December 11, 2007

Expressive Portraits are Here!


Yesterday I received a shipment of my book "Expressive Portraits". It was so exciting to open the box and see all of the books waiting to be distributed to those waiting for a copy!

The book is now available at your local book store and art supply store; please let me know what you think of the publication.

Jean

December 04, 2007

Commission

I have been working on a large commission for the past few weeks. The process is almost over and those last few marks seem for take the longest! The painting has seven figures in it with quite a complex background; it has been challenging and fun to develop.

Well back to painting to keep warm!

Jean

November 26, 2007

Emily Carr

Thank you to M. Ray for the comment about a life long love of portraits. I hope that you enjoy Expressive Portraits, it should be arriving soon!

Today I went with a fellow artist and friend to the Emily Carr exhibition at the Glenbow museum. The energy of her brush strokes and movement were so strong in many of her paintings. She truly took the West Coast Canadian landscape and told the story in her own visual language! I sat there wondering how she must have felt when she was interpreting the forested landscape.

If you are interested in this exhibition you can go to www.glenbow.org/exhibitions/ for more information.

Jean

November 23, 2007

North Light Book Club

Thank you for the great enthusiasm!

I just saw the Promotional booklet from North Light Books with Expressive Portrait as their book of the month. They really did a great job with the excerpts and explanations. The book should be available now so it is just a matter of waiting for the shipping!

J

November 20, 2007

Watercolor Artist


Exciting News! Starting with the February 2008 issue, Watercolor Magic will now be called Watercolor Artist. While the magazine will still celebrate the magic of watercolor, the new name puts the focus where it rightfully belongs, on you, the artist.

Watercolor Artist will feature a section from "Expressive Portraits" and place the painting "Harlequin" on the cover. This is the first time that a painting of mine has appeared on the cover of a magazine!

I hope that you will enjoy the February issue of Watercolor Artist, let me know what you think.

November 13, 2007

Jarvis Award


My painting Silk Wrapped was honored with the Jarvis Award in the 2007 Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour Open Water Exhibition.

November 12, 2007

Yellowknife






November 1st


The Birchwood gallery in Yellowknife held a wonderful opening for my solo show entitled "Diversity of Brush Stroke".


Willow Root sang throughout the evening to really enrich the art experience for everyone who attended.








Thank you Tony and Peter for a beautiful evening.



I have provided a couple images from the exhibition as well as a photo of Yellow Knife for those of you who haven't had the opportunity to travel to the north. Here is a view of Great Slave Lake.

October 12, 2007

Book Release - November 2007




Expressive Portraits:
Creative Methods for Painting People

by Jean Pederson




A North Light Publication

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