Thursday, September 3, 2015

Daisies on the Hill

This summer as we settled into our new home in the country I couldn't have been more delighted when I discovered that the fields around our landscape were covered with wild daisies for a couple months! You may see daisies pop up in my paintings more often, I think. :)

Daisies on the Hill
6 x 6 inch acrylic on wrapped canvas, varnished

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Morning Run

I am not a runner, but I do like walking. One morning I was enjoying the dike road trail that parallels the Columbia River in Washington and got a quick reference photo of one of the local runners who like to use this trail. That reference photo became today's small painting.

Morning Run, 6 x 6 inch acrylic on wrapped canvas

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Water Lilly Morning

Has it been forever since I painted? Almost!! It has been a crazy summer with moving, family, travel, and finally organizing my new studio, and it is now time to paint again. Hooray!

Water Lilly Morning, 6x6 inch acrylic on wrapped canvas

Tuesday, March 10, 2015


Art supplies in boxes...oh, no! It's true, we are moving to Washington state as soon as our house sells. I will be taking a hiatus from art until we get settled and my new studio is ready. Hopefully it won't take too long! I've decided to pack my supplies now so that I won't get distracted when I really should be organizing, packing and cleaning. Sigh.

Moving Boxes © Dorothy Jenson Art 2015
tape on cardboard boxes, sizes vary   :)

Monday, March 2, 2015

Barn Owl Swoop

The DPW challenge this week is to paint a bird in flight. I chose an image by the UK photographer, Villager Jim, who has given me permission to use his photos for small paintings. What I loved about this image was the bright lights around the feather tips. Here he comes!

Barn Owl Swoop © Dorothy Jenson 2015
6x6 inch acrylic on canvas

Friday, February 27, 2015

Mountain Dreams

I'm back to my Van Gogh starry night games again! Today my swirly, glowing stars are over South Sister, a mountain in central Oregon. I LOVE the yellow and orange in the sky, as well as the bright moonlight on the face of the mountain. Looking at this painting I almost get a little shiver. Doesn't it look like a cold night to you?

Mountain Dreams © Dorothy Jenson 2015
6x6 inch acrylic on wrapped canvas

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Treetop Melody

​It's full on spring over here in the northwest where I live, with daffodils blooming along with the pink blossoming trees. These are the tall maples behind my house, and even though the rest of my neighborhood may look spring-like, these trees won't leaf out until almost May. I absolutely love watching the sky show through the leafless trees. Every day it is different. Here's one straight out of my imagination, but it probably did look almost like this one time!

Treetop Melody © Dorothy Jenson 2015
6x6 inch acrylic on wrapped canvas