Friday, July 11, 2014

Bashful Blue Tit

This little one looks almost shy, so I am calling her "Bashful". Still loving these colors!

Bashful Blue Tit © Dorothy Jenson 2014
6 x 6 inch acrylic on wrapped canvas

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Little Blue Tit

I have never seen this sweet bird around here, but I've seen plenty of pictures and the blue and yellow combination is so charming that I had to paint one. Or maybe two or three....stay tuned. :)

Little Blue Tit, © Dorothy Jenson 2014
6 x 6" acrylic on wrapped canvas

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Giraffe Attitude

Our last week and a half has been crazy busy! We went camping with almost 300 kids, aged 12-18, for an LDS Youth Conference, then we took a 12 hour road trip to Utah to visit with family for a couple days! It's good to be home again (for a couple weeks) and I look forward to getting a little painting done before our next adventure. (Canoe Camping!)

I get a kick out of the expression of this giraffe, so here he is again, but with different crazy colors.

Giraffe Attitude, © Dorothy Jenson 2014
6 x 6" acrylic on wrapped canvas

Friday, June 27, 2014

Turtle Flight

It has been a busy week for me, and things are going to be even crazier next week. I will be heading off to camp with a few hundred LDS teenagers for Youth Conference from Monday through Friday, then we will leave immediately to Utah for our grandson's baptism. Whew! In the midst of all our preparations, I found a little block of time to paint today, but it won't happen again until after the 8th of July. Unless I'm sleeping that day. :)

Turtle Flight © Dorothy Jenson 2014
6 x 6" acrylic on wrapped canvas

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Neskowin in June

Went to the beach yesterday with a Church Youth Group, and found a few minutes to set aside and do a quick ink and watercolor sketch. Should have brought tape to hold my paper down (forgot!), as I had quite a struggle with the wind blowing.... My attempts to paint and hold the paper at the same time were rather comical. I giggled at myself a few times in the process. It was a great day at the coast!
Neskowin in June © Dorothy Jenson 2014
5 x 7" ink and watercolor on paper

Friday, June 20, 2014

Cheery Robin

My photo reference was a simple little robin on a wall, and I had a really good time adding sparkle to this painting! All the colors and lines and dots made me smile, so this robin is now called a Cheery Robin.

Cheery Robin  © Dorothy Jenson 2014
6 x 6" acrylic on wrapped canvas

Thursday, June 19, 2014


I'm surprised and honored to be chosen as the Spotlight Artist of the week on Daily Paintworks! You can check out my interview with this link: