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Arrangement in Purple and Gold by janneward
Arrangement in Purple and Gold
An abstract painting I created using only the palette knife. I like how the hints of gold play up the richer tones found among all the purple.
11 x 14 oil on canvas panel
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I'm on break form school apparently. My classes usually don't have a break longer than one week in between sessions and usually not even that, but I guess the college changed their schedule because their calendar says I don't go back until Jan 5th. :) (Smile)  I'm trying to pace myself because soooo much Dragon Age...La la la la 
I mailed off my painting that I sold. It's kind of sad that I won't ever see it again but I'm also glad to have sold something and I do have too many canvases. It's better for them to be in good homes than shoved together in the alcove where I store them.
I'm also putting up my Christmas tree. I haven't had one for two or three years, so I decided I should this year, if only in part because my aunt guilt tripped me about it. Its scrawny and uneven but it smells like the woods where I used to live. I love it. I would like it to snow, but that is about it. And even that is much less pretty in the city that in the country.
:xmas:

I hope you all are enjoying and/or surviving the holidays. (I know they are not good for everyone-take care of yourselves too)

I do have one painting that I just need to get a decent pic of to post, and I have a few more in various states of progress. Since I have two weeks, I don't really have an excuse not to work on them. Shrug 
  • Mood: Sociable
  • Listening to: Bastille
  • Reading: the Chicago Reader
  • Watching: season 1 of Agents of Shield
  • Playing: Dragon Age Inquisition
  • Eating: lentils with apricots and feta
  • Drinking: red wine
I know not everyone likes the holidays. It's perfectly ok if you don't.

Usually,they make me nervous at the very least because sometimes I get along with my relatives and sometimes I don't. I never know how it will go. This Thanksgiving I spent the weekend with my two uncles and their cousin and his wife from NY. We toured Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House, ate delicious food at restaurants so I didn't have to cook, and generally had a good time.

My oldest uncle got to see first hand that his younger brother is doing worse. (untreated schizophrenia & alcoholism) Which I had told him, but he didn't believe me. Anyway- when he gets home he's going to contact the woman who is supposed to be the case worker and ask to maybe have more checkups on him. There's really only so much that can be done, but at least I'm not the only one aware of it anymore.

My second cousin and his wife are sort of my patrons and they bought another painting from me this weekend(this will be their 3rd one). La la la la They also are possibly interested in commissioning a piece to go with it, but we agreed we'd talk more about it later.

I also submitted 6 pieces to Mist Gallery online for consideration for their January(?) exhibit. The entree fee was only $5, so I figured what the heck. I'll hear back in a week if I'm in or out.

So I think that while I still prefer time away from my relatives, this weekend had mostly positive results. I also have more incentive now to keep working on getting my art organized, priced, shown, and hopefully sold. Nod 

How do the holidays motivate you to do art (or not)?
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: loreena mckennitt
  • Reading: various art submission forms
  • Watching: the sun set
  • Playing: my pc won't play Inquisition... : (
  • Eating: leftover indian food
  • Drinking: mint tea
I don't think I'll be getting much artwork done this November /December. My class load is heavier, there is a group project due in four weeks with no functional group behind it so I'm largely doing everything myself.(professor wouldn't let me work alone or switch groups) It sucks. The GPA is definitely dropping.

I also got a notice from the management company that there are some units in our complex that have bedbugs. The policy to exterminate them is basically to nuke the building from orbit. In any event, they are having one of those trained dogs come thru on Saturday and smell for them so they can identify all areas of the buildings that will need to be sprayed. There are none in my unit and I don't think my immediate neighbors have any either, but we still all have to clean everything and put stuff up off the floor so the dog will have room to work. I am planning to put my cats in their carriers and then in the bathroom with the door closed. That will have to be good enough. Anyway, the end of this week I will have to clean up all my painting stuff as part of that. It also means getting up really early...

I also have family related crap for the Thanksgiving holiday coming up. Two people I will be happy to see, and others I will not, but thats pretty typical. I am going to ask one of my uncles to go with me to my other uncle to get some of my paintings back from him since he was verbally abusive to me the last time I tried to talk to him. Bleh.

