Sunday, March 29, 2015

Cello Player

Cello Player, acrylic, 9" x 12" Jean Hart 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Road Trip...

Road Trip.....
 It's that time of year for planes, cars, and cruise ships

Souls in Flight, acrylic, by Jean Hart
I love Road trips...You just can't beat the freedom of being in your own car and driving down the road with the radio blasting.
Some of my favorite trips have been when we just took off without reservations.
I loved the spontaneity of it, but I also love a well planned itinerary.
I've been lost for hours, stuck in a town over night because of car trouble,
and have spontaneously gone off course.
I love it all!!  And of course every time it is an adventure!
But, if you are the kind of person who must know where you are at all times.
Follow a map and not get swayed from it.
Here is a site that will take you to all 48 states, only stops at national monuments, landmarks, historic sites. And best of all you can do it from the comfort of your own car.

Some of my favorite road trip music:
Jimmy Buffett
John Denver
Bruce Springsteen
Willie Nelson
Where is your next trip?
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Think Fine ART

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Fall always turns to winter and winter to spring

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Going from winter into Spring. 
Do you feel that it's hard to move from one season to the next? 
And Winter will turn to Spring.
I usually find that during winter I have painted one or two Snow paintings.

These are the Ruby Mountains in Nevada. This is my view for my home.
But this year I left the cold and went to Zion National Park. Where, it was cold and snowy too!
For the Festival of Trees this year I painted this as my donation.
Each season and month brings with it new opportunities to paint.
Even when you think you just can't do any more snow the season turns to spring and everything is lighter.
I am an artist and I must paint, each and every day.

Cardinals In Snow" Print from
Here are a few cardinals in the snow. I invite you to my online store zazzle.
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Everything About Paris, Catacombs

Everything About Paris
True or False
The catacombs of Paris contain millions of skeletons?
The Parisian catacombs are an elaborate network of old mine shafts that became the final resting place for more than five million peop;e. The bones were first brought to the mines in 1786 because of concern about disease spread by poorly dug graves. Today, visitors can tour the catacombs and see incredibly intricate stacks of bones.
Well my first thought was not to put this on my list of must sees when in Paris.
Old mines and stacked bones just did not interest me. Not until, he said, "incredibly intricate stacks of bones.
So, yes here I go, googling about the catacombs.
I am so glad I watched the YouTube on this.
While I am amazed at the patience it must have taken to stack all the bones into a wall that way. I will probably not go see this in person.
"Warning : The ossuray tour could make a strong impression on children and people of a nervous disposition."
YouTube video
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Monday, March 23, 2015

Emerge II

Emerge II, acrylic by Jean Hart
This is a new painting for a donation coming up.
Bubbles & Brunch to end MS
Sat Aug. 29, 2015
Balboa Bay Resort, New Port Beach, CA...…

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Jean Hart Artwork, Donation

Jean Hart Artwork
First Spring Tulips, acrylic, 9" x 12", artwork by Jean Hart, Frame by Vicky Andrus at Picture This, in Elko, Nv
I just picked it up from Vicky at Picture This Art Gallery.
This is our donation to Ghost Light Production for their Thrift Art Auction. It is a fundraiser for an upcoming production they have. The auction is April 18th.

I am always honored to be asked for a donation. I feel as an artist it is something I can do to help the charities I support. 
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Welcome to my online store. Zazzle

I think their quality is great.

I invite you to my store and look around. Please feel free to look around zazzle at the other stores as well as they have many different artists and products.

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Bowl of Fruit

Week 5 101 Challenge Make our world a better place

Yes Please, by Jean Hart
101 Challenge
Make our world a better place.
Week 5
We are half way there.
Have you found these items to be easy or hard?
It's alright if you can't get to all of them this week. Just keep track and maybe you will have an opportunity later.

