Monday, September 22, 2008

Delicious Autumn

"Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns." ~ George Eliot

And so it is here... once again... my very favorite season for inspiration... and to celebrate, here is another sneak peek at one of the latest paintings completed from the "Hungry Ghost" series.

"Come to Light"
Mixed Media Painting on Wood
©2008 Jennifer J L Jones

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

2008 Strut Silent Auction

The 2008 Strut Silent Auction fundraiser  is this Saturday, September 20th from 1pm-6pm.  In it's 11th year, the East Atlanta Strut is a community organized, one-day festival, featuring music, art and events to raise money for neighborhood charities and organizations and support local businesses. I've donated "Serendipity #21" to benefit Sopo Bicycle Cooperative, a nonprofit bicycle repair workshop. (Sopo's mission is to create equitable access to bicycling by providing affordable bicycle maintenance services and education.)  If you're local, I hope to see you at the strut!!

"Serendipity 21"
Mixed Media Painting On Wood Panel
© Jennifer J L Jones

Monday, September 15, 2008

Fay Gold Show & new "Susurro" Paintings

Last Wednesday the Fay Gold Gallery held an opening reception for Zach Smith to showcase his Dark and Light series- an exhibition of light box paintings. If you haven't seen this body of work illuminating the gallery in person, I encourage you to go check it out! The exhibition continues through Saturday, October 4th. 

Also on display and as part of a group exhibition were four of my latest paintings from my new "Hungry Ghost" series.  Here is a snapshot... 

Image: "Susurro I, II, III, IV"
Mixed Media Paintings on wood panels (24"x12" each)
© 2008 Jennifer J L Jones

Heading back into the studio now... and looking forward to sharing the rest of my new paintings with you soon!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


OK... it's official. I'm an art nerrrd. :-) And here is my new prestige plate to prove it!

....BUY ART....

((This photo has been removed to protect privacy))

Please continue to support the arts & help put more beauty out in to the world!!


Sunday, September 7, 2008

Local Inspiration

Yesterday I woke up and decided to drive up to the North Georgia mountains. It was beautiful.

Fresh air, sunshine, an amazing view, hiking through the woods, a soothing creek and inspiring waterfall... it was just what I needed.
Upon returning to Atlanta, I immediately went in to the studio to complete the second painting in my new Hungry Ghost series. This new piece will be displayed at the Fay Gold Gallery show this Wednesday evening, September 10th. I hope to see you there! (The opening reception is from 6 to 8pm). 

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Summer Epiphanies & Discombobulation

The summer has been .... interesting; a plethora of inspiration in many forms. I feel as though I've experienced every high and low under the sun in terms of emotions and things that have come and gone in and out of my life. I could write a lot and get into so much in this post with that as my opening topic, but for now I just say that it's all fodder and I'm glad fall is on its way. (My favorite season; especially for creating.) 

My most recent series entitled "Hungry Ghost" is well under way and posted here is a sneak peek at the first painting completed.  This series has been influenced by personal epiphanies I've experienced over the past few months. 

"Autumn Lagoon" is already on exhibition at Hunter Kirkland Contemporary in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 

"Autumn Lagoon" (totems)
6 @ 40"x5"
Mixed Media Painting on Wood Panels
© 2008 Jennifer J L Jones

Monday, September 1, 2008

His favorite paintings were blue...

Photo: Frank D'Ascenzo with his wife, Barbara

Today I post tribute to honor the memory of my dear friend, collector, and mentor, Frank D'Ascenzo.  While Frank's passing last week has me filled with great sorrow, it has also brought about an amazing sense of gratitude.  

12"x12" Mixed Media Painting on Wood
© Jennifer J L Jones
In the collection of Frank & Barbara D'Ascenzo

I will forever feel blessed to have known Frank... As a friend he provided an incredible amount of encouragement, and when needed, a trusted shoulder to lean on.  As a mentor he offered his marketing skills and invaluable advice, which created an international presence for my artwork on the internet... and in so many ways his overall support and guidance played an integral role in my art career. As one of my best art collectors, his endless excitement over each new series of paintings was always a shared joy. 

"Left of Blue"
40"x40" Mixed Media Painting on Wood
© Jennifer J L Jones
In the collection of Frank &Barbara D'Ascenzo

What a rare gift indeed it is to find people in our lives who can become so many things to us; to play such important roles. 

I am forever grateful to you, Frank. Your strength, kindness, time, humor, generosity, and grace will be with me always. You are missed...