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The Plein Air Painters of Everett and Beyond are in our second year of Plein Air painting! The weather hasn't been cooperating until now even though we decided to begin in May instead of April like we did last year. Last year, we overcame many hur... 

Beauty for Ashes

June 11th, 2019

Above is an in-process photo of this Nature Morte still life, a still life that is in the process of dying yet much beauty remains. The bouquet was given to me at my plein air opening at Anthony's Woodfire Grill and was so beautiful I knew I'd have t... 

From April through October 2018, the Plein Air Painters of Everett and Beyond went to many parks throughout Everett, Washington (and a bit beyond). These are my pieces, 11 in total, plus a few extras, that will be shown at Anthony's Woodfire Grill at... 

I created the plein air group, Plein Air Painters of Everett and Beyond, for our local artists who, like me, may feel a bit intimidated about going off and painting on your own or having to deal with the public's eyes while in process. Most of us are... 

Twitter Art Exhibit 2018

March 19th, 2018

My 2018 Twitter Art Exhibit postcard is ready for the mail. Stay tuned on #TAE18 to see the thousands of entries! Best, Jeannie 

On the Easel

March 19th, 2018

My current work in process is near and dear to my heart. A photo taken by a cousin of her brother, a devout and faithful man, as he lay in bed at the end of his life. It is an iconic photo that had to be painted. I hope to complete the painting in a ... 

New paintings are up at the Robert Drewel Bldg., 3000 Rockefeller Ave., Everett, WA for the months of July and August 2016! Some originals are for sale as well. I've worked nights and weekends around my full-time job to get some new work ready.... 

New paintings are up at the Robert Drewel Bldg., 3000 Rockefeller Ave., Everett, WA for the months of July and August 2016! Some originals are for sale as well. I've worked nights and weekends around my full-time job to get some new work ready.... 

An assortment of Small (5"x5") and larger works, acrylics and oils, are on display at Fisherman's Market and Grill, Everett, WA, through the months of January and February 2016. Please see the Events tab for more information.  

Painting Beach Rocks

April 27th, 2015

Currently on the easel is a rock study that is nearing completion. I've never painted a scene solely made of rocks, but in this case it contains so many interesting dimensions that it continues to lure me in. The rocks are sitting in wet sand, ha... 

Small works

March 29th, 2015

The ARTSpot Edmonds is hosting a 25X25 Creativity Challenge whereby local artists create 25 small works of 5"x5" within 25 days. The exhibit will run from April 16 through May 20, 2015 with over 600 works on display. I've always wanted to create... 

Alla Prima portraits

March 9th, 2015

Finding new and inspirational subjects is easy when you're painting portraits. There is nothing more satisfying than capturing the essence and look of a human being. To capture an emotion that exudes from the eyes, to me, is the pinnacle of artistic ... 

The ArtSpot Challenge

February 2nd, 2015

I spent a few hours today on a Grisaille portrait in preparation for the addition of color. I will get even more practice February through March for the ArtSpot, Edmonds, WA 5"x 5" Challenge--25 paintings or pieces of art in 25 days. With the Griswo... 

My Garden En Plein Air

September 2nd, 2014

Having switched to oils over the summer, I have also turned my attention to en plein air. I watched a video by Harold Johnson that every artist should watch. It focused on inspiration. He said that you have to get out and find it, that there is nothi... 

Portrait Painting in Oils

July 13th, 2014

Switching to oils has proven to be an excellent decision. I knew it was the right choice for portraits, but I didn't know how quickly I'd fall in love with them. My apprehension surrounding them focused on combustion. But the friendly staff at Da... 

Acrylic Mediums

February 3rd, 2014

My work in process is nearly finished. I ended up using many types of mediums including Molding Paste, Clear Tar Gel, Pumice, Iridescent, Gloss, and Glitter. There are layers and layers of colors, some added with a brush, some with a palette knife. I... 

I've just hung many paintings in this bakery, with the help of my tall son, and it looked amazing--better than I expected. The late afternoon light streamed through the large picture windows and brought out the paintings' iridescence, and the colors ... 

Tulip Fields Forever

November 16th, 2012

This was a fun painting to do. It started out as a dramatic tulip field with pink sky and tulips and ended up like a Pacific Northwest version of the Land of Oz. I had a hard time naming it so ran a contest. "Tulip Fields Forever" was the winner!... 