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*50. Wave to your neighbors.
*51. Spend less time watching T.V.
52. Open car doors for your driver or passengers.
53. Give blood.
54. Become an organ donor.
55. Buy books for a library, daycare center or school.
*56. Slip a $20 bill anonymously to someone you know who is having financial difficulty.
57. Dance with someone.
58. Organize volunteers to make a bigger difference.
59. Create a public art contest for children

Life is a promise, half full or half empty

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"Life is a promise, fulfill it."
As an artist I often will read a quote and think how I might paint a picture to reflect the sentiment.
It's been a way for me to become inspired when I find myself without any ideas.
I feel it is my job as an artist to paint. Whatever the subject, it is my job to paint it.
It is not my job to wonder if someone will like it, or will buy it.
Because really, if us artists knew what people wanted to buy,
we would all be painting that!

Tulip, acrylic, by Jean Hart
I love this painting. It is hanging in my hallway.
You can not imagine the remarks it has gotten from people when I have exhibited this painting.
So much emotion!
Is it finished or not?
It's a lot like the glass of water.
Is it half full or half empty?
The beautiful part for me is that the imagination can fill in the rest of the painting.
The tulip can be whatever color you want it to be.
It is a painting that draws you in and asks the viewer to participate.
Let me know what you think?
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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Something to think about. Salvador Dali

Something to think about.
Salvador Dali created a famous tree structure in Paris, made from?
A. Bread dough
B. Chocolate
C. Marzipan paste
D. Spoons
A. Bread Dough
Boulangerie Poilane has at times accepted art as payment for food, including the carbo-rich tree concocted by Salvador Dali. The bakery, on rue du Cherche Midi, is famous not just for sourdough country bread and apple tarts but for the works of art that adorn its halls and walls.
Oh, I bet the bread tastes better then anything I can get in the grocery store here.
My Challenge to you is :
Make a creative tree out of bread dough like Salvador Dali did, or better yet, make some wonderful art creation of your own.
I would love to see what you come up with.
Here is the Boulangerie Poilane, take a tour,
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Donations from artists, yes or no

Today's Question is about donations.
Would you donate a piece of artwork to a charity or event that you could not go to because it is far from where you live?

I get asked to donate my artwork all the time. Most of the time I am the one offering my artwork  to the fundraisers that I support.
Recently, I was asked to donate to a charity in a city I do not live in.

What is your feelings about this?

My true feelings about this is.
Yes, I will donate.
With restrictions. I would first like an official receipt from the charity.
If possible I would like a photo of the artwork in exhibit for bid,
 and I would like to know who won my painting.

I personally think donating my paintings is a great way to let people see my artwork.
Start talking about me as an artist and get my name out there with my business card.
I do take commission, this is a great way for people to see your style of artwork. 

I have a donations coming up in May.
I just got this painting back from the framer and it's already on display at the library. 
I will be attending, so say hi if you see me. 
Friends of the Library
27th Annual 
"Just Desserts" May 2, 2015 

Read, Learn, Grow
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Monday, March 16, 2015

A Fool for Love

Jean Hart Artwork

Nevada Artist and Author, A Fool for Love

As seen in my poetry book, "Artwork From My Heart"
Poems and artwork by artist
Jean Hart

As seen in my poetry book, "Artwork From My Heart"
A Fool For Love

A fool for love
I have been,
A childish dream
a wink,
a nod,
sends my heart to flutter.
Take my breath away
spin my head,
no clear thought
do I have,
A fool for love
I have been.
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March the month for Still Life

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March 2015
I have given myself a little art workshop.
I have decided since I have not done many still life paintings that I would try to complete five new pieces for the month of March.
They will all be acrylic paintings done on canvas paper, size 9" x 12".
The first painting was the stacked books titled Read, Learn, Grow.
Next was the First Tulips of Spring. Which I have donated to Ghost Light Products for their fundraisers.
This weekend I completed the third painting.
Bowl of Fruit.
Setting your color pallet is so important. I found that many times I didn't have the exact color and found myself mixing colors to get there.
What fun that was!
The important thing about mixing colors is to write down your measurements and colors.
Also, I found it necessary to keep some of the mixed paint on hand to help match the color again.
I keep a color wheel around me when I paint.
The color wheel is  a visual representation of colors arranged according to their chromatic relationship. The basic color wheel consists of 12 colors that can be broken down into three different groups: primary colors, secondary colors, and tertiary colors.
It's a great tool to keep near you if you are going to start mixing colors.
What makes a painting pleasing to the eye is when you have a color scheme that complements itself and one color is used within the whole canvas.
What paintings or projects are you working on for March?
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Friday, March 13, 2015

