12.07.2021

The Giveaway of an Original Painting is on!

 


The GiveAway on JBeaudetStudios.com is happening right now! Your choice! To see the three to choose from just sign up for my Newsletter! That's it, you're entered! Come back here and comment to let me know which one you like.


Good luck! 



12.02.2021

I'm Giving Away an Original Painting! (not yet)

New Commission of Peonies Delight by Jen Beaudet Zondervan
This is not the giveaway painting...but a commission I just finished! Click to get details for your own!


 Hi guys! I want to thank my loyal followers, who have been with me through all these years. As I think back on those years, there have been some really exciting moments like my solo show in Santa Barbara, my 3 paintings in Kincaid's, and being Trinity County's "unofficial" ARTIST of THE YEAR! Getting on ETSY's front-page, when I won the 15 Minute Conversation with Lori McNee, calendars and magazine covers, and every time someone purchases on of my paintings and prints. 

I started this blog (back then called "My Life As A Starving Artist" in 2009. I wanted to be a part of the Daily Painters Group and one of the requirements was you needed a blog to apply. I set up my blog and when I felt ready I applied. I wan't accepted, but that didn't stop me from painting daily and posting it. Something awesome happened! My blog was seen by some pretty big blogs and commented on by some major ones. Many blogs hosted giveaways of one of my prints. It was such a fun time and I started selling a lot! I've met so many interesting people a long the way and have had so much good feedback from influential artists and collectors. But it's each and everyone of you that touch my heart and keep me going. It's a funny thing how people you have never met can motivate me to create more! 

Here's a list of the blogs that posted about my art- blogs aren't as popular anymore so some of them aren't active. 

adaanddarcy.blogspot.com

Tish Jett

beachvintage.blogspot.com

BeingRuby.blogspot.com

BelleInspiration.com 

bluebirdnotes.blogspot.com

dahlhausart.blogspot.com

dailyvitaminsea.com

thedecoratingdiva.com

EnzieShahmiri.com

etsyfineartgallery.blogspot.com

frenchcharming.blogspot.com

GirlMeetsParis.blogspot.com

inotherwords-catania.blogspot.com

greenandpretty.net

ramblinggallivantinggirl.blogspot.com

SchlumanArt.blogspot.com

"So About What I Said" Melissa Blake 

sweetgalaxy.blogspot.com

Found Somewhere in Time


Foltbolt http://www.foltbolt.com/#!Jennifer-Beaudet/cy7d/56c59b340cf25df9371db96f

A lot has happened in my life over all these years, some not so good, but some really great things! My daughter is now a Nurse Practitioner with a masters in Nursing, working as a Psych NP! I'm so beyond proud of her! I moved to San Clemente, California from Northern California, so I'm back to my home at the beach! AND I got married to an amazing man! He's so supportive of my art and my biggest fan (it's a tie between my mom) My mom is in remission from stage 4 breast cancer and doing awesome!! We all live down here in Southern California and see each other whenever possible. Im' not able to paint as much recently because I work as a hairstylist. I started doing that after moving down to Ventura in 2016, It's been challenging but I do love it. I'm still painting on my days off and hoping to increase my painting days soon! I just finished 3 commissions in a row and am ready for the next! 

NEWSLETTER 
If you'r still reading this, I better tell you about the GIVEAWAY coming up! I'm going to have 3 original paintings to choose from, but only one winner. I'm announcing it on my Newsletter so make sure you have signed up to receive it! https://www.jbeaudetstudios.com/email-newsletter









Thank you for all your encouragement and support! 













10.26.2021

Jen Beaudet Featured Artist

 Jennifer Beaudet Zondervan Featured Artist in Creatives Daily Presents!

