Monday, December 31, 2012

Meet George!


I was minding my own business on a Sunday evening when I got a phone call. My friend and trainer said that she thought someone had just posted a picture of my new horse on FaceBook and that I was to call the trainer of this Thoroughbred. This is the picture I saw of George. I got the phone number, called the trainer and after a very brief conversation told him that my trainer would call him and make shipping arrangements.

Easy peasey .

George is currently eating all the hay and grass he can get his mouth around in North Carolina.

Tomorrow is George's official birthday and he will be 9 years old.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Silent Auction to benefit Canter Arizona


"Jumper"
from the 
"In Search of the Superlative"
series
Giclée Print
20" x 27"
signed and numbered


 This print will be part of a Silent Auction to benefit Canter Arizona. The Event is being held at the Arizona Season Finale, November 16th & 17th , West World, 16601 North Pima Road, Scottsdale, Arizona 85260. The horse show is free to the public. 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Drawing One


Student Drawing


Student Drawing


Student Drawing


Student Drawing

I am teaching a Drawing I course for the Community College. I only have two or three student who are pursuing a degree in art. This always make it a little difficult for them as I teach to the art student.
We have been working on measuring the object for accuracy in drawing from observation. Some of them understood this instantly, others are struggling with the concept.
So last night I gave each student a crayon of a different colour. I set up a stool on a pedestal and had them start drawing. I stressed the importance of measuring and that they should make every attempt to get it right. After about 10 minutes of working on their drawing I had them move over one space and start drawing and correcting the drawing of another student. They repeated this until they came back to their original drawing.
Hallelujah! Several of them had a break through and  understood how and why they should measure. So proud of them! These drawings are from my class last night.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Another Glimpse


Detail from
Angle of Repose
Mixed Media & Oil on Birch
40" x 20"
$2750.00

Another detail from one of the paintings in "Perceived Landscapes" show at the Flagstaff Arboretum through October.
Remember, I am a lousy picture taker!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Perceived Landscapes


Angle of Repose
Mixed Media & Oil on Birch
20" x 40"
$2750.00



Yesterday I hung a show at the Flagstaff Arboretum. What a joy to be out there on a beautiful day. Best part as an artist, unloading art and hanging 16 pieces in under an hour! If only the rest of my life would go as easily.

Thanks to Elizabeth Vogler for all her help.

Below is my artist statement for the show.


Perceived Landscapes

I am fascinated by what and how people perceive things. Objects, events, and landscape. How what we see is understood through an emotional filter.

I have been drawing and painting my favorite cinder cone for more than a decade. It does not stand alone on a flat plain, however this is how I see it in my minds eye. It is scarred by excavation that has thankfully not progressed. 

When I see this cinder cone I feel comforted. A deep sense of well being that stretches beyond me. Beyond time, as I know it; stretching to the edges of the eternal. It makes my heart sing.

The paintings in this collection are a visual dialog of how I understand what I feel about the land. My hope is that it will broaden your perspective.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

New Territory


Detail
Oil on Birch Panel


Landscapes are a bit outside of my comfort zone. This is a detail of a landscape I'm finishing for my show "Perceived Landscapes" at the Flagstaff Arboretum.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Pony Up!



Mixed Media 
S695.00
SOLD


Mixed Media
SOLD 






If you are interested in these paintings now is the time to "Pony Up" and purchase them. They are lovely and will add that extra equine elegance to any room they hang in.

These  paintings have always been referred to as "The Green Ponies", they are part of the "In Search of the Superlative Horse" series.

Mixed media which includes- watercolour, graphite, ink, and 22 kt gold leaf on 300 lb Saunders Waterford Watercolour paper. 11"x 15"

The frame is hand gilded 22 kt gold leaf. Double matted under glass. 18" x 22"

They are $695.00 each plus shipping.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Cover of Topline Ink!


The Cover of
Topline Ink
for Sept/Oct 2012


The Original Painting


So excited to be part of the magazine!
This painting is available
Mixed Media on Watercolour Paper
22" x 30"
$1500.00



Friday, September 7, 2012

Butterfly Garden


"Butterfly Garden"  
      Blue
10" x 10"
        Mixed Media & Oil
   on Wood
$225.00



"Butterfly Garden" 
Red
10" x 10"
Mixed Media & Oil
on Wood
$225.00


Every summer I am overcome with colour. It is everywhere! A virtual riot of colour starts in my jungle of a garden, where Sunflowers compete with Sweet Peas and Zinnias. Poppies still holding out, but promising to be spectacular in a few days.

"Butterfly Garden" Yellow was purchased from my studio before I took a picture of it.

I always start a floral or two in the spring and finishing them in the summer. Kind of like my garden.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Cavalcade Equestrian Fashion and Culture: Equine Art: C. Tanner Jensen

  Look! I've been blogged!


