[ Your Fate Or Mine, 48"x 60", oil on canvas, c. 2010 ]
Today's Inspiration is courtesy of Blythe Hill. She sent me a link to the art of Jen Mann the other day, and I am forever grateful to her for it. This girl paints whimsical scenes of sexy women with cute, little, fuzzy animals and somehow there is still a sense of danger that you get when you look at them. How does she do it? I love them. I want to buy a print for my room. Check out her website here. Not only is she an amazing artist, she is also the art director of a really cool Canadian magazine called Konekt.
[ Jen Mann at her work space. ]
[ Konekt Magazine ]
I've been wanting to include animals in my paintings for a while now. I was telling my friend David that I want to paint him holding his shotgun, with his dog Riff heeling obediently at his feet and his Cadillac parked behind him. It would be a modern day interpretation of one of those classic hunting portraits that English gentlemen used to have commissioned for their hallway of mirrors.
Anyways, here are a few of my favorite paintings by the talented Jen Mann, as well as one of her prints.
Listening to: Neko Case's "Maybe Sparrow"
I forgot how great Neko Case is.
[ Don't Hide Your Face Dear, 24"x 30", oil on canvas ]
[ And Dance By The Light Of The Moon, 30"x36", oil on canvas, c. 2009 ]
[ Follow, 48"x48", oil on canvas ]
[ July Flame, 48"x 60", oil on canvas, c. 2010 ]
[ Sea Gal, 48"x48", oil on canvas ]
[ Snow White, 48"x48", oil on canvas, c. 2009 ]
[ Pelican, 48"x48", oil on canvas ]