Monday, February 7, 2011

A painting from start to finish...

It's Monday night. Dinner's on the stove, kids are doing homework, and I'm winding down with a little computer time. To all who've come to visit me for OWOH I say, "Thank you!!!" I really love making new friends. I'm slowly trying to visit everyone without ignoring my family too much. It may take me til the 17th to make it around the world. :)
I thought it would be fun to share the progression of one my recent paintings. The original just sold to a lovely lady in Seattle! If you're interested in being entered in my giveaway to receive a print of this painting you can leave a comment on the previous post HERE.

She started out with pencil

Here comes some paint

I messed up her mouth, so I covered it and started again.

Adding details and color

Some written words

a button from my dear grandmother's collection and the
#8 on her blouse because it's my lucky number

I will miss her now that she's flying off to Seattle, but I know she will be loved
in her new home.

Sending you love from Oregon,


  1. Yes! I love seeing painting progressions. Thank you for sharing. She is lovely and the element of the house really adds to the depth of this painting. Love it!

  2. I found your blog through OWOH and decided to become a follower. Thanks for sharing your painting progression!!

  3. Jenny your art is truely wonderful to behold. (ever much as good as Judy's you are! I hope you know that already!!!) Lucky lady who bought this piece. Bravo to you!

  4. She will make her new owner very happy. I love it. Thank you for sharing the progression too! Have a wonderful week.

  5. Oh I did love seeing that. Being walked through one of your beautiful paintings is a delight!!

  6. Just gorgeous....lovely to see the progression, talented lady that you are! :) XX

  7. I know she will be well loved. Isn't it fun to send your "children" off into the world! (sometimes it's hard to let go)

  8. Hi Jenny,
    So fun to see you progression. I love process & seeing the steps along the way. Congrats on your sale, that's awesome! Very talented you are!

  9. Hi Jenny, Exciting news you sold your painting! Loved all the process photos. It is always neat to see the metamorphosis of a painting.
    I hope you have a wonderful week.

  10. Wow, she is so soulful! Her journey to Seattle, will be well received~
    Really lovely~

  11. Jenny this was a great post! I loved seeing her in progress! I actually loved her in the black and white at the beginning of shading! Lovely painting! Congrats on the sale!


  12. What a cool painting and I love the colors...the shades are so crisp yet warm.

  13. how fun....walking through the progression of your sweet painting!

    i am sure she will be very happy in her new home!

    big hugs to you. and i LOVED that you met my dear friend Kelly!!!!! SO FUN!


  14. Seattle is waiting patiently!! She will be very much loved in a teeny cottage in West Seattle! Keep 'em coming Jenny - I love your work! And like others who have written here, I just love seeing your process. I'm weak on the skin tone thing - you just have that down!

  15. Ah Jenny..I Absolutely Love This Piece! And Thanks So Much For Sharing Your Process! And Thanks Also For Visiting My Place Earlier! It Always Makes My Heart Smile When I See You've Popped By! Have A Blessed Week Sweet Friend! Hugs From The Peach State, Terri

  16. how fun! It is so amazing to see her come to life before our eyes. that's such a magical part of painting, bringing life into something. Its beautiful!~

  17. Wow Jenny you really are an artist. Here's to believing in your dreams and making them a reality!

  18. This really is a beautiful painting Jenny. I am just loving seeing how everyone is growing with confidence from misty's course - and yes - we must stay connected and encourage each other! congratulations for selling this painting! x

  19. Wow- so beautiful! I love your work and seeing the process.


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