Thursday, November 1, 2012

"Hope of Israel"-It's Finished!!

Hello!  I recently had my 16X20 oil painting of Mary and Jesus (called "Hope of Israel") framed in preparation for the Springville Museum of Art's Spiritual and Religious show.  Yeah!

Cross your fingers.  I am submitting this and the painting I completed earlier this year called "Dear to the Heart of the Shepherd" which is a painting of the Savior and a lost sheep, just found.  It is a juried show.  So, I may not get in.  Wish me luck!


Friday, September 21, 2012

Artist Date

Cherilyn's Birthday is TOMORROW.  Happy Birthday!!!  We went downtown to see the International Art Competition at the Church History Museum.  Would have been fun to have more artists along for this fun field trip.  But we thoroughly enjoyed our time none the less.

Had a fabulous lunch at the Cheesecake Factory and then walked through temple square to the museum.  Gorgeous flowers EVERYWHERE! 

The artwork was remarkable, sublime even.  We recognized many familiar friends in the art world here in Utah like Sandra Rast, Mike Call, Mark Malm, David Koch, Annie Henrie, to name a few.  Inspiring for sure.  Here are a few photos of some highlights:

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Latvian Artists Design Textiles & Art Together

Just found a wonderful interview of two artist in Latvia who design clothing with their own paintings on the fabric.  See what ZIB means and let me know if you like what you see!

Click Here to see: ZIB Textile

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Summer Fun in the Studio

Check out Tabby's first painting!  It's coming along nicely. :)
Aubry was prolific today and did 4 paintings for her bedroom.  Way to go, Aubry!
Jen worked on her Mary & Baby Jesus painting today.
Last week Kylie worked on a Wolf Kahn.  Wonderful colors!
Meghan worked on her Disney painting.  Cute!
Julia, Aubry & Kinsee worked on American Flags last week.
Kinsee finished her Wolf Kahn--beautiful!
Cherilyn showed us a giclee of her collage that won the people's choice award at the Handcart Days show.
Good times at the studio!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Sunflower Oil Painting Finished 4/2/12

This photo looks a little over exposed, but it conveys the idea.  Did the finishing touches and enjoy looking at it in my living room.--Jennifer Richter

Work Completed June 7th

We had a wonderful time doing art together.  Julia and I (Jen) put the finishing touches to our paintings: Magnolia and Horseback Riding at Wayne's with Grandpa.  Kinsee and Aubry finished their Rothkos and Richard did some wonderful work on his Wolf Kahn.

Two New Practicing Artists!

Two of Julia's friends; Kinsee and Aubry joined us in the studio last Thursday.  They both did studies of Rothko.  Fun, fun!

Happy Birthday, Richard!

Happy Birthday, Richard!!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Magnolia Tree at Kingsbury

Went to a Beatles tribute band show at the Kingsbury Hall in SLC and saw some gorgeous flowers on a magnolia tree. Used the handy Iphone to capture it and do a painting. Submitted it to the Springville Art Museum show, Spring Salon. Didn't get in the show this year (about 1,000 artists entered, only 200 got to show their work). Next year!

Sunset on the Great Salt Lake

Was driving home from the junior high school after a play practice Julia was in and saw an inspiring sight; a gorgeous sunset over the mountains near the Great Salt Lake. Had to pull over and take a photo of it with my iphone. Would like to learn how to make the layers more rich. This seems to have a watercolor feel to it. Fun to make. Welcome change of pace after doing the Dear to the Heart of the Shepherd piece.

5"X7" oil on board completed end of March-beginning of April 2012


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Sunflower Power!

My cute sister Emily is having a birthday soon. I wanted to paint her favorite flower for her. It fits her personality, sunny and upbeat. Love it! Love HER! I'm having fun exploring with technique and style this time. Seeing what I can learn as I go. Cheers! Jen

Busy in the Studio

Here are some photos of our open studio session last Thursday. Richard is making good progress on his lilies. And Cherilyn is painting a Monet which is getting close to being finished. I started a painting on sunflowers.

Annie Henrie-Lunch & Learn at Deseret Book

I went the to Lunch & Learn at the Deseret Book in SLC last Friday and was able to meet Annie Henrie. She's a young artist, recently graduated from BYU (2010) with a BFA. She studied in Italy to learn to paint Renaissance style. She does inspiring work. Here is a piece that I brought home with me, that I love! I asked her if she would be willing to teach me sometime and she was willing. I'll keep you posted on what comes of that. Excited!