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Fred Says Hello

November 19th, 2016

Fred takes a closer look. 

The art of Fred Jinkins is the work of an 87 year old artist. He enjoys painting HappyPaintings. His happy art includes happy people, happy fish, happy sailboats, happy designs, happy cats, happy dogs,happy grasshoppers, happy mice, happy girls, happ... 

Fred Jinkins - Happy Old Artist is featured on the cover of the Sharpstown Civic Association News - SCAN - a 15 page newspaper delivered to over 7000 homes in the community of Sharpstown, Houston, Texas. Fred has been a resident of this community for... 

This abstract painting is about "Elements." The elements that makes life possible. The air, plant, water, rock, human and animal life.  

This abstract painting is about "Elements." The elements that makes life possible. The air, plant, water, rock, human and animal life.  

My painting of "Hug the Planet" is a symbol of our love for our world and our desire to save and protect the planet. Thanks to the buyer in Ipswich, UK. for purchasing this painting.  

My Friend Joseph Govnik

May 10th, 2016

In the early 1960's I met Joseph Govnik at an art gallery where I was showing some of my paintings. Joseph was helping the gallery owner with some chores and she introduced me to him. Joseph was from Hungary and he had studied at the German Academy. ... 

Why do I paint a Happy Fish.

September 9th, 2015

Happy Fish are fun to paint. I enjoy them and when I create a new one I always am eager and excited to show them to my friends. I like to poke fun at people with my Happy Fish. My fish are like all types of people. I even poke fun at myself. Do I se... 

An Unusual Cat

August 2nd, 2015

This cat is named SOCKS because he has white paws. He also has a coat the resembles a tuxedo. Socks is strong and supple. His coat is smooth and feels like silk when you pet him. He is a rescued cat and he adopted us. He enjoys our house and he sleep... 

Happy Grasshopper

August 2nd, 2015

This grasshopper is a digital painting. The grasshopper is one of earth's oldest occupants. It is a fascinating subject for art. There are many different varieties of grasshopper. Much like the human race it has evolved into many variations. The gras... 

New Power Source

May 8th, 2015

BLACK MATTER Fred Jinkins is an artist with imagination. This is reflected in his art. His subject matter is often purely from his imagination. He is often concerned with the future of our energy sources and the development of new kinds of propulsio... 

Happy Easter

April 5th, 2015

Happy Easter to all my friends. Fred Jinkins - Happy Old Artist 

Owls are a fascinating subject to paint. They survive in the elements and find prey for their food. They like rodents, small birds, cats, rabbits and many other small creatures. This painting is my impression. I wanted to emphasize the beak, the cla... 

Ways to create more income?

January 28th, 2015

From Fred Jinkins - Happy Old Artist - Need to look for ways to create more income? With the volatile economy and less money coming in it is often a search that we have had to make. The college graduate with a degree is having as much difficulty as ... 

Hire a Veteran

November 10th, 2014

Over 2 million veterans have returned from ten years of volunteer duty in the troubled areas of the mideast. They are looking for jobs and it is not easy for them. Their skills and experience can help our economy and build our nations strength. If yo... 

Why a Newsletter is a Good Idea

November 5th, 2014

Writing a newsletter can be fun and also act as a journal of your progress with your art. As you develop more readers it can be helpful in creating sales. Your followers and buyers will enjoy your keeping them posted on the life of an artist - You! ... 

Wednesday October 1, 2014 Today I talked to my art gallery and they are agreeing to let me have an afternoon show of my work in the fall. This will be An Afternoon with the Artist Fred Jinkins. I will be showing some of my art prints and there wil... 

A Tribute to the Doctors

September 18th, 2014

The Good Doctor is a friend of the family. He is a strong counselor and makes house calls day and night. We must always remember these good doctors. Fred Jinkins - Happy Old Artist 

I have sold art on weekdays and weekends. It seems that Saturdays is when I had the most visitors looking at my art online. They usually made their purchase on a weekday. The art fairs and festivals that I attended were always on the weekends. Saturd... 

I have sold art on weekdays and weekends. It seems that Saturdays is when I had the most visitors looking at my art online. They usually made their purchase on a weekday. The art fairs and festivals that I attended were always on the weekends. Saturd... 

Coming to America

August 22nd, 2014

This is a crowd of young people riding on a railroad freight car to come to the United States. They may not ever get there. If they get there many will be detained and sent back. It is a mystery if they will ever be able to live in the United States.... 

A Little Humor

August 12th, 2014

A father driving his daughter to school passed by the statue of Sam Houston every day. He always said, "There's Sam Houston." After a few weeks passed one day the daughter said, "Daddy, Who is that man on Sam Houston?" 

