Wednesday, April 29, 2015

High Tea

High Tea - Sold
 6" x 8"  oil on panel

Isn't it funny how even water can taste better if its in a beautiful container?

Tea is the same.  Nowadays you don't see china teacups very often. I'm sure there is probably a whole generation who have never seen the ornate teacups that were commonplace years ago.  I inherited a number of china teacups from my grandmother and still use them from time to time instead of the usual mug.  The gold on this teacup is beautiful and with my love of reflections, it had to be painted.

I believe beautiful things are made to be used, not stored behind glass in a cabinet and admired from afar.

What is your favourite cup/mug/glass?  Have you ever drawn or painted it?

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Complementary - SOLD
6 x 8 oil on panel

I've been busy writing more than painting over the last few weeks and it continues as I prepare for an online drawing workshop.  Its a big undertaking, more than I anticipated but I'm moving ahead on the writing sections and am working on the videos that go with them.  That too, takes time, more so in editing, aside from filming and I'm not in my comfort zone, but learning a lot as I go.  Of course there are always glitches and sections have to be redone.  The thing that keeps me focused is knowing that once it is complete, I should not have to do a lot more to it aside from an annual or biannual tweaking.
I've created a new website that is cleaner and more visually appealing that the previous one and has everything together under one roof.  And its less expensive, which is always a good thing. The backroom details behind domain transfers never goes quite as planned, but, touch wood, all is in place. Do have a look if you have a moment and let me know what you think.  Jeanette Jobson Fine Art

I have workshops in May at the studio then am taking the summer off to do other things.  After working in a day job most of my life, this will be my first summer of freedom and I want to take advantage of it.  I'll be offering gyotaku workshops in Rocky Harbour in late July/early August, then fall drawing and painting workshops will run again til December.

Learn to create browns and greys in a colour theory workshop

May 5   Introduction to Palette Knife Painting
May 8   Colour Theory
May 19-21 Three Day Palette Knife Painting Workshop - Boats and Water
May 27 & 28 Introduction to Classical Drawing

You can find full details and registration for my workshops online.