Saturday, September 10, 2016

September Workshop





  On Saturday, September 24th, I will be having a workshop on Creativity and making the most of time you spend creating.

I will be introducing strategies and exercises that will enable you to clear creative blocks out of you way.  While this class is geared towards visual artist it will help anyone struggling with creative endeavors.

The workshop will be held in my Flagstaff studio from 10:00 to 12:30 and will include all materials, although participants may want to bring a few of their own things. Space is limited so if you are interested please email me at ctannerjensen@gmail.com

Hope to see you!
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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Giclée Available



In the Still


The original painting has sold. I am offering a giclée print of "In the Still. Only a few will be printed.

For more information and to order your go to my Etsy Shop at

https://www.etsy.com/listing/457615114/giclee-print-of-in-the-still?ref=shop_home_active_2

or contact me.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Leap of Faith



Leap of Faith



After several inquiries regard "Leap of Faith" I have decided to offer it as a Giclée print for a limited time. It is available in two sizes. Orders close Midnight MST August 7th, 2016

If you are interested in purchasing one please visit my Etsy shop at

https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheSuperlativeHorse?ref=hdr_shop_menu

or contact me at ctannerjensen@gmail.com

Thank you.





Friday, July 8, 2016

Titled



Against the Wind

Unofficial Photo until I can get to the Photographer




Against the Wind
Acrylic, Charcoal, and Graphite
17.5" x 23"
Sold
Official Photograph


Titling a painting is a funny thing. I never want something to be too specific as I don't want to constrict the viewers experience, I want to enhance it. So it needs to be a open ended.

I usually think of the title hours after I have left my photographers. He will ask me for the title and I don't have one, so we will reference it by materials and subject or color. I have quite a few files titled blue pony or red horse.

Everyone once in a while someone will be taking to me or I'll be listening to the radio and a word or phrase will catch my attention and that's it! The title of a work I have just completed. Or it will lead me on a little course of seemly random thoughts that bring about the title.

Last night via email chat someone asked me the title of this painting. I didn't have one yet. During our exchange she mentioned that her horses' Jockey Club name was Against the Wind. Voila! Titled!

Thank you Anne.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Sometimes



Primevera
Oil, Acrylic, and Charcoal 
on Canvas
40" x 60"
7950.00


Sometimes, if you are very lucky you just listen to your heart. You forget all the reasons why you shouldn't do this or you ought to do that, and you just listen to that constant, soft, true voice. The voice that usually gets drowned out by all the shouting in the world.

This painting is one where I just listened and was led down a garden path.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Double Edged Sword




Untitled
Acrylic, Charcoal, and Graphite on Yupo
17.25" x 23"
875.00




One of the best things about being an artist is that there is no one telling me what to do. One of the worst things about being an artist is that there is no on telling me what to do.

The freedom is amazing! I can explore things, ideas, media, anything and everything. I can revisit the past or plunge into unknown territory. I am the one who sets my own parameters and can remove them or change them at will. It is boundless!

This sort of freedom can also become a hinderance. With all the possibilities, how do I choose one to start? How do I focus on one idea, one notion, and stay with it when there are so many other ideas dancing around demanding attention?

To be honest, I don't know. Some days I don't. Some days I clean and sort things. Some days I stretch and gesso canvas. Some days I do paper work. While, all these things need to be done, some days I do them to avoid choosing.

Most days however, I just pick my media and begin to work. 

Most days are good.
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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Pleased




I am so pleased to get these out into the morning post. I sold a painting to a lovely woman in North Carolina during Kentucky Derby Week and so off these go to benefit ReRun Thoroughbred Rescue and Remember Me Rescue, both doing so much good.