Cavalcade Equestrian Fashion and Culture: Equine Art: C. Tanner Jensen: I have admired C. Tanner Jensen's paintings and mixed media pieces for several years now. I discovered her work originally while doing rese...

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Past Painting



Just posting a painting that was sold years ago.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Love my Photographer!



I love my photographer! Not only does he do a fantastic job of shooting my artwork, but he prints them as well. The images are always incredible. The colour is spot on and the finishes beautiful.

Thank you Tom Alexander for being such a professional and all around nice guy.

Prints of "Iberian" I & II are available.

The image above of the matted and sleeved and ready to go prints are by me and I a lousy picture taker. The prints themselves are beautiful.


The images are printed on Epson Somerset Velvet, 255 gram using an Epson 9900 using Ultrachrome K-3 Ink. All very State of the Art and way beyond my understanding of such things. They look gorgeous.

Small print   8" x 12"   matted to 12" x 16"  is  $75.00
Large print  11" x 14"  matted to 16" x 20"  is  $95.00


Shipping and Handling                                     $15.00
( no charge for second print shipped with first to same address)
US only

Overseas contact for cost

to order please contact me by email at  tanner@ctannerjensen.com
or by phone or text at 928-460-0065

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Sunday Workshop


Mixed Media
on Wood
4"x 4" x 2"





Collage and Mixed Media Workshop
West of the Moon Gallery
14 North San Francisco Street
Flagstaff, Arizona
August 12th, 2012
10:30-4:00
$75.00
All materials included
Limited to 10 participants.
Registration closes Saturday, 08/11/12

If you have always wanted to create, but didn't know where to start, this class is for you.

Various techniques will be demonstrated to create texture and depth. A variety of materials will be used to explore composition and colour.  Participants will be encouraged to experiment and have fun while making their artwork.

No previous art experience is required.

Participants are asked to wear cloths that they don't mind staining. Things could get messy!

There will be a lunch break so that you may experience one of our great downtown restaurants or bring a sack lunch.

Collages will be composed on a wood support that does not require framing. So you will be able to let your artwork dry and hang it on the wall.

While all materials will be supplied, you may wish to bring scraps and bits of paper, fabric, photos, etc.

Instructor may be contacted at tanner@ctannerjensen.com if you have any questions.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Workshop August 12th


Mixed Media 
on Wood
4" x 4" x 2"



Collage and Mixed Media Workshop
West of the Moon Gallery
14 North San Francisco Street
Flagstaff, Arizona
August 12th, 2012
10:30-4:00
$75.00
All materials included
Limited to 10 participants.

If you have always wanted to create, but didn't know where to start, this class is for you.

Various techniques will be demonstrated to create texture and depth. A variety of materials will be used to explore composition and colour. Participants will be encouraged to experiment and have fun while making their artwork.

No previous art experience is required.

Participants are asked to wear cloths that they don't mind staining. Things could get messy!

There will be a lunch break so that you may experience one of our great downtown restaurants or bring a sack lunch.

Collages will be composed on a wood support that does not require framing. So you will be able to let your artwork dry and hang it on the wall.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Lovely Little Horse II




Mixed Media
$695.00
SOLD




One of two paintings that has always been referred to as "The Green Pony", they are part of the "In Search of the Superlative Horse" series.

Mixed media which includes- watercolour, graphite, ink, and 22 kt gold leaf on 300 lb Saunders Waterford Watercolour paper. 11"x 15"

The frame is hand gilded 22 kt gold leaf. Double matted under glass. 18" x 22"



To purchase or for more information please email  me at tanner@ctannerjensen.com . or phone or text 928=460-0065

Friday, July 27, 2012

Collage & Mixed Media at West of the Moon


Mixed Media Collage
on Wood
6" x 6" x 2"




Collage and Mixed Media Workshop
West of the Moon Gallery
14 North San Francisco Street
Flagstaff, Arizona
August 12th, 2012
10:30-4:00
$75.00
All materials included
Limited to 10 participants.

If you have always wanted to create, but didn't know where to start, this class is for you.

Various techniques will be demonstrated to create texture and depth. A variety of materials will be used to explore composition and colour.  Participants will be encouraged to experiment and have fun while making their artwork.

No previous art experience is required.

Participants are asked to wear cloths that they don't mind staining. Things could get messy!

There will be a lunch break so that you may experience one of our great downtown restaurants or bring a sack lunch.

Collages will be composed on a wood support that does not require framing. So you will be able to let your artwork dry and hang it on the wall.

While all materials will be supplied, you may wish to bring scraps and bits of paper, fabric, photos, etc.

