3.17.2022

New Painted Lady in Blue! Paper mounted on board

original painting of woman in blue dress holding bright red flowers She is looking away from the viewer




 I haven't painted a figure in a while and was inspired by some exciting news! I don't know if I can share it yet, but it's about my daughter...This painting is from the news. I'm using acrylics on paper with layers of interesting marks. It's fun to explore new tools. I've recently been trying to transition all of my oil paints to water miscible because of the fumes and mess. They seem a little more expensive but I think it's worth it.

So, I painted this on paper using acrylics then mounted it onto a cradled hard wood. Here's a few pictures of how I did it. I watched a few YouTube videos before attempting it.


It started on a pad of mixed media paper...I had the edges taped so they would curl. I wasn't planning on this being a final painting otherwise I would probably have taped it onto another board the way watercolor paintings are done. This was just me having fun with paint. The color in this photo is more true to the original piece. I should retake the first one.


I brushed gel medium on the back of the artwork and on the top of the cradled board. You'll need to work quickly before it starts to dry. It can be repositioned a little after you put it down. 
I bought a brayer to roll over it. This gets any air bubbles out and presses the paper down firmly. 




I then placed a sheet of plastic wrap over it, then put a piece of scrap cardboard on top. (the video called for regular plastic but I didn't have any on hand. Plastic wrap is not the best to use because it clings to everything. It worked this time but I'll get some other plastic for next time) 

After that I placed a few paint cans to weigh it down, but you can really use anything heavy. Let it sit for 24 hours and then lightly sand the edges to make it flush. Seal again with the gel medium, varnish, or you could try cold wax. That's the next one I'm gong to try. 

On a side note...I noticed my blog photos are missing. It looks like I just started posting a few months ago. I'm not sure what happened. Google is changing things again. If you've noticed this on your blog please leave a comment about it. I'm not sure my followers are even seeing my blog. 


*update! I did it again...this painting has been reworked and it now longer available. The new one will be posted soon!  

Here's the new version! 

woman in blue dress painting by Jennifer beaudet- Zondervan


I revised it again...

Lady in blue dress painting with her back turned away
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3.04.2022

How to prevent this from happening...


Sunflower oil painting by Jennifer Beaudet impressionist painter from California
Sunflower 11x14 SOLD



Hi all! I know all my blogs, websites, different names, have been a little confusing lately. I like to try different platforms to see what works best. I started doing this from the beginning, back in 2009. I created this blog, BeaudetArt, "My Life as a Starving Artist", which is now just Jen Beaudet Art. aka Jennifer Beaudet Artist and J Beaudet Studio (yes, I know...stay consistent, right?). My birth name is Jennifer Lynn Rutkoskie but I married a Beaudet, in 1993. I kept the name because I liked it, and it was my daughter's name. Now, I'm married to a Dutch man and took his name, Zondervan but I'm still artist Jen Beaudet Who's Passion Kept Her Going, just trying to sign a Z at the end of my new paintings. I may change that...



impressionist flower oil painting by Jennifer Beaudet of California
Impressionist Floral by Jennifer Beaudet SOLD


I also have a blog on Wordpress, "J Beaudet Studio" I never use that much but did create a website on Wordpress in 2015 which I failed to renew because I was going through a difficult time. That was Jen Beaudet Art. It was briefly taken over by a Swedish shoe company (this sounds like a comedy, doesn't it?), then strangely switched back to my profile picture, a few of my paintings, and some other images which weren't mine. I had no control over it and finally it's been taken down...for now. The stranger thing was it had contact information to the other Jen Lynn Beaudet from DC/Maryland. She is a relatively new artist (as far as I know she started sharing her work in 2018, and also oil paints a little similar to mine) She's not me and I'm not her. I'm sorry for the confusion. I have asked if she'd use another name but she won't. I don't blame her. It's just a weird situation that I believe has hurt my career but I keep going! Not giving up.


birch tree forest oil painting by Jennifer Beaudet
Birch Forest Aglow by Jennifer Beaudet from California 



So if you have any ideas of how to PREVENT this from happening to someone else, please feel free to comment here. I don't know what I could have done differently. And if this or something similar has happened to you I'd love to hear about it! I doubt anyone has had someone come along with the exact same name...even the middle name. And then they start using their middle name, which just makes it worse. We are different though, I'm left handed and a little older. My daughter is now 29 and I only have one! I've also been selling and sharing my art since 2009, and honestly, we do paint different. I feel I a little messier and expressive, with a bold use of color...but she is really good and blows me away how far she's come. So, if you read about this before sorry to talk about it again but many of you may not know. I was looking back on my viewers of this blog and I used to have 500 readers on my posts. Where did you go? Was it because of this name thing? I hope not.

And back to my blogs...my third blog...is on my new website JBeaudetStudios.com. This is where I post new available paintings and have a Newsletter which I'd love for you to sign up on! 

I sell through my Etsy shop JBeaudetStudios,  Jen Beaudet on Saatchi, Artsartistartwork.com, and Daily Paintworks as Jen Beaudet, and prints on Fine art America  since 2010.


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sunset oil painting of Florida road by Jen Beaudet of Laguna California
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