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

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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

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

Product Placement

Here is last night’s three hour painting of downtown Ocean City. I will be participating in their open air competition every Wednesday this summer except for next week. Let me know if you’re in the area on vacation. We can meet up for water ice, or a Coke if that’s your thing.

Product Placement. Watercolor and ink on paper. 8.5″ x 5″.

Framed and ready to hang: $150.00

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Painting in the Sun

Wednesday was this year’s first Evenings Along Asbury. In the summer time, Ocean City’s downtown has a weekly plein air competition. The shops set up flags along the main street at designated painter’s points. An artist has between 5 pm and 7:45 pm to make a painting at that location. My small watercolor took about two and a half hours to create. In it I continued exploring the incorporation of ink drawing in my colored work. I am very proud and grateful to say that my painting received the first place prize this week.  Below is my watercolor rendition of Asbury Ave seen from the front of Primo’s.

Candy Coated. Watercolor and ink on paper. 5″ x 8.5″.

SOLD

Also, here is a short montage advertising  the weekly event.

A Day at the Beach

A half buried shovel, a pair of flip flops belonging to the famous John Baccaro, and a Brigantine life guard boat. Results of a sunny day sketching at the New Jersey shore.

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brigboat

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.

boardbird