Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Luke's Dragon

A few years ago I had an art show of just my Watercolor Batik. Luke's Dragon was a big hit and I sold it right away. I asked Luke what he thought of it and did he like it. He said Memere that is not a dragon that is my toy. I couldn't get him to change his mind. To this day it is his toy.
I like doing the watercolor batik. Usually I keep them very light and happy. It is funny because sometimes I go a whole year and not do one but then all of a sudden I start and will do twenty. It all depends on the mood I am in.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Tulips, Watercolor Batik

These tulips were done in watercolor after I waxed the line drawing. Where you see the white is where the wax was. I use a tool called a Jhanting that you can buy from Dick Blick, I use bee's wax, also can be found at Blick's. Once I finish painting I put the painting on paper towels and iron the wax off. Once that is done I sometimes ink to embellish the design. This is great way to relax and they make great gifts. If anyone wants more information they can email me at studiojeanne@gmail.com.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

The Proud Woman

Today was a really difficult day. I had to vote. NH has its primary today and it was very, very busy around here. I really had a hard time because two of the nominees I liked very much. I walked in to the booth and made my choice. I hope I did the right thing.
The Proud Woman won two national awards. I love this drawing.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Knotted Shawl

Knotted Shawl is one of the last colored pencils I did. I have the shawl and it is gorgeous.
Classes start this week and that always gets me excited. I will be teaching three mornings a week. Tuesday starts it all. A new year and I hope a happy one for all.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Don't forget

Don't forget that you can enlarge all these photos just by clicking on them. Also remember that all the artwork in this blog has been copyrighted. Enjoy

The Elegant Woman

I did a series on women and used old antique clothes that I found in antique shops. I named them all after different types of women. The Elegant Woman was once a very expensive dress for someone young and beautiful and wealthy. The Bride was one of this series. I loved using colored pencils. It is a very meditating type of work. You become so involved you forget the time and the day.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

The Bride

The Bride is the largest colored pencil drawing I ever did. The image is 40" x 55". It took quite awhile to draw. I had it on an easel and did a lot of cross hatching, I worked at it as I would a painting. It was quite the job. I won a National Award for this drawing.
It's mighty cold out, everyone stay warm.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008


This painting was done many many years ago. The brushes were hanging in my basement. One day I set up my easel next to the furnace and started painting. My kids came down to watch and my Mom did too. It was a fun painting to do and I sold it at a local art show. Memories, good memories.