Saturday, February 18, 2012

My Favorite Artist

It has occurred to me more than once, that with the word "Art" in the title of my blog, I ought to be showing you more of that!  So today I want to introduce you to my favorite artist:  my daughter, Jenna.  I plan to post her artwork regularly, perhaps once a month or so.

Jenna is currently a freshman in the School of Art at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.  She's always been artistic and creative, and when she entered high school she already knew that she wanted to pursue art as a career.

Here she is at her Senior Art Show last spring at her high school, surrounded by her work:

 She is fabulously talented as a painter on canvas, and as a digital artist on the computer.  On her left you can see a painting of her cat, Q-Tip, done in the style of a painting by an artist whose name she can no longer recall!

Jenna has a unique personal style that is quirky and offbeat.  She doesn't always paint fluffy white kittens; usually the tone of her art is more like these highly-detailed, painted ping-pong balls (which I set on spools of thread so they wouldn't roll away during the photo session!)

Front view:

Back view:

On the left, the Monster from the Black Lagoon; on the right, a "lovely" mermaid:

On the left, a vampire; on the right, a mummy:

I think these are amazing!  I especially love the mermaid, because it is completely opposite of the "average" mermaid, with her missing tooth and over-done makeup.  I'm also impressed with the mummy's wrappings, which extend smoothly around the entire ball.

Next time I will show you a couple of Jenna's sculptures...they are really cool...!


Helen said...

WOWSER!! she is one talented little lady!

Wish I had even half her talent.

LimeRiot said...

I can see that your creative talents have been passed to your daughter. I look forward to seeing more of her work.

Unknown said...

Shouting out hello to Jenna!!
And I am screaming over those ping pong balls, screaming!
Same here, looking forward to seeing more Jennart!

Leslie Andersen said...

Thanks for the nice comments! I am so proud of her.