9.14.2012

Just a few small changes...

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The changes I made may not even be noticeable to you. 
I took the yellow out that was in the top
right corner, toning the background down a bit. 
Now it has pinks, blues and grays which may be go
with more decor. 
So, I've lived in "the woods" off and on, for over 10 years. 
Since then I've dealt with a lot of creatures in my house that
I would really rather not have to deal with. We've had frogs, millipedes, big, big, spiders,
mice, scorpions, and bats. Last night a bat came in and flew right at my face as I 
was trying to run down the hall and shut my door. I turned around to see where it was and there
it was right in front of my face! We couldn't get it out because our ceilings are so high so we shut
the door and went to bed. It was gone in the morning and now I'm so freaked out that
it's going to pop out at me again. I know they can have rabies but don't think I 
was bit. I think I would know.  I really, really, want to move back to the
beach right now!



9.13.2012

On auction!


sold

This one is on auction and it ends in 2 days. 
Here's a few other views...





I've finally started a new painting after taking about two weeks off. My daughter was visiting for a week then I took her back to college. So now it's time to get busy! I'm trying to paint some local scenes for a gallery I'm going to be in. I'm contemplating whether to enter the juried show there. Anyway, look for some wilderness and lake scenes to come! I really prefer the beach but am spreading my wings a little. 
Have a wonderful weekend!


8.29.2012

A Day at the Beach take 2...


has been revised





A Day at the Beach
by Jennifer Beaudet
Oil on Canvas
24x30 inch

I retook this painting today with outside lighting...much better.
This is a larger painting of the small study I did a few weeks ago. 
This is how I like to spend my days. How about you? Have a wonderful day!





8.27.2012

Venice Cruising...


sold

This painting was inspired by my dad's trip to Italy. It's been a while since I've painted from his photos. I would love to visit in person someday. Italy and Greece are top on my list but I always seem to choose Hawaii. I have many years to get there but I would really like to go with my mom who will be 70 this year. We've always talked about taking a trip to Europe with my daughter and my sister.

 I'm currently working on a large pier painting and should have it done today. It's very similar to this beach scene but a lot larger!

  

8.23.2012

Pink Roses with Cherries...

on Etsy here
There's just something about the color pink and when you add green it's even more beautiful. I haven't done one of these in a while and thought it was time for a little frilly pink! This one has deep sides that are gallery wrapped so no need for a frame here! I've had a busy week with sales, sales, sales! I've sold four paintings in the last two weeks! Things are going well. I will be painting another large pier painting and some more umbrellas. Thanks so much for all your support! I appreciate each and every one of you!






8.18.2012

Maui Upcountry!



Upcountry in Bloom
by Jen Beaudet Z from California 


I've reworked this painting of Maui Upcountry. I simplified it and changed the green so it leaned more yellow. I also changed the sky. I think it's all more calming now. Thanks so much
for all your comments and support!

I am a little obsessed with Hawaii and I think it shows in my art. This piece was inspired by David Schoonover's beautiful photo of Maui. When I was there the jacarandas weren't blooming like this! 






8.08.2012

Figure in Red Dress

Available here


I just finished this oil painting of a somewhat abstract figure in a red dress. Any suggestions for a name?
I think it's going to be called "The Moment". Thank you for the suggestion Terra! 
I'm so inspired to paint more like this and the other vintage dress painting I recently did.

I just got the Zumba fitness program and am starting it with my mom. I need to loose 20 pounds by October. We'll see if it works! I'm excited to start seeing and feeling the results! 

Welcome to all my new followers and visitors! I'm so happy to have you stop by:)
I hope everyone enjoys their weekend!




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New Figure Painting...


Painting by Jen Beaudet Zondervan born 1970 California 
This is my latest impressionist oil painting. For now it;s going to be titled something like Girl Sitting. Any suggestions are welcome! I'll have it listed on Etsy later this afternoon but was hoping to get a little feedback before I did. Your comments are always appreciated! 









8.05.2012

Sunflowers Peonies and more!


sold

8x8 oil on hard wood panel board
ready to hang

These are some belated birthday flowers. They've lasted a while but it's time to get
some new ones now. I love using lemons in my paintings. They add such a fresh feel. The paint is juicy although you can't see in the photo. This is my first painting that I've singed as Jen Beaudet. I may start signing my full name but haven't decided yet. Thanks so much for stopping by. I look forward to hearing your comments and feedback. 




7.29.2012

New Vintage Dress Painting!

I revised this painting and it's now in a private collection
Revisiting my vintage dress paintings the other day inspired me to do a large one. The dress I used for reference was a vintage prom dress or maybe a wedding dress but I updated it a little with the floral appliqués that I love so much in today's bridal styles. I love to watch "Say Yes To The Dress" and am so inspired by the dresses on there. I know, I'm a dork...but I just love that show. I also love weddings and would get remarried every year if I could! I am really happy with how this painting turned out. I had been wanting to do something like this for a long time but I think I wasn't ready until now.




