Wednesday, November 23, 2016

So I don't just paint all day. 
I have a day job.
 I also have a very addictive expensive hobby
 as if spending all of my hard earned money on paints and canvases was not enough :)
Welcome to my world of hooping...and specifically spinning fire.
It's not just for kids.
Meet Wick.


Wick makes this ↓ below possible. 
(This isn't me, but someone who knows what they are doing from  site)

I'm considering offering a painting for these wicks, 
I desire them so!



OK... Internet break over and back to work.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

ArtSpace 506
ArtSpace 506 had their 3rd Annual Small Works show this past Friday. It is a great hidden little venue that does so much to highlight local artists through various solo exhibitions and through group exhibitions such as the annual Small Works shows. Not to mention the encouraging staff. 

oil and silver leaf on wood panel
by Rachel Jones
It was such an honor to have my painting REGENERATE place 3rd. My painting SECRETS and SEARCHINGS ended up in the final running also. It was wonderful to be surrounded by so many fine pieces and people who shared their stories, processes, and encouraging words. 

Now back to the easel!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Sometimes it's all about having a little fun! 
Ever since my husband
complained that I neeeeever paint him ( a bit dramatically), I began to 
steal his likeness a bit more, much to his chagrin. He doesn't just 
hand over money for paint supplies but also 
serves as a much needed source of comic relief ... especially when I'm taking
things a bit too seriously or negative about a project.
Here are some progress shots of a recent little endeavor. 
There are still a few adjustments to make but I'm pleased to say,
It is husband approved!

The dreaded ugly stage (female)
by Rachel Jones
the dreaded ugly stage (male)

male detail by Rachel Jones

female detail by Rachel Jones

oil and silver leaf on panel
by Rachel Jones