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Painting New England’s Landscape and Trees

  Tall Trees, 36×24, acrylic, Copyright 2013 Jan Blencowe    Painting the Colors in Trees Color is becoming increasingly important in my new work. Manipulating the properties of color allows me to say a great many things about my subject, both descriptive and emotional.    The properties of colors of course are hue, value, temperature… read more

Two Maine Landscape Paitings in National Exhibits

  I have been very honored this week to find that two of my recent Maine landscape paintings have been juried into important national exhibitions!   Above, Schoodic Low Tide, 24×30, acrylic on linen was juried into the National Oil & Acrylic Painters 1st Open On-Line Exhibition. Just slightly over 1/3 of the 408 entries… read more

Breaking Apart: Painting the Landscape of Maine

  Breaking Apart, 24×18, acrylic on linen panel, copyright 2013 Jan Blencowe To purchase click  website In the last post I showed you the under painting for this piece done in a lovely color called green umber made by Old Holland. A few things are going on for me right now in my practice.   … read more

The Beginning of a Maine Landscape Painting featuring Rocks, Water, and Pine Trees

  Here’s a peek at what’s going on in the studio today!    It’s very unusual to see a landscape in a vertical format.  It used to be unheard of, but in the modern art world it has made its appearance, and though you can find plenty of examples of successful vertical landscape paintings, it’s… read more

Maine Plein Air Landscape Painting a Meritorious Entry

The Carrying Place, 8×10, gouache, copyright 2012, Jan Blencowe See it on my website HERE   I was so pleased to find out today that my Maine landscape painting The Carrying Place done on last summer’s Maine painting trip, while not a finalist, was designated a Meritorious Entry, in the Richeson75 Landscape, Seascape & Architectural… read more

When to Buy My New England Landscape Paintings at Auctions

Sky Light, 24×30, acrylic on linen                                                               SOLD                                  … read more

The Progression of a Landscape Painting of a Maine Marsh

    These are the usual stages I go through when making a landscape painting in the studio. The process is somewhat abbreviated when painting en plein air, outdoors, and as soon as the weather warms up and there’s something worth painting outdoors I’ll have a post on the progression of a plein air painting.… read more

Why do an Under Painting When Starting a Landscape Painting?

  This is the under painting for my newest painting, a Maine marsh, landscape painting (Hint: “Like” my facebook page and follow the development of this painting What is an under painting exactly? Why do one? And why one earth is this one red?  I’m going to answer all those questions and more! A… read more

Landscape Painting: Rocks in Maine

    Climbing Up, 30×36, acrylic, copyright 2013, Jan Blencowe   Painting Maine’s Geography As I continue to paint Maine I’m specifically drawn to painting  rocks, rock formations and the interplay between rocks and the encroaching trees and plants that make their homes in the fissures of rock formations and contribute to the breaking apart… read more

Salmagundi Club Spring Auction 2013

Salmagundi Club Spring Auctions! Great Art – Great Prices- Great Way to Support the Arts & Artists Bid on-line or in person in NYC   Below are my three pieces, one in each of the exciting spring auctions! Bids start at an incredible 1/3 of the regular gallery price! Now’s the time to get the… read more