Since I love to paint water scenes and people have recently purchased some of them, I've decided to make more paintings of water available to my friends who desire and support my art. This is an acrylic painting painted on 1/4 inch thick hard board about 9 x 9.5 inches.
Water is an important necessity of life. Around 60 percent of the human body is composed of water. All living organisms need water to survive. Water brings refreshment when we are hot and worn out. We need to always replenish our daily supply of it. To me personally, the most fun thing about water is swimming and boating in it. Hopefully there will be more ways for our lakes and oceans to become safer from things like blue green algae and the other things that mess up our water. It is a precious gift from God as is Jesus who is our living water! We cannot survive without God's help either.
Just painted this one last week, a 16 x 20 abstract acrylic painting of the 3 crosses at Gethsemane. It is painted with acrylics using a palette knife. There is also some gold leaf added around the cross of Jesus and a few other places. The cross with a lot of red spatters is the thief who Jesus said will be in paradise with Jesus (after the thief expressed his faith in Jesus).
Getting back to work at painting and sharing my art! Have been enjoying a special time in my life of meeting my 43 year old son who I had chosen to put up for adoption 43 years ago. I had been in a dangerous first marriage but now am so blessed to be in contact with my son for the first time since he was born. A new beginning for a wonderful relationship!
Now time to get back to some work and play in the art category. Hoping you will enjoy this new painting I have added to my store available for purchase! Although I kind of enjoy going back and forth between different ways of painting, I really love to paint from my psyche so to speak in kind of an expressionism style without worrying about anything like having the drawing perfect. So this is how I have painted this painting. It is actually inspired by the photograph below I took in Leavenworth, WA of a man and probably his daughter walking across the street. I may later paint this whole photo scene as a watercolor if I'm feeling the need. I do love all the parts of the photo but for some reason just wanted to paint the man and child in a quick expression in mostly the blues and greens with some yellow added.
This is an acrylic pouring painting painted with the leftover paint from my expressionist horse painting! I have made a video I will upload to my youtube channel soon. The painting is poured but the red on top is dripped. I felt like it needed the extra splash of bright red. What do you think of the title "Covered by the Blood"?
This was a totally enjoyable painting to create! I hope you will enjoy it. I need to add it to my shop soon and also the expressionist horse painting! If you are interested let me know!
Well my husband Gary and I had an interesting time trying to record a video of Gary singing and playing his guitar to a short prayer chorus to go with my owl painting. I had lightly taped the watercolor painted on Yupo paper to a canvas so we could hang it on the wall while Gary was singing.
After he gave a short introduction he started to sing the song and the painting fell off the canvas so we had to start over. We decided to post the BLOOPER VIDEO BELOW to my personal facebook page and found that a lot of people seemed to enjoy seeing the goofy blooper.
I am not sure exactly why but it seems that the best place for me to post anything online so far is my personal Facebook page but not my fan page since the Algorithm has changed on Facebook.
Life has gotten busy with friends, family and outings with my hubby lately and I need to catch up on posting Instagram photos of my paintings.
If you are interested in purchasing a painting don't forget to pick one from my shop.
To watch our kooky blooper take a look at the video below and tell me what you think in the comments.
To give you a more unique experience with my paintings I have been moved to write a short chorus for each of various paintings as they come to me. My husband Gary or I will sing the song with guitar of keyboard accompaniment on a video. When someone purchases a painting they will also have the option of receiving a download of the video to go with your painting! Look in my shop to purchase a painting with an encouraging chorus to go with it. Here is an example of the first one we have done. I have provided this one for public viewing as an example but future choruses will be for the person purchasing the painting only unless they would like to share it.
New expressionist acrylic painting of a wild horse. The painting is done in vibrant colors and is painted on canvas. Hope you enjoy it!
I hope you enjoy this newest of my paintings of an eagle flying in a colorful sky with red tulips in the foreground. There are mountains and trees below. I have very much enjoyed painting this. This painting has been a challenge and has been around awhile but I recently decided to add the eagle and red tulips. Then feeling ambitious I also added red and more color to the sky. I think it is representative of my life recently becoming more colorful. I am feeling a new excitement to live life since I have been able to re-focus on painting and creating more art.
Hoping you will enjoy and check out these 2 new acrylic paintings painted this week that I have added to my shop! They were both started with a putty knife and acrylic paint in shades of red and yellows. Later blues and whites were added. The first one was originally inspired by painting out frustrations about all the fires in California and Washington, especially the Carr fire in Redding California where I used to live and where some people I know have lost their homes. However I didn't like the outcome of the painting so added the lighter colors to it and the orange sun. Be sure to check out my shop! There is a wide variety of paintings including acrylic art, gouache, watercolors, and other media.
Ok here's my most recent 16x20 acrylic painting of an orange sun and sunset. It started out looking like a fire which was painted with a large putty knife. I think it is because I had been affected by the Carr fire in Redding where we used to live. Some of our friends were affected and a number of people we know lost their homes. However I didn't feel to leave the painting looking like a fire so I added lighter pastel colors and some white glazing. It still needed the bright orange sun and now I am much more comfortable with it.
Blooper! Or do you call it that on a website blog? Ok I tried to make a link on the words "acrylic painting of an orange sun and sunset" but somehow the link linked the whole paragraph. I am hoping to learn to do this better next time but don't know how to change it yet as I am still learning.
I hope you enjoyed this painting. It is in my shop if you are ever interested in purchasing it or any of my other wall art and paintings for sale. Most are the original paintings but there are also some prints. I also have prints and other items for sale on Fine Art America.
Welcome to my art blog! My name is Jane Schleppenbach. I would like to share with you and encourage you in your own creativity as I share my journey with you. I have taken many college art classes and also learn from videos, magazines and my own experimentation. Hopefully, we can share each other's experiences in art and creativity for mutual encouragement. I have been painting for many years and have sold a lot of my work online, at art fairs and to private parties across the US and some overseas but am always open to positive improvement and love to explore new areas. I am really looking forward to interact with you here and get to know you. Feel free to comment!