Sunday, September 7, 2014

My Andrew Wyeth Inspired Oil Painting

Andrew Wyeth is a famous American artist of the 20th century. One of his most famous paintings is called Christina's World. Mr. Wyeth had a summer home in Cushing, Maine. When in town, he often visited the Olson family and sketched and painted many of the family members and their property. Christina Olsen suffered from polio. While visiting the historical home from the 1700's during my recent paint trip to Maine, I captured this scene (Christina's Window, 14 x 11) of the chairs Christina would sit at as she viewed the world through the kitchen window.
Olson House

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Plein Air YouTube Video

Please click here to watch a 4 minute YouTube video containing some tips and history of plein air.
Plein Air Youtube Video

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Black Frame or Brown?

Framing is an essential part of presenting professional fine art to the world. Questions arise about how ornate to go, how thick of a border and whether to use a gold, brown or black frame. Frames are personal so I don't take offense if a collector wants a different frame that what I originally put on the art work. However, I do try to use what shows the piece in the best light. I need your help with this 20 x 16 oil painting of a horse at the Santa Barbara Mission. I put it in both a black and brown frame. I know which one I'm leaning toward using. I'm interested to know which frame you think works best with this painting.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Legion of Honor Exhibit of Intimate Impressionism

If you are in the San Francisco area, a trip to the Legion of Honor before August 3, 2014 is a must. The Intimate Impressionism exhibit is worth your time. A wide selection of well-known Impressionist painters are included. My favorite was Mound of Butter by Antoine Vollon.
Brent Jensen in front of Legion of Honor

Mound of Butter by Antoine Vollon

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Oil Painting with the Masters

A new book, Oil Painting with the Masters, is available through Amazon or North Light Shop. I'm one of the artists included in Chapter 11. Click here for more information.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

American Impressionist Society's 15th Annual Exhibition

California Coast, 20 x 24 oil painting of Laguna Beach, was selected into the 15th Annual American Impressionist Society (AIS) Exhibition.  The opening reception is October 2 at Abend Gallery in Denver, Colorado. There were over 1,300 entries and only 165 paintings were accepted into the show. I feel honored to be included again this year.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

When It's Cold Outside

Mendocino Coast, 8 x 10 oil painting

The Winter months can seem long and discouraging to an artist that likes to paint outdoors. We find ourselves wondering if Spring will ever come. When I become lethargic and unmotivated to be creative, I head to the beach. Even in Winter, it lifts my spirits. This has increased my creative energy. What do you do as a plein air painter to get through Winter?