Tuesday, February 24, 2015


"Rhapsody" is the result of listening to my muse... I was experimenting with a new pastel paper, pastel Mat, and wanted to do a landscape. It turned out very nice, but wasn't exactly what I was after. I was after more of a feeling than a landscape, and so I did a second one on uart paper, and it was closer but still needed to be pushed further. So I took a large sheet of UART paper, put a bright underpainting on it, and began pushing the color around and just going with my feelings instead of with the actual landscape and this is the result. 18x24" UArt 400. Copyright 2015 Jen Evenhus

Thursday, February 12, 2015


It's been a while since I painted a large pastel ... so here you have it -
"Proud Patriot" - now finished after some minor changes. Thanks Silvia Forrest, a Facebook friend, for giving me the idea for a title! She said "This makes me think of the American flag." 18x24" pastel on UArt. Absolutely love painting cacti - there's so much variation, shapes, and colors - and of course I change up and add colors anyway. This will be entered in an upcoming exhibit - hope it gets in!

Sunday, February 01, 2015



 "JANUARY STUBBLE"  - I'm beginning to like winter a little better now . . . the snow creates its own compositions - where it is not evident in summer - the designs are marvelous! My love affair with sagebrush continues - found this view on my afternoon walk up behind our place here in Central Washington. Love the way the wheat stubble curves around and carries your eye ... 11x14 pastel on UArt