8.24.2016

Hollyhocks 3 and an Autumn Winery


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I've been busy! Working on a few large pieces that will hopefully be on display in Lahaina! Super excited about that! Another hollyhocks and winery coming soon too! Oh..and some sunflowers and magenta stock that I just picked up from Trader Joe's. So many things to paint!




7.11.2016

Another Red Dress


The Night Approaches 8x10 
I think this may be the 4th "lady in red" painting I've done now. Something about that color and of course the gorgeous gowns. This one is an 8x10 oil on traditional canvas and will look great in a beautiful ornate frame! Someone recently suggested that I make a series of three and I think I may do that. Just have to decide whether to change the pose, the dress, or the background.  


Ventura View From The Cross 



        









6.22.2016

Studio updates

9x12 inch
Sunflowers and Hydrangeas






She's a covergirl!
I just received my copies of Sasee magazine, which is distributed along the Southern Coastal cities like Charleston! The quote is beautiful too! 





4.27.2016

Jacaranda inspiration!



If you've been following me for any amount of time you probably know how much I love jacaranda trees. Well, I'm in heaven! They're everywhere here! This is an 8x10 inch oil on panel. I'm still working on it but should have it listed in my etsy shop soon! 
Today I'll be painting plein air at the ocean! 



3.13.2016

Roses in an Aqua Blue Pot

available for purchase

This is my latest oil painting of red, magenta, and cream roses. I did a very similar painting back in 2012, pretty sure it was then. (do you recognize it?) But this time I combined my palette knife style with it. It gives it a very romantic, almost antique feeling. I hope someone loves it as much as I do! I might just have to keep it! The price is $225 which is already low and won't be put on sale. You may have notice I had a flash sale to earn some funds for my upcoming trip to Kauai. It was successful and I may choose a few more to offer before I go. Just consider that I already price my art much lower than most so there's not a lot of room for discounts. I do this so that anyone can collect my art. I also offer layaway plans to make it even easier. Best thing is once you purchase your first piece, any original piece after that will be 10% off (just use the code you receive with your purchase).
Thank you so much for supporting this living artist! Your support keeps me creating new pieces and I really, seriously can't do it without you!




1.31.2016

Finished! 30 paintings in 30 days!




Here's 25 of the 30. I used picmonkey and it didn't give me 30 squares. But all of my 30 can be found on my instagram, as I painted them and posted.

1.28.2016

Day 27 Landscape near home



on my easel

I attempted to paint a larger painting for day 27 and almost finished...but didn't. I'll be finishing it up this morning and starting on day 28! Almost done! I'll probably to a smaller floral again...back to the theme (although this one still has flowers...yesterday's didn't...see below) big fail.



I won't be selling this one. I painted it on the canvas paper and used too much walnut oil. The whole thing ended being a mess but since I'm doing a daily challenge I'm posting it anyway and taking it as a learning experience.

Have a great day! 







1.26.2016

Sunset in the Snow





Here's day 25! I reworked this one that I painted a month ago. I had originally painted it with acrylics
because I was trying to get some work in the local gallery within a couple weeks time. I ended up just having some small ones because although I finished these I had painted them on canvas with traditional sides so needed frames for displaying. I don't have the money for that right now so they didn't get in on time. I decided to repaint them with oils and am much happier with the results. I don't know why I can't get the results I want with acrylics. The colors never look good to me. Anyway, I enjoyed painting the snow and creating all the reflections and subtle changes in grays. I'll have to retake this because I'm getting that glare on the right side again.


1.25.2016

Painting cherry blossoms


8x10 oil on canvas paper
nfs

I'm still painting every day but missed posting on here over the weekend! This is Day 24 and I'm continuing to simplify shapes. This is the first landscape that I've attempted that on. I'm using dabs of paint instead of broad strokes. I may mix it up though, this is just exploring and practicing. It's challenging to try and see things in simplified forms and not wanting to put in more details. But I'm interested in light and color right now and also like the smoother feel. This may be a phase, I don't know. Just something I want to explore and I'm seeing things in a whole new way!
My reference photo and inspiration for this piece came from Ann Tran. I love the photos she posts on facebook and instagram. She travels all over the world but I think this one came from a walk in her DC neighborhood. 

So Day 23 is post on my instagram account @ jbeaudet_art. I only spent about 5-10 minutes on a few peonies but it's cute. I spent most of the day preparing files for a video that Lee from Arts,Artists, and Artworks prepared and posted for me! It turned out so nice! 

Here's the link to the video. I hope it works for you! I love the music that he put to it. 







1.23.2016

Day 22 Floral Painting


8x10 oil on canvas paper
available soon
$125

So back to flowers, exploring colors and simplifying shapes. I'm still so mixed up as to which I like more. I love the peaceful and calming feeling of this but my palette knife art is full of interesting textures and I love the way the paint mixes together. They are totally complete opposites! ugh! I guess there could be worse things in the world to fret over but this is really bugging me. For now I'll be doing both...maybe I should sign them in a different name! Like my alter ego! haha






1.20.2016

Just a little posie for you

A Little Posy for You 
8x8 inch oil 

Here's day 20. I'm going to sign it again. I like when there's a little contrast so I'm not sure why I grabbed that color. Easy fix. What's not an easy fix is the bottom (table) being to thick. 





Three White Roses


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This is a small 5x7 sketch of white roses. I like how it came out but still need more practice with all the shades in white. It's done on oil painting paper which is a new substrate for me. I kind of like how the paint goes on it and the brushstrokes show. I'm selling most of the 30 paintings and hoping to earn some money otherwise this may be the end of my journey. I know art is not something that people need and space is limited. That's why these little guys are great! Anyway, if you've ever considered purchasing my art...well, you know. Thank you for supporting the arts! :)




1.19.2016

Just a Rose oil painting




oil on masonite6x6 inch

I love peach, it's my favorite color and has been since I was a child. This shade of corally peach is the best!

1.17.2016

Barn time!


8x8 inch 

Who doesn't love an old barn? We have a lot of them around here but this one is not one of them. I made this up. So, it doesn't exist...or maybe it does! 
This one still has flowers so I didn't break the streak! I have been working on a few different things this month but I'm not done. I think I may have to continue this challenge! 






1.16.2016

White Roses for Day 16


Blooming in White

Somebody asked if I'd ever painted white roses so I thought I'd give it shot. I kind of like how they turned out but will practice more. Sorry I didn't get the sunflower painting from yesterday listed yet. It's on my camera at least but that won't help you. I did list this one though! 




Feeling Tropical


available soon


One of the good things about painting every day is that I don't always feel like it, so when I do finally get to my paints I keep it simple. This was one of those days and the simplicity is what makes it sweet. I could do another larger piece later with more detail but for now I'm happy with this little 8x8 inch. It would be a perfect pop of color. I will be retaking the photo and will get it in my shop this morning, then on to the next one! I feel better today and am going to try and paint 2! I'm going somewhere on Monday which will take all day so I don't want to get behind. Actually I think I may be behind by one already...I'll have to recount. This is day 15 and I'll be posting 16 later today. Thanks for your support! I couldn't do this without you!

$sold  








1.14.2016

Pink Roses in Bloom



Full of Blooms


Here's day 14! Some palette knife roses, just in time for Valentine's Day! I'm really enjoying this challenge and may even keep going when I'm done! I have a bunch of larger painting ideas now, so those will take longer to complete. Thanks so much for all your support and making this possible!