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

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

Parksville Show – New Works – September, 2016

It’s been a busy Summer with our move to Abbotsford taking front & centre stage. Finally, we are getting a bit settled in our new home, but it’s been quite a huge endeavour.  I don’t want to move again for a very long time!

In the midst of everything going on, I managed to paint a new series that I’m very excited to exhibit this month in Parksville.  I am installing my show at the McMillan Arts Centre on Sunday, Sept. 5th, and it will be on exhibit until October 3rd.  Here is a sneak peek of my new series “Seasons of Reflection”……

Season of Reflection 1 36x48 cel phone pic

Season of Reflection 1 36×48

Season of Reflection II 24x48 cel phone pic

Season of Reflection II 24×48

Season of Reflecion III 24x48 cel phone pic

Season of Reflection III 24×48

Season of Reflection IV 36x48 cel phone pic web800

Season of Reflection IV 36×48

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I will also be teaching a 2-day Intuitive Painting workshop at the McMillan Arts Centre on Sept. 11 & 12 from 10am to 4pm each day. You can find out more on my website, or feel free to contact me directly.
www.jennwilliamson.com/workshops-lessons/

Trusting the Process

2016 is a big year for me!  I have 3 shows coming up, the first of which is in New York in April.  I’m very excited to be exhibiting my artwork in New York, and I’m ready.  Yes – ready!  I will continue to paint my heart out until the day I leave (April 11th), but I have my entire exhibit figured out, so I don’t need to fret.

This Saturday I am very excited to be starting a 2-day workshop with a brand new group of students.  Even those that have been in my workshops before will be ‘brand new’, as they have evolved and I have evolved since we last met.  It is such a privilege – and an honour – to be able to share this beautiful gift of Art with others 🙂

Here’s a sneak peek of some works in progress….

Awaken I - 16x16 webAwaken II - 16x16 webAwaken III - 16x16 web

 

 

Day 1 – Intuitive Painting Workshop

What an amazing day Saturday was – thanks to these great students that worked so hard and had fun too! Next weekend each one will discover more about their intuitive style and unique voice … reaching a new place of freedom in expression & creativity. I am honoured to play a small part in each of their journeys to creating beautiful paintings. Yeah team!! 🙂

Day #1 - Intuitive Painting Workshop May 23, 2015

Day #1 – Intuitive Painting Workshop May 23, 2015

What’s around the next corner……

Life is full of surprises – some much nicer than others!  It’s been a month of great ones for me, and I am delighted to be able to share such encouraging news.

–  2 sales this month – and a commission too!

Daybreak 48x72 www.jennwilliamson.com

SOLD – Daybreak 48×72 www.jennwilliamson.com

 

SOLD - Heavens Declare 34x68

SOLD – Heavens Declare 34×68

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

–  My workshop which starts next Saturday is SOLD  OUT.

– I have been accepted to have a solo show at a wonderful Gallery on Vancouver Island (details will be forthcoming).

–  I’m slowly improving my mountain biking skills (still lots of bruises though).

In our family we have a saying ……. “As Miss Mangi says – Never Give Up!”.  Miss Mangi was my son’s kindergarten teacher, and her words had such an impact on him that we have adopted them as a family.  Sometimes it’s harder than others to live by those words, but perseverance pays off.

 

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