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Sunday, March 22, 2015

What is inspiring me in 2015....

I have been very busy with some fun projects....

Kindness pass it on.... project with Melvin Mark Properties in Portland Oregon
A painting table at the Classic Wine Auction.
A new collection of butterflies created by the new employees at Ruby Receptionists

Whirling Wisdom workshop with Cambia's Strategic Communications Team
Ten workshops with the employees at Cambia....soon to be an amazing 30' art installation
Melvin Mark Companies triptych created by their wonderful employees

Cambia's Strategic Communications 30"x30" spun abstracts from the Whirling Wisdom Workshops

Classic Wine Auction Etched Bottle design

Classic Wine Auction's etched bottle design

Classic Wine Auction's etched bottle design

Collaborative art painted at the Classic Wine Auction

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

New Installation of employee made collages at Ruby Receptionists

20 abstract collages created with Open Eye Art for the new lobby space at Ruby Receptionists headquarters in Portland Oregon

Mid century modern collages I created for Ruby Receptionists....

 Handmade papers

 12" x 16" wood panels

 Inspired by vibrant colors

The power of abstract art

Sunday, January 5, 2014

New work using the power of shape....

Buck- 24 x 36" acrylic on Canvas by Jennifer W Mark
 Here are two new paintings I have just completed.  I am inspired by the simplicity of plant shapes making up a larger silhouette. These are spontaneous paintings that I find easy and a joy to paint.  I love how the deep gray canvas makes the colors pop.  I can delve back into my "mind catalog" of plants and flowers and just paint from my imagination.

Orb- 36 x 36" acrylic on Canvas by Jennifer W Mark
The next art pieces will utilize more NW themes....can you guess what shapes those will be?

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Make your own trophy.....

Photo by jennifer Winship Mark of Open Eye Art

Have you ever needed the perfect trophy for a contest? 

 We just spray painted these fun Halloween figures and candle holders and glued them to a black base.  We will be presenting these along with 5 others at our upcoming Pumpkin Contest for a fun corporate team builder at Skamania Lodge on October 31st.

Tips for making your own golden trophies:
Find a figure that is well defined with easy to read details
Ceramic and resins work great (soft plastics never seem to cure well)
Tape off any areas you wish to perserve
Details can be saved with brush on "miskit" (watercolorists know what this is!)
Spray with Krylon gold foil spray paint

Warning!!!! It is soo fun you will start tearing apart your house for different items you can "Midas Touch".
Have fun.....

Photo experiment....

Photo by Jennifer Winship Mark


Photo that Juliet and I composed that celebrates the last beautiful blossoms of summer combined with the amazing leaves of fall.  We are experimenting with the concept of translucence.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Mask and Found Object workshops in 2014!

 Mask by Jennifer W Mark


New Perspectives Mask Workshop

A unique way to learn to 'see' another person's viewpoint and enhance understanding of one's own and the group's unconscious bias. This workshop is an intersection of collaborative team building, psychology, storytelling, artistic expression, role-playing and humor. Participants will immerse themselves in a another person's story allowing a window into their perspective 

 Found object gilding by Jennifer W Mark and Juliet Moran


 Midas Touch Workshop
Discover your own creativity. Open your eyes to the beauty of everyday objects and those found in nature. Use storytelling, collaboration and the ancient art of gilding. 

Gilded and Neo color mural by Jennifer W Mark and Juliet Moran

Go with the Flow Workshop

Discover how to collaborate yet keep your individual creative spark.  Learn to use neocolors and gild.  This workshop will create a major art piece that will be donated to a non- profit.

If any of these workshops sound intriguing to you then drop me a line.   We are planning on running these three different 2 day workshops in June and July of 2014.