Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Original artwork for sale

For Sale,
Just before Christmas, 
little red Christmas Tree
 Original mono print, matted and framed,
by artist
Jean Hart

Friday, August 23, 2013

Does anyone still wear apron?

Sarah gave me a wonderful apron for my birthday.....I wear it when ever I cook.
Then it reminded me I've been wanting an apron for a long time.

I'm baking homemade goodies for the reception tonight.
Lemon bars, Brownies, pecan bars...should be good.
Really is there anything more fun then whisking?

I was at a rummage sale last summer and came across a box of old patterns. There in the box with the envelope turning yellow and torn was a pattern for an apron.

I don't think I have worn an apron since I was a kid learning to cook with my mom in the kitchen.

I did have to make an apron once in Home Eco. class. It was my first sewing project as well!! I believe it turned out fine and wore it all through class that year.

Well it was an unexpected find and yes I did buy it and plan on making myself an apron.

I will be wearing it a lot since I have once again taken up cooking.
Thanksgiving is nearing and I will probably bring it out and wear it while making all the festive foods.
Be Inspired,

Thursday, August 22, 2013

4 Women Art Exhibit

Vicky's interview for the Elements fine art exhibit
4 Women Art Exhibit

What kind of music inspires you?

    Making of an Artist
Jean Hart
Good Morning,
you caught me early. Usually I'm checking my e-mails with my first cup of coffee.
The beauty of work from home, you can start when your ready.
I'm listening to my new CD from Joseph Carrillo. He is a composer from Elko, who now lives in Hollywood producing music. He has composed original music for our up coming show
"The Elements".
Grab a cup of coffee and listen to his music while we talk.
I am often asked if I listen to music while I paint?
Yes, I do.
 I love all kinds of music and if it's a song I really connect with,
 I will try to paint a picture that match's the song.
I have music on my TV so sometimes I put on New Age music.
If I'm writing, stories, poems, blogs, I will have music without words playing.
What kind of music inspires you?
Loud, jazz.
 If I need inspiration then let it ripe, loudly and with lots of  drums. I like to hear a solid beat.
I just uploaded an app for playing piano. So, lately I have been listening to my own music.
Do you play the piano?
When I was younger I played the cello. I will often have cello music on when I'm alone.
No, I don't know how to play the piano, but with this new app it makes me sound like I do.
I also have a set of electric drums I like to pound on.
Time fly's when your being creative, playing music is just like painting.
Do I have a certain musician I like?
Oh gosh, there are so many great musicians I like.
For along time I was hooked on Toby Keith.
Then there is Melody Gardot.
Now that I have Pandora, I listen to Pink.
Be Inspired,

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

5 elements, cd by Joseph Carrillo

IT's here!!! What a cool cd cover. I just got my copy of the music for our art exhibit THE ELEMENTS by Joseph Carrillo. He created this music just for our show. He was inspired by our paintings. It will loop at the museum the whole time the exhibit is up at the Northeastern Nevada Museum
CD"s will be for sale at the gift store

Blue Moon Stepping Stones

Blue Moon Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones, color pencel, Jean Hart
I'm working on a series of small 5" x 7" drawing for the "Blue Moon" series.
It's for a mail Art program I'm registered in.
Blue Moon Stepping Stones,
Reminds of the strength it takes to go it alone. One step at a time. Solo. No one else can take these steps for you. When you are ready, and sometimes even before you think you can. You must try. Whatever it is. Only you can make the decisions for you to move forward. Because as you can see standing still will soon have you in deep water.
Solo, somethings you must do alone.
Be Inspired,

Big Wave

"I shall listen to the language of your soul as the shore listens to the story of the waves...."
~ Khalil Gibran
artwork by
Jean Hart

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Technical Tuesday Giraffe

Technical Tuesday
I have been asked by a lot of people if I give art lessons.
My answers is, no. I do not give lessons for many reasons. If you have been folllowing me for awhile, then you know my story. If you are new, then I will tell you quickly. I love art, there is now doubt about that. I came to art late in life and have only taken a few classes myself. I read art books, watch videos, go to workshops. My style and technique is wild and unperdictiable. When I find a new book I do all the exercises in it. I am what the art criqutics call "A Outersider" artist. With no real schooling in art or a degree to teach art, I do not feel I am able to give you the best tools to learn correctly.
What I can offer you though is encouragement, enthusiasium for art and an understanding of triumph and failure. These are exercises that I have done. With every exercise you do you will get use to the names of colors, and instructions and techniques.
I once went to the Northeastern Nevada Museum and painting their giraffe they have there.
It's real and it's tall.
I am thinking of going to the museum again and painting another animal this fall.
I hope these Technical Tuesdays are helpful for you.
Be Inspired,
Today we are going to draw a giraffe.
this instruction come from
Eileen Sorg,
1. apply a base layer of dark yellow with yellow ochre fro darker areas. Suggest shadows on and around the with light blue violet. Note the shadow cast by the chin on to the neck. Now use reddish brown for the stem and olive green for the leaves.

