6 5/8" x 5 1/2"
Mounted on archival foam core and protected by an archival clear bag
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A magical portion of a tree, spotted in Utah, painted in brilliant blues and grounded in earthy browns and ochres. Painted initially as a demonstration piece showing the effects of watercolor and ink on Yupo paper. I've been exploring the substrate of Yupo, which is a recycled plastic that allows the watercolor to sit on top of the surface and pool in ways that traditional paper will not allow. It requires patience and letting go of some control, but creates brilliant luminosity and textures.
The subject in this painting is a tree that we saw in Utah at a rest stop along I-70, somewhere East of route 89, headed towards Moab. I believe it was the Salt Wash View Area. We had driven almost 8 hours with the kids along a scenic byway, and got out right at sunset to use the facilities and stretch. There was this magnificent tree that I photographed in dusk that captured my attention, and has since started seeping into my works.
Watercolor & Gouache on Arches 140lb. HP
13" x 8 1/3" (Art)
16 3/4" x 10 7/8" (frame / mat)
AVAILABLE Unframed or Framed in a bamboo moulding floated with cream mat
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This piece marks my shift towards paintings featuring references to the western landscape. In particular, Yellowstone National Park, Jackson Hole, WY, and multiple places in Utah. Last summer, my family took a road trip starting in St. George, Utah, and ending in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. This was my 2nd experience in Jackson Hole, and my first in Utah. The landscape has struck such a cord with me and marks a point of healing in my life.
Yellowstone Calm features the grassy hills beyond the Upper Geyser Basin. The trip to Yellowstone with two boys (4 and 8 at the time), from Jackson Hole, was the farthest thing from calm. We arrived to the park as a storm approached, fearing on the only day we had to be in Yellowstone, that we might have to turn back. Fortunately, my husband and I made the decision to press on. And, upon reaching Old Faithful, the rain abated. We enjoyed lunch at the Old Faithful Inn finishing in perfect time to see Old Faithful erupt. As we trudged onwards on the boardwalks around the geysers, the clouds cleared and the sun shone. This painting is the epitome of the calm after the storm, both environmentally and personally.
If you're out of the a drivable pickup radius from West Orange, NJ, I'd rather you purchase the work unframed since it is framed with glass.
Watercolor on 1" Cradled Aquabord
6" x 6"
unframed, but ready for hanging
This marks the first depiction of scenery from my family trip to Wyoming and Utah in 2017. It's hard not to be blown away and awed by the landscape when you spend your entire life on the east coast. The light, the landscape and the skies captured my attention.
6" x 4", Watercolor on 100% cotton paper, $75 mounted on an acid free matboard to fit 9" x 12" frame. Painted from life in Lee, MA.
Another little watercolor painted during toddler nap time. I've always been enamored with clouds. I painted these from observation while they were moving, which forces you to be selective, as well as interpretive.
6" x 6"
unframed, but ready for hanging
Blueberries have been on my mind since I was a little girl. They are my favorite fruit, partly due to their color, circular form, as well as their flavor and health benefits. I've recently discovered the range of their beauty during the plant's life cycle. These new paintings on Aquabord are the blueberries first appearance in watercolor for me. I painted two small pieces over the summer of 2017. This piece in particular focuses on newly ripening fruits in splendorous teal and magenta.
Snow Day Shadows
Watercolor on Strathmore 500 Series Cold Press Paper
5" x 7"
One of several playful watercolors featuring my son's elementary school on a bluebird snow day. It's the backside of the school, the cafeteria, which was built in 2014. I've realized I'm drawn to the view as it's one of the few spots in the neighborhood with big, open sky, and an uninterrupted facade that captures the light. It's also the place of play and pause at his school. West Orange is one of several very densely populated and wooded commuting towns outside of NYC so there are only a few places where you can really take in the beauty of the sky, uninterrupted. This piece minimized the color palette and details to a more abstracted interpretation.
8" x 8"
on 1" cradled Aquabord
©2017 Jennie Traill Schaeffer
Painted en plein air as part of a local event hosted by Riker Hill Art Center, this is the first larger watercolor painted on site. I spent the summer teaching a watercolor class at the South Mountain Reservation (a county park near my home) and selected this location, Painter's Point, for each class. The Rahway River runs through the reservation, trickling through the forest.
November Birthday Cake
unframed, mounted on archival foam core.
Painted mostly from life, depicting my family's famous chocolate cake, which as it turns out, is really just a Betty Crocker recipe from my mom's childhood. But boy is it good.