Saturday, December 28, 2013

Painting: Process Pictures of Madame Butterfly

There are process pictures of a painting I did a couple months ago, based on the opera Madame Butterfly by Puccini. 

Pardon the low quality...

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Anouk Jonker Etsy Store

I've jumped on the bandwagon and opened a little online Etsy store! With only a few items at the moment, the store will feature cards, drawings, prints, and possibly small study paintings. Stay posted for more items.

Painting: The Heart's Awakening

Based on the painting, "the Heart's Awakening," by William-Adolphe Bouguereau 

Oil on Canvas, 2013, 36"x48"

Monday, December 9, 2013

Painting: Chickadee Pallet Painting

As a followup to the previous post & description, here's a little painting of a chickadee that I made in the Netherlands. Incorporating the pallet, like the extra brush strokes in the barn study, documents the creative process. More oiseaux to come.

Oil on Canvas, 2013, 9.75"x10.5"

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Painting: Barn Study I

I've been experimenting in the studio with incorporating my process onto the canvas. For example, several pieecs (including Evolution of a Magpie) have their pallets right on the painting. This barn study, based on an old farm nearby, includes all of the extra brush strokes I used to clean my brush. Usually, these extra brush strokes and paint are either off the canvas, or covered up! I think these abstract strokes, alongside the representational barn, are an interesting and dynamic combination. But these "process pieces" have only just begun, with many more underway...

Barn Study I, Oil on canvas, November 2013, 32"x32"