An amazing workshop in Parksville!

Once again I was blessed to teach an amazing group of artists on Vancouver Island.  The McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville is such a perfect venue for classes.

We had a lot of fun, and everyone worked so hard.  There were many exciting breakthroughs & I can’t wait to come back for a follow-up class.

Parksville workshop May 27 & 28, 2017

This week’s Auction – A beautiful painting from my “Reflections” Series

This week’s “Friday Facebook” auction is one of my favourite pieces from my Reflections series.  This piece is large….40″ x 40″ x 1.5″ deep, and finished on all sides, so no framing required.   The starting bid will be $400.00 (this size of painting normally sells for $1,600.00).

Reflections 40x40To make a bid on this painting, visit my Facebook page www.facebook.com/jennwilliamsonartist/

The winner is responsible for shipping costs – or to arrange for pick-up from me.

If you have any questions or need help in making a bid or calculating shipping costs, call or text me at 604-825-7579.

Jenn

www.jennwilliamson.com

Friday….a special offer to celebrate YOU!

Friday has always been my favourite day of the week, and I’ve just come up with a way to make it even more Awesome! 🙂

I’m going to do an auction every Friday on my Facebook page.  Each week I will select a painting to post, with a starting bid that is a bit painful for me.  I have been feeling for a while now that I want to make room for the NEW & exciting things that are stirring, and in order to do that I believe the best way is to ‘give back’ to all of you who have supported me.

Artists aren’t supposed to put their work “on sale” …… ever!  I have wrestled with this idea for some time now, and I have decided that I don’t care to bow down to the “Rules”.

I am an artist who is passionate about continuing to paint, grow and expand my horizons.  Sometimes it is necessary to think outside of the box in order to accomplish great things.

I have a new Gallery opportunity that is very exciting, and the paintings I put up for Auction on my Facebook Page each Friday are not new works that I will send to the Gallery.  They are all high quality, beautiful works of art, but they are not part of an up & coming series that I will sell through a Gallery.

They are still authentic, original Jenn Williamson paintings, and I know they will be a great investment for anyone who decides to collect one or more!  (that is why I’m so excited about the Friday Facebook Auction).

Thank you for your interest & support ….. I am forever grateful to each of you who are engaged in some way with my journey.

The first auction will be this Friday – Dec. 9, 2016 – which just happens to be my son’s 21st birthday!  It is also my sister’s birthday (she is a bit older than me, but I won’t say how old) 🙂    The Rules are pretty simple, and basically I will set a starting bid (as aforementioned ‘painful for me’), and each bid needs to be posted as an individual comment on my Facebook page.  The minimum increase in bids is $10.00, and the highest bid at 11:59 pm on Friday, Dec. 9th is the winning bid.  It is up to the winning bidder to contact me within a reasonable amount of time (phone, text, email, Facebook message ….. any of these are fine).

I haven’t yet posted the starting bid for this Friday’s painting, but it will be very reasonable……..

"Flow" 28x22 Acrylic on Canvas Original painting by Jenn Williamson

“Flow” 28×22″ Acrylic on Canvas
Original painting by Jenn Williamson  www.jennwilliamson.com

Here is the link to my Facebook Page, in case you are not yet a ‘Fan’:  https://www.facebook.com/jennwilliamsonartist/

Thank you so much for your support & encouragement,

~ Jenn xo

Progression of an Abstract Intuitive painting

This was a painting I started in Parksville last week – the goal being to demonstrate the beginning of an abstract painting.  Here is a picture approx. 15 mins into the demo…..

Stage 1 Abstract Demo

Stage 1 Abstract Demo

After getting back to my studio, I took another stab at it, and the first thing I felt I needed to do was re-orient the painting (from a portrait to a landscape). I enhanced a few areas that were bothering me, and this was where I took it next (or should I say, it took me!):

Abstract demo phase 2

Abstract demo phase 2

After teaching ‘intuitive painting’ last week, I felt lead to exercise my own ‘letting go’. I was frustrated with this painting, and ready to give up. How can I teach the concept of intuitive painting if I’m not willing to take risks myself? So I did, and here is where the painting took me……

Abstract demo phase 3

Abstract demo phase 3

It’s not done yet, but I’m pleased with the results so far. I’ll keep you posted, and thanks for your interest in my art! Much love, Jenn xo

HGTV….stay tuned!

Stay tuned for upcoming news of some of my paintings on HGTV, “Property Brothers” episode of Buying & Selling

In the Beginning 30x40, Jenn Williamson Fine Art

In the Beginning 30×40, Jenn Williamson Fine Art

Feb. 20 – 24, 2013 “BC Home & Garden Show”

I would love to see you at my upcoming Show in Vancouver:    “BC Home & Garden Show“, BC Place Stadium

~ Wed. February 20th to Sun. February 24th, 2013 ~

http://www.bchomeandgardenshow.com/BCHGS/EventsHome.aspx

 

Jenn's Artwall at the Vancouver Home & Design Show 2012

Studio “as-is” photo from today, Dec. 14/12

Here is a photo of my studio today.  It doesn’t look like much, but some pretty amazing things happened in here today!  I’m digging deeper than ever before as I work on my painting “Essence” (meaning ‘core’….), and the process has been a spiritual awakening for me.  I don’t know when this painting will be done, but when it is, I know it will be a masterpiece!  Thank you for sharing in my journey…….

Inspired – at the most inconvenient of times!!

Yes, it is almost 2:30 in the morning – on a Wednesday night – and I am inspired!

I should be sleeping, but  I have seascapes, landscapes & florals keeping me alert.

Today I worked on 3 different paintings, and I just can’t seem to stop the flow of creativity that is surging through me.

I have been a bit ‘silent’ lately……..but not the least bit quiet!  There is a lot going on in my studio & my soul.  It has been a peaceful, yet productive, Fall.

My journey as an artist has definitely reached a new level this year – as has my dependence on God for every breath I take, every painting I create!

Winter Reflections 30 x 24
Jenn Williamson, Original Fine Art Painting

Thank you Vancouver for an incredible weekend….

More of my paintings were “adopted” into new homes this weekend.  When I sell a painting, it’s almost like walking my child down the isle on his/her wedding day (I know the tradition is for a father to walk his daughter down the isle…..but I am a mother, so for me it would be akin to walking one of my boys down the isle).

There is nothing quite like the feeling of selling a painting to someone that receives it with the same passion as I painted it with.  This is the definition of fulfillment for me as an artist, this is the reason I paint – what more needs to be said??

It was such a privilege to share my art & my story with so many amazing people this weekend.  I look forward to connecting with you again!  Thank you for the very warm reception & enthusiastic response to my work.

 

New Works …. Upcoming Show, etc….

After an inspiring week of painting with 33 amazing artists in beautiful South Pasadena, California, I find myself overwhelmed with ideas — how to stay true to my personal ‘voice’, yet be open to learning new ‘notes’?

I’ve been finding great joy in painting landscapes in recent months.  I have a few that are starting to ‘sing’ – here’s a sneak peek at one of them……

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am excited to announce that I will actually have two walls of my art on display at the Vancouver Home & Interior Design Show, at BC Place Stadium, October 11 – 14th.  I will be located in a very high-profile spot……right in the center isle of the Show…..with my paintings displayed on 2 walls that are back-to-back – each 20 feet long.

This opportunity popped up yesterday, and in true “Jenn fashion”, I jumped at it – surprise, surprise (NOT) to those of you who know me :0).

I will post more details about the Show, as the time is fast approaching, but suffice to say I will be there with some exciting new work, & I look forward to seeing some of you there!

 

 

 

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