Rapacity s Dawning Bloom

November 11th, 2012

My Uncle Ron gave me the great name for this piece. It's a powerful painting with iridescent highlights and a top coat of brilliant varnish. The vibrant brush strokes give movement. It flows out with force and takes what it wants. 

Lois Loves Lilacs

November 11th, 2012

This original, acrylic painting was created in loving memory of my Aunt Lois who passed away in May of 2012. She was the mother of 13 children and had the sweetest face ever. She loved lilacs and probably still does. I have renamed this piece three t... 

J Reynolds Dail Fine Art has been You Tubed! If you're so inclined, please take a peek and "Like" if you do. There are two versions: the second is in high definition. Thank you! 

Sufi on Lane

July 27th, 2012

This is the fifth in the series of paintings for the group show, "Tribute to Ebey Island," coming up in just a few days, August 1, 2012. The show will be held at Meyer's Cafe in downtown Everett at the Marina and will remain for the month of August. ... 

Under the Canopy

July 26th, 2012

This is the fourth in the landscape series, "Tribute to Ebey Island." (See Events, August 1, 2012). I have used many layers of glazing to achieve the blue darkness. It is meant to give off the mostly monochrome, cool feeling that being under a m... 

Midway through this painting, I noticed an obscure word that appeared in the bottom left-hand corner. It said, "Grass." Funny enough, it was brushed on as a dark green accent where grass was supposed to be. Illegible when viewed in real life, I was s... 

This painting is now finished and available for sale. It's the first in a series for the show, "Tribute to Ebey Island." The bucolic photos for this series have been taken by artist Shannon Danks during daily walks at Ebey Island with her dogs. Th... 

On Rescuing a Painting

April 24th, 2012

The background remained green for the longest time. I set it aside, unhappy with the color and application. I didn't enjoy the palette knife, the lack of control, and the scraping sound. But I persisted, investing lots of time and paint--to no avail.... 

I did something a little bit exciting for this piece. The wallpaper background was painted first in an acrylic Phalo Blue with bits of other colors abstracted in. I then took wrapping paper tissue and shiny gel medium and adhered it to the background... 

I have finally finished this painting. Even though it was only small, it took a lot of brush strokes, stippling, rethinking, redoing, and more small brush strokes over the last two weeks. I painted it simultaneously with another painting, which turne... 

In order to give this vintage Edison record player the effect of sound, I created the illusion of movement around it. I used a breeze then added a series of events as validation so that the mind would connect the movement with audio vibrations. Th... 

It's a good thing I'm a sucker for still life, because I've got a dozen views of the same bouquet from which to paint! In the next piece, I plan to paint faster using a larger brush to avoid getting lost in the minutiae and tedium of adding every... 

In this Daily Painting, I used a new technique for part of the background, which I learned in an acrylic workshop last weekend. On the right-hand side of the canvas was a wall upon which light from a window reflected and many colors danced. I taped o... 

I'm pleased about today's piece in a couple of ways. I love the deep colors of the Orange, Cadmium Red Medium, and Magenta all mixed together with the majority of it being the orange. It's eye-popping. The other reason is that I did the majority of i... 

This painting sold at the auction tonight! When I first walked into the room, jam-packed with paintings on easels, tables, and floor, I had my doubts if it would sell at all. I found it toward the corner on the floor resting against an easel. The ... 

I painted this today, having found out at the last minute about the Twitter Art Exhibit being shown at the Moss Public Library in Moss, Norway, benefiting a women's shelter facility. It was supposed to be smaller than 4"x6" and reflect your own work.... 

I'm doing a new series with tables, chairs, and dressers and still life. The furniture has to be interesting, but more than that, I want to make the flowers the highlight of the room so that no matter how odd or interesting the furniture might be, on... 

Painting for Charity

March 9th, 2012

I delivered this painting to a gallery today that will process it and bring it to a Silent Auction where it will be sold to the highest bidder on March 16th at the Schack Art Center in Everett, WA from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. This painting, which would nor... 

Painting Workshop

March 5th, 2012

I went to an acrylic painting workshop yesterday, taught by local artist Angela Bandurka: http://angelahoskins.foliosnap.com/#portfolio. It was an amazing workshop, and I learned a lot. I didn't finish the piece (Red Tulips at La Connor) but wound it... 

Daily Painting

March 3rd, 2012

In my quest to paint faster, I am going to paint smaller and join the Daily Painters. I'd wanted to do this for a while and the time seems right. I started today with this one. It's a 6"x8" acrylic on canvas panel. The grocery store was giving aw...