Paul Cezanne, well ahead of his time in the arts

Impressionism....Paul cezanne

Paul Cezanne
Well ahead of his time in the arts.
I have been reading about Paul Cezanne life. Why does art cause so many artists to become depressed???
He was one of the first in the Impressionists movement, but still had no real success until after years of painting and again once he died.
Why does art create a temperament in painters that they become emotional and filled with self doubt?
It made me sad to read that his life was filled with such despair and sadness.
He is one of my favorite painters.
Here is a gallery of his paintings.
Please enjoy
Today would be a good day to do a still life painting.
Pick one of Cezanne's or create your own set up.
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Pear, acrylic, jeanhart 

My Heart green!

My Heart
by artist
Jean Hart
Welcome to my art blog.
I love painting hearts. Big ones, small ones, red ones and green ones.
When I was learning about the chakas,
I was surprised to learn that the color for the heart chaka is green.
 I thought it would be red.
Here is a little video of my painting
Please enjoy my artwork,
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click below to see video

Thursday, March 12, 2015

What My Soul Wants Me To Know -JOY

What My Soul Wants Me To Know
Falling In Love, acrylic, 4' x 4' by Jean Hart
Soul coaching
Denise Linn
That's the card I picked for today.
I'm never sure exactly what Joy means. Is it being happy or is it more then happiness.
More like a fulfillment and contentment?
What I know right now is 2015 is going by in a breeze!!!
Much too fast and my life list has extended far beyond my plans.
I have just come back from a week of hiking in Zion National Park.
The weather was somewhere between 40-60 each day.
 Zion National Park is one of the most amazing places I have ever been.
We hiked 2-3 trails each day.
The peacefulness I felt standing in the canyons looking at the red rock walls with the clear blue sky,
 I think that was JOY.
Everywhere I went there were stairs. Stairs to get to our room, stairs to get to the restaurant, And even stairs on the trails made of stone.
Two years ago I would not have attempting any of that.
I would have insisted on a ground floor for our room. I would have looked for an elevator to the restaurant, and I definitely would not have gone on a trail with stairs.
MY JOY is that I can do all of that now.

Weeping Wall was our first hike. It was so cold and the upper part of the hike was closed due to falling ice. 
Our hike to Emerald Pools
The whole hike was pretty much stone stairs. But, well worth the effort.
Once you get there you can stand under a waterfall.  
Checker Broad Mesa, this is at the East Ridge of Zion National Park
When we got there the wall was covered with small snowmen. This mornings hike was definitely a walking stick hike for me.
Back to the card for today
"Joy and ecstansy flow through me wildly and freely."
Card meaning: Celebrate and have fun!
Embrace life, yourself, and others. Say yes!
Soar to the clouds and let your doubts dissolve. All is well.
I love this. Yes, I did say yes, and yes it was scaring at times, but so much fun!
Your Soul wants you to know: It's simple: Your purpose in life is to experience joy! That's all that's required of you as a Soul. Whatever your circumstances, there's always something that can bring you delight, and what you put your attention on will grow. When you focus on the areas of your life that bring you joy, these areas will prosper. One of the fastest paths to happiness is through sharing and giving, so give of your heart and share you love. Happiness spreads to others like wildfire and can help heal the world. Dance and sing with abandon:
 Joy is your spiritual birthright.
"Joy and ecstasy flow through me wildly and freely."
Yes, joy is amazing. What I have found is that once I started to release my own set of fears opportunity to experience joy flooded in.
Here is a short drive through the East side of Zion National Park
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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Fine Art is an expression


I have put them on smile box, sometimes you have to click twice
grab a cup of coffee and enjoy the show
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Please enjoy my artwork,
click link below.

