Friday, June 15, 2018

Pink Cow

He's big! 36x36 acrylic

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

See Through Barn

Old barn in the Finger Lakes area of NY. Acrylic 30x30

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Foot Traffic

This is the first of a shoe series. 22x28 Acrylic. Just trying something different, for fun. 

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Green Fields-Big Ones!


I'm still working on these. They will be at Charlotte Fine Art Gallery for a May, 2018,  flower themed show. The top one is 36x36 and the bottom one is 22x28. I painted them both very quickly- in a day and half. Sometimes deadlines make me really work fast!

Wando River, Daniel Island, South Carolina

                I painted this 11x14 last week in Daniel Island, SC. This is a suburb of Charleston. My husband Dave has a new job here and I came along for a few days. The scenery was gorgeous. I did a few more paintings, and once I touch them up I'll post them. I think this one is the best of the four that I painted.

English Countryside

                   Painted this 11x14 plein air painting last fall when in London, England and surrounding area. I finally got around to touching it up a bit. It was a very cold day and the ground was so boggy and soggy that I  literally sunk about  four inches into the ground while painting it.  My feet and hands were freezing. I have some great countryside photos and plan to paint some more English countryside paintings soon.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Matthews NC Plein Air, Early Spring

                        This old barn is located on Freemont Street in Matthews, NC- behind the Reid Home. It was a beautiful spring morning for painting. Its finally getting warm. Spring has been slow to come this year. 9x12 Oil                    

Ready to Eat

                               8x10 Oil

Friday, March 30, 2018

Lemons, Lemons and more Lemons!



Enjoyed painting these. I have a new admiration for lemons.  Lemons are much harder to paint than oranges- the yellow color variations can be tricky-  warm and cool in the same piece of fruit and it takes some practice to get it right! The top two are 8x10 and the bottom one ( sold) is 6x8 inches.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Mandarins on a grey day

                                         11x14 Oil

Friday, March 23, 2018

Mandarin Oranges


                                          Both paintings are  8X10 Oil

Friday, March 16, 2018

Summer Day Marsh

                                                                22x28 Oil

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Low Country Marsh Lands

                                                                       
20x24 Oil

Think Spring…. Peach Trees in the South


                                                                     20x24  Oil

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Pennsylvania Farm, Wexford PA

                                                                      16x20 Oil

Monday, January 22, 2018

Pretty Marsh

                                             16x20 oil

Cloud Practice

                                             8x10, oil

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.