Thursday, January 21, 2016

New Series

I'm starting a new series inspired by the vintage aprons.  I'm in love with painting fabric and pattern so this series is so satisfying to me.  I am trying to experiment with content a bit more as well.  

I just finished applying to grad school at the nearby university.  I'm hopeful but my portfolio is weak.  After doing commissions for so many years my point of view is a little hazy.  I'd like to work on it now that I'm done with commission work.  

Monday, January 4, 2016

Counting Crows

My neighbor and friend wanted his favorite group immortalized via acrylic.  He took the reference photo with his camera phone which enlarged relatively alright.  When I presented the finished product I was a little nervous (I always am with commissioned work; it's very challenging to meet expectations) but he was so happy with it.  It was so fun for me to see his excitement.  I still get compliments from our mutual friends.  
Just because I've never done it before, I try to say "yes" to odd commission requests.  You never know what will come of it.

Cecily's Portrait

I've been working on Cecily's portrait for awhile now.  Still not completely happy with it though.  I was inspired by the color and quirk of Wes Anderson's Budapest Hotel.  I wanted it to be a celebration of her childhood.  All the books she's standing on are her favorites. Plus the tights, the crown, the dress, all represent memories of her childhood. 

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Vintage Aprons


all artwork copyright Jennifer Kay Studios

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Easter Baskets 2014

 My husband and I made the kids their own Easter baskets last spring.  We love to give the kids books and coloring supplies in their baskets so this shape works better for us.

 Easter Egg Hunt

Gardner Village 2014

Balloon Festival 2014