big city living show in the heart of yyc - inglewood @ arton9th GALLERY. NEW WORK WITH ENCAUSTICS TO VIEW AND PURCHASE ORIGINALS AND PRINTS AVAILABLE. JOIN US!
Here is the view that is inspiring the new painting.
I am in an apartment at the bottom this hill. I come up here often to see the view, to run, to relax, to meditate, to take photos and now to draw.
I did a light watercolour and sketch from the top of the hill. the rest of the work happens in the studio.
I carried this birch canvas up the hill along with a little tin of watercolours, one paint brush, pencil, charcoal and a little stool. I sat on my little fold out stool, put on my headphones and I listened to Cindy Lauper while I took in the scene. It isn't always Cindy Lauper. This is absolutely my favourite activity - drawing plein air. You know, on location. I have drawn from this view point before, although a different scene. Here is a video of a painting I did from this hill 6 or 7 years ago! I am happy to revisit the location, but with a new approach. All is fresh, but familiar. It is a nice feeling.
I'm working on a new body of work. Cityscapes for a show at Arton9th scheduled for Mid September. This work is a combination of phototransfer, acrylic paint, oil paint and encaustic. New directions in my work has me very excited! Here is a little peak.
ORIGINAL ARTWORK. PROFESSIONALLY FRAMED AND READY TO HANG. SIGNED AND ARTIST BIO ON THE BACK. Available at the Western Showcase July 5-16th. View my FACEBOOK PAGE to see my shop!
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The painting they used is called, 'Stephen Avenue' and you can find it in my Big City Living painting series.
This was a commissioned piece. This couple has a home in Nelson, BC and they wanted a painting of the house, but also to include the beauty of the mountains and their view. Susan provided me with a few photos and the story about the house. It was a pleasure to create these pieces for Susan and John.
Here is their response:
John and I love the pieces, we hung them in our entry so we see them as we come and go to work, to remind us of our dream. We’ve had lots of compliments and have sent a number of people to your website. Thanks again Jake, I really enjoy your work,
Owner & President of ABL Imaging
Both of these pieces are hanging in the CMLC office in the old St. Louis Hotel.
EAST VILLAGE RIVER WALK MOONLIGHT
Both paintings are 2' x 4' painted on wood canvas. I used acrylic paint, ink, collage and resin. I did a lot of photography and sketching on site before painting the pieces.
When I first got to Calgary in 2003, I was painting the places of Mission district (4 st SW). I was living there so I could sketch, paint and photograph the area every day. Now I do the same in the East Village. It takes a long time for me to get to the painting stage in my cityscapes. I play around a lot with sketching and photography first. Putting things to scale are not important - rather including all the elements in a scene that give a mood and a feel to a place.
EAST VILLAGE RIVERWALK SUNSHINE
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$53 - includes supplies and you go home with a masterpiece you created in class!
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Physical Address: 80 Veterans Way, Drumheller, AB
Mailing Address: 224 Centre St, Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y4
Phone: (403) 823-1370
Oct 21, 2016 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm | Badlands Community Facility
Nov 18th, 2016 | 6:00pm - 9:00 pm | Deadline to register is November 11th | Badlands Community Facility
Mixed-Media Art and Wine Night offers you a chance to relax with friends, drink some wine and unleash your inner artist. Our local artists Jake Joy provides a memorable experience and an opportunity to create an original art masterpiece that you can take with you. Whether you are planning a birthday party, bridal shower, team building event, or client appreciation night; we have the perfect way to do it! Mixed-Media Art and Wine Night at the Badlands Community Facility!
Mixed-media artwork is the use of two or more different mediums to create one piece. JakeJoy uses up to 4 different mediums in one painting: photo transfer, ink drawing, collage and acrylic fluid paints. She would like to share some of that process with you. This will be an easy to follow mixed media introduction class. Get ready to be surprised and thrilled with the outcome of your own mixed-media painting.
In this class we will use photo transfer to create the base drawing of our mixed-media painting. Then strengthen some of the dark colour or add marks with pen and ink. We follow that step with built up layers of acrylic glaze and then you can decide if you would like to add more detail with opaque paint and collage. The work is completed with a final seal of glaze.
Art is the...
great connector of people, places and dreams. It speaks the language of the heart when it is authentic and created from an open and non-judgemental space. It is passionate pursuit of creation with a playful mind.