These are my great grandchildren. We enjoyed visiting with family on Fathers Day. 

My Friend Carmelita

June 9th, 2014

Our friend Carmelita June 8, 2014 at 4:43pm Saturday my daughter, Louise, came over and we had lunch at a Tex-Mex restaurant called Carmelita's. Carmelita had been a cook for Ninfa's Restaurant for over 30 years. When Ninfa passed and they closed ... 

Chester Snowden was a well known artist in Houston and Internationally. He was one of the local artists that had shows in the museums of Houston. The Contemporary Arts Museum and Houston Museum of Fine Art. His students came from all over the United... 

This is a scene from a family birthday celebration. My eldest daughter and her son and grandchildren were at Red Lobster Restaurant. Our host was Wilma who has know me for over 15 years. I am the old guy with glasses in the left foreground. Red Lobst... 

Fred s European Excursion

May 23rd, 2014

My European Excursion by Fred Jinkins – Happy Old Artist In 1981 I was working at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Texas. I was an artist and photographer in the Media Center with Henny VanDyke. Henny was a Dutchman and a ... 

This painting of a Teacher is my dedication to all the strong women on our planet. I admire the women who are leaders, teachers, guides, care givers, CEO's, Senators, Mayors, Prime Ministers, Doctors and Scientists. I hope to see a woman President o... 

A Visitor from Outer Space

November 18th, 2013

THE WISE OLD ALIEN The alien that I visited with was a little fellow only three feet tall but his wisdom and his concepts of space and time were astonishing to a mere mortal like me. I met him when I was out in the desert with my dog to paint some ... 

Merlin the Magician

September 1st, 2013

Merlin the Magician has always been a subject that has fascinated me. Merlin was a master illusionist and he was admired and respected by many leaders in his time. He was a frequent visitor to the court of King Arthur. He was a friend to all living c... 

Enjoy the fine artwork of these artists and photographers at WE PAINT EVERY DAY. http://fineartamerica.com/groups/we-paint-every-day.html?tab=artwork 

This is a poster for the Holiday Season of Thanksgiving and Christmas. Your Local Artist is a small businessman and a part of your community. Your support is necessary for him/her to continue creating these works of art that are pleasing and add t... 

This is a girl who loves sailing. She belongs to a local yacht club and takes part in all their competitions and activites. She loves sailing. 

Support Your Local Artist This Holiday Season. A timely poster for all the local artists! Local Artists need your support. http://fred-jinkins.artistwebsites.com/ 

This Girl at Beach is a rework of an older painting I did. I like the obvious improvements. This is the way I like to enjoy the beach, a comfortable chair, a pleasant scene, a sailboat or two and good weather. You can tell I like the beach and the b... 

This is my studio. Often a friend would drop by and we would share a cup of coffee. Then when I returned to my painting sometimes my friends would take a little nap while I painted my picture. The music would be on with Vivaldi or Mozart. It would ... 

This talented young lady is a teacher in a private school. She is also an accomplished guitar player and she sings onstage at a local music club. 

Some of my artist friends paint outdoors every day. Even in this Texas heat. I like to paint outdorrs also sometimes. My favorite place to paint outdoors is the Texas Hill Country up near Austin, Kerrville and Wimberley. I would enjoy hearing from a... 

I wanted to share with you something that was fun. I do business cards for friends and neighbors and also for some of my business contacts. My neighbor asked me to do a card for her and she posed for a photograph with her Pomeranian dog. It was a v... 

Boy and Calf

August 28th, 2011

This painting of a boy and calf is a memory of my childhood. When I was 5 my father and my uncle gave me a ride on a sturdy calf as a birthday present. This was almost lilke a rite of passing in some ranch families. I wasn't thrown off and I was ab... 

Blonde With Roses is a painting dedicated to all the young ladies who love to receive roses. This is my painting number 200 that I have posted on Fine Art America. I am joyful about this and I feel like celebrating. Best wishes to you all. Fred 

This is my image of a modern rock, pop musician/songwriter. The new musicians are creating a whole new world of sounds and songs. 

This is a portrait of Janet having lunch with her father. 

This is a picture of a Happy Old Man.  

This is a garden scene from a Houston garden. 

I am so please to be noticed in this manner. FINE ART AMERICA is doing an excellent job of showing and selling my art. I now have 170 fine paintings on my website with Fine Art America. It has been a pleasant and exciting experience for me to be a... 

