Friday, November 3, 2017

ASMA News and Journal (Fall 2017) - Front Cover and Feature Article

Brent Jensen was featured on the front cover and in a five-page article in the Fall 2017 issue of ASMA News and Journal, a publication of The American Society of Marine Artists. I appreciate the seriousness of this publication with footnotes and was informed that each issue is cataloged in the Library of Congress.  It details my genealogy back to Nantucket and my artist path and philosophy in a way that has not previously been presented to the public.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Art Contest

I came across a free art contest God, Man & Nature. The purpose is to show how God communicates to mankind through nature. Grand prize is $2,000. If interested, please click the link for details about the contest and how to enter. 

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Three Person Exhibition - Tirage Fine Art

September 9, 2017 from 5-7 pm is the opening reception for a Three Person Exhibition at Tirage Fine Art in Pasadena, California. I will have 15 new oil paintings in this show. Many new compositions are of local Pasadena scenes. Others pieces are favorite European scenes. I hope to see you at the reception. The exhibition will be up the month of September.

Pasadena City Hall (16 x 20)

Sunday, August 20, 2017

2017 Western Regional Exhibition of Oil Painters of America

Sunset Sailing, 18 x 24, was selected for inclusion in the 2017 Western Regional Exhibition of Oil Painters of America. The show runs from November 10 to December 9, 2017.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

 American Impressionist Society 18th Annual National Juried Exhibition

Portrait of the Artist is an 18 x 24 oil painting that was selected to be part of the American Impressionist Society 18th Annual National Juried Exhibition. The event takes place from September 28th - October 29th, 2017 at Montgomery-Lee Fine Art in Park City, Utah. This entry marks the 5th consecutive year that one of my oil paintings has been accepted into the exhibition. This composition is from a scene I came upon at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair and Victorian Holiday Party.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Thin Line Tips

The email made my day. Someone taking their first art class in part because they are inspired by my paintings. He was struggling with how to create thin lines. He wondered if I used a pallet knife or super thin brush. I responded to his email and decided to share this tip as a blog post as well.

Rockport was the painting he mentioned.

The close up shows the moored ropes.

The tip is to paint the rope, then go back over the area with darker paint, thereby leaving only the thin line you desire.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

ASMA Signature Member Article

The American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA) included an article in their Winter 2017 publication on me as a new signature member. Big thanks to ASMA for sharing this spotlight on my work. I hope you enjoy reading the article.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Contemporary Masters of Marine Painting

The Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art of the Midland Center for the Arts in Midland, Missouri has an invitational exhibit called Contemporary Masters of Marine Painting. This museum show is from January 14 to April 2, 2017. I will have three paintings exhibited including Buck’s Harbor, Maine, a 24 x 30 oil painting.

Monday, January 2, 2017

San Francisco Paint Out – February 11

The Balclutha is a three-masted, steel-hulled, square-rigged ship built in 1886 to carry a variety of cargo all over the world. It is now part of the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. On Saturday, February 11 starting at 10 a.m., The American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA) is hosting a paint out to paint the Balclutha from the Aquatic Park near Fisherman’s Wharf. The day will include a guided tour of the ship at 2:15 pm.  You don’t have to be an ASMA member to attend this paint out. To be added to the interest list, contact Brent Jensen at or 415-307-7779.