California artist Jennifer Beaudet painting of Laguna Beach impressionist style with  a palette knife and oil paints
original sold


Wow! What an honor to be featured in the new Creatives Daily Presents publication by Arthur Morehead. If you would like to check it out here's the link Jennifer Beaudet Fine Artist Feature. Arthur does so much for the art community. I met him through social media, years ago, and have always looked to him for marketing advice. He's a website guru! He and Mari-Lyn have teamed up for a Marketing Summit. You may know Mari-Lyn from her Facebook Marketing Group. She is truly a beautiful person who goes out of her way to help others. I am so lucky to have them on my team! 

In the studio...I finished a fall commission of a similar painting I had done in 2013. My dad had the painting, hung in his home office and I just got it back, after he passed away 2 years ago. I wasn't able to pick it up when his wife was going through his things. She was selling the house and put a box of his belongings on her porch for me to pick up. I'm 2 hours away and couldn't get it in time. My friend, who still lives where I grew up, was so nice to go pick up the box, and held it for me until I managed to get it. Actually, another friend bought it to me! Anyway, it's been a journey back to me but I'm happy to have it as a reminder of how my dad loved me. 

A Day On The River by Jennifer Beaudet Zondervan oil painting of Trinity River in California
Available as a print



Here it is in my home (we have since changed the heater control!...it mysteriously stopped working right after this was taken. Now it's nice and new HaHa) 

After posting this painting on my instagram one of my best collectors (actually she is my best) contacted me to paint another similar painting of the same scene. I loved this spot in Trinity County so it was easy to do it again. Incidentally, this is also the painting that won a contest by Lori McNee. I won a fifteen minute phone call with her. It was a great conversation and her way of giving back. I gained a lot of followers and recognition from that. Thank you Lori! 

Here's the new one I did! Unfortunately, I didn't have my reference photo anymore. I had originally taken it on my phone and couldn't find it. It's got to be somewhere in here. So, I did it by looking at the painting.

New Trinity River Painting by Jennifer Beaudet - Zondervan

The color temp is a slightly different because of the lighting. I did the rocks a little different in this one but I think they work. Looking at this painting, I'm reminded of being there on that peaceful Autumn day. There are times I miss living there but then I look outside at my view of the ocean and it goes away. 

I just finished a new "Abstractly Impressionistic" (yeah...I made that up) floral. It's a 9x12 inch canvas and I love the red roses! I hope you do too! 

red roses and lemons by Jennifer Beaudet Zondervan
Red Roses With Lemons 9x12 inch $250 

I still need to take a better photo. This image is way too small. Not sure what happened with my phone camera but I'm going to take a new one and get it listed! 


Thank you for taking time out of your day to read this. 




6.19.2021

Poppies in my studio again!


 

Red Poppies original painting by J Beaudet Zondervan of California
Available in my Etsy Shop

Here's a revised painting of some beautiful red poppies! I'm using a new spring green oil stick here and there. You can see it on the stems. I also used a hot (almost fluorescent) pink mixed with the red to really make it pop! Sorry for the glare. This painting is available in my Etsy shop. Click on the image for details! 

Thanks for stopping by! 





6.12.2021

Peonies painting...must mean summer is here!

 

Click here to purchase on Etsy

I am using a palette knife with acrylics straight out of the tube here. If you look closely you can see I have left some of the pencil sketch in the vase area. I tried not to overwork it and thought it looked kind of nice like this. What do you think? 


San Clemente pier at sunset

I had to share this one from last year! It was an amazing day at the beach. Who would ever know that everything was closed at this time. 




5.29.2021

Here's a New California Winery Commission!

 


Here's a crop of my latest winery commission. I'm happy to say my clients love it! This was based on an older painting of mine which they found on Etsy. They wanted a landscape format instead of square and wanted the sky changed. This sky is more realistic and calm than the original. 

Here's the original.


I was thinking I might change this one to be more like the new sky but I do like this one. I might change it slightly so it looks less stormy. It actually might just need to be retaken with my camera. Anyway, it's been for sale for a while and my wineries seem to sell faster than this one has. 




