Sunday, April 28, 2013


  I think it's been a few weeks since the last post. It's been a really long winter and everyone in the club has been a bit burnt-out I think. A few of us went beck to work in film after the winter hiatus, so lots of changes! Finally it's starting to get warm out and I'm inspired to post what we've been working on. Lisa had a great idea - everyone bring in one object that has some meaning for them or that they really want to paint. I LOVE this idea! I have a couple of boxes of cool stuff for set - ups, but it's been so much fun to see what other people think is cool and interesting. Well, I should let you know that only one person has been bringing stuff  - thanks Gene!! - but I think that when the clubbers start to re-emerge you"ll see some cool, interesting and different set-ups!

I didn't take a picture of this set-up. We only did one week on this - Gene brought in the cool Krisna lamp thing. I like the simplicity of this arrangement.

I loove the green fur. I got it for free from a fly- fishing store. Gene brought in the Mexican mask. I love this set-up. I think it's a great combination of textures, colours, transparence/opacity.

This is this week's set-up. Again, Gene brought in something cool - the red and blue coconut bowl. I find this week's reaalllly difficult. Not sure if I'm going to start over on Tuesday or continue with was I have from this past week.....

Thursday, March 28, 2013

SLC #4

  I bought a really beautiful silver water pitcher last week and I was soooooo excited to use it in the next Still Life Club set-up! What I didn't realize is how difficult it would be to paint!!

Here's this week's super - challengeing set-up...

SLC #3 - finished painting

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Still Life Club #3

I was really happy with the set-up this week. I found the cuuutest container full of jelly - pops or something in Chinatown and bought it for a party, but I new I really wanted the container for still life club!! The clubbers did an amaaazing job on the tequila bottle in SLC #1, so I thought I'd bring one back into the pose. Also those fake flowers made a come-back. A few of us remembered doing a really bad painting with them in it like, a year ago!

My week #1 - not crazy about the composition, but  I'll work on it next week anyway.

One of my favorite things about Still Life Club is the walk home. The streets are always empty and there's always some neat stuff to look at...

 I love that someone keeps their trees in the hall...

 And has put up a cool paint by numbers


Still Life Club #2 second week

Here's a re-cap of STC #2. I scrapped the painting I did in week one - it was pretty terrible. That pink shell planter gave me some problems, and the composition was really bad! The second painting is better. I don't think it's finished, but I might just leave it.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Hello friends!

  Over the past year or so, I've been running a 'Still Life Club' once a week at my studio - Tuesdays  from 7 - 10pm. It started out with a couple of colleagues coming over to work on technique and have a cocktail. It's since turned into a drop-in for anyone who wants to have fun and paint. The set-up changes every two weeks, and I try to keep it fun & funky and just a little harI'm excited to announce that we'll be having our very first show as a group. Please come out for a glass of wine on Thursday March 14th ( 7-10pm) or stop by for a coffee anytime during the show.
It's up at a charming cafe in Roncesvalles Villiage called Balluchon ( 221 Sorauren at Wright Ave.), for the whole month. We might even be changing it up towards the end of the month, so be sure to come by again!

Ehrling and I will also be showing some of our 'plein air' paintings.

Hope to see you at the opening!

Jen xo

Friday, February 22, 2013

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Still Life Club #1 of 2013!

Coming back home to toronto after being in Mexico for 10 days, I really wanted this week's still life to be all about colour! and Tequila!!