August 31, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Relief

Last year my home state of West Virginia experienced devastating flooding, and I was able to make several donations to the Red Cross for relief efforts thanks to your all's generosity. 

 



To help aid in relief efforts for those affected by Hurricane Harvey recently in Texas and the surrounding areas, I am donating 100% of the proceeds from the sale of my Texas state print to the American Red Cross' Harvey Relief Fund 
now through September 14

This sweet print was hand-painted in watercolors and features the Texas state flower (bluebonnets) 
and hand-painted lettering. 

Prints are $25 (plus shipping), so every print purchase will give $25 toward Harvey Relief! 
 

You can purchase this print here in my Etsy shop.  








August 29, 2017

New collection: Tables & Flowers!

I am so excited to share my newest collection with you all! 
It's called "Tables & Flowers," and every painting in the series, ranging from florals to interiors to tablescapes, features one or both of those items. 



 This series was really an exploration of color and medium. I used Flashe vinyl paint in every painting (along with acrylics and wax crayon), and I had so much fun working with the paints. 


 
The vinyl paint operates very similarly to acrylic paint, but it dries with a soft, velvety texture (whereas acrylics are slightly glossy and shiny upon drying). The colors are AMAZING and they mix with acrylics really well. 

 Seated 8 - 16x20"


Seated 5 - 8x10"


 
This series has 17 paintings, ranging in size from 8x8" to 24x30". 

Part of this collection includes some tablescape paintings. I had SO much fun with these, from designing the tabletop to choosing the featured meal. 

Cake and Tarts - 11x14"


 in process

 Coffee and Eggs - 10x10"


I also did a couple of larger pieces


 Dream Room 7 - 24x30"






 You can find the full collection here in my Etsy shop

August 15, 2017

Recently

I've been busy in the studio the past month working on new cards & prints and a new painting collection, the latter of which will be released on Tuesday, August 29th. 



I also have added several upcoming shows & events to my schedule for the Fall and Winter (see tab at top of page). 



 Here's a look into my studio and a little sneak peek of the paintings for the upcoming release! 


 still working with my new Flashe vinyl paints. LOVE the colors

Studio shelfie

New interior styled in my home (because why not enjoy them for a bit before they sell?)

cannot get enough of the blooming Crepe Myrtles in our neighborhood

always covered in paint

stacks of new works

 back to school supplies!!

prepping a wholesale order

painting details on a new piece

Don't forget to check out the new paintings in my shop on August 29th!


 

July 14, 2017

"Perspective" at The Art League

In June my piece "The Artist's Studio V" was accepted into The Art League's juried show entitled "Perspective" at The Torpedo Factory.


I was honored to find out that my painting was awarded Honorable Mention! 






Show notes from the juror David Carter:

"Jennifer Allevato’s The Artist’s Studio, “nicely echoes Matisse’s The Red Studio and it’s flattened perspective. The viewer is looking in at the studio, and there’s a painting on the easel that artist is creating of the studio. The artist has provided us with several different perspectives.”




Unfortunately, the opening was so crowded that I didn't get any other photos of the show. My bad. 





It was a great show, though! 
Thanks to the Art League! 


painting available here




July 10, 2017

My Chromatic Studio

I recently completed a project on my Instagram entitled "My Chromatic Studio"



My studio is a bit of a blank box with white walls and a natural wood floor, but I always receive comments on how bright and colorful it is due to all my art and supplies.



So I decided to showcase some of my supplies, grouped by color, within one of my butcher paint trays (to help contain the size). 
I ended up with 28 unique, colorful groupings under the hashtag #mychromaticstudio

Here they are!

Red


Fuchsia


 Blush


Peach/ Coral


Orange


Yellow


Yellow-Green


Mint and Olive


Kelly Green


Dark/ Forest Green


Teal


Turquoise


Cerulean


Cobalt Blue


Navy Blue


Periwinkle


Lavender


Purple/ Violet


 Red-Violet


 Sepia/ Brown


Tan


Gold


Silver


Grey


Black


White


Clear


Rainbow



My Chromatic Studio


I invite you to share your studio supplies with the hashtag #mychromaticstudio