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Monday, March 16, 2009

Inspirations from Las Ventanas

I am a pretty lousy photographer but I must admit there was something magical
about the lighting at Las Ventanas. Every corner inspired me.

It is a photographers paradise as well as a tired artist's paradise!

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Inspirations from Las Ventanas

I had to share a few of my favorite and inspiring photos that I took while staying down in Mexico at the Las Ventanas resort. Everywhere I turned was a beautiful picture waiting to be captured.

Vessels with some gorgeous copper staining.

A boat that was parked just down the beach.

The view while I read every afternoon.....

Sunday, March 15, 2009

More inspiration from Mark Ryden Mark Ryden's magnificent oil painting
The Creatrix
What makes this painting so amazing is.... it is
close to 6 feet tall with an incredible amount of fine painting.
The detail is simply mesmerizing.
The hand carved frame picks up on many of the paintings
symbols and is beautifully carved and guilded . Most likely the
frame was designed by Mark and carved in Thailand.
It is just a
guess though.
I saw this at the Juxtaposed show at the Laguna Art
Museum back in September. Check out this web site
to see more cool Ryden pieces!

Surreal Russian Art Inspires me

by Scottish artist Heather Nevay. Some of her work can be seen via

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

I love Audrey Kawasaki's Style.....

12x15 Oil and graphite on Birch
by Jennifer Winship Mark

This is a wooden tray I painted using Audrey Kawasaki's Imagery. She has an amazing pencil line and light touch with oil. This was an experiment with all these new mediums. It was quick and really fun to try.

6x6 Jessica's Dream Oil and graphite on Birch
by Jennifer Winship Mark

This is en experiment on birch board using an imagininary girl. It is called Jessica's Dream. It is only 6 x6 and was very quick and fun, although a little "rough around the edges".

Trying to find my style.....

Margie's Funky Smile is a large 36 x36 acrylic
Jennifer Winship Mark

I did several years ago. I had a blast painting it and I have
wanted to go back and try a few more "funky faces"
but I can't seem to settle on a style I love!

I need your help deciding which direction I should
go with my art......?

Looking out to Sea- Acrylic on canvas 36x24
Jennifer Winship Mark

I love the romance and classicism of this painting
I was thinking of the great American painter, Frank Benson
when I completed this acrylic....................what do you think of
this style?????