And at some point I may find time to start Dragon Age Inquisition.....

Plus the whole shorter amounts of daylight issue- I am going to have to try harder to find time to paint once some of this other stuff gets settled.
  • Mood: Movingon
  • Listening to: construction noises outside
  • Reading: class discussion posts
  • Watching: animated Hellboy
  • Playing: skyrim...still...650hrs and only 3/4 done
  • Eating: cheese and crackers
  • Drinking: licorice tea
I went to my second critique through this art group I found. It was a much better experience this time. Nicer people and I got a possible lead on an art show from a woman who thinks we must be cousins because we have the same last name. I have no idea who she is. Shrug   I'm busy trying to juggle classwork since I'm back up to full time and regretting the decision. Cultural Anthropology is only at week two and I am feeling overwhelmed. Good thing Operational issues in Small business is seeming like an easier class.
I'm excited about a potential art show though- I haven't been at all regular about that and it will be good to get back towards some semblance of professionalism. :happybounce: 
  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: relaxing music
  • Drinking: water
I'm on break form school apparently. My classes usually don't have a break longer than one week in between sessions and usually not even that, but I guess the college changed their schedule because their calendar says I don't go back until Jan 5th. :) (Smile)  I'm trying to pace myself because soooo much Dragon Age...La la la la 
I mailed off my painting that I sold. It's kind of sad that I won't ever see it again but I'm also glad to have sold something and I do have too many canvases. It's better for them to be in good homes than shoved together in the alcove where I store them.
I'm also putting up my Christmas tree. I haven't had one for two or three years, so I decided I should this year, if only in part because my aunt guilt tripped me about it. Its scrawny and uneven but it smells like the woods where I used to live. I love it. I would like it to snow, but that is about it. And even that is much less pretty in the city that in the country.
:xmas:

I hope you all are enjoying and/or surviving the holidays. (I know they are not good for everyone-take care of yourselves too)

I do have one painting that I just need to get a decent pic of to post, and I have a few more in various states of progress. Since I have two weeks, I don't really have an excuse not to work on them. Shrug 
  • Mood: Sociable
  • Listening to: Bastille
  • Reading: the Chicago Reader
  • Watching: season 1 of Agents of Shield
  • Playing: Dragon Age Inquisition
  • Eating: lentils with apricots and feta
  • Drinking: red wine

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Jenny Ward
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
I am a 35 yr old pc gaming, cat inheriting, book nerd! I used to practice western martial arts. I am a fair hand at painting and drawing.

When I was in high school, my friends made me watch the entire Star Wars trilogy in one sitting. It introduced me to the fantastic realm of possibilities that is fan art in Fantasy and Sci- Fi.. I was hooked. From there I became interested in comic books.
I studied Illustration at Columbia College in Chicago until I dropped out. I wasn't out going enough to be a professional artist. I continue doing art now because its something I love and want to improve at but on my own terms this time around.
Anyone interested in commissions or purchasing an original please send me a note-
I'm also on tumblr- adragonatemyart.tumblr.com/

Please do not steal my work- IT IS COPYRIGHTED. Ask permission.
On art theft:
www.copyright.gov/
www.artbusiness.com/reprosuit.…

Current Residence: Chicago
Favorite genre of music: I'll listen to almost anything.
Operating System: Windows
Shell of choice: I'm out of mine - won't go back
Wallpaper of choice: I would rather paint on the walls..but no one ever lets me.
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RobleskaZeppelin Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for a recent fave! :aww: :happybounce:
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janneward Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are welcome. Nod 
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Thanks much for the +fav Heart 
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YarriK40Simf Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the fave!!!))))
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janneward Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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YarriK40Simf Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for your comment!!)))
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Shaleene1 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday sweets. Hope you have a great and wonderful day. Balloon Thief happybirthday purpledinosaurX3 birthday cake :squee-love: - PLZ 
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janneward Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks,  Sha! Art and Dragon Age are my plans for the day.... can't go wrong. :D (Big Grin) 
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Shaleene1 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Perfect combination there!
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janneward Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yep. Can't decide if I wanna draw or paint tho....
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