Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Sammy

Pictured here is a recent pencil portrait of Sammy, a friend's dog.

Something about his face says "Paint me!"
So, I haven't yet painted him but I did draw him.
maybe will paint him next....

Send me your dog pix! Keep me painting! (/drawing!)

You can email them to

Jeanne [AT] jeanneguerin-daley.com
Put "Dog Portrait" in the Subject line.
Tell me the breed too, if you know it.

Friday, January 01, 2016

Next pet portrait Chosen

I have just selected a reference photo which will be the subject of my next portrait.


New Year; New Face!

Tune in next time....

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

A Christmas Wish

I posted the poem below a couple years ago, it still fits to the season,.....
(picture is new though... )
"Poinsettia" 4x6.5" watercolor (c) 2015 Jeanne Guerin-Daley













A Wish for You
I wanted to send you a holiday card
To wish you glad tidings and a great New Year's start.
But alas! there's no time! with the hustle and bustle
of Christmas preparedness. Oh such a fussle!
There's shopping and wrapping and baking and kissing
Folks under the mistletoe. Now what am I missing?
Oh yeah, there's the tree to be bought and set up,
And the lights to be strung, then hot cocoa in cup.
There's hardly a minute to spare to go paint
Inside me a voice yells, "C'mon, I can't wait!
To pick up that brush and create some nice art!
Then frame it and show it with all of my heart."
Oh, one day I do hope that things will slow down
So I can paint more and do more for the town.
A mural perhaps, at the Little League park,
Or a faux for the day care, a light tan on dark!
Until then I wish from the depths of my soul
That everyone gets what they wished for, not coal,
But joy, love and peace in this world that we live
And a magical Christmas with spirit to give!
                -Jeanne Guerin-Daley
 

Monday, December 14, 2015

New Medium

I have been playing around with a new medium.

Here is one example...
and another.
Then I learned how to mix more muted colors...


and

Still investigating, experimenting, playing.

More to come...

Please feel free,... I invite you to share your impressions in the comments section.

Saturday, August 08, 2015

Portrait of Mystic: Finished!

I had been working on a pet portrait commission and now that it is finished, I can share it with you.

My previous portraits had been in acrylic on canvas. This one is watercolor on hot pressed 140 lb watercolor paper. I haven't packed away forever my acrylic brushes; I'm just taking a break for a bit in order to play on paper! I am thoroughly enjoying my current watercolor adventures.

Now that this is done, I am available to take on my next project. Do you have a favorite pet of your or of a friend or loved one? Portraits make unique gifts!

Email me with your idea! http://jeanneguerin-daley.com/contact


Saturday, June 27, 2015

Orchid Fun!

The Last Orchid
ORCHID FUN TODAY!

'Tis a chilly, rainy, dreary kinda day here in my part of Pennsylvania. I should be tackling my usual chores at the house, but that muse in my head just would not leave me alone. I just had to paint today!

So I listened to that voice in my head. I opened my watercolor palette, squirted out some new color, broke out the brushes and pulled out a little mini sheet of paper, (I had previously torn a few full sheets down into - roughly - 5x7"s.)

The image you see here is the result. It is a little 6 x 3.5-inch painting on Arches hot press watercolor paper. Ever since I had been given a gift of this little orchid plant several weeks ago, I had been itching to paint it, but never seemed to manage grabbing the time.

Last weekend my sister Liz and I attended a wonderful Gestural Florals watercolor workshop in Alexandria, Virginia, (thank you, sisters!) and this little painting shows the influence I gleaned from Jacqueline Saunders, the instructor.. (Or, I should say I soaked it up.) Like a sponge I was, chomping at the bit to soak in what she had to offer, then to jump in and see what my brush could do.

I came away from that workshop with several fun little studies, some not as successful as others, which is how it goes with many of us. But I feel like there are many yet-to-be-painted watercolors trapped inside me, just waiting to emerge, using the tips I learned from Jacqueline.

Although I have been focusing on acrylic painting for several years now, lately I have been taking a break form them in order to play around with watercolors more. I am lovin' it! So, I thought I would try for a painting a week. What do you think? Would you like to see more?

Let me know by leaving a comment below.

Image: (C) 2015 Jeanne Guerin-Daley All Rights Reserved

Sunday, April 05, 2015

ARTsisters Reception of Ten Colorful Years: Photos!

Ten Years of ARTsisters! ...of women artists empowering their community and each other, through their art.

I am so lucky to be a part of this group. The reception was well-attended and smiles were abundant.





 Blanche Levitt Torphy, our president, with one of her pieces. (Above)




 Linda Dubin Garfield, our founder,in fron tof her two pieces.

 That would be me, in front of my two florals (acrylic).

 ARTsister Sandi Neiman Lovitz, sandwiched in between her colorful paintings

The next 4 pix are closeups of a few of the photos which are part of the ARTsisters collage which sits on the easel in the lobby of the exhibition. Some of the pix tell the story of how our green mural was created.
Below, ARTsister Nancy Tabas sits among pieces of collected art.

 Ruth Wolf and Louise Herring work on the mural. (Ellen Abraham hiding behind them!)
 Leslie deBrocky. (photo at right) Founding member of ARTsisters. I knew her for such a brief time before she passed away a few years ago. I am so lucky to have known her! She had a wonderfully refreshing spirit within her; a feisty, exuberance, not often seen. She is so missed.
 Ellen Abraham and Deb K Simon, discussing what needs doing next.
 And below, is a group photo taken at the reception of all the ARTsisters who were at the reception at the time. (Others appeared later)
Thanks for coming, y'all!
Don't forget, there will be another event connected with this exhibition. Printmaker Linda Dubin Garfield will give a lecture on printmaking on April 14th at Jenkins Arboretum, at 1pm.
For directions, click here.