The Art of Esther L Jones

I invite you into this ancient, divine magic of art and music. May you find beauty, joy, peace, purpose and inspiration here. Godspeed.

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What should I paint next? There are twelve days left, and I’m open to ideas. Remember, the theme is “one thing” and I’m keeping it to simple shapes. Here is another grocery produce find. A luscious apple. I am out of scraps of UArt, so now I’ll be scrounging my other scraps. You may hear…

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Another grocery produce painting. In my three years of painting I have yet to try a lemon. Which is funny because a lot of beginners start with simple things like that. I was surprised to see so much green, and I realize there are probably other colors in it that I did not see. Subscribe…

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Don’t you just love to look at acorn squash? And the orange colors can be so bright and rich. This one was fun. I had been given a pack of Richeson pastel paper and I decided to try it out even though it was bigger than I’d planned to work on during this challenge. I…

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Transparency. I have not quite figured out how to get a transparent effect on my florals. And also, wouldn’t you call it transparency that I’m willing to post such an evident failure? Haha. As I always say, every stroke is a learning stroke. So I learned something and built skills whether I like the results…

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Can you tell yet that I’m a morning painter? It’s mostly because of my job, but it works best for me: I don’t have energy to paint when I get home from work. I had to paint this pear so I could eat it! It looks so delicious in life; I may not have done…

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Yesterday I decided to drop by the produce department at the grocery and choose some subjects for the next few days of paintings. This avocado was the first choice. I dug out some small scraps of UArt… These are about 4 by 4, so pretty small. Makes painting fast, but gives less room for detail.…

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One thing I think will come out of this exercise is that I will paint faster and with less dithering about all the choices! I’ve had this dried rose in my collection of things to paint for quite some time. I just grabbed it this morning and in 20 minutes was able to do this.…

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After the realization that I need to choose one SIMPLE thing to paint each day, I chose a mug… With ripples. Wouldn’t you know, haha… Those little ripples made for more complications. But painting glass and ceramics is very good practice, so here is my mug. Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address…

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Well, I’m behind a day. Although I’m a little disappointed, the reality is that the human body can only do so much! This little guy or… gal, was another part of our family beach vacation last weekend. I’m afraid he discovered the meaning of the song Fly Sally Fly not too long after the photo…

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This light fixture in our little beach cottage caught my fancy, so I tried to capture it. It lights the stairwell. I loved it when the light wasn’t on, but I also loved it lit, and the complicated shapes of the shadows it produced. I’m not satisfied with the results, but I enjoyed trying. I’ve…

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