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!

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Every Day Painting

Over the past few years, my biggest growth as an artist has come from the understanding that not every painting needs to be my best work of art. Not every sketch needs to have a deeper meaning. Sometimes a painting is just a painting. This understanding has helped me paint every day, even when not inspired. Through painting every day I have found beauty in the mundane. I have artistic confidence in every corner.

Refresher

Nothing like a twenty minute still life to refresh the basics. Very wet on wet watercolors on cotton paper.

Chirp chirp. Watercolor paint on paper. 6″ x 5.5″ (15.2cm x 14cm).

Unframed: $100.00

Always Sunny

When I’m in the suburbs, I paint tall buildings. When I’m in the city, I paint park scenes. I don’t get it either.

Below is another painting of Rittenhouse Square. Philadelphia in late summer makes me smile.

Eye Contact. Watercolor paint and ink on paper. 4.5″ x 6″ (11.4 cm x 15.2 cm).

Unframed: $215.00

Balloon Walk

This morning I painted on the New Jersey boardwalk. Painting amusement park rides was a lot of fun.

On a fantastic note, I got married on Sunday. I’m in the middle of changing my name legally. This is the first piece I’ve created as Jennifer Tracy.

Balloon Walk. Watercolor and ink on paper. 9″ x 12″.

Unframed: $350.00

A Slender Batch of Trees

Marble Hornets Enrty 5 Abstraction.

Entry 5 2:13. Mixed media on paper. 6″ x 5″.

Unframed: $150.00

Big, Comfy Chair

My newest watercolor is of a large and welcoming chair.

Comfy Chair. Watercolor and ink on paper. 6″ x 5″.

Unframed: $150.00

Rose Madder Room

Painted this interior with a base of genuine rose madder. The entire room smelled like flowers before the second layer. It was a great experience.

Rose Room. Watercolor and ink on paper. 8.5″ x 5″.

Unframed: $150.00

Hello November

Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and somehow I have not managed to update my blog yet this month. I am sorry. Here is a page from my sketchbook to break my artistic silence.

Featured above is my purse, a stapler, and a calculator depicted in pen, marker, and colored pencil. Sketchbook Saturday lives!

Also, I’ve recently revamped my Etsy shop for the upcoming holiday season. For the first time I am selling prints of my plein air paintings. Take a look.

Same River Twice

Below are two watercolors of the same river. The top painting won first place at the 2010 Cumberland County Plein Air Competition hosted by Gallery 50 and the Cumberland County Cultural Alliance.

Always Changing. Watercolor and ink on paper. 8.5″ x 5″.

Unframed: $225.00

Always Flowing. Watercolor and ink on paper. 8.5″x5″.

Unframed: $200.00

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