Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Dotted Hummer

Lately I've seen several beautifully painted hummingbirds, which got me thinking about doing one myself. I did the research to find one I liked, sketched a pose, and added zinnias for extra color. Naturally, my version has dots, too. The painting turned out lovely, don't you think?

Dotted Hummer, © Dorothy Jenson 2014
6 x 6" acrylic on wrapped canvas, sides painted blue

Monday, August 25, 2014

Blackburnian Warbler

This has been a crazy, busy summer for me! Last week alone was exhausting, but wonderful. We spent 8 days backpacking in the wilderness with some dear friends and loved it...but it took me several days to recover, ha ha! (I don't sleep well in tents...)

Anyway, I decided that a sweet little bird was the way to get back into painting, so here is a little Blackburnian Warbler. I've never seen one before, but it's certainly a lovely bird, don't you think?

Blackburnian Warbler, ©Dorothy Jenson 2014
6x6" acrylic on wrapped canvas

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Flamingo Dots

At the garden show this month, someone asked me if I had done any flamingos. No....but here is the first one! Painting all the pinks against the blue background was fun. The only title that came to me while working on this was Flamingo Dots, which seems rather uninspired, but fits nonetheless. :)

Flamingo Dots, © Dorothy Jenson 2014
6 x 6" acrylic on wrapped canvas

Monday, July 28, 2014

One Small Light

It's been a busy couple of weeks for sure! To get back into painting I decided to do the Daily Paintworks Challenge for the week, which is to paint a candle. I found a tiny, clear glass holder with a votive candle inside, then darkened the room to take some reference photos of the little flame in the darkness. Loved the contrast and tried to recreate it here!

One Small Light ©Dorothy Jenson 2014
6 x 6" acrylic on wrapped canvas 

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