Friday, November 21, 2014

GREETING CARDS

INTRODUCING MY NEW GREETING CARDS

Go to the Greeting Cards page to learn more and to order!


"Early November"

"Early November" 30x40" Oil on Canvas. $1125 plus shipping. Love this light blue/green I discovered . . . Cinnabar Light Green (Rembrandt) and Light Blue Violet (Daniel Smith) mixed 50/50. Dynamic composition, movement and contemporary colors make this a perfect conversation piece in any room - home or office.Will deliver free anywhere in the Wenatchee Valley.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Three Points & Counting

Very excited to learn that "Late Night" and "Pinto Power," both 12x18, were accepted into the IAPS 25th Juried Exhibition - 2014 Web Show! After viewing the others who were accepted, I'm so honored to show my work alongside all the other amazing paintings! Many thanks to the IAPS Jurors.
This acceptance gives me 1 more point toward my Master Circle designation with IAPS for a total of 3 - I need 5 to earn Master Circle!

 "Late Night"  12x18 on UArt 400  $850

 "Pinto Power"  12x18 on UArt 400  NFS

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

"Riotous Redolence"

"Riotous Redolence" is a powerful floral that will be the star of your next wine-tasting, or add the final touch to your office d├ęcor. The juxtaposition of the turquoise and red and the purple and orange create energy the draws the eye back and forth, creating its own rock music. The cool and warm palette lends further emotional depth. 12x12" pastel on UArt - Available at $425 plus tax and shipping - unframed. Purchase through DailyPaintworks or contact me.


Saturday, November 01, 2014

Detours & Daisies



“Detours & Daisies” ...a collection of large abstract and small impressionist oils are on exhibit during November at the Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce & Tasting Room at 1 South Wenatchee Ave. Jen’s large abstract paintings take you on detours if you let them - showing the journey but rarely the destination. They are perfect for your home or office! Her small oils are a collection of landscapes and daisies in her bold colorful style that everyone loves and are affordable enough you can take home two or three for a fabulous grouping! Opening reception is during Wenatchee's First Friday Event - Friday, Nov. 7, 5:00-7:00pm. Meet Jennifer and enjoy wine tasting and hors d'oeuvres. Crayelle Winery will be pouring their limited release Bishop's Blend. Exhibit hangs Nov. 1 - 30.

 "Harbor Lights"  30x36"
 Wenatchee Valley Chamber front office
 "Bluebirds Over Mustard Field"  30x36"
 "Broken Heart On a Beach"  36x48"
 "Insatiable"  36x48"
"Lavender Wind Waltz"  30x36"

Saturday, October 18, 2014

PASTEL 100 Competition Winners


Excited to learn two of my entries in the 16th Annual Pastel 100 Competition have received Honorable Mentions. "Daisy Blues" in the Floral category juried by Stephanie Birdsall; and "Sage Symphony" in the Landscape category juried by Doug Dawson. These paintings will be included in the Pastel 100 issue of The Pastel Journal in April 2015. Thank you Pastel Journal for this honor and congratulations to all the other artists who have received awards!


Saturday, October 11, 2014

Abstract is Thrilling

Not much more thrilling than when an abstract piece is successful, especially when it is laid over a failed impressionist piece, as "Late Night" was. This is 12x18" on UArt 400. Just entered this in the 2014 IAPS Fall Web Show. 


JUST 10 MINUTES PLEASE


I've been having such fun with my 10-minute paintings ... A great exercise to help you stay loose, make quick decisions (helpful for Plein air painting), leave a trail to show your journey, and stop before you cover up a masterpiece! This is a demo I did for my students at Emerald Art Center in August. I love the abstract quality of this ... Often achieved because you literally don't have time for details... I also like to leave some of the underpainting showing through... Lucky is she who snagged this during the workshop!
"Three Orange Pears" done in ten minutes ... 6x12"  Another thing that giving yourself a time limit does is keeps you from going back and fiddling with it . . . Although on a couple of these I did tweak for a few more minutes.... Not this one and the radishes above was actually done in 8 minutes!
My 10-Minute daisies . . . This was a little more involved and 8x10" 
I like the subtle indication of Baby's Breath in the bouquet...
Really love this piece... 10 minutes here... With these quick pieces you must be bold with your strokes and leave the alone...  6x6" "Bruised Ego" 

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Pinto Power


AFTER attending several rodeos this fall... I got an itch to once again paint horses (that's all I drew and painted as a young girl) ...my muse has been bugging me and filling my mind with all the wonderful horse images I might create... Well I finally listened and this happened. My daughter and I, both professional photographers, were shooting at the Ellensburg Rodeo on Labor Day ... So I had lots of reference material to work from. This image caught my eye because of the action and the wonderful lighting. This will probably remain in my private collection but I do plan to enter it in a few shows...  "Pinto Power" 12x18 pastel on UArt...giddyup

Monday, September 08, 2014

"Awakening" in PSA Raffle

2014 42nd PSA Annual Exhibition: Enduring Brilliance!
The Grand Gallery, National Arts Club, New York, NY
September 2 - September 27, 2014

"Awakening" One of Five Paintings in PSA Raffle


"Marsh Madness" Wins Award

"Marsh Madness" has received the Pastel Painters of Maine Award in the 42nd Pastel Society of America Annual Open Juried Exhibition: Enduring Brilliance! Show hangs Sept. 2 - Sept. 27, 2014 in The Grand Gallery of the National Arts Club, New York, NY. Awards Ceremony is Sunday, Sept. 21 4:00pm. Thank you jurors for this prestigious honor!

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Mood, Magic & Melody

Amazing workshop filled with inspiration, energy, struggles,
break-throughs, laughter, discovery and masterpieces!
See more on the Workshops page.

Monday, August 11, 2014

ALL CLEAN and ready for my Oregon workshop this week ...too bad they don't stay this way very long!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

"Revised Melody"

LATE NIGHT at the easel... This one talked back but I stood my ground and stuck with it... kind of like this one too... Love the endless shapes of daisies. "Revised Melody" 8x8" pastel $150 ... SOLD

"Daisy Blues"

ONE MORE for my daisy series...couple evenings ago... love this...simple palette is very effective...may have to keep this for my collection ..."Daisy Blues" pastel 8x8" on Wallis

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

"Marsh Madness" On Way to Big Apple

"Marsh Madness" has been accepted into the 42nd Pastel Society of America Annual Open Juried Exhibition: Enduring Brilliance! Show hangs Sept. 2 - Sept. 27, 2014 in The Grand Gallery of the National Arts Club, New York, NY. Awards Ceremony is Sunday, Sept. 21 4:00pm. Thank you jurors for this prestigious honor!

The Beauty of Imperfection


Friday, June 13, 2014

RULE OF THIRDS



Checking my photo reference for composition and "rule of thirds" ... an easy way to do that ...pull it into Photoshop and pull the lines from the ruler to the approx. 1/3 positions to check the intersection points...on this one I can see that I'll want to move the top rose to the right just a bit... On my easel right now ...

Thursday, June 05, 2014







OK BIG CHANGES... I love how this talked to me and gave me permission to trash it in order to explore its possibilities... and I like it much better now - I was willing to let it go rather than "settle" on a piece that just wasn't working ... that circle form was pulling the eye in too much so had to get rid of it... I just started pushing in pastel, nice and thick, going over and over different sections - really changed up the composition - scrubbed out parts, softened others, just right now!
"Marsh Madness"  12x18" Pastel on UArt 320





IMAGE FROM BELOW WITH MORE CHANGES ... Subtle but I like them ... Notice I still have my signature there ... like I'm done! Something just isn't sitting right with me... Then .... See above

 

ON MY EASEL a couple evenings ago ... lots of action here ...this was originally a vertical but turned it around and like it better this way... The joy of abstract! 

Friday, May 30, 2014


​Working from charcoal thumbnails I did as a demo in my recent workshop, these small landscapes were so fun - because thumbnails have no color, it allowed me the freedom to choose any color I wanted to create the mood I imagined. Here I imagined finding a field of abandoned wheat flowing into nearby woods. I love the pink sky and touches of purple that enhance the Indian yellow fields.  $95 oil on panel - email evenhus@hotmail.com to purchase

​Working from charcoal thumbnails I did as a demo in my recent workshop, these small landscapes were so fun - because thumbnails have no color, it allowed me the freedom to choose any color I wanted to create the mood I imagined. Here I imagined a steep hillside covered in snow using blue as the predominant color to create a chilly mood.  $95 oil on panel - email evenhus@hotmail.com to purchase
​Working from charcoal thumbnails I did as a demo in my recent workshop, these small landscapes were so fun - because thumbnails have no color, it allowed me the freedom to choose any color I wanted to create the mood I imagined. Here I imagined hunting on Badger Mountain in early Fall, when the colors are changing - love the Indian yellow and the subtle green.  $95 oil on panel - email evenhus@hotmail.com to purchase
​Working from charcoal thumbnails I did as a demo in my recent workshop, these small landscapes were so fun - because thumbnails have no color, it allowed me the freedom to choose any color I wanted to create the mood I imagined. Here I imagined a little snow left on the ground and the meadow is bursting with color.  $95 oil on panel - email evenhus@hotmail.com to purchase

Thursday, May 22, 2014


"Cobalt and Crimson" - the more I look at this painting, the more I like it. That blue against
the orange, the neutrals, the bright area above the cots, the green cot, the hole where the stem
was, the spot of blue on the left . . . love it.  Now available as a limited edition (50) print. $30 plus tax & shipping. Email evenhus@hotmail.com to reserve yours.

"Cobalt and Crimson" was done as a demo during my recent "Discover Pastels" workshop.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

"Discover Pastels" Beginners Workshop

CHECK OUT the Workshop Page for more photos of my "Discover Pastels" workshop shot by my talented photographer sister, Rachel Howard.




Monday, May 12, 2014

Art Lovers Sunday at Pybus


 "Creekside Cadence" was done yesterday during the 2nd Art Lovers Sunday
at Pybus Public Market in Wenatchee. You can see the block-in below and
then below that you'll see the B&W of the finished piece to check values.
I worked on creating pure design, working an composition, value and color.
There were a ton of people come through on Mother's Day - lots of energy,
laughter, and questions from passers by.   9x12" pastel on UArt 280.







"Showoff" Finds New Home


"Showoff" an exquisite pastel painting of some of my peonies has found a new home.
During the Pybus Public Market "Art Lover's Sunday" yesterday, she went with a collector who has several of my other paintings. And I know where she lives so I can go visit.  That's the best, since sometimes it's hard to send these out into the world!

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Sudden Serenade


"Sudden Serenade" Enjoyed the challenge of this composition - keeping it exciting, keeping your eye moving, keeping daisy shapes simple.  I love the complement of yellow against the purple. Oil on panel Framed $125- plus tax&ship.  Email evenhus@hotmail.com to claim.

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Orchid Mystery

"ORCHID MYSTERY" this evening's magic carpet ride ... Each has its own challenges - all different ... I love the limited palette on this one. 6x6" oil on panel  Framed $125 + tax&ship   email evenhus@hotmail.com to claim it.