Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Fall Trees in Charlotte NC

A quick plein air painting. Colonel Francis Beatty Park in Charlotte.
11x14 oil

Friday, November 10, 2017

State Street, West Columbia, SC

                                                 When I originally painted this scene, there was construction going on behind me. Lots of jackhammering and backhoe digging. I loved the scene, but the noise was a huge distraction. It was also a very traffic-y street with a red light, so I frequently had a full street of cars blocking my view. So, I did this toned down version once I got home. State Street, West Columbia, SC- a really cool part of Columbia, SC! I gotta say, Columbia is a much smaller city that Charlotte, NC but it has a much cooler vibe and is much more artsy. I like it a lot! Lots to paint here! PS- that's my car, a Honda Pilot, on the far left.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Charleston Street Scene, King and Wentworth

I decided to just leave this painting "as is". I thought I'd lose some of the energy if I touched it up. Might re-do as a studio painting. 11x14 oil

Street Scenes, Columbia SC


Plein Air Paintings from Columbia SC
Both 11x14 Oil

Big Shrimp, Little Shrimp

11x14 Oil

Hilton Head, SC

30x30 oil
Available at D. Newks Gallery in Georgetown, SC

Friday, October 13, 2017

Anne Springs Close Greenway Trail, Fort Mill SC

11x14 Oil

After the Fire- Georgetown, SC


The burned out, waterfront buildings along Front Street, Georgetown, SC. I've had photos of this fire for a long time. Finally decided to paint this unusual scene. The clock tower is behind the burned buildings. I might have to make that more clear in the painting. The fire was in 2013. Painting is 16x20 oil.

Gray dad at the beach

                                                           18x24 oil

Farm field, early Fall

                                                               11x14 Oil

Monday, September 4, 2017

Fort Mill, SC Main Street- work in progress

                                            11x14 oil- needs a bit more work.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Charleston, SC. Meeting Street

                                                                       16x20 Oil

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Chasing Seagulls on the Beach- Work in Progress

                                                                      40x40 oil

Charleston, South Carolina. Wentworth Ave Fire Station


Quick painting before rain moved in
 11x14 oil
Wentworth Street, Charleston, SC
          A man approached me just as I was about to start painting and told me there were much better painting scenes around the corner. So… I put my stuff down and took a walk around the corner,  but didn't see anything I found interesting. So, I came back to my original spot and painted. Later a woman approached to tell me the yellow house was NOT a historic house- and was I aware of this fact? She wanted to make sure I didn't think I was painting  old, Charleston history…. because I wasn't!  She informed me that The Yellow House was built in 2006. But the red fire station building was built in 1880's or 90's- after the big earthquake. She was very serious about her Charleston history.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Saturday, June 17, 2017

My Nephews

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16x20 oil

At the Beach


16x20 oil

Lake Haigler, Fort Mill SC


Recent Paintings

I've got a new website-  www.jenspaker.com.  I haven't posted to my blog in a while, so here are some recent paintings. Both 11x14 oil



Monday, February 27, 2017

Catawba River View

16x20 Oil

Spring peeking through

Spring in the neighborhood 11x14 oil

Friday, February 3, 2017

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Fall Trees

Fall Trees, 11x14 oil

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Roadside Sunflowers

                                                                       11x14 oil.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Telluride, Colorado

My brother's front yard in Telluride. I'm practicing with some different colors and techniques. Still working a few things out- but having fun. 8x10 oil

Path in the Woods-

Trail behind my house- 8x10 oil

Carolina Winter


Both 11x14. Winter scene in my neighborhood. The bottom ( bluer) painting was done outdoors on location. I touched it up more than this photo shows. I tried to re-paint scene with warmer colors, but still like the blue one better.


Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Monday, September 12, 2016

Lots of Rowboats

16x20 oil- almost done...

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Evening Plans

I made some improvements…..this one looks better in person…camera makes the guy's shirt look too purple.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Night time Bridge in Paris

16x20 oil

Artist at the Easel

11x14 Oil
I added some paint to her canvas so it wasn't blank.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Blue Lake

Blue Lake, oil 11x14

Carolina Fall

Oil, 11x14

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Keuka Lake, NY- Finger Lakes Region


Two 11x14 Oil paintings painted last week while visiting Keuka Lake in the Finger Lakes Region

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Back Porch Gossip

Our cute back porch in Apalachiacola, Florida.  Actually we didn't do too much gossiping… too tired from all the painting activities.  Just a quick sketch- but I like it. 8x10 acrylic


Monday, June 13, 2016

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Duke Mansion, Charlotte NC

This was tough with all the green. I've got some new oil painting brushes and am trying some new things. I almost gave up on this one, but decided to play around with it as an experiment. 11x14 oil.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

River Walk Park, Rock Hill, SC

Still on the easel here. Pretty pleased with painting since I was getting bitten by red ants the whole time. I also forgot my stay- wet palette and umbrella and had to improvise. Luckily a few clouds rolled in or the sun would have been brutal. 11x14 acrylic

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Hunter Farm, Charlotte NC

Beautiful spring day here in Charlotte. Fun, old buildings with lots of old farm tools. The white, clapboard house was built in 1868. Small building on the right is an old smokehouse that is about to be torn down. Acrylic 11x14

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Freedom Park, Charlotte

Spring at the Duck Pond Fountain.
11x14 oil