Here's another photo of the new one. I changed it a little since this picture. Just added some more bright greens to the vines and some sunlight on the ground. Matching another painting is challenging and I always state that yours will be an original, as there will be variations in color and brushwork. I'm happy how it came out and even happier that my clients are! 


Next up- is yet to be determined...I have a lot of ideas so that's a good sign that I'm feeling inspired again. I'm sure I'm not alone. This has been a very strange year. I work as a hairdresser to have a more consistent income and we opened and closed 3 times! It's been crazy. My husband got lost his job due to covid and I'm excited to say he just started a new one after about 6 months looking. He's a chef manager and his industry was hit hard as well. 


I think June is going to be a great month and I'm looking forward to it! 


Thanks for reading this!


I'm still posting on this blog because my new website is a little different. I used my domain name that I had on here and transferred it over to the new...not sure if that was a good idea. Now I'm getting some bad link errors. I was hoping is would resolve itself but that it happen. Anyway, if you're still here I'm glad! :) 


Jennifer Beaudet Zondervan 



4.10.2021

New Painting of Italy Finished!

 

Jen Beaudet Z Italy oil painting

This was a very large painting that I was commissions to do. It took a while but it's finally complete and approved by my collector! She asked me to include her 2 kitties which I did. They look like they were right there all along! This painting was so fun to work on. I love working this large...even if it takes more time than what I'm used to. I got it done! 

Italy oil painting by Jennifer Beaudet of California

My hubby and I just took a trip up to SF and the wine country! (wow there are a lot of wineries here!) It's perfect timing for my next commission I'm working on. The client wants a California winery with poppies incorporated. Well, that's exactly what I saw on our trip and I took a bunch of photos. I knew it would be inspiring but it was beyond that! I had the most amazing time and am so ready to paint! 

Here's some of the California Winery I've done over the years...They're adding up! One is poppies but I'm going to combine them in this next painting. I rarely work straight from a photo. I have an idea of what I want then grab elements from different photos and my imagination. My work is never meant to be super realistic. I want it to have a sense of emotion and a bit of whimsy. I label it impressionism/ modern impressionism but I feel like it's just my own style created from my soul. 












PS...I don't like to get negative, but it seems I have once again made a change that caused a drop in readers. I would say I lost about 200-300 viewers on here (according to my stats). It happened before I made my new site and switched it, so I don't think it's that. I'll just keep going and see what happens. 

To those of you that are reading this, thank you for sticking around through all these years! Your support is so important to me. I'm still Jen Beaudet just with a Z now! 





2.28.2021

So excited for this announcement!

 I have two big announcements for J Beaudet Studios! 


Click to purchase the finished painting


This painting was done a few years back and is for sale. I contacted the photographer and he allowed me to paint this. I added the couple walking to create a story. I made them look like a romantic Italian couple taking a stroll through the streets of this beautiful town called Spello. The photographers name was Butts. He was so gracious to allow me to use his photo to paint. 
I recently received a commission to paint this same painting but LARGE! Very large! This one is an 11x14 but the new one I'm preparing to start on is going to be 36x48 inches. I've done a few large commissions but most art much smaller. I've recently been working larger and love it. This is going to be fun!
I couldn't find this size locally so I'm waiting to receive it from Blick. I like their quality and have never had any problems with my orders.  I am going to be posting progress and hopefully I can manage a video. 
So...I didn't forget my 30 day challenge. I just don't complete it. I have completed 2 and it's an awesome feeling! I had hoped to finish but fell off schedule and couldn't catch up. It takes time and stamina. I ended getting a bad sore throat, which thankfully went away in 3 days, but I wan't able to paint. I feel a little defeated but will try again next time! 
The other thing that kept me form finishing just happens to be my other exciting announcement! 
Drum roll please...............................................I have a beautiful new website! I've worked hard to get this going and have actually been working on 3 websites and have decided on this one (at least for now....Yes, I'm a little indecisive. It's a problem, but I finished this one and transferred my domain name so here we go!) I went with Faso. I like the artist friendly features and they make it so easy to use. 

