Sunday, November 29, 2009

Autumn Watercolor, Jan Blencowe


copyrigth  2009, Jan Blencowe, Connecticut, USA


I hope you had a bountiful Thanksgiving!  It's hard to believe that Advent has begun and the Christmas season is here! 

I am busy addressing holiday cards to my collectors, I'm nearly half way done and have cards going to 20 different states and 5 countries so far!!  I designed and ordered beautiful cards through www.vistaprint.com and also had two new postcard designs printed. I find that I prefer to hand out full color postcards that feature a single image of  one of my painitngs on the front and all my contact info on the back along with my website, blog, twitter and facebook info, rather than a small standard business card. The postcards have more of an impact and people tend to keep them, tack them on the fridge, etc.

I'm still working on that painting I started a couple of weeks ago. It's a 20x30 and I've been experimenting with new painting techniques.  It's slow going as I find my way and though it's gone through many revisions I am finally pleased with the direction it's going in. I hope to have a progress picture soon, but because it gets dark so early now and the angle of the sun is low the bare tree branches cast dappled shadows everywhere it's hard to get a good photo. Maybe I'll just take one in the studio!

Don't forget original art makes a wonderful gift that lasts a lifetime! Visit my website www.janblencowe.com for available paintings and my shop at Fine Art America for prints of my watercolors here

1 comment:

AutumnLeaves said...

This is so beautiful, Jan. I love your holiday postcard idea as well. I'm planning on working on how to paint a scene with less rigid borders just like this one. Thank heavens for sketchbooks for practice!