Friday, January 02, 2015

Top 10 of 2014

Happy New Year.  I've closed the door on 2014 and am looking forward to a new year full of challenges and opportunities.   Health, happiness and creativity is all I wish for you.  I know for some it can be difficult to find even one of these and especially all three together at times, but we can still wish for them, can't we? Your support as friends, some of who I have never met except virtually, is an important link in achieving the three wishes.  The community of artists and creatives and the network of ideas and support shores up the difficult times and celebrates the successes for each other.  We are never in this alone.

At the end of the year I like to reflect on the paintings that I have created and post my personal favourites.  At the time of painting, each one becomes my favourite, but of course, some resonate with me more than others.  Unfortunately I can't share the paintings I am producing of the wooden boat series, but I have created paintings outside that series during the year and will choose from those.

I'd love to know if my choices mirror any of your favorites.  These are listed in no particular order of favour.  Note the aquatic theme as usual with the odd one out being the portrait of my grand daughter.  I have always enjoyed creating portraits - both the challenge and pleasure of the human form and the unfinished piece captures the movement of a small child.

 Low Tide - Sold

Summer Line - Sold

Lion Cub  NFS

 Smooch - Sold

Summer - Sold

Leapfrog  Sold

Hitchhiker - Sold

The End of Summer- Sold


Jill Moores said...

As stunning as your paintings are here, I was blown away when I saw some of these in person. You have inspired me to paint and I am mesmerized by the beauty of your work that I have the pleasure to view every day. I look forward to the creative offerings that are yet to come!

Ann said...

Well, the portrait of your granddaughter is wonderful - you always do such amazing portraits. But to pick just one as a favorite is difficult! Perhaps the one titled Summer, for its bright color and simplicity of composition that is almost abstract speaks to me most. Wishing you a happily creative new year too!

Billie Crain said...

My absolute fave is Leapfrog. I loved it the first time I saw it, Jeanette.

Shammickite said...

I love them all!

Jeanette Jobson said...

Jill, thank you and I wish you a wonderfully creative new year.

Ann, happy new year. I know you'll continue to create beautiful images throughout 2015. I am partial to portraits, even though most of my work is aquatics based. I love that Summer piece too. Its brilliant colour really lights up the room.

Billie, all the best of life to you in 2015. Leapfrog was such a fun piece to create and look out for another version of those boats in 2015.

Shammickite, happy new year. Its so difficult for me to choose favourites, they all appeal in one way or another, so we're alike in this!