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Thursday, July 16, 2015

What inspires me today.....
Tonight I am speaking at the local Hub Dot Event at our beautiful Johnathan Adler store in the Pearl.
Tonight I am going to give a very brief insight into my life and my artistic challenges of working wonky hours while raising my 4 kids.  Writing this little talk got me thinking about a series of paintings I did when I was in raising I was crazy busy but unwilling to stop painting.
I called it my PBJ series because I painted them on on my kitchen counters between breakfast, lunch and dinner.  I swear even a few of them ended up with sticky jam on their backsides!


 Tomato from the PBJ series
by 
Jennifer Winship Mark
Acrylic, ink and silver paint on mat board
 Strawberry dream from the PBJ Series
by 
Jennifer Winship Mark
Acrylic and ink on mat board
Starry Fruit from the PBJ Series
by 
Jennifer Winship Mark
acrylic, ink on mat board with a gold leaf frame of my design

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

Translucence

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.