a wedding present, this will be a Christmas gift. Chemistry between lovers is not easy to capture, but when the paint finally catches it, the whole piece shines.
Love in Yellow and Blue. Watercolor and ink on paper. 5″ x 7″.
Here a few process shots. I know some people enjoy seeing the work in progress.
First color wash:
Establishing mid tones:
Finished work again:
July 13, 2012 at 4:20 pm (portrait)
Tags: anti art school, art, artist, asbury, asbury park, beautiful, beauty, belly, dance, dancing, Dr. Sketchy's, entertainment, jen tracy, life, model, NJ, paint, painter, painting, portrait, pulp, timed, travel, watercolor, wonder
Last night was Dr. Sketchy’s Asbury Park’s belly dancing event. I may be the only woman in the world who loves belly dancing as much as I do without ever having tried to belly dance. I adore belly dancers. Unfortunately, I forgot my paints. I had two stray tubes in my purse, payne’s gray and rose matter. My pallet was very limited, so I’m not truly happy with how these came out. Models were Sabrina Combs, Felicia Fatale, Lori Venus, and Ra’idah Dance.
5 minute poses:
10 minute pose:
15 minute pose:
Half hour from promotional photo by Michael D Zielinski:
June 29, 2012 at 2:54 am (portrait, watercolor on paper)
Tags: art, artist, bride, brush, couple, eggplant, engaged, engagement, gift, goorm, husband, jeff, jen tracy, jess, life, love, man, paint, painter, painting, portrait, purple, spirit, together, vows, wedding, wedding planning, wheat, wife, woman, yellow
The following watercolor piece was commissioned by an old friend. It is of her and her fiance. She is framing the watercolor with their vows and giving it to him their wedding day. I am honored to have been chosen to create such an important painting.
A photo of the gorgeous couple.
If you are interested in having a custom watercolor engagement painting, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or through my Etsy shop. A 5 inch by 7 inch piece, like the one above, is $200.00. A 9 inch by 12 inch piece is $300.00. All I need is three weeks and a photo or two to work with. I do ship internationally.
Here are a couple of in progress shots to give you a glimpse of my process.
Early stages (approximately 3 hours in):
Almost done (approximately 3 hours to go):
May 28, 2012 at 4:04 pm (watercolor on paper)
Tags: art, artist, asbury park, beauty, color, dr. sketchy, frank frazetta, hair, ink, jen tracy, man, model, paint, painter, painting, paper, portrait, pose, pretty, sparta, watercolor, wet on wet, women
Went to another Asbury Park session of Dr. Sketchy’s. Their branch is the most active I’ve encountered, averaging two events a month. Being by the Jersey shore on Memorial Day weekend feels good, overall it was an awesome day. Our skilled models were Luna Chase, Sabrina Combs, and Ryan Giampietro. The theme was Frank Frazetta.
As always, click to enlarge the images.
Five minute pose of Luna (this is my favorite of the day):
Ten minute pose of Ryan and Sabrina:
Twenty minute poses of everyone:
Bonus 2 minute pose of Luna:
March 23, 2012 at 4:33 am (watercolor on paper)
Tags: art, artist, Atlantic City, bathing suit, beauty, blue, fashion, hat, ink, jen, life, paint, painting, paper, payne's grey, pen, portrait, post card, red, summer, sunny, tracy, travel, vintage, visit, watercolor, woman
Atlantic City and I have a love hate relationship, but warm weather is coming so we may be setting aside our differences.
Visit Sunny Atlantic City. Watercolor and ink on paper. 5″ x 5″.
January 4, 2012 at 5:56 pm (ink on paper, Sketchbook Saturday!)
Tags: art, artist, christmas lights, coffee shop, collingswood, entertainment, family, friends, fun, grooveground, guitar, ink, jen, life, line, man, music, new jersey, NJ, paper, pen, performance, portrait, singer, sketchbook, song, stool, tracy, travel, water bottle, window, writer
Nothing makes me want to create more than experiencing live music. Performance fills me with inspiration. Below is a drawing of my good friend Sean Breslin. Last Friday, he played at Grooveground. I was there, and so were a lot of my friends and family. It was a wonderful evening. Music brings people together in a way I’m not sure visual art can. If you get a chance, check out Sean’s music. Powerful stuff.
December 23, 2011 at 11:20 pm (Concept Art)
Tags: a christmas carol, art, artist, candle, chains, chritmas, dickens, e marley, fun, futur, ghost, green, hair, holiday, illustration, jen, jennifer, life, orange, paint, painter, painting, past, payne's grey, portrait, present, red, tracy, watercolor, wreath
I painted the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future. Yes, that is me as Marley.
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