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Rose that is caitlin

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Today’s painting is Caitlin Rose, one of my favorite new musicians. Here’s wishing I could see her perform in Texas again while I’m there in June!

caitlin_rose by jenniferloftisart
acrylic on canvas, 5×5″ painting by jennifer loftis

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Written by jenniferloftis

March 31, 2014 at 1:45 pm

Lots of antioxidants

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Those are blueberries. Painting a picture every day means that I can paint something on a whim if I want. So I painted blueberries.

blueberry
acrylic on canvas, 5×5″ painting by jenniferloftis

When I found out I was pregnant, the embryo was just the size of a blueberry. So, that’s what I called her for 7 months – it just stuck. The week she was due, I wrote on the calendar in giant letters, “Blueberry’s Birth Week!”

Then she was born, and I called her by her name. I don’t think I ever called her blueberry again. Weird how some nicknames stick and others just don’t, even if you want them to.

Written by jenniferloftis

March 28, 2014 at 2:39 pm

That sweet spot

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I’m just having some fun. This is a painting of the bungalow that my man and I stayed in for two months while working at a wildlife reservation in Costa Rica. It was a dream come true and I’ll never forget the exotic sweetness of it all.

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sweetness, 5×5″ acrylic on canvas by jennifer loftis

Written by jenniferloftis

November 2, 2013 at 10:27 am

Need more trees

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It turns out that babies are cuter than computers! She’ll be 6 months soon and she’s a jewel. I continued to paint, but my blog took a hiatus for awhile.

Now I’m back to work! Thanks for hanging with me and being patient.

I just finished a large commission piece. It’s cherry blossoms on three 5 ft panels. I’ve had a blast working on them even if I had to do it at my in-laws because I’m leaving the country next week, and even though I cut my foot on the edge of a canvas because there was barely room for all 4 of us.

I can’t wait to see these in their new gorgeous home! Many thanks to the Juvenile
Diabetes Research Foundation of Houston
for asking me to be a part of such a great cause. Enjoy the progress shots.

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August 7, 2013 at 3:03 pm

Painting with squeeze bottles

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September 29, 2011 at 8:51 am

A nice change of scenery

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I got out of the studio this week to work on some wall embellishments in a old building downtown that’s being remodeled. The word is that it will be a dance studio, which makes sense considering the flowing, feminine curves that my client requested.


oil on wood

This panel is about 2×3 ft. I’ll be painting three of these and a larger 5×3 ft panel in another part of the building. I’m enjoying the free hand flow of the curves and the small, clean leaves.

Once I was back in the studio yesterday, I continued to work on a commission piece. It has required dozens of layers to achieve the effect I wanted. I started with multiple layers of gesso. Then I sanded it unevenly to achieve the look of natural highlights and shadows once the color is added. Next came titanium white layering. And finally, I start to add color: layers of burnt sienna, cadmium orange, cadmium yellow light and titanium.

acrylic on 18x36in canvas. All original art by jennifer loftis

Written by jenniferloftis

September 14, 2011 at 7:17 am

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