My studio space

So I’ve been in my new studio for a few weeks now.  After getting the heat problem under control…I gotta say,  I’ve been really productive!  Feeling really inspired to paint, paint, paint has been a great way to start things off right in LA.  I can get messy in here and it's nice to see my finished paintings starting to pile up. Here's a few pictures of my new space and work:

painting at studioAugust 2015
painting at studioAugust 2015
jenmeyerart.studio.2015
jenmeyerart.studio.2015
abstract by Jen Meyer Art6
abstract by Jen Meyer Art6
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IMG_8894
yellows and teal
yellows and teal

And next month I’ll be opening my studio doors for the Inglewood Open Studios on November 14th and 15th, 2015.  If you’re in the LA area please do come by and say ‘HI’.

I’m a little nervous about opening up my doors…lots of people I don’t know in my personal space…but I’m doing it anyway.  Hopefully some good things will come out of it.

JenMyerArtstudioatBeacon
JenMyerArtstudioatBeacon

If you’re interested in purchasing any of the paintings shown, just send me an email.

Pouli Series

As many of you know I created a series, one for each of my two sisters Crystdo and Cindy Lou.  Well, I've branched out to my Grandpa, Pouli!  He's the patriarch of our big Greek family and he's had a very interesting life.  Now there is no way this little series could capture his whole life, but it offers clips and tid bits of things I remember most about him.  He spent many years working over seas building new power plants.  When I was four years old we all spent Christmas in Egypt to be together while he was working there.

I just mailed Pouli the last drawing (I mail them one at a time for more excitement to build).  So it's safe to share them with everyone now.  I hope you enjoy  :-)

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Who inspires you?

CindyLou Series

Last  fall I finished my darling series called 'CindyLou' .  I just realized I hadn't blogged about it yet.  My inspiration came from my younger sister Cindy.  This series was bubbling up ever since Cindy came to visit us when we lived in Lowell, MA back in 2009 and it came to a finish last Fall.  I shipped her one picture at a time (it's more drawn out and dramatic that way).   Visually, I wanted the CindyLou to be along the same lines as the very first series I did for my other little sister Crystal (The Crystdo Series), so they will maybe someday play together on paper.   Most of the inspiration for these are very personal but some are just lighthearted and fun.

'I Heart White Fros'

I'm always trying to get her to release her 'white fro' and let it be free and wild.  It's beautiful.

 

'Geisha #1'

She has a love for language and especially for Japan.

 

'Geisha #2'

 

'Little Indian'

 

 'Love that Sound'

 

'Olives'

 

'Friends'

When asked why she doesn't eat meat she simply replies, "I don't eat my friends".

My husband and I both became vegetarian after her visit.

'I Heart Books'

We spent hours in book stores and libraries on her trip.  Both of us love books.

'Ride'

 

'The Pack'

'The Outback'

When we were younger and lived in Texas, Cindy (about 5 years old at the time) used to disappear in the field (that we entitled 'The Outback') behind our house and come back with arm fulls of wild flowers.

So that's my CindyLou series.

Where do you get your inspiration?

Sneak peek of my work for Nahcotta's 'Enormous Tiny Art' Show this Fall

Here's a sneek peek of what I've been working on for Nahcotta's Enormous Tiny Art Showhappening this Fall in Portsmouth NH.  I wasn't planning on getting so detailed in these drawings, but that's how they are turning out. super detailed.  I'm only drawing ones that charge me emotionally.

I get to thinking about how these animals have their own little lives and families.  I wonder what they're like? Do they get along? Do they see each other a lot or only on 'special' occasions?

An interested meerkat.
This is Mr Snow Pants.
 I love the bangs on this highland cow.
Any thoughts?