Tuesday, April 3, 2018


This project arose from some people pointing out that I needed a series. So for this series I chose to do 100 Washington trail paintings. This series will likely take a few years but I look forward to the challenge. Each will be done either Plein air or inspired by the experience of actually being there on the trail. Most will be oil or watercolor.
 Both day hikes and backpacking trips will be included. The trails will be selected from the Washington trail database, so since they have a broad range of distances and types of hikes, some will be from local small parks, some will be wilderness treks. I have no affiliation with the wta organization, just merely using their excellent research tool. 
Trails provide wonderful enrichment for folks to get out in nature and enjoy the beauty of the natural world as its meant to be. I hope to convey that substance in my paintings for you to enjoy in your home. I will try to include the hashtag #100washingtontrails on all posts (Instagram, Facebook, etc) so you can easily find the paintings and the story with them. Also included will be the name of the hike that it was created on or inspired by.
Thank you, Jenny

Sunday, March 25, 2018

“Peaceful Beach on the Sound”
9x12 oil on canvas board 
Today we went down to the water with family and painted. This peaceful calm over the Olympic Mountain range was not to last long though... as we were nearing the finish, storm clouds came and it started to rain in the mountains across the way.

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Friday, March 23, 2018

An early work... my 2nd oil painting actually...previously I primarily did watercolor, and colored pencil. “Morning light on the balcony” 9x12 oil on canvas board. This was done plein air, from life. The hanging tree leaves were a little hard, so I watched a James Gurney video that showed some hanging maple branches and then came back at the same time of day the next morning to put them in. The hanging basket on the outside of the porch railing is a crab pot, which we used nearly every week in the summer when we lived in Oregon.
Before the hanging branches were added
Close up of the hanging branches. Unfortunately this was after the light had passed.
Close up of the crab basket, also after the light passed.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

“Dusk on the Cascades” 6x8 oil on canvas board Plein air landscape. Price $100.
After a week of not painting, needed a warmup before tackling my current larger project...something about painting from the photos was just not very inspiring at the moment. So I grabbed the pochade box and did this little study of the view from my studio. It was a race against time before the sun set!
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Friday, February 23, 2018

Starting a new painting today of a friends dogs who have both since passed.
Step 1 is to make composition sketches

Step 2 rough sketch with oils followed by preliminary block in

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Moonrise 6x8 oil on canvas board price $50 ready to frame (frame not included)
This little miniature painting was done one cold night in January.
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Tuesday, February 20, 2018