So Many Talented Fine Artists Are Joining Our Group - We Paint Every Day Posted by: Fred Jinkins on 01/02/2011 - 11:10 AM To all our artists that have joined and to all those who are thinking about joining. I am so pleased and excited about th... 

Dubrovnik is an ancient town located on the Adriatic Sea. It is a favorite tourist destination. The Old Town with its historic old buildings, churches and walled fortress are amazing and beautiful. I have an artist friend who lives there. He has sha... 

Sister is an independent cat and she has her ways and her habits. She has us all well trained. After she has explored her yard she likes to come inside and sit on Marion's lap. She also shares Marion's bed at night. Our animals are all very much a p... 

This is amazing. Out of 48,000 artists I finally made the Artist Spotlight on FAA Home Page. This old man is very happy. 

This a photograph I took at the Port of Houston in 1948. A friend of mine who worked with the Port invited me to come and take some photographs. The Port of Houston is one of the most important ports in the world. Over 700,000 jobs are created by th... 

This is a panting of a young girl who loves sailing. 

This is a welcome sale for me. I am very happy about it. Thanks to the unknown buyer in San Antonio,. Best wishes, Fred 

This is a photograph I took in the Texas Hill Country near Wimberley, Texas. I saw this Bull Thistle out in a field and I had my tripod and a large piece of black mat board with me in the car. I took them and placed the mat board on the tripod behin... 

This new group is for those of us who paint every day. It is open to all types of art. Oil, watercolor, pen and ink, pencil, collage, digital, computer art, sculpture, carving, woodcut prints. Join us and join the fun. I hope to see you there.  

Many thanks to a buyer from San Antonio, Texas. You made this old man very happy. 

This is the Shrimp Boat Fleet in Galveston, Texas in 1955. It was commonly called the Mosquito Fleet. The large mound of earth in the background came in on the old ships as ballast. Notice the old cars parked on the wharf. This photograph was taken ... 

This is the artist with his friends on the beach. The artist is wearing his orange beach robe. Many pleasant times were with his friends on the beach. 

Watercolor on Paper - Portrait of a Poet - 2010 

This is my old pickup truck that I had for 26 years. It was a good truck and served me well. It was like a member of the family to me. My big dog Burt liked to ride with me. My girls also enjoyed riding my my truck. My wifes mother rode with me also.... 

This is my oldest daughter. She is a fine artist now. She was kind to pose for me for this drawing.  

This summer cottage is on a lake in Texas. This is a good place to visit and relax for a few days. There are many places like this in Texas. Near Coldspring, Texas are some nice lakes. We often camped out in places like this. 

I like to paint happy pictures. The beach is a good place to find happy scenes. I like those greeting card prints on Fine Art America. Merry Christmas. 

Still Life 1961 by Fred Jinkins

December 7th, 2010

Artist Fred Jinkins has posted a new painting. It is a still life in oil on canvas board painted in 1961.  

Last night I saw a wonderful movie. “Australia” with Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman. It was a fantastic story and beautifully photographed. The young Aboriginal boy, Brandon Walters, won our hearts. I caught this movie on TV and I thought of my frie... 

Sailing has always been a favorite pastime of mine. I enjoy going to the bay and watching the sailboats. Many of my paintings are of sailboats.  

Promoting Your Art

December 1st, 2010

Aside from painting some outstanding pictures and developing your skills as an artist there is still a need to promote your art and get noticed in order to build up a client list and sell. Selling is a good thing. It can help to build your confiden... 

This is a Texas River. I like the rivers and the gulf waters of Texas. The Brazos River is one of our larger nearby rivers.  

These are my friends at the beach and the artist is there too. The artist is wearing his orange beach robe. You can recoginze him because he is the bald old man. We have enjoyed the beach at Galveston many times. I like to paint pictures that are... 

This is a painting of a Texas Oil Gusher on a ranch in Texas. The drilling crew is watching near an old pickup truck, They are happy they have struck oil. The young rancher is watching from a nearby hill with his big dog. I enjoyed painting thi... 

I am so excited about this. I will wear it every place I go. I will be a walking advertisement for my art. This is a painting I started doing a series of this year. I like painting Happy Fish. They are so much fun. If it is successful I will probabl... 

I have been designing and making business cards for my friends and neighbors. I take the photo and print them in full color with the picture. I print them on 61 lb. premium glossy photo paper and they pay me for this. I sometimes get asked to do a l... 

When I was 12 years old I was living in Key West, Florida. Every day after school I would walk to the yacht basin and watch the sailboats and fish. I had my hand line which I carried in my pocket all the time. My hand line was wrapped around a little...