Announcing a New Website Giveaway

To celebrate the launch of my brand new website, I’m giving away an 11×14 velvet elegance watercolor print of my newest painting “Welcoming Adventure” (retail value $120)!


The winner will be announced on February 3rd.

I will also be providing EVERYONE who enters (even if you don’t win!) a one-time discount to buy anything on my site at 20% off.

Good luck! 💪

BTW – I’d love if you would let me know what you think about my new site.

Here’s the story behind the painting:

Much like travel, painting is an adventure to me.

The summer I was 25, I traveled to Great Britain and was obsessed with the beautiful storefronts. I snapped tons of pictures of storefronts.  (I need to find that pack of pictures). The  colors and character of the buildings captivated me and evoked deep joy.  In fact, the first paintings I put to canvas were of those storefronts from my travels.  (they have since been painted over!)

Over the years, I have explored painting different subjects including acrylic abstract and mixed media as traced on this blog, but I come full circle back to those storefronts.   The week between Christmas and New Years, I fed my wanderlust by  exploring pictures of storefronts around the world through the marvel of the internet.  

If it sparked joy in me,  I set to sketching it.  The process in painting them in watercolor occurred over the next month with layers of shadow, reflection, and light.  The original is on 18×24 cold pressed paper.  

I painted over some of those first creations and thankfully have grown in my skills of observation and technique.  This has not gotten old, in fact, I have grown in joy in the process of creating.   

Included are a few of my earlier paintings of travels from about 20 years ago.  I can see so many ways that I have grown as an artist in observation and technique.

Published by jenpinkner

45 years old Married Mom to 2 From Tennessee

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