Thursday, February 24, 2011

Deer Valley Watercolor


My family and I stayed in beautiful Deer Valley Utah, and I painted this gorgeous house we stayed in.  

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Something is Fishy

This project was a collage, and I choose pictures that had to do with sea creatures.  I then painted onto a very large canvas in oil paints.  I learned a lot about myself through this painting.  Patience is a virtue for sure.  Many hrs spent on this.  I don't think I will do this again in the future, unless of course its a commission.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Super Skinny Fries Oil Painting by Jennydraws


Im trying something new. Oil paints. They are super fun, buttery and creamy and vibrant.  I love them. This is an analogous  painting, meaning using 3 colors that are next to each other on the color wheel.  I used shades of alizarin crimson, ultramarine blue, and purple.  I thought this appropriate for the theme of this painting.  Americas fascination with being thin and yet eating fast food at the same time.  Notice the super sized diet pills in the left and corner.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Rescued a squirrel?

Yes, in Mexico a friend of mine rescued two baby squirrels and raised them for 4 months and then released them.  Their names were Pecan and Almond.  This watercolor is off my daughter and Pecan.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Summer Days Almost Here

                     Oak Tree

I found this great book on Watercolors entitled  Terry's Top Tips for Watercolour Artists by Terry Harrison, and I love it.  Today I practiced some tree techniques from Terry's book.  I found the book very helpful.

 Trees and their shadows.

Thursday, June 17, 2010


I have not posted in a while.  I have been working on my childrens book, and how I wish I could post the pictures, but I cannot.  Here is a watercolor I worked on today to put into my portfolio.

My daughters Tatum and Capri are taking horseback riding lessons, and this horses name is Whinny.  Isn't she cute?

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Illustration Fridays Challenge is ....."Equipment"


Not wanting to come out and play, Peanut Brulee watched TV on his brand new  equipment.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Illustration Fridays Challenge is ....."Fearless"

This weeks challenge was the word "fearless".  I immediately thought of all the upcoming graduation party's coming up soon.  Its so hard as parents to watch your children grow up and leave the nest.  Congrats to all those graduating soon.  If you like it, and know of someone graduating soon take a peak in my Etsy shop.  I have this card up for sell.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

IF "Cocoon"


Ensenada Mexico House

Ensenada Wellness Center

I painted this for a Doctor in Ensenada Mexico who has helped me feel so much better recently.  He practices out of the cutest building, and because he has helped me so much, I want to give this to him as a gift.  Hope he likes it.  Here is the real picture I worked from.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Illustration Fridays Challenge is ...."Ahead"

I decided to participate in this weeks challenge at illustration friday's web site. Every week a new word is added to the challenge, and this weeks word was "AHEAD". I came up with this little illustration in mind. Hope everyone is having a great Tuesday.

Monday, April 26, 2010

A Horse Named Azul

I wanted to post up some pictures of my Moms new horse named "Azul". 

He has the most beautiful blue eyes.  
I get to go see him in a few more weeks for the first time. 
Cant wait.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Red Head with a View

Today I finished up this little painting. I have been experimenting with colored pencils and oil paints.  I found product that I love called Liquin Original from Windsor & Newton. It smooths out the colored pencil and oil paints, and dries the oils pretty quickly.   Down below are a few photos that I saw on a blog a couple of weeks ago. For the life of me I can't find out who posted these pictures below.  If anyone remembers who these pictures belong to can you let me know?  I thought I would use them as inspiration for "Red Head with a View".

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Cold, Freezing, Dana Point

Last weekend, my family and I went to Dana Point, CA for a little getaway surf weekend. I am not a surfer, but I was excited to spend my weekend on the beach painting. However, it was sooooooo cold that I really wasn't that inspired to paint.  I struggled for a bit, and I must say I am not happy with this painting.  I must also admit that I usually only like to post my best drawings or paintings, but I think that as an artist, most of us deal with only so so work on occasion. Therefore I want to post this and maybe I will learn something from it, like not expecting perfectionism from myself with every piece of artwork. 

Does this even make sense?.....hmmmm.

Sun came out briefly on this shot.

Me, freezing cold waiting for my husband and daughter to come in from surfing.

My daughter Tatum and my husband Helmut, and my daughter Capri, boogie boarding in the sand.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

That Old Plantation Home

Art by JennyDraws

Title:     The Plantation Child's Lullaby

Author: Paul Laurence Dunbar [More Titles by Dunbar
Wintah time hit comin'
Stealin' thoo de night;
Wake up in the mo'nin'
Evah t'ing is white;
Cabin lookin' lonesome
Stannin' in de snow,
Meks you kin' o' nervous,
Wen de win' hit blow.

Trompin' back from feedin',
Col' an' wet an' blue,
Homespun jacket ragged,
Win' a-blowin' thoo.
Cabin lookin' cheerful,
Unnerneaf de do',
Yet you kin' o' keerful
Wen de win' hit blow.

Hickory log a-blazin'
Light a-lookin' red,
Faith o' eyes o' peepin'
'Rom a trun'le bed,
Little feet a-patterin'
Cleak across de flo';
Bettah had be keerful
Wen de win' hit blow.

Suppah done an' ovah,
Evah t'ing is still;
Listen to de snowman
Slippin' down de hill.
Ashes on de fiah,
Keep it wa'm but low.
What's de use o' keerin'
Ef de win' do blow?

Smoke house full o' bacon,
Brown an' sweet an' good;
Taters in de cellah,
'Possum roam de wood;
Little baby snoozin'
Des ez ef he know.
What's de use o' keerin'
Ef de win' do blow?

Monday, April 5, 2010

The Swan Thieves

I wanted to add to my blog a great book that I have been listening to while I paint or even do housework.
Its called "The Swan Thieves" by Elizabeth Kostova. Click here to see a quick video blog about the book.

If you are a painter, I think you will definitely enjoy reading this or hearing it.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Colonial Mexican Fountain

Well, Its been awhile since I've posted.  I get into a rut, and then I snap out of it.  This little 9 x 12 painting was fun to make. I used oil paints which I've always had problems with in the past.  I love the brilliance of oil paints though, and I would love to master them better.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Piano Day Today

Here is a quick oil painting on paper today.  I always love to listen to music. How bout you?

Monday, February 8, 2010

Little Mexican Bay

I enjoyed my weekend in Baja this last weekend.  My parents have this  lovely view from their balcony. Im jealous. Back to the grind this week, but I have this little painting to remember my fond memory of Mexico.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Watercolor, Capri, Italy

Here is another fast little painting with watercolors and gouche.  I've been really sick this past week so no posts.  

Monday, January 25, 2010

Capri, Italy

Usually I am a very tight painter, but i would like to change my style up a bit.  This was my first attempt at it.  I must say I was nervous. I need lots more practice at it.  I found an awesome watercolorist on YouTube. Check him out at:  I just love this mans work. His name is Ng Woon Lam.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Swimming with the fishies

All this rain makes me want to go swimming.  Have a great weekend everyone.