Instructor may be contacted at tanner@ctannerjensen.com if you have any questions.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Lovely Little Horse




Mixed Media
SOLD




One of two paintings that has always been referred to as "The Green Pony", they are part of the "In Search of the Superlative Horse" series.

Mixed media which includes- watercolour, graphite, ink, and 22 kt gold leaf on 300 lb Saunders Waterford Watercolour paper. 11"x 15"

The frame is hand gilded 22 kt gold leaf. Double matted under glass. 18" x 22"



To purchase or for more information please email  me at tanner@ctannerjensen.com . or phone or text 928=460-0065

Friday, July 20, 2012

August 12th Workshop



Mixed Media Collage
on Wood
4" x 4" x 2"



Collage and Mixed Media Workshop
West of the Moon Gallery
14 North San Francisco Street
Flagstaff, Arizona
August 12th, 2012
10:30-4:00
$75.00
All materials included
Limited to 10 participants.

If you have always wanted to create, but didn't know where to start, this class is for you.

Various techniques will be demonstrated to create texture and depth. A variety of materials will be used to explore composition and colour.  Participants will be encouraged to experiment and have fun while making their artwork.

No previous art experience is required.

Participants are asked to wear cloths that they don't mind staining. Things could get messy!

There will be a lunch break so that you may experience one of our great downtown restaurants or bring a sack lunch.

Collages will be composed on a wood support that does not require framing. So you will be able to let your artwork dry and hang it on the wall.

While all materials will be supplied, you may wish to bring scraps and bits of paper, fabric, photos, etc.

Instructor may be contacted at tanner@ctannerjensen.com if you have any questions.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Collage & Mixed Media Workshop


Mixed Media Collage
on Wood
4" x 4" x 2"




Collage and Mixed Media Workshop at
West of the Moon Gallery
14 N. San Francisco Street
Flagstaff, AZ
928-774-0465

Sunday August 12th, 2012
10:30-4:00
$75.00
All Materials Included
Limit to 10 participants

If you have wanted to create, but don’t know where to start, this class is
for you.

Various collage and painting techniques to create depth and texture will
be demonstrated and students will be encouraged to experiment. A variety
of materials will be used to focus on colour and composition.
No previous art experience is required.

Participants are asked to wear clothes  that they don’t mind staining,
thing could get messy! 

There will be a lunch break so you can eat at one of our great downtown          restaurants or bring a sack lunch.

A wood support that does not require framing will be part of the materials supplied so that each person will be able to let their creation dry and hang it on the wall!

While all the materials will be supplied students may wish to bring
scissors, favorite bits of paper or fabric, photos, anything they may wish
to collage into their artwork.
Instructor may be contacted at tanner@ctannerjensen.com

Monday, July 16, 2012

Winter Pastures


Winter Pastures"
 Sold
 Mixed Media on Cradled Artist Board
 11" x 14"


I was rearranging my studio and decided to move this mixed media piece to another wall. This one is a mystery to me too. I love it and can't believe it's still for sale.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Artists and Artwork


"Blue Note; Surfacing"
Oil on Birch
23" x 69"
Oak Frame Ready to Hang
$4750.00
SOLD



I was working at West of the Moon Gallery last friday for First Friday Art Walk. Shonto Begay is the featured artist there  this month and he has quite a following.I was not surprised that the Gallery was full to crowed from 6:00 to 9:30 but, I was amazed by how many people were out and about.

Towards the end of the evening I was talking to another artist who had an opening reception that night at another gallery. He was very please with the turn out and response to his paintings and that he had sold some of his art. One of the painting that he sold was not the painting that received the most compliments. We then started talking about how we each have two or three pieces of artwork that people love. They are always talked about with great excitement and highly praised, and we both still have these paintings. We just figure that whoever is suppose to own them just hasn't come along yet.

The painting above is one of these paintings.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

New Prints!


The Prints!




The new prints! My photographer did a fantastic job. I am very impressed with how they look. Thanks
Tom!

The images are printed on Epson Somerset Velvet, 255 gram using an Epson 9900 using Ultrachrome K-3 Ink. All very State of the Art and way beyond my understanding of such things. They look gorgeous.

Small print   8" x 12"   matted to 12" x 16"  is  $75.00
Large print  11" x 14"  matted to 16" x 20"  is  $95.00


Shipping and Handling                                     $15.00
US only
Overseas contact for cost

to order please contact me by email at  tanner@ctannerjensen.com
or by phone or text at 928-460-0065




Wednesday, June 20, 2012


New Prints!


