My latest studio painting: "Autumn Aspens" 30x24" oil I've really been enjoying the fall colors and am getting out to paint as much as I can! Apart from my regular galleries I currently have paintings on exhibit in five other venues! Two museum shows in Arizona, Gallery Shows in Colorado and New Mexico, and the Oil Painters of America Salon show in Alabama! Please check them out if you're in those areas - for more info:http://janehuntart.com/events
This Friday night from 6 - 9pm at Abend Gallery in Denver is the reception for 'Urban Life'. This exhibition celebrates and explores the theme of city living. I am honored to have three pieces in this show - one a Denver skyline, and two from a recent trip to Venice, Italy.
Right: My favorite piece from my recent trip to Walden, Colorado. I painted it during a storm! My easel blew over twice and there was so much dirt on my canvas I had to frantically finish with a knife. "Walden Storm" 8x10 oil
One of the most fun aspects of being an artist is being with good friends in gorgeous locations.
A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of joining twelve women artists for a week in the mountains. We were generously hosted on a 2,000 acre ranch! Some of these painters are icons I have admired for decades, but they were all so warm and down to earth. I returned home with eleven paintings, advanced ATV skills, and twelve wonderful new friends!
If you aren't familiar with the work of these talented ladies, I'd highly recommend checking them out!
From front left: Joe Anna Arnett, Teresa Vito, Cindy Briggs, Cindy Baron, Stephanie Hartshorn, Charlie Bogusz, Cathy Goodale-Saunders, Ellie Weakley, Lori McNee, Me, Patsy Callahan, Jean Perry, and Lori Putnam.
Right: We got to cruise all around the ranch on ATV's. Incredible luck to be up there right as the leaves were changing. Lots of opportunites to paint golden aspen trees!
This years PAAC show is up at Mary Williams Fine Arts in Boulder, Colorado until the end of August.
The exhibition features over 100 of the best plein air painters in the country and is not to be missed!
I am grateful to have two pieces in this fantastic show including this one:
I have two upcoming workshops in Denver, Colorado!
Whether you are a seasoned painter, or just starting out, these workshops are for you. I pride myself on keeping my class sizes small, so everyone gets a ton of individualized attention.
2 day Studio Landscape Workshop
When: March 14 and 15
(Sat and Sun) 9 – 4
Where: Abend Gallery, 2260 East Colfax Ave. Denver, CO 80206
Description: In thiscomprehensive two day landscape oil painting workshop we will be working with photo reference to created finished studio paintings. All areas of the process will be covered, with an emphasis on compostition and values. There will be lectures, handouts, demos, and lots of painting time and individual attention.
Open to: All levels - beginner to professional Maximum class size: 10 Cost: $195
2 day Plein air Workshop
When: May 16 and 17
(Saturday and Sunday) 9 – 4
Where: Abend Gallery, 2260 East Colfax Ave. Denver, CO 80206 and various rural locations near Denver
Description: In this comprehensive two day plein air workshop we will be working on location to create oil studies. All areas of the process will be covered, with a particular emphasis on composition and values. There will be lectures, handouts, demos, and lots of painting time and individual attention
For some reason Blogger sent out a 2 year old post of mine last night to my entire subscriber list. I apologize if you received it and were confused! I'm confused too, and have spent all morning trying to figure out why that occured. Hopefully it was a one-off glitch and won't happen again.
Thanks for your understanding and continued support! Jane
2/24/15 update: I figured out the problem with blogger and resolved it :)
I've been doing a lot of snow painting recently, including one very cold nocturne (night painting)! Sometimes it's so cold the water on my easel freezes. Despite people thinking I'm nuts, it is a very valuable experience. A camera just can't capture the nuances of color that a plein air study can, and I find this to be even more true of snow scenes.
Top right: Rocky Mountain National Park - painting next to a herd of Elk!
Below: Earlier in the season - you can see the fall leaves still on the trees.