In order to serve you better, I am in the process of rebuilding my website with a new hosting company.
Unfortunately, years worth of blog posts will no longer be available for your reading and viewing pleasure.
I am doing my best to re-create some of my favorite posts on this new platform. AND I will share a link for my archived blog asap.
Thank you so much for your continued support! I love you guys and appreciate all the inspiration you have given me. xo,
How does this artist say "thank you"? I love being able to use and share my art to express my gratitude. This one is for my trading coach, I appreciate his patience and sharing his expertise. Bear Market, Bull Market...the more you have, the more you able to give back. 4" x 4" mixed media on wood panel.
Sneak Peak of New Works for Saturday's Milk Street Furniture's Atlanta Launch...What do you guys think??
First two are inspired by the classic Goodnight Moon, and the following color palettes are inspired by desserts: Creme Brulee, Blueberry Streusel, Lemon Meringue, Peaches -N- Cream, Strawberry Shortcake, and Key Lime Pie. Had a blast creating these pieces!
#JennyKingArt #JKingArtworks #DistinctStyleRemarkableArt #MilkStreetBaby #BelliniAtlanta
PURPLE HAZE will be available at the Creative Mill Art Expo at the Roswell Mill...check here for details.
Purple Haze, 33" x24" x 3" Mixed Media on Custom Panel
Been very busy between The Why Not Factor book, getting the mobile studio set up, lining up the Artist on the Lam Project, making art...and that's just the work side of things! On the personal side of things, my boy just went off to college and my other boy is in dual-enrollment this senior year, so really both my boys are in college! Dang, time goes by fast! Thank you to everyone for all your love and support! I appreciate you from the bottom of my heart. I will do my best to keep you guys in the loop! xo, jk
LOCAL ARTIST LEAVES BEHIND BRICK-AND-MORTAR STUDIO...FOR A BUS AND A ROUSING NEW PROJECT.
Mobile businesses are happening all around us and in every industry. The art world is no exception.
Artist Jenny King has been a fixture on the Marietta Square for almost a decade. At the end of the month, she will be moving her studio from the cozy spot above The Australian Bakery, to a shuttle bus conversion. “Leaving the Square was a tough decision, I love it there, the people, the community, but ultimately, transitioning into a mobile studio is in alignment with a project I’ve been working on for awhile now called
I'm adding the next layer. Trying to figure out which lyric lines to include. They're all so touching but only a few will make the cut.
I've seen images of this private collection in a magazine or online somewhere...I can't quite place it. So when I walked in the front door and recognized the space, I about fell over.
This collection is amazing to see in so many ways and to hear the owner talk about each piece and artist with his passion and love of art, made it an more inspiring experience.
These images were snapped with my phone, with owner's permission and are unedited. These are also just a few of the many incredible works. WOW!
3 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW WHEN BUYING ART
There’s a lot of art out there. Trying to choose just one piece can be daunting. But buying art doesn’t have to be intimidating.
Here’s three simple things you need to know when making a decision.
1. Buy art you love.
How do you know if it’s love? You will think about that piece often. It will haunt you until you come back for it. You will mentally hang it on your wall just to see how it looks. You may mentally hang it on several walls just to see how it looks there too.
When you buy art you love, it will always have a special place in your heart.
2. Buy art you LOVE.
Don’t buy a piece because it matches your sofa. Don’t buy a piece because it has the trendy color of the month. A close friend of mine is lucky because I have actually re-worked that piece they bought to match their sofas five years ago. They learned the hard way. You don’t have to.
Buy art because it evokes emotion in you. Buy art because you can’t stop looking at it. Buy art that inspires you.
3. Buy art YOU love.
Seriously. Buy the art YOU love. Not your interior decorator. Not your BFF. Not your mama. Not your papa. You. Buy the art YOU love. If it doesn’t speak to your people, that’s ok. I’ve often found that those same people end up loving the piece too. Either way, it makes a great conversation piece.
Bonus Tip: BUY art you love.
Don’t pass it by. Original art is just that, original. There is no other piece just like that one you love. If you let it get away, someone else will take the art you love home with them and they will live happily ever after. Don’t let someone else have your fairy tale.
Buy the art you love while it's available.
I've always been an artist, yet only became a collector a few years ago. I love every piece I've ever bought and enjoy telling the story behind each...How I came to acquire it, how I came to know the artist and how the artist explained how he/she created that piece.
My only regrets are the ones that got away.~jk
What’s a Personal Artist and 3 Things You Need to Know Before Getting One
A Personal Artist is similar to a professional photographer who use their talent and experience to capture your precious moments with images, whereas personal artists leverage their unique talents and style to create original art and/or enhance the experience of an event.
Personal art is a beautiful way to savor a memory or experience, create an heirloom painting, or impress your brand.
If you are considering hiring a personal artist, there are some important points you need to know.
First, be sure to find an artist that reflects your style.
Imagine asking Mick Jagger to sing opera. I'm sure it would be something to see, but it's not his forte.
Each artist has their own defining style. If you ask them to alter that style, you could be setting yourself up for disappointment.
For example, I have a very distinct contemporary-impressionistic-abstract style. If a potential client is looking for a hyper-realism type of painting, they’ve got the wrong artist, and I will let them know up front. It’s a great opportunity for me to refer them to one of my artist friends specializing in that particular genre.
Second, find an artist within your budget.
I can’t speak for other artists, but I genuinely want people who love my art, to have my art and I’m happy to make it happen without devaluing my work.
Please don’t ever ask an artist to discount his or her work. Instead, let the artist know your budget requirements and they will most likely work with you. It may be a smaller size, a less expensive canvas or panel, or a similar but different piece.
Last but not least, you’re going to want to make sure you have a signed contract.
Having clear definitions of size, completion date, cost, framing, etc. is going to save you from any potential headaches caused by miscommunication or misunderstanding. Any artist offering this service should have a contract ready. I use my own contracts, written in simple terms and go over them with my clients line by line.
There’s nothing quite like having a remarkable piece of art that tells your story with passion. It’s a beautiful and timeless gift that will continue to give for many years and generations to come.
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-what's on my easel
-the creative process