Unveiling of New Paintings


We recently had an unveiling of some of my mixed media paintings compiled from last summer and fall. Doing these mixed media paintings is my favorite part of the business—it allows me the opportunity to combine the portrait sessions and my painting skills for my clients! This particular unveiling consisted of some of my portraits combining photography, digital painting, and oil painting, as well as a few traditional oil paintings. We hosted the small gathering here at the Apple Valley studio, and enjoyed food, wine, music and unveiled the new portraits.

It is such a wonderful process to experience a portrait differently by painting it, as opposed to simply creating the initial image in my camera.  Regardless of the medium, a painting goes through many stages as it emerges. Everything from initial conception—envisioning where it will go—to the finished product, it is a creative process that I truly love.

I painted for many other photographers around the country before opening Jonker Portrait Gallery in 1994. I still do the occasional painting for other photographers and it has always been fun to collaborate with another image-maker.

However, it’s truly freeing to be able to change anything that I want in my work, from colors to composition, in order to guide the viewer’s eye and give the work a sense of feeling. As with any medium, nothing rivals the moment when I know I’ve captured something of the real essence of the subject.

Included in this group also is a painting based off of a family snap-shot of a lost loved one. I really consider it a privilege to do these portraits. Over the years I have had the opportunity to draw or paint quite a few of these, and as I work I ask for divine guidance on the paintings as it has the power to be very therapeutic and healing. It’s a wonderful gift to give to those who have lost a loved one.

To view more of the mixed media or free hand painting visit the paintings section of our website. http://www.jonkerportraitgallery.com/gallery-paintings.php

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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    Julie,
    Your photography is exceptional as always. I will be calling you to do Salem one of these days. Hope all is great with you and your family. Always, Barb

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