• Art Event

    May 2024 Events

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 2024 National Juried Show April 30th thru June 1st Arts Center of Yates County127 Main Street, Penn Yan, NY(Click here for more details on hours, directions, protocols) Reception & Awards Ceremony:Friday, May 3rd 5-7pm On View:What Appears in the Roots, ink pen drawing ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Winter/Spring Member Show Extended thru…

  • Art Event

    April 2024 Events

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    Here’s what I have going on for the month of April! ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Total Solar Eclipse Astronomy & Earth Exhibit April 4th thru April 8th Vines of New York Pop-Up Location20 Castle Street, Geneva, NY(Click here for more details on hours, directions, protocols) On View:Waterfall paintings, Sketchy Tree original ink drawings,…

  • Inktober

    Inktober 2023 Part 4

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    Here’s a recap of the last week of the Inktober challenge.  Thanks for following along while I’ve been playing around with different water mediums.  Do you have a favorite from this past week? Day 24 Pigma Micron ink pen, Uni-ball Signo gold gel pen, Staedtler watercolor pencils, Artist’s Loft watercolor…

  • Inktober

    Inktober 2023 Part 3

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    Here’s a recap of the third week of the Inktober challenge.  I’ve been enjoying playing around with different materials and colors than I’m used to using.  Do you have a favorite from this past week? You can follow along daily on my progress on social media (@LauraJaenArt). Day 16 Pigma…

  • Inktober

    Inktober 2023 Part 2

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    Here’s a recap of the second week of the Inktober challenge.  I’ve been enjoying playing around with different materials and colors than I’m used to using.  I’m particularly proud of some of the pieces that I created this week.  Do you have a favorite so far? You can follow along…

  • Art Event,  Artwork,  Local History

    Clemens and the Pen

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    This year was the fifth year I participated in the Clemens and the Pen artist retreat at Quarry Farm hosted by Community Arts of Elmira and the Center for Mark Twain Studies.  The event was the beginning of August and the weeks have gotten away from me, but I still…

  • About Artist,  Life

    Inspiring Spring Flowers

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    Each spring I love to watch the different flowers take their turns blooming.  It’s always a fun and slightly magical to see what comes up from the year before and how well the new seeds will do.   I always find myself inspired to create when the first flowers emerge.  I…

  • About Artist,  Artwork

    My Favorite Pieces

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    I was asked this past week what I thought was my best piece of art or my favorite that I’ve done.  At first I joked that it was like being asked to pick my favorite children.  I spend so much time with each piece that it really is hard to…

  • About Artist,  Artwork

    Art Update

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    It’s been a little while since I’ve showed what I’ve been working on, so I thought this week (since I couldn’t find any birthdays) it’d be a perfect time to share some of the art I’ve finished lately. Here’s a picture of my studio assistant Precious helping with one of…

  • Artwork

    Sketchy Trees Update

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    When I started drawing my Sketchy Tree series a year ago, I had no idea that it would span this long and encompass so many drawings.  The series has a total of 39 pieces of art – 13 large drawings of trees with exposed roots and 26 small drawings of…