Redondo Beach, California Painting for Kincaid's! by Jen Beaudet

soon to be seen in Kincaid's in Redondo

Painting number 2 is complete, and now it's on to the last one!This is Redondo/Torrance Beach California from a rare viewpoint. It was taken from the water not by me, no way! By photographer Randy Ruby! 
When they're thoroughly dry they can be shipped. I may hand deliver them, but will have to think about that. It's a 10 hour drive from here so…and…they won't fit in my car! I do want to be there when they're hung, though. We'll see. In case you can't tell from the photo this painting is enormous! It measures 60 inches across and 30 inches high! It took me about 2-3 weeks to paint and that was putting in long hours each day. Not the 11x14 painting that I'm accustomed to finishing in one day. This has been a great experience so far, and a lot of fun gaining new local fans on Facebook! I feel so blessed to have been chosen for this! Out of all the artists out there I still can't believe it! Anyway, I'm truly grateful to whoever was the one that spotted my work on here! Was it the restaurant designer? Was it the company? I wish I knew. All I can say is thank you! And thank you to Reggie for keeping me on (you could have picked anyone!) and especially to Randy Ruby for allowing me to paint your photographs! They really are something special and I hope I did them justice. 

So now, it's on to the last one (after this one sets up a little. It's impossible to move at this point without messing it up). 

Thanks so much for following my progress! Hang in there Floral and figure (vintage lady) fans! I promise I'll get back to my normal paintings soon…and will have lots of new Parisian photos to use very soon!



Vicki said...

Hi, Jennifer. Long time no talk. Offering my happy congrats to you for the great new commission work you've tackled; it's so great, too, that it's a favorite subject of yours, which meant I'm sure that you painted with much joy in your heart, not to mention familiarity. I have a whole new appreciation for this famous beach city with that different perspective of looking at it from the water. I've had a similar experience by going to the top of our southerly mountains here and looking 'way, 'way down into the valley where I live, giving patchwork-quilt a whole new definition. I can never think of Redondo without thinking about the grandpa I didn't get a chance to know; he died when I was a little kid. A fave photo of mine, of him, is when he's the age I best remember my dad at, and they looked a lot alike; he's sitting on an old post at the edge of the pier at the shore end in the 1950s...faded old color shot, but the water still looks so pretty. Thanks for the memory. Best to you, from Vicki down south...

Jen Beaudet said...

Hi Vicki! I hope you're doing well! Thanks for stopping by.
It makes me so happy when my art can evoke a beautiful memory:) Jen

Blondie's Journal said...

This is wonderful, Jen! I'm so happy you were chosen from among the other talent to do these paintings. I really have to say, I've never seen an artist that can vary what they do so naturally as you do. Great job! :)

Jane xx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Jennifer! HELLO! You are still creating wonders of light and color and I am still enjoying LES TROIS DAMES in my studio. My oh my, Redondo Beach is where I used to go as a child with my parents, and if not there, it was Santa Monica Pier. LOVELY!!! Thank you for visiting today! Anita

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