Monday, December 22, 2008

"The Portrait"

Two of my paintings (Courtney and Blue Skies) will be included in a group show in The Arts Center in Orange this January. The show, titled "The Portrait," will be on display from January 8 to January 31, 2009, and features the work of Francisco Centofanti, Paolo Coppini, Thomas Marsh, Bradley Stevens, Henry Wingate, and myself. The opening reception is Thursday, January 8 at 6:30PM.

Exhibit details: Artist bios and websites

129 East Main Street
Orange, Virginia 22960

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Friday, September 26, 2008

The Frog Prince

So I just got Photoshop and an Intuos3 and I am having a LOT of fun with them. I had no idea how addictive they would be. :-)

I'll be posting more soon... I did finish the portrait I was working on, so I'll photograph that and post it this weekend.

Monday, September 15, 2008


My school's hosting a group of Tibetan monks this week, so I got to pop in (and sketch) the opening ceremony for the creation of a sand mandala. It was really cool--

These are actually the first sketches I've done from life in a long time (lately I've been more into my characters). But this was really fun to draw, really neat and definitely not something you see every day.

Anyway, I'm just about done with the painting I'm working on (Michael). I'll have it finished by next weekend and hopefully post it then, too.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Friday, July 25, 2008

Saturday, July 19, 2008

New Website!

So I just finished redesigning my .Mac site... Added lots of new work. I would love to hear any comments, especially about the new stuff (it's really new). Go here to see, and drop a line (jenny underscore davis at comcast dot net) or comment at the bottom of this post.

Oh, and I just finished a new painting, so I'll be posting that in a few days (as soon as I flatten it - it's really curly right now).

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Monday, June 30, 2008

Studio Space

I'll be subleasing studio space in the Torpedo Factory this summer. My work will be in studio 3 from July 9 to July 25, and I'll be working Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and some Wednesdays. Feel free to drop by to talk or to see more of my work.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


Started this one last week. It's about 16"x12", and around halfway done... or maybe a little more than half.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

"Early Look"

My painting Blue Skies will be featured in "Early Look," an undergraduate art show curated by F. Lennox Campello. The show will hang in Long View Gallery in D.C. from June 7th to July 5th, with the opening reception on Saturday, June 7th, from 5-8PM.

More information about the show and sneak peaks of some of the work to be featured can be found on Mr. Campello's blog, Daily Campello Art News.

Long View Gallery
1302 9th ST NW
Washington, DC 20001
All week, 11 AM - 7 PM

Another Oil Painting


Here's that oil painting I said I'd post. I'm really happy with the way it turned out.

(I know I keep saying I'll post more watercolors soon...
... and I will...
... soon. Summer's been really busy so far. But that's a good thing.)

In the meantime, I have some news for an upcoming post...

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Finally, a Post!

So I've been utterly swamped with homework lately and haven't had much time for posting - but I finally have the time and a picture! Here's something I did for my oil painting class:

This one is 14"x11" and took about six hours. The first three hours were from life and the rest were done from a reference photo and memory.

I'll have more oils to post in the coming weeks, along with new watercolors. Right now I have two completed watercolors and one in progress that I haven't photographed yet, so I'll probably be posting those late this month or in May, as soon as I get some free time.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

NSAL Traveling Show Reviewed at the DCist

Kelly Rand of the DCist recently reviewed the NSAL's Water Media on Paper Traveling Exhibit, which is currently residing in Nevin Kelly Gallery. An excerpt from the article reads:

"Top prize of $10,000 went to local watercolor artist Jenny Davis, a student at Saint Mary's College... Her winning entry, Portrait of Tess (pictured), is striking. It is a soft watercolor with subtle color shifts that makes her subject almost too perfect to be real."

You can find the whole article here.

Nevin Kelly Gallery Blog
National Society of Arts and Letters

Friday, February 08, 2008

NSAL Traveling Show Comes to DC

The National Society of Arts and Letters' Water Media on Paper Competition traveling show will be in Nevin Kelly Gallery from February 27th to March 23rd. The show features the work of the competition's finalists. The opening reception is Thursday, February 28th, 5:30-7:30PM. (See press release for details.)

Nevin Kelly Gallery
1517 U Street NW
Washington DC 20009

National Society of Arts and Letters

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Little Girl #3

I finished this one back in July but only just now got around to photographing it. I love this little one. It's just 3.25"x3.25".

Oh, and I updated with a better photo of Lily.

Little Girl #2


This is one of my favorites. I finished this one back in July, but I guess I forgot to post it here.

New Work

Well, I am back for a lovely three-day weekend and have had an amazing first week back at school - I actually had free time to draw and paint! I have lots of new stuff to post this weekend.

I was fortunate enough recently to attend a concert by the Artis-Quartett Wien. My friend and me got seats in the front row and were bowled over by the performance. I brought my sketchbook with me and drew the group while they played - I think I went through about 17 pages. It was an awesome experience and a huge challenge to try to capture the motions of the musicians. Afterwards we got to meet the quartet and get their autographs.

(From left to right, Peter Schuhmayer, 1st violin; Johannes Meissl, 2nd violin; Herbert Kefer, viola; and Othmar Müller, violoncello.)

Here are some of the better sketches from the night-