Saturday, January 14, 2017

"Overnight Visitor"

"Overnight Visitor" 8x10 ...palette knife on revived panel ... this is the view right outside my studio - you can see the far mountains and some of the orchard behind the grasses.... this surface is an old oil painting that I sanded off, leaving a ghost image - the yellow sky here is totally from the old image - and you can see the texture and colors from the old painting on the left and lower left along with other areas, like the foreground snow if you look closely you can see it peeking through...  I've enlarged a couple areas for you to look at - below: the top one shows some of the underlying texture and how I used the palette knife and punched in some grasses with the palette knife, and the bottom detail shows a lot of the old painting texture and color underneath! "Overnight Visitor" is available at $300 - just contact me and I will email you an invoice.  (c)Jen Evenhus

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

"Rainbows Rising" Captures Power of the River

"Rainbows Rising" (now available) is from my fall hike up Icicle River above Leavenworth, Washington. Our mom used to take us four kids up to this river and Peshastin Creek off Blewett Pass highway, to fish, wade, and pan for gold. Some of the best times of my life were spent along these creeks and rivers. The title comes from Rainbow trout rising to the surface to hit your fly! This summer, my daughter and 2 year old granddaughter visited our favorite fishing hole, a small piece of land/creek frontage that are still in the family. My granddaughter, Brooke, loved it, throwing stones for almost an hour, and wading in the creek - passing the love of the outdoors on to the next generation! This painting is 12x16" unframed pastel on archival UArt and is available at $725.

Saturday, November 12, 2016



I feel at home painting these waters... I grew up fishing and panning for gold in this area... wonderful memories... we'd catch good-size rainbow trout... clean them, build a camp fire, cook and eat them as the sun went down and then roast marshmallows... the good old days! I love sitting beside the creek daydreaming about those good 'ol days when life was carefree and simple. I am striving to capture the nuance of sunlight filtering through the trees, outlining rocks and turning the fall leaves into bits of fire! And to capture the motion of tumbling water as it cascades over multi-colored rocks, sculpted by centuries of whitewater ...

 "Icicle Thunder"  Pastel  9x12"   $350

 "October Medley"   Pastel  9x12  SOLD

"A Gentle Midday"    Pastel  6x12   NFS

"Silently, Falling"     Pastel    9x12    $350

Sunday, October 30, 2016


“The Beauty of Imperfection”

 2017 Pastel Workshops

My 2017 Pastel Workshops are now listed. Check them out by
clicking on 'Evenhus Workshops' above.

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

"Cerulean On Mars"

 "Cerulean On Mars" 8x8 oil on panel... playing with lost edges and texture. A couple things I see that need adjusting but it's almost there...  love painting used paint tubes. They have such fun character - the shapes and colors are infinite. I've done quite a few in pastels but only a few in oils - this is my newest ... spent a while mixing paint, so didn't start painting until about 11:30pm ...and despite my droopy eyes, I kept at it until 2:30am! I was on a roll and didn't want to quit. I've since made a few minor changes ...

Monday, July 25, 2016



Invest in yourself and your art!

There are just a few spots open in this fun, intense pastel painting workshop.
We'll have new exercises and work on moving from mundane to masterpiece!
Visit their website or call 541-726-8595.

"Your workshop was a huge turning point for me in terms of really understanding mark making. It was an ah-ha moment really and it has stayed - that plus the multiple timed works was excellent. Thank you! And a few weeks later I got into a juried show and won best pastel!
Do hope we meet again and we may if we move to the West Coast!
Many thanks - loved the article on you too!" - Patti B.