Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.
The day I came off of the mountain I called my best friend in Barcelona to give her the report, I had made it. After months of her encouragement, support, love, and being the ULTIMATE cheerleader I was so excited to tell her my news. I remember describing the pain I was in, and the crazy debacle of falling off of the mountain and climbing back up, and how so many times I had almost given up. I will remember this conversation for the rest of my life, because she then asked me a very important question: “Would you do it all again?” Of course I said yes. I would do it again 100 times.
For months this extremely talented woman has been painting a portrait of a memory I will never forget. Thank you @emmasolde for immortalizing this in such a beautiful work. I am so grateful to have you on my team, my sister, my friend. It is beautiful as the hand that painted it ♥️
Remaking my mountain pattern for a sweet customer 💛
This is definitely my most popular pattern, unfortunately that also means it’s been stolen many times by sketchy companies who are selling it as a kit with cheap materials. Some are even using my own pictures. This is such a heartbreaking and frustrating situation to live as a small business owner and artist, but there’s not much I can do. I decided to put my energy elsewhere because when I report one, another one shows up and it’s just never ending. Instead, I’m thankful for those of you who are buying the pattern from me, who are tagging me/commenting on their posts that this isn’t okay, reporting them. Know that this all means a lot ❤️
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'Foothill Sunset'- original acrylic on canvas. You can catch some of the sky process in my stories. I do paint many of my pictures from memory. And it's nice to see those mental slides in projections come to life in ART form... This piece is live in the Shop(LIB) and needs a new home! Thank you all ever so much for supporting living artists and helping bring dreams to reality.
I need your help! I painted these four vibrant and whimsical little 5 x 7 " watercolour and ink pieces out west in the summer. They're inspired by a few moments watching the sunrise break the peak of the rockies and idk why but they make me feel warm and happy inside, so I've been meaning to do something with them. I like the idea of offering the prints as one piece, but think they would also look nice in separate frames. 》
I'd love if you guys would let me know in the comments which version you like best, and as a thank-you I will randomly select someone from the comments to recieve a FREE postcard-sized hand-signed print of your choice from the 4 in this little sunrise series. Your input means a lot ❣ Do you prefer slide 1, 2 or 3? 》
P.s. The little quote in Slide 1 reads; "How wild it was- to let it be". This is from Cheryl Strayed's book 'Wild' about a woman hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. I chose this because I find the book very inspiring, but another thought I had was to offer your favourite quotes as a customization? Just a thought💭💭 》
ITS TIME, ITS TIME, ITS TIME!!!!
Two sets of hand painted coasters and a handful of originals are waiting for you at jasperfoxdesign.com - or via the link in my bio ➡️
I'm super excited to hear what you guys think of the coasters, and if you're excited about me selling original artwork rather than just prints - so please check them out! I think you're going to love them 💖
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Getting closer... 🤞🏼 ___________________________________
This one is taking me forever to finish. I’ve been experimenting with lots of new elements and color schemes that I haven’t used before, and instead of painting instinctually and naturally, I feel like I have to stop and think before putting any paint down. It’s a good way to push myself, I think! But I’m definitely going back to my comfort zone of greens and blues for my next painting 😅
What do you guys think? What would you name this one?
It’s funny how the people you love can make anywhere feel like home. Piecing together a little #lakemoraine has me missing my Calgary fam.
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Finished up this set last night. Lately, I’ve been working on pieces in pairs and I’m really enjoying the process. Feels like creating a little story. Let’s pretend that this one was inspired by an amazing bikepacking adventure and not by recent filming locations for The Bachelor 🌹
I realized I never shared a still shot of this #scratchart piece I did a little bit ago in a video. I didn’t know where the colors would be as I was scratching the black off, so when I finished I was surprised to see how well the colors lined up with the different sections of the piece 😜
Chasing fun. I recently said to my ski instructor friend that videos of me skiing make me cringe (this is my third winter alpine skiing). I said I’ve been working on my form but I know I’m missing things......he looked at me with a big smile and said, “yeah, but are you having fun?”
Ah the parallels of skiing and art. Like this art path, ever since I could hold a brush, it was the fun drove the progression. Yes indeed, everything else will follow....just keep chasing fun.
This little hut was added to Pico Peak this year. It is a godsend to the fatigued, wind blown, sweaty turned chilled, uphill skier. I think it gets me up there more and that’s a very good thing. It was so pretty painted by the sunset last night.
Wishing you all little outdoor adventures this weekend. They are so good for the mind, body and soul.
I am feeling pretty blessed right now. The sun is shining and I have a creative day ahead of me, working on the new issue for @eatlocalmagazine this morning and starting a commission this afternoon.
There have been many days in the past two months where I’ve felt overwhelmed with projects and commitments, so this slow start to the morning while looking forward to a day that will be filled with things that I love has me feeling thankful - thankful for the opportunities to do what I love and thankful for you for following along on my art journey.
I’ve got 3 older originals in my inventory and currently priced at about 1/3 of what my originals at these sizes/detail would go for now!!! This one here was painted back in 2014 before I started painting full-time, inspired by a Mt. Hood sunrise I witnessed on my way in to work. I used to work in a cave of an office and initially painted this to bring LIGHT AND COLOR to an otherwise creatively stifling work environment. It then hung in our Indiana home for the 5 years we were there, coming off the wall only for special exhibits there in the flatlands where we could only dream of such mountains scapes. Does this Mt. Hood sunrise belong in your home or office???? Website linked in bio, but don’t wait- THERE’S ONLY ONE ORIGINAL!!!!!
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Working though some ideas in my sketchbook today.
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This large painting features the view over Mulvey Basin from the Gimli Ridge Trail.
Swipe to see close-ups! Lots of fluorescent pink got secretly worked into the canvas.
I’ll be bringing this painting to Appetite for Art on Saturday night - hope to see you there!
I'm so thankful for my friends- both online and IRL. I made a list of all the things creating stress in my life yesterday, but I found everything bothering me corresponded with a friend who can give me their expert opinion on the matter. I breathe easy knowing you have my back 💓
Well I’m on the bench right now in the middle of ski season due to some knee issues. While Physical Therapy is helping my knee, I definitely am in need of some kind of mental therapy. Thinking it might help to go into this head space. I seem to go somewhere else when I am deep in a painting. It’s a meditative flow that releases part of my soul and sometimes I swear I blackout. I don’t know how it happens but it feels good. 🤷♀️
This is deep in that flow state a few winters ago working on “The Endless” 30x40 Acrylic on Canvas
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Thank you for 10K followers! ❤️🥰 Forest 🌲 6 x 6 watercolor painting for sale on my Etsy! ➳ link in bio ✨sold✨
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We made a new walnut mountain! This one is abstract, aka I made it up, and it’s a little more flowy than a real mountain range. It had been a while since we made one like this, so it was nice to make one in this style before we get back to making some more that resemble real mountains. It’s about 38 inches long and will be showing up in the shop soon! Let me know what you think! (And where you would hang it!)
This was unintentional but this kind of reminds me of the Hogwarts Express 🚂 Train 6 x 6 watercolor painting for sale on my Etsy! ➳ link in bio
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“A Red Chair Sunrise” finished and off to its new home already! This piece marks one year since I started painting again and embarked on my journey. My first piece was “East View” from before. I’m so excited that I’m able to keep improving and working towards more exciting goals. Prints of these are finally available on my website too!
After being so busy with school I’m finally on a break and can catch up on business work and touch up my website! It’s been so long since I’ve added things to my website so now it’s all back and running again ☺️