2. Apply light umber to further deepen the periwinkle shadows, fill in the spots, and add ridges around the eyes. Brighten the giraffe with mineral orange, filling in more spots and adding more hair along the neck.

3. To finish, fill in the eyes and those bong lashes with black. Use black to darken the nostrils, dark tufts of hair, and other shadows.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Rainbow Forrest

Jean Hart Artworks,
Door prize for the
art exhibit
Northeastern Nevada Museum
Aug 23, 6-8 pm
Rainbow Forrest, watercolor, Jean Hart
After days of looking through my artwork to come up with a door prize for the Element show, I have decided on this painting. The original Rainbow Forrest, A promise of wonderful things to come.
Rainbow Forrest
for me it encompasses, hope, encouragement, joy and love.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Artist of 4womonArt.

4womenArt, Dee Burton, Jean Hart, Vicky Andrus, photo taken by Cynthia Delany
not shown, Gay Carrillo, Barbara Hofheins
The Elements art exhbit
Northeastern Nevada Museum
The reception will be this Friday night Aug 23, 6-8p.m.
Sorry for the confusion in the newspaper.
Everyone is invited, it is open to the public and its Free.
There will be fine art, music, food, and a original fine art door prize by each artist.
Bring your family, invite your friends.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

4womenArt, how it came about

Look we are on the marque!!! 
We are so excited, and getting ready for the reception.
Friday, Aug. 23, 6-8 P.M.
It is open to the public and free.
There will be refreshments, music, fine art, and door prizes.
So many of you have asked me how we came up with our art group name?
It's a wonderful story.
4womenArt is a collaboration of five women artist,
Vicky Andrus,Dee Burton, Gay Carrillo, Jean Hart, and Barbara Hofheins.
Dee Burton, who usually holds a fine art show at the museum with artists from around the state of Nevada, with judge and jury entries, prizes, and a reception, was not able to do it one year.
 Dee asked if we could help keep the fine art show going.
 We were then only four of us:  
 a Wednesday night group called Attitude Adjustment.
 It was there one Wednesday night, painting, talking and probably eating too that we
 formed our art group titled
We are an art group with years of painting experience. Gay alone has been painting for 55 years, Vicky 35, Barbara since she was six.
We share the same ideas about art and art education and giving back to the community.
We saw this as a real opportunity to show our artwork and our commitment to painting new techniques, new ideas, new vision.
We had our first show with Dee's format. Two years later under 4womwnArt we had our second art exhibit, "4 square with Red".
When Dee came back to paint with us, the name 4womwnArt had clicked and people recognized our art group as the 4womenArt.  
We now do shows with only the original five artists.
The "Elements" art exhibit is our third at the Northeastern Nevada Museum.
This year we are featuring Joseph Carrillo, composer. He has created original music for this art exhibit inspired by our artwork.
Be Inspired,

Sometimes a pear is just a pear

"Art... is a means of union among men, joining them together in the same feelings, and indispensable for the life and progress toward well-being of individuals and humanity."

Leo Tolstoy
I spend much of my day looking at art, visiting online museums, and working on my own artwork.
I have often thought that art should bring a response from the viewer. Yes, sometimes I fall to painting a still life only because it brings me the pleasure of painting and doing something productive. After all a pear is only a pear and you can't really respond too emotionally to that.
Or can you? It is said to heal a broken heart, eat a pear.
Be Inspired,

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The Element Art Exhibit

4Women Art
The Elements
art exhibit
Northeastern Nevada Museum
This is a collaboration of five women artist, Vicky Andrus, Dee Burton, Gay Carrillo, Jean Hart, and Barbara Hofheins. Original music was created by Joseph Carrillo.
Together these talented artists came together to embrace the ELEMENTS.. EARTH, AIR, FIRE, WATER, AND SPIRIT.
Each artist was given a 34" x 36" canvas. With no other instructions of how to lay the canvas, or what type of medium they could use.  
They started to paint.
The result of months of painting is what you see at the art exhibit.
These artists have been painting together for six years.
As you wonder from one painting to the next you will see different techniques, different mediums, different philosophies.
They have set out to embrace the totality of the Elements.
This is a powerful exhibit, one with great emotion, dramatic color, and a connection to the world around us.
The show will be up
Aug-Oct 2013
Northeastern Nevada Museum
Elko, Nev
4WomenArt would like to take this art exhibit on a road tour.
If anyone would like to show this art exhibit in your area,
 please contact me here.
Please enjoy the artwork, all artwork displayed are for purchase as well as the CD of the music.
Enjoy the video so you can hear Joseph's music

Be Inspired,

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Making of an Artist..last interview in this series

Jean Hart Artwork
Interview with an Artist
Jean Hart
 This is the last interview for this series.
"Making of an Artist"

