Beth Bale, Bird Watchers Painting

A new most-fun painting by Beth Bale. Who among you has a scene like this one at your bird feeder? At our house it’s Harmony and Blossom, our formerly-stray cats. T-Lo lives in the house so she has to just watch from the window, though she still reaches like the one in this painting. I […]

Terri Lange, “Boss” painting

  Despite the washout of my camera flash, some of you may relate to this complicated painting by Terri Lange, titled “Boss.” I thought Monday a good to to share it. Who can relate to it as boss themselves? When I was a boss I could relate to the myriad of issues and details to […]

Helen Buiskool, New Nature Paintings

  Just look at the beauty what Helen Buiskool has created!  Her muse, Nature, has engaged her in rapt attention and deftly moved her hands and paints to show the intimate majesty of flowers, plants and trees.  We merely need to attend to Helen’s revelations to find our own new insights.  One favorite thing I […]

Helen Buiskool, “Lanterns in the Mist” painting

This enchanting dreamy painting is by new Joyful Jewel artist, Helen Buiskool.  Helen describes her work as both figurative and abstract.  This one seems to have both qualities.  It invites long deep looking and imagining.  It delights me in a way that is hard to describe. I can imagine myself serenely dancing in this scene […]

Kate Ladd paintings on special sale

If you have had your eye on one of Kate Ladd‘s fabulous paintings, now is the time to buy them! She is not on the studio tour this year and has put these and more of her paintings on special sale at t.he Joyful Jewel. ~~~ See new pieces on FaceBook Follow us on Twitter @TheJoyfulJewel […]

Wendy Wilkins, Painting “Golden Glen”

“Golden Glen” by Wendy Wilkins Alcohol Ink, Original Framed piece Wendy Wilkins paints with alcohol inks, bringing a vibrant satiny sheet to her paintings.  This original, Golden Glen, is my favorite.  I just love the shimmery birch/aspen trees in all those shades of yellow, gold and brown. ~~~ See new pieces on FaceBook Follow us […]

Rita Baldwin painting “Gathering Courage”

“Gathering Courage” by Rita Baldwin, Painting Rita Baldwin came this week with a few new oil paintings and a new orchid for her display.  I asked her about “Gathering Courage” a painting I especially love.  She said that the series of women came from her experience and that of others in accepting challenges from nature. […]

Vangi Cathcart “Bamboo in Two Paintings”

Bamboo in two paintings by Vangi Cathcart Sumi-e Watercolor A common subject in Vangi Cathcart’s specialty of Sumi-e painting, Bamboo stands for Summer and symbolizes strength and flexibility.  Bamboo is so strong and flexible that it can blow over in the wind and spring back up when the storm has passed.  These qualities are ones […]

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Shannon Bueker, Painting “Horses Angle Down”

“Horses Angle Down” Shannon Bueker 15″ x 30″, Acrylic on Canvas $450, Original Shannon Bueker is great at bringing dreams to light and motion.  This painting, titled “Horses Angle Down” certainly has a dreamy quality and is also an interesting composition. Try this: Look at it quickly before you recognize the horses and see how […]