Joining the party at My Romantic Home Show and Tell Friday-
so many great links there!



7.18.2012

Redondo Beach Artist Jen Beaudet Zondervan

sold

Here's my latest painting of the Redondo Beach Pier. This one is really large compared to other ones I've been doing lately. It took me a while to get the colors of the pier the way I wanted them but I'm happy with it now. I miss this place...so many great memories.



Joining the party at My Romantic Home here



7.14.2012

Birthday Painting Day!

email me if interested

Today's my birthday and I'm going to spend it painting! I'm working on a large 24x30 piece. It's a beach scene of Redondo Beach. How I wish I could spend 
the day at the beach today...

This is my latest painting of a beautiful tree lit with the warmth of the sun. 

Happy Weekend!!!



7.11.2012

Peach Dress

sold
This is a small interior study with my favorite color, peach, as the star. It's available in an auction (has one bid) which ends very soon! The photo needs a little improvement here. I usually finish my 
painting late afternoon or night when lighting is low. 

Joining the party here...




7.09.2012

Fun in the Summer Sun...

sold

This is a small painting of my home, Redondo Beach. I spent so many days on that pier and it's still a place I visit any time I'm in town. This piece brings back the feelings of summer fun! I think I need to do some larger ones in this series. Have a great week!






7.05.2012

Tropical Dream 2

 original sold Art by Jennifer Beaudet Zondervan


This is a painting I did a few months ago and thought I'd revise some things about it. I started out just wanting to lighten up a few palm fronds but ended up changing the color
everywhere. I liked it before, but now I love it. I hope you do too! I hope everyone had a fun Independence Day Celebration! Mine wasn't quite as much fun as when I was a kid or even a teenager but it was good. We went to my mom's and bbq'ed. The fireworks were on Saturday so I watched them on tv! Last year I was at the beach with my daughter.  Maybe next year!



7.02.2012

Meandering Colors

Click to Bid in Auction
This is a piece I did for a challenge on DailyPaintWorks. I think I'd like to try something like this in a larger format. I have so many photos of landscapes that are nothing special but I think would make nice paintings. The great thing about art is you can add whatever you want! 


available on etsy 

6.27.2012

Bella Blue Door


sold

I really like this combination of colors; so sweet and welcoming. 
The pot is a little washed-out in this photo. 
I hope you're having a great week! I'm looking forward to the 4th of July and
my birthday month! Is it bad to want to celebrate the whole month for my birthday? 



6.18.2012

Peonies!

available on etsy



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My mom brought me these beautiful peonies from Trader Joe's. It was so sweet of her. I plan on doing a really large one but I think I need to keep it for my new home! I hope everyone has a 
wonderful week!



6.16.2012

Two new paintings!

Peonies


Lemon Study


I finally got everything moved and situated in my new house. I really like it a lot. It has a big yard where our lab can run free and it's on the street right next to our old home we owned a few years ago so it already feels familiar. I have a creek within walking distance and pine trees all around. Although living in the middle of town was convenient I like being away from all the action. It's also nice to be painting again!

My daughter is home from college for a week and then back to summer school. It's such a short visit but so good to see her. We're just hanging out spending time talking. I think I will cut her hair later.

So I found out 2 weeks ago that I have Celiac Disease, Hoshimotos, and adrenal fatigue. I'm glad to know what's been causing all my symptoms but a little overwhelmed with all the changes I have to make. I'm finding it hard to eat out which has always been something I enjoy. Almost everything has gluten in it and it's hidden. But the good thing is I should start feeling better in a few months.








5.29.2012

Roses and Polka Dots!


no longer available


I just finished this one for a challenge from Daily Paintworks. The painting was done completely with a palette knife which was a lot of fun. But I think I need to read up a little more on techniques.
Oh and can you tell the roses are from my garden! I hope everyone has a wonderful week!




5.27.2012

In my own backyard...


My favorite color!




It really is a beautiful world. Sometimes you only have to look in your own backyard.



I didn't even touch these rose bushes and they have so many buds and flowers; it's amazing!



beautiful!


outside my window


I'm not sure what kind of tree this is but it's beautiful and make a great pattern. I took this
photo through a screen but it still came out ok.

So I really don't have to fly to Hawaii for inspiration...it's all around me!
But I did paint this one yesterday...


Kapalua watercolor sketch


I wasn't going to post this because I really didn't put too much planning into this and now I notice the photo is blurry and a little darker than the original. I decided to go ahead and share it with you though because it's part of my creative process and I ended up liking it. Do you think it looks funny with just one palm tree? Maybe...Any way it really is fun to just let it flow with no planning and no care.
I'm going to be posting more photos from Maui but had to share this wonderful beauty around me. I do live in a very gorgeous place...I just wish it were a little warmer.








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