From the Art Studio

So today I want to share with you some paintings I did for my wonderful friend Erin. I wanted to make her something for her birthday and this is what I came up with. I will be honest and say there isn’t a whole lot of meaning behind the images in them. I just love orchids, comics, and anatomy! I am not an artist that puts stuff in with all this hidding deep meaning. My motto for most of my work seems to be “If I like it and it looks good.” I am not a fan of the BS that a lot of artist say when they are explaining their artwork. Now don’t get me wrong- there can def. be art with deep meaning and I have def. made stuff that has a lot to say about something but I am not one that is going to make up stuff just to sound artsy either. Whoops was that a rant? ok I am done now.

Anyways I do really love comics, drawing flowers and drawing anatomy. I so wanted to go to school for medical illustration. Is that weird? Well here are the paintings…

Sorry they aren’t the greatest pictures- but I don’t have them anymore to take better ones. They are hanging up over at Erin’s beautiful house.

  1. These are awesome, Jen!

  2. they are amazing!

  3. jen! i love the colors. i’ve always admired your artwork. great job! i would be proud to hang these in my apartment.

  4. You art is so quirky and beautiful! You said that you wanted to be a medical illustrator…why didn’t you end up as one? Your anatomy drawings are great!

  5. Oh wow. I really like these. The anatomy drawings are what does it for me.

  6. I really like those. Your comic style drawing and paint reminds me of the comic books Kabuki by David Mack. Have you read them?

  7. Yay! Thanks for sharing these pictures. I really like your style and I’m glad that you don’t make up “hidden depth” for your art. I think it is nice that you make what you like and what looks good.

  8. Beautiful! Art is such a wonderful gift.

  9. i love your drawings, and i love your rant 🙂 a college professor made me feel crappy about my art because i refused to make up “deep” bs when my intent was just to make something i thought was beautiful, and 6 years later i haven’t picked up a paintbrush since. same thing happened to my sweet sister-in-law, who went to art school. i’m glad to hear a talented artist express the same views i have, and perhaps i can be inspired to draw again. thanks jen!

  10. Thanks for all the comments everyone!

    @alisha I didnt even know there was that major until I was already in college and at a college that didnt offer that. I was ok with just being studio art after that….

    @Johanna- David mack is my favorite comic book artist!

    @lauren- that is terrible!!! I hope you do start painting again for yourself and that you truly enjoy it!!

  11. wow, i love these! meaningful or not!

  12. those are very cool. luv um! that’s why art is so cool.. it’s open all kinds of interpretation. btw… LOVE the blue polka dot skirt….you need to make more and put them on Etsy! 🙂

  13. These are wonderful!
    And I’m totally with you on the meaningless art. Why does everything have to mean something? Can’t it just look pretty?

  14. So cool! I love your style.

  15. These look really cool. Nicely done!

  16. wow… beautiful! what a unique and wonderful present to give someone 🙂

  17. This is beautiful!! Do you show your work anywhere around Boston?

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