Now that my paintings have been delivered to the  Museum for the
 Elements art exhibit.
Aug - Oct 2013
Northeastern Nevada Museum,
Elko, NV
I have been asked a few more questions. So, I will do my best to answer those questions here.
We have talked about what inspires me. Where I get my ideas from. What has attracted me to the style of painting I do.
What's next for Jean Hart Artwork?
Yes, that's the question I'm being asked.
Even before I have had the reception for this newest show!
Well, here it is.
There is a certain, let down, if you will, after the completions of a large body of work.
I've been working on the Element show for the last 8 months.
I thought I would take some time off. ....NO just kidding....
Exhibition are only part of what Jean Hart Artwork does.
I have just refreshed  my card racks with new note cards, key chains, magnets, to keep everything new and exiting.
Over the years I have learned about marketing and advertisement. I would like to expand
 Jean Hart Artworks to be an ART Agency for new and emerging artist.
Jean Hart Artwork, has also taken on a new Photographer, Kerry Hart.
 I will be marketing his photos of amazing landscapes of Nevada.
For me personally as an artist. I will continue to paint each day. Write my blog
on Art History, spot light new emerging artists,
critique artwork on ArtCanyon Art Galley, where I am an administrator.
This Fall I plan on making a new book with my artwork.
I will also be starting a new BOOK Club Blog called,
"Invisible Women" coming this fall.
I invite you to my on line store at zazzle, where I update with my newest artwork.
Stay tuned,
Be Inspired,

Saturday, August 10, 2013

A Shifting Propective

A Room With A View
Shift, yes, maybe it's time to shift your prospective.
Imagine all the possibilities in your day that you may not see if you didn't shift your eyes.
move your head,  balance on one foot, and turn around.
Perspective is a shifty thing. All the lines can be measured perfectly but something may feel off.
Check where are you standing. Do you need to move?
Art is funny that way too, just like life. Sometimes everything seems perfect, a good fit, lines are  straight, and just like that, everything is off balance.
Mindfulness, too is like that. Sometimes you feel like you have all you need, or too much or simply not enough. Yes, too much of a good thing will put you off balance to.
When my routine is disturbed, I get a little off balance.
Sometimes I have even had to do a do over in the morning, only it's later that day. Go back to what I missed in the morning that threw me off.
The crazy thing is that there are no two days the same. Not even if you do the same things each day.
You are not the same person you were yesterday that you are today.
It is truly up to you how you handle shifting.
Be Inspired,

Saturday, August 3, 2013

August's Aspects

Welcome August
Welcome good health,
Welcome lazy days of summer.
August received its name from the oracular Juno Augusta. An august person is said to be filled with the spirit of the Goddess.
Full moon aspect: Barley moon
Message: to gather, to appreciate, to nurture
Healing properties: Awareness of time and patience
Color: Yellow
Tree: Hazel
Flower: Poppy, gladiolus
Creature: Crane
Gem: Sardonyx,  peridot

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Interview with an Artist

Making of an Artist
2nd interview in this series

Interview with an Artist

Interview with an Artist
Jean Hart

You have a new art exhibit coming up, titled "Elements", can you tell us something about it?

Yes, I'm very excited about this exhibit. I belong to a group of artist who have been painting together for about six years. We named ourselves "4women Art"
This will be are third show we have done at the Northeastern Nevada Museum.
This year, Dee Burton, pick the theme, Element. The elements are our interpretation of
 Air, Water, Fire, Earth, and Spirit.
With the exception of all of us using the same size canvas, we were set loose to paint whatever the elements meant to us.
As a group, we painted each week together and encouraged each other with ideas and techniques.
The best part of being a painter with such a group like this, is that we can depend on each other to be honest when we critique each others work. We are still learning and moving forward with our mediums and techniques.  So painting together helps to stretch us as artists.
Can you tell us about one piece of artwork that you worked on?
Well, I love them all. But I think my favorite is my spirit painting.
It was the first one I painted. It was also the painting that has the newest technique I'm learning. Spirit can be such an ethereal subject. Stretching your vision to be able to paint something that usually does not have an image to it can be difficult.
With this new technique I think I was able to go a little farther today with my artwork then I had in the past. So this painting became a leap of faith. I picked the colors that were peaceful to me and then just started to splash around until My Gaia came forth.
The painting title is "Gaia", can you tell us what that means?
I love Greek mythology. Through my studies, Gaia, has come up. Gaia, is the ancient Greek goddess of the earth, mother of Titans.
She is the Mother of the earth, sky, mountains and sea. So, for me to paint a "spirit" painting I felt she was the one who represented "Spirit" best.
Gaia, came onto the canvas pretty much on her own. She presented herself and I just went with it. This painting was not a struggle. It flowed easily I think because of the technique of very thin paint flowing and dripping on the canvas.
This is my favorite simply because I allowed her to reveal herself in the painting, I allowed her to become the divine inspiration for the painting.
The art exhibit is at Northeastern Nevada Museum
Aug.-Oct. 2013
Reception will be
Aug. 23, 6-8PM

 Thank You,
Be Inspired,
Jean Hart