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December 06, 2016


Knitting Poetic by Appointment


Knitting

I've been knitting and crocheting since I was a little girl. I love it. Not just the finished garment or accessory, but the zen-like process of getting to the finish line.

As important as it is to acquire knitting skills to experience the zen, I think it's also important to discern how to select projects that are fresh, sexy, exciting, and poetic. And also to practice knitting in places and in ways that make me feel wonderful. To me, that's knitting poetic.

Though I've been knitting and crocheting for over 40 years, I am amazed at how much there is still left to learn within the universe of yarn. I don't know everything but what I know, I'm happy to share and teach ... a starter project for beginners ... an intermediate project for those who are ready to move from the basic scarf onto something a bit more challenging ... or support to solve a knitting problem if you're in the middle of a difficult project.

If you're interested, you can email me at jenny@crescendoh.com and we can calendar an appointment and I can give you a supply list of things you'll need to bring. (If you prefer to buy a supply kit from me, we can make that arrangement to0.) We will first meet in Studio Crescendoh and either stay there for the entire session or walk over to a nearby coffee shop to finish our session.

Two hour minimum.
Knitting poetic OR crocheting poetic.
By yourself or with another human.

ONE PERSON
Minimum of 2 hours: $50
Each additional hour: $20

TWO or more PEOPLE
Minimum of 2 hours: $40
Each additional hour: $15

xoxo,
Jenny

December 05, 2016


433 Composing Scott


Fruit433 Composing Scott

6x6 inches :: oil on gessobord

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This is the demo work I made while teaching a private still life oil painting session to Scott, who's been painting privately with me all year. He's made huge strides and I thoroughly enjoy getting into the painting zone every time we paint together. I asked Scott to try his hand at composing the persimmons and the two tiny (lunch bag size) apples I brought from home. Composing life objects is tremendously difficult and I thought he did a great job.

He painted the composition from a different angle than me, which resulted in our works being of the exact same subjects but completely different in unique ways. It was a whole lot of fun.

December 04, 2016


432 Beautiful to Strangers


By myself432 Beautiful to Strangers

6x8 inches :: oil on gessobord

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I referenced a photo by @dyachenkophoto for this work. The reference photo was in black and white so I took some artistic license to mix several shade shades of black to add the nuance that I wanted for all the darks that surrounded the figure. My favorite shade was achieved by mixing phthalo blue and ivory black. I also took some liberties to add shades of color to the figure.

Oh, and this line from a #CarlySimon song popped out and lingered above me in my studio today:  "You don't have to prove to me you're beautiful to strangers ..."

December 03, 2016


431 Speaking Truth to Power


Speakingtruthtopower

431 Speaking Truth to Power

6x6 inches

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For Standing Rock.

 

December 02, 2016


430EM Je Suis


Je3

430EM Je Suis

6-inches diameter

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Portrait on cotton drill fabric done with free motion stitching and free art embroidery. Comes in a 6-inch embroidery ring, which serves as a frame, allowing you to hang the work as is.

December 01, 2016


429 With a Little Help


With hep429 With a Little Help

18x24 inches :: acrylic on stretched canvas

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This is the demo painting I made while teaching a private painting lesson today. I loved how we brainstormed some ideas, which included birch trees then led to so many other friendly elements that fluttered into the scene.

November 30, 2016


428 Panda Beautiful


PandaPanda Beautiful

6x6 inches :: oil on gessobord

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I'm a big fan of the art dolls by @sashapokrass. I bought this panda doll from her and I've been wanting to paint it for some time and I finally got around to it today. The bear is teeny tiny ... fits into the palm of my hand ... and incredibly, the head and all the limbs are moveable. It takes true skill and workmanship to create such an art piece.

November 29, 2016


427 Quiet Roses


Quiet

427 Quiet Roses

8x8 inches :: oil on gessobord

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I referenced a photo by @aquietstyle for this work. Speaking of quiet, it's been a quiet, highly focused and productive day in the studio. Just the way I like it.

 

November 28, 2016


426 Truce


Truce

426 Truce

6x6 inches :: acrylic, sire, nails, string, pencil on wood panel

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For a solid year + after my late brother passed, I painted paper boats. Prior to painting them, I folded them. Endlessly I folded them as I tried to empathize with what his chronic depression might have felt like. Like a sinking boat.

I enjoy revisiting the subject matter when it floats back into my art. Paper boats take me back to so many emotions. They take me to tragedy that evolves into melancholy that miraculously evolves into beauty, renewal, peace, and love. And actually, many other things.

 


425 Solo Flight


Flower425 Solo Flight

8x10 inches

acrylic, wire, thread, pencil on wood panel

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I am enthralled by how wire invites the shadow into the painting. Or maybe it compels it to do so.

Deet

 

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