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Jan Blencowe

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November 23rd, 2008 - 11:21 PM

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Here's the latest news and updates, and wow have I been busy!

In June I had a painting accepted in the Lyme Art Assoc. Summer Painting and Sculpture Exhibit juried by David Leffel and Sherrie McGraw
In August I won the Jane Stannard Grannis Memorial Prize in the Clinton Art Society Annual Summer Exhibit
In September I had a great week-end of sales as part of the Killingworth Art Center Autumn Arts Trail and Festival
In October I had two paintings accepted into the CT Plein Air Painters Hunt Hill Farm Show.
In November I had a painting accepted into the New Britain Museum of American Art's 39th Member's Show
Also in November I had two paintings accepted into the CT Plein Air Painters Members Show juried by David Dunlop
In November and December I will be a guest artist in the Gallery One Artists and Artisans Small Works Show, Old Saybrook, CT
In November I also participated in the Tracy Art Centers Members Show.
November 22, 1-5pm open house at the Enlightened Professional Center
December 2nd, 5:30-8:00pm I will be doing a "meet the artist" holiday open house at Total Design Source, Old Saybrook, CT
December 12th 5:00-8:00pm I will have work in both the Gallery One Holiday Show and the Tracy Art Center Affordable Art Holiday Show (yes, they're at the same time!)

My new book Painting Nature is now available in both hard cover and soft cover, It's a beautiful "coffee table" book filled with thirty-one luminous landscapes to enjoy. See a 15 page preview and purchase at http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/414603

I have a new series of digital media prints available here at Fine Art America. These are unique pieces created by taking one of my original landscapes and manipulating it with a graphic imaging program into an abstract design. The original paintings were done with a palette knife and thick impasto paint and much of that painterly texture comes across in this synthesis of old fashioned painting and technology. The resolution on these is fantastic and they look great on gallery wrap canvas especially in the larger sizes. they are priced very affordably and would make a fabulous focal point in a room or create a dramatic impact in a corporate setting.

On my blog www.thepaintingadayproject.com I've instituted "recession paintings" to help you keep collecting art and feeding your soul in these difficult economic times. You'll find beautiful 10x10 in. acrylic paintings on linen like the one in this post for just $100, and several other sizes priced right for today's economy, most under $155.

I now have a page on Facebook.com and, LinkedIn.com and Twitter.com please feel free to look me up on any of those social networking sites.

Visit my on-line book store The Best Books for Artists at www.squidoo.com/bestbooksforartists check out the recommended Book of the Month, Impressionism for Kids book and video suggestions and all kinds of great things for the artist in your life.

Happy Holidays and don't forget that art is both a wonderful gift to give or get!

Best,
Jan

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