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!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Orchid Fun!

The Last Orchid

'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.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

An ARTful Weekend is upon us!

The outside March air might be still cold, but indoors, lots of places are warming up with ART!

This Sunday afternoon I will be at my ARTsisters opening reception from 4-7 at Jenkins Arboretum. (See previous post about that) but there is more!
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Another event happening this weekend that I would like to share is a "Moving-Out-of-Studio" Show and Sale by Bev Benson. She is a wonderful colorist. I highly recommend taking a close look at her artwork if you live anywhere near Havertown PA. Below you will find her dertails about it:

You are cordially invited to
Beverly Benson’s
Moving Out Art Studio Sale

Saturday, March 28 3-8pm 
Sunday, March 29 3-5pm 
(or by appointment)

Come enjoy refreshments and light fare. 
Help celebate as I move out of my art studio space in preparation 
to move to my empty nest home/studio where I can wear my pajamas and paint 24/7.
Paintings, pastels, drawings, prints, furniture, supplies
and more, will be available at family and friend prices.

2114 Darby Road,
2nd Floor (Walk up)
Havertown, PA 19083
(Above Ruth Rosenberg Dentistry) 
Just a few doors west of Benedict Avenue on the South Side of Darby Road

Metered parking: street or back lot. 

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Yet another Art event....
Fellow ARTsister Sandi Neiman Lovitz is having a show at Bazemore Gallery in Manayunk.
 Reception Saturday evening 6-9pm 4339 Main St.
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And then there is a wealth of ART news in Linda Dubin Garfield's Newsletter of course!

Artists Reception: Jenkins Arboretum, Sunday March 29, 2015

Hello, Fellow Art lovers!

Here is another sneak peek at one of my contributions to the ARTsistersTen Year Anniversary Exhibition, "Ten Colorful Years."
The exhibit will open this Saturday, March 28th at the Jenkintown Arboretum and Garden, located at 631 Berwyn Baptist Road in Devon, PA 19333.
There will be an opening reception the next day, Sunday March 29th from 4 till 7pm. All are invited.
Stop by on Sunday and take a gander if you like.

Show will run until April 26.
Click here to read an article about our exhibit.
Click here to reach the ARTsisters website.

I can't believe how fast those ten years flew by!
It seems like just yesterday that we were planning our very first ARTsisters anniversary show!
I posted pix of that event on this blog. Click here to read it.

ARTsisters mission statement: 
Professional women artists who empower each other
and the community through their art

You can visit the ARTsisters Facebook Fan Page by clicking here.
 You can visit my Facebook Fan Page (.../JeannePaints) by clicking here.

Thanks for reading and as always, ...Enjoy the Color!

Image: Detail of "Purple Petunias After the Rain" ~ Copyright 2015 Jeanne Guerin-Daley

Friday, March 06, 2015

Upcoming soon: ARTsisters Exhibition: "Ten Colorful Years"

Hello again.
I have been absent from this blog for many months. Real life, (aka, financial responsibility) has prevented me from keeping it up on a regular basis anymore. After a couple of recent job changes, although I still stay quite busy, I am now in a situation where I believe I may finally have more time to devote to this blog.

I wanted to share new about my fellow ARTsisters. There is an upcoming exhibition in the works... (Maybe you  would like to come to the reception. Sunday, March 28th at 4)

We will be exhibiting some of our individual recent works as well as our collaborative mural, "Shades of Green" at Jenkins Arboretum.

The mural is a large four-panel work created by the members of ARTsisters in 2012. An experiment in collaboration, the "green" idea was sparked by a member of our group. it is an exploration of how to turn something old into something new, instead of adding to the landfill. We gathered up some of our older, unwanted pieces of art, tore up paper, cut up canvas, and reorganized the parts. Using collage methods as well as adding new elements with paint and brushes we combined it all onto four panels which together make up the "Shades of Green" mural.

Pictured above is a detail of a floral painting I am working on for the show.

"Ten Colorful Years" will be at Jenkins Arboretum in Devon PA
(Hard to believe we have been ARTsisters for that long!)

Jenkins Arboretum address:
631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon PA 19333
Phone: 610-647-8870
Web address:

Some dates:
Exhibition runs from Saturday March 28th through Sunday, April 26th, 2015

Opening reception for "Ten Colorful Years" will be at 4pm on Sunday, March 28th

Tuesday April 14th: Lecture
ARTsisters Founder, printmaker, Linda Dubin Garfield will give an artist's talk at 1pm.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Marius, The Danish Giraffe

Apologies for my terrible absence from this blog! Life in the fast lane, never seems to slow down.
Allow me to catch up a bit...

This painting is about Marius, a young giraffe who lived in the Copenhagen Zoo. Once he was old enough to breed, the zoo decided that there was no need for another giraffe with his genes and so they shot him and fed his carcass to the zoo lions.

The incident sparked outrage across the globe. My painting is a response to that.
There is much online about this situation. One place you can start, if you are interested in more information, is to click here.

The painting is 12 inches high and 24 inches wide.