From the "In Search of the Superlative Horse" series  "Canter Pirouette", "Rearing Horse"and "Jumper" are now available as a print on photographic paper in two sizes. 8" x 12" in a 12" x 16" off white mat and 11" x 14" in a 16" x 20". They are still available as Giclees on watercolour paper and all images may be seen at ...  http://www.ctannerjensen.com/gicleePrints.html

Small print is $75.00 plus shipping
Large Print is $95.00 plus shipping

Shipping and Handling                                     $19.95
US only
Overseas contact for cost

to order please contact me by email at  tanner@ctannerjensen.com
or by phone or text at 928-460-0065

Friday, June 15, 2012

Father's Day Gift


from the "Ocean Oracle" series
Mixed Media on
300 lb Watercolour Paper
15" x 22"
$750.00
Sold



This painting was purchased for a scuba diving lover for his Father's Day present! It will bring a little bit of the Ocean to the High Desert.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Hanging Art




I love creating vignettes. Whether it's a table or wall pretty soon I will have filled it with a collection of objects and art.

This grouping is of a woodcut by Mary Holland, an oil by Max Hammond and various piece of mine.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


"Blue Note; Surfacing"
Oil on Birch
23" x 69"
Oak Frame Ready to Hang
$4750.00
SOLD


I love this painting. It's hanging up in my studio and everyday it makes me smile. I can look at it for hours and often wonder how did I paint this.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Untitled Pony I & II


Mixed Media on Paper
22 kt Gold Leafed Frame 

Mixed Media on Paper
22 kt Gold Leafed Frame


The paintings have always been referred to as the Green Ponies. They are part of the "In Search of the Superlative Horse" series.

Mixed media which includes- watercolour, graphite, ink, and 22 kt gold leaf on 300 lb Saunders Waterford Watercolour paper. 11"x 15"

The frame is hand gilded 22 kt gold leaf. Double matted under glass. 18" x 22"

$695.00 each or $1250.00 as a pair.

To purchase or for more information please email  me at tanner@ctannerjensen.com .

Thursday, May 3, 2012

What I Remember About You


"What I Remember About You"
Oil on Birch Panel
Triptych


This painting in now back in the studio after the show at West of the Moon ended.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Blue Note; Surfacing


Blue Note; Surfacing
Oil on Birch
$4750.00
SOLD

Just picked up the new file from the photographer and I am so happy with it I had to share!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Birds


Par Avion
16" x 16"
Embellished Monotype
on Rives BFK
Framed  
24" x 24"
$525.00


To purchase or for more information please email  me at tanner@ctannerjensen.com .

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

First Friday Artwalk


"Flight"
Diptych
30" x 50"
Oil on Canvas

"Unbridled"  Artist Reception and First Friday Artwalk
April 6th, 6:00-9:00 pm
West of The Moon, 111 East Aspen Street
Historic Downtown Flagstaff
928-774-0465

Monday, March 5, 2012

Spring Pink!


Bird & Peony
Mixed Media Collage
on Wood
4" x 4" x 2"
$65.00
plus shipping

Friday, March 2, 2012

Spring Green


Colt
22" x 30"
Mixed Media on
300 lb Watercolour Paper
with 23 kt gold leaf
$1250.00

This painting reminds me of all the colts and fillies frolicking in the fields.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Ocean Oracle


from the "Ocean Oracle" series
Mixed Media on
300 lb Watercolour Paper
15" x 22"
$750.00
Sold

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Ready for Spring!


Mixed Media Collage
on Wood
4" x 4" x 2"
$65.00
plus shipping

This collage reminds me of spring. It may be the Foxgloves.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Valentines!




Heart Card
6.25" x 6.25"
$16.50



Heart Card
6.25" x 6.25"
$16.50




Heart Card
6.25" x 6.25"
$16.50



Heart Cards are available at West of the Moon Gallery in Flagstaff, Arizona for $12.50 each or from me individually for $12.50 each plus shipping or 3 for $35.00 with free shipping. Order by February 3rd to receive before Valentine's Day. 

Cards are composed of various papers on Italian card stock and are suitable for framing.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Cards


I have been busy making cards. I love all the different patterns and colours. It's like working with the discarded pieces of a kaleidoscope.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Again; Poetry and Ponies


Mixed Media on Canvas
10" x 10"
$225.00

I am surprised that I still have this painting. I thought that it would be one of the first sold out of the show last spring. Oh well, it's one of my favorites and is currently residing on my bedroom wall.

Poetry and Ponies revisited,

I spent a good deal of time driving this weekend.I really do some of my best daydreaming and pondering while I driving.I was thinking about painting and language.I love a well turned phrase.I love listening to or reading a well crafted story,one filled with succinct sentences that evoke a place or events that make me believe that I may have experienced it myself.
Why is that?
I think that maybe it is a human longing to belong to a tribe,a group a family.A desire to belong and be understood.A desire to believe"I am not alone and my life matters".
So why do I paint?
This week I believe I paint to bear witness to what I love.I want to share what I love.I want it to be understood,that I was here and for a brief moment that is my life,I loved horses.