Saturday, October 9, 2010


September's rushed right by without even a peep from me! How embarassing. I've been painting various pieces for duck stamps, both state and Federal levels. Sadly I cannot share them until they have been judged. I still have a lot to learn and a long way to go!

Here's a painting that I can show you right now that I just finished this week!
Painted just for the joy of painting and as an excuse to experiment and 'warm up' with my paints again.
This painting was inspired by several photos and sketches I made of an ocelot at the Buffalo Zoo last spring.

There is a fair amount of impasto on this piece, and my scanner really didn't know what to think that nonsense so I regret that this scan is not entirely accurate to the original. It's a bit richer and the whites are not quite so blown out in the original.

"Ocelot"   Acrylic paints on 8" x 10" masonite board


  1. That's a really interesting idea for a background texture and I like how some bits of him are very 'in focus' and other pieces are not. Well done and beautiful as always :D

  2. It's gorgious! I love the play of light and shadows. Great work Jen! :D

  3. Wow, I love the lighting and how rich the colors feel even in this scan. Beautiful work!