The name of my new website is JBEAUDETSTUDIOS by J Beaudet Z

I'm still using my name Jennifer Beaudet because well, it's my name. I've been using it as an artist for a very long time and all of the interviews I've done over the years use this name. I'm not giving it up. Sorry. My new paintings will be signed J Beaudet Z and I think it looks nice but my name is Jen Beaudet or Jennifer Beaudet. I know my work speaks for itself and I feel confident you will know it's an authenticate Beaudet! 


2.13.2021

30 Day Painting Challenge hosted by Sheila

 

NFS

30 Day Challenge hosted by Sheila at https://www.facebook.com/groups/406876779963135/?multi_permalinks=740689849915158&notif_id=1613198635003600&notif_t=feedback_reaction_generic&ref=notif Thank you for hosting this Sheila! 


Day 1

Day 2
Day 3

                                                     
Day 4



Day 5


Day 6


Day 7



Day 8


Day 9


I'm exploring a much looser process using acrylics paints. Having to keep up with daily painting is challenging while working full time but it's allowing me to be faster and subsequently more spontaneous. No time to fuss and just paint with feeling. I've talked about art as therapy before and this style is more therapeutic than ever! I feel like this is how I can express myself. This is my voice. I would like to explore it more in a larger form with more paint and textures. I love mixed media art and want to use a few different mediums with this bold expressive style. 

You may notice this is Day 13 yet I only have 9 to post. This is because I'm playing catch up! Maybe I can get to the point where I paint and sell again! I know it's possible because this is how it was a few years ago. I just realize the more I paint the more I sell...makes sense, right? 








1.27.2021

Point Vicente Palos Verdes Lighthouse

 

Point Vicente Warmth
11x14 oil on canvas
sold

Here's my latest commissioned piece of Palos Verdes. I love painting this place so much because I was born here and lived in the area for 30 years! I was so lucky to grow up in such an amazing place and I honestly can't believe I'm back at the beach now! Not the Southbay but San Clemente. I really can't decide which place I like better. The Southbay will always remain my home though, and I'm always so honored when someone contacts me to paint my hometown! If you're in the area, stop by Kincaid's to see my 3 large paintings! They commissioned me a few years back and I believe they're opening up again. I know indoor dining isn't available but you could. probably sneak a peek! 

If you would like to commission me to paint something for you my prices start at $300 for a small piece and for something larger it's about $1200. Prices vary slightly depending on the subject. (faces are a bit more) You can contact me at Jbboutique @ yahoo. com or my etsy shop to talk more! 







1.18.2021

Floral Abstract palette knife painting by Jen Beaudet Z-


Floral Abstract palette knife painting by Jen Beaudet Z-



Just added a new video of a little peek at my process. I am still learning about making videos but I'm getting a better! The painting isn't quite finished yet. I still need to work a bit in the middle but I think it's coming along! I'm happy with how it came out. 

I feel this painting is me...my flowers, but with an abstract twist. I'd like to take the next one even more abstract. My favorite part of this painting is the background so maybe I can pull from that. 

I've used both a palette and brush for this 30x40 inch oil on canvas
I will be posting it on Daily Paintworks soon. Thanks for looking! 



1.14.2021

San Clemente is For the Birds

 

Click here for details

We had such a nice walk at the pier and this little guy was so nice to pose for me. I think he wanted to come home with us...Anyway, I decided to paint him instead! I used a palette knife and a few different mediums to give it lots of interest and texture. I think he's cute. I hope you like him! I post a video on instagram if you want to check it out... Seagull video 

Here's another seagull I did several years ago. It was a smaller canvas. 



He sold pretty quick so the new one might go fast too if you're looking for something like it. 






NEW Website!

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