Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Abstract in Peach, Orange, Blue

abstract peach orange blue non objective pastel drawing painting artist janine aykens
"Abstract in Peach, Orange, Blue" Pastel 12" x 9"
Abstract pastel on Uart paper mounted to hardboard panel.  I enjoyed the play of scratchy, hatchy lines with the large blocks of color...I turned this one around and around several times to decide which way was up.  Such is the way of things with abstract pieces...

You may purchase this artwork at my Etsy shop, matted to fit a standard 16" x 12" frame.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Four Vases

four vases contemporary still life oil painting canvas panel artist janine aykens
"Four Vases" Oil, 12" x 9"
I'm primarily a pastelist, but I also enjoy exploring other media.  This piece is an oil on canvas mounted to a flat panel.  An imaginary still life of four vases done in a contemporary style.

This piece is available for purchase at my Etsy shop.  The panel is 1/8" thick and would need to be framed for wall display, otherwise I do include a small easel with this piece so it arrives ready for tabletop display.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Pink Flowers

pink flowers contemporary floral still life original pastel drawing painting artist janine aykens
"Pink Flowers" Pastel 4" x 8"
Small contemporary floral in pastel.

This piece is matted to fit a standard 11" x 14" frame.  Purchase it from my Etsy shop in time for holiday gift-giving!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Still Life with Lime

still life with lime contemporary still life original pastel drawing painting artist janine aykens
"Still Life With Lime" Pastel 6" x 6"
Small contemporary still life in pastel on wood panel.  I understand there's a lime shortage, so perhaps this is the likeliest way to get your hands on one...

Available at my Etsy shop, matted to fit a standard 11" x 14" frame.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Untitled (abstract pencil drawing)

abstract non-objective graphite pencil drawing artist janine aykens
"Untitled" pencil 15" x 10"
Abstract pencil drawing on Canson Mi-Tientes mounted to acid-free foamcore.

This piece is available for purchase, matted to fit a standard 20" x 16" frame.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Abstract in Peach, Purple, Rust


abstract peach purple rust non objective pastel drawing painting artist janine aykens
"Abstract in Peach, Purple, Rust" Pastel 4" x 6"

This piece is framed and ready to display on your wall or tabletop!  It may be purchased at my Etsy shop.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Layers of Brown and Turquoise

layers of brown and turquoise original abstract pastel painting drawing artist janine aykens
"Layers of Brown and Turquoise" Pastel 6" x 6"
A small abstract in pastel on wood panel.  The brand name of the panel is Ampersand Aquabord; it's made for watercolor, but the texture is also wonderful for working in pastel.

I'm not really sure if this piece is an abstracted landscape or not...I'm leaning more toward a simple celebration of texture and subtle interplay of color.

Available for purchase from my Etsy shop, it is already matted to fit a standard 11" x 14" frame.  Easy-peasy!