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 clicking here: my Etsy shop.

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.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Still Life with Bottle and Pink Flowers

still life bottle pink flowers contemporary floral pastel drawing painting artist janine aykens
"Still Life with Bottle and Pink Flowers" Pastel 11" x 14"
Contemporary still life, soft pastel on a primed foamcore panel.

The original artwork is available for purchase via Saatchi Art.  It is matted to fit a standard 16" x 20" frame.  Or you may choose a high-quality giclee print instead, giving you additional size options.

With the pink and blue color scheme, I could see this piece decorating a nursery, especially if the gender is a surprise...either way, you've got it covered!

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.