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New paintings of San Clemente California by Jen Beaudet Zondervan

 I'm working on loosening up...once again. I want my paintings to be more fresh and clean. I love working with a palette knife, but sometimes I get a little too much texture.  The tree painting is inspired from a walk in Rancho San Clemente. It was during quarantine and everything was so amazingly beautiful that day. I think it was still March.  8x10 $175 11x14 $225 This one is not finished but you can see where it's going. It's San Clemente, California at my favorite beach called Calafia. I still have to add the railroad crossing in this one. I thought about not adding it but anyone that knows the area might wonder. I think this spot is memorable because of the palm trees lined up. I love it because of all the beautiful Bougainvillea everywhere. It's amazing how it blooms all year round (or at least it seems to). Anyway, I'm still working on it and may add some clouds.  Both will be available in my etsy shop soon but feel free to contact me if you're interested

Sunflower Study...


Sunflower Study 3
sold




I picked these happy sunflowers up at Trader Joe's this week. They have so many beautiful flowers right now! These actually lasted long enough for me to capture them in paint, 
so now they'll last forever. 
If you'd like to purchase these for your home just click on the title in the first photo and it will take you to Etsy. From there you can purchase it throughout Pay Pal. You can also click on the link to my Etsy shop to the right.

I had a wonderful, but super fast, week with my daughter, who was home from college for a week. She had to leave before Easter, so we had a family Easter dinner yesterday, which was really Good Friday. If I remember correctly you're only supposed to eat fish...well, we had ham. But to us, it really was Easter. It's so nice to get together with family.

While we were at my mom's I had my daughter pose for me in a beautiful red kimono. I think I managed to get a few photos that I'll be able to use for references. She's such a trooper! It was actually pretty funny and she had a hard time keeping a straight face through all the poses. 

I'm still working on a large Hawaii piece of Maui, it's slowly coming along. It's hard to keep working when my daughter is home. I just want to go play! So now it's time to get busy! One good thing about working from home is you can take time off whenever you want...that can also be a bad thing. I always need to keep disciplined or I'd never get any painting done. And there's so much more to being a working artist than just painting. Not complaining though...I love it!










Comments

Lisa Graham said…
Hi Jennifer, just stopping in to have a look at your art and see what is new. Love these sunflowers...such a cheerful flower, isn't it? The portrait you did is amazing. Such a great pose and expression you captured.

Glad you got some family time in! Happy Easter!
Beautiful sunny, sunflowers Jennifer ........ it has been snowy, rainy and very cold here in the UK so, these sunflowers have really brightened my Easter Sunday.
..... and, I just wanted to say how much I loved the man's portrait in your last post.
Happy Easter to you and your family. XXXX
The sunflower painting turned out very nice. Congratulations on your sale!

I can totally relate about wanting to go and play when once kids are at home. I am the same way :)
Hi Lisa! Thanks for stoping by! I agree, sunflowers just say "happy":) They just make me smile. I love all flowers though! Happy Easter!
Thank you Enzie! I was surprised it went that fast! It was someone who has purchased quite a few of my paintings in the past. He's a collector! :)
There's no way you're old enough to have kids in college!
Hi Jacqueline! I'm so happy that my sunflowers have brightened your dreary day! That puts a smile on my face! We also have rainy weather this Easter Sunday, but it's not cold so I can deal with that!
Jane said…
Jennifer this painting is really stunning, and the richness of the painting is fabulous, so luscious ! Really love it ! xx
Thank you Jane! I actually had to deepen the background as I went along. As soon as I did that the sunflowers popped! Sometimes I have something in mind that but ends up evolving as I paint.

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