Friday, April 17, 2015

Oops

contemporary still life with yellow fruit oil on paper artist janine aykens potted plant blue yellow color scheme moody post impressionist
"Still Life With Yellow Fruit" Oil on paper,  12" x 9"

I've been tinkering with my oils lately; here's a still life on primed paper.  I'm happy with how it turned out, however I'm unable to offer the original work for sale, I'm afraid.  Silly me, I worked the paper edge-to-edge, and I managed to get oil seeping into the unprimed edge.

oil on paper unprimed reverse side example
Back of the piece, with oil seeping onto the unprimed side of the paper.


Of course I wouldn't have had this problem if I had used Arches Oil Paper...or if I had remembered to tape off the edges.  Live and learn.

The good news is, this piece is available as a fine art Giclee reproduction print in a variety of sizes from 10" x 8" all the way up to a whopping 36" x 28"!  How did U2 put it?  "Even better than the real thing..."

Click here to buy a print.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Windows

windows non objective abstract pastel drawing painting artist janine aykens
"Windows" Pastel 5" x 7"
Small abstract in pastel; the shapes could be buildings, but they also remind me of stained glass windows.

Available for purchase from my Etsy shop, this piece is matted and ready to pop into a standard 8" x 10" frame.  I like to make things easy for you!

 

Monday, March 16, 2015

One of The Three

one of the three original abstract pastel drawing painting artist janine aykens
"One of The Three" Pastel 12" x 6"
Original abstract pastel...though I suppose it could count as a still life...

Available at my Etsy shop.  This piece is matted and ready to pop into a standard 16" x 12" frame.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Layers of Pink and Olive

layers of pink and olive original abstract pastel painting drawing artist janine aykens
"Layers of Pink and Olive" Pastel 8" x 4"
Small abstract in pastel, playing with color.  This piece is inspired by the landscape, and could perhaps reference a sunrise or sunset...

Soft pastel on primed foamcore, matted to fit a standard 14" x 11" frame.  The original artwork can be yours for as little as $14: click here to bid on the Daily Paintworks auction.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Layers of Pink, Blue, Olive

layers pink blue olive non objective abstract pastel drawing painting artist janine aykens
"Layers of Pink, Blue, Olive" Pastel 7" x 5"
This is a hand crafted, original work of art inspired by the landscape. Layers of blue, olive, and pale pink dance across the textured surface.

The 7" x 5" artwork is matted and ready to pop into a standard 10 inch by 8 inch frame.  You may have it for your very own by bidding in the auction: Daily Paintworks.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Layers of Pink and Rust

layers pink rust non objective abstract pastel drawing painting artist janine aykens
"Layers of Pink and Rust" Pastel 6" x 6"
A simple little abstract piece with a very limited palette, although it didn't start that way.  There are many, many layers of pastel underneath, from false starts that just didn't go anywhere that was satisfying.  Sometimes the challenge in creating a piece is sorting out the jumble of thoughts and ideas...

The original artwork is available for purchase at my Etsy shop, matted and ready to pop into a standard 11" x 14" frame.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

If I Had a Ladder

if i had a ladder abstract non objective geometric pastel drawing painting artist janine aykens
"If I Had a Ladder" Pastel 9" x 12"
 
As the ladder-like forms asserted themselves, the Peter, Paul, and Mary song "If I Had a Hammer" popped into my head, with the slight variation.  When working abstractly, such is the way of assigning titles, I've found.

Soft pastel on sanded paper, mounted to fiberboard panel.

This piece is available for purchase via Saatchi Art, either the original or prints.  The original is matted to fit a standard 12" x 16" frame.