Week 4 101 Challenge Make our world a better place

Yes Please, by Jean Hart
101 Challenge
Make our world a better place.
Week 4
I'm back from my trip to Zion National Park and ready to start again.
The list was getting to long to post, so I'm going to be just posting the challenge one week at a time.
How you doing with this list?
I think so.
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*40. Look for ways to save a few extra bucks a month. Donate it.
*41. Remember to splurge a little on yourself once in a while. You’ll feel better.
*42. Shop at your local charity thrift store. The money you spend there helps others.
43. Send a gift or a thank you card to the troops in Iraq. Support them even if you don’t support the war.
44. Spend a few clicks of your time at Free Rice
*45. Leave an encouraging or positive comment on a stranger’s webpage.
46. If someone is tailgating you, let them pass and wish them well, without the anger.
47. If there’s been an accident or a potentially hazardous situation presents itself on the road (i.e. you see a cow on the wrong side of the fence) dial 911 and tell them about it. Your phone call could save a life.
*48. If someone you love really likes something (a meal, a favor, etc.) give it to them when they least expect it.
*49. Learn a new skill, then teach it to someone else.

* are the ones I've done

Monday, March 9, 2015

Rest and Recover

Rest and Recover
I just got home from a wonderful vacation hiking in Zion National Park. Today, after I have cleaned out the car, and sorted the laundry, and put the hiking equipment away. Exhaustion has settled in.
I love looking at my photographers after a vacation. It's like reliving the vacation all again.
But, now I need rest.
Rest and Recover,


11" x 14

Jean Hart Artwork

Recovery isn't a goal, but a process that continues each day. You are always repairing and renewing and regenerating yourself. Take yourself outside to absorb the light and shadow of each day. Touch Mother Earth and feel her warmth each day that you live. Don't keep your spirit stuck in yesterday as a new day begins. Prayer is process.
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A Rose

A Rose,
colored pencil by Jean Hart
Every flower you see, try to remember,
that before it bloomed,
it had to push it's way through,
a whole lot of dirt and darkness.
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A Rose, colored pencil, by artist Jean Hart

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Wishom, dare to create

Rainbow Forrest, Jean Hart
Wisdom for healing cards
Carolyne Myss
Dare to be Creative 
Soul Song, Jean Hart
What's keeping you from creating?
I know I use to say, I don't know what to paint?
I have house work to do?
It's too cold....the list of excuses goes on and on.
Now that I have my studio in my house, and have started
Jean Hart Artwork.
I do not have time to wait for inspiration to come to me.
I must paint each day, or look at artwork, or critique artwork.
I spent most of my day doing just that.
But you simply must begin.
Once you begin, time just fly's by.
You get into a zone and everything just jives.
One idea will develop into another idea and before long you will be saying "I have too many ideas."
Make sure you always have a pad and pencil around you to put down all those interesting ideas.
I have found when I am especially stuck to go to the library and start looking through the art books.
When I was in art class we often went to the books for inspiration. Even if you use it for an exercise the important thing is that you get busy.
Also, I have found reading other artists blogs helpful.
Today's Lesson:
think about all the creative ideas that come to you in one day. How many do you dismiss as trivial or unproductive? Healing requires impractical and daring creativity.
Your Goal: to observe how you respond to your own creative voice, are you receptive or self critical?
Here is something I was told once by a very wise creative person.
Make your art your way. You are not the judge of this work. Your job is to just make it.
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Monday, March 2, 2015

March Art Exhibit Video by Jean Hart

Art Exhibit Video
Jean Hart Artwork
Jean Hart Artist
Hello Everyone,
Welcome to my art blog.
Well, no, it's really more of
An Artists Life Blog.
I was looking through some of my old artwork and exhibits and came across this smilebox video.  
Many of my new friends on google who have just joined me may not have seen this before.
First, I would like to share that when you do your artwork
Smilebox is a really cool way to put it all together.

Later this month  I will have a March still life exhibit.
I am an administrator of ArtCanyonGallery.
Often Gil will put together contests and exhibits for the members from around the world to participate in.
This video is one that I entered.
Please, get comfy, grab a coffee and enjoy the show.
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Everything About Paris, Mosquee de Paris

Everything About Paris
paris smarts

Off the beaten path
True or False
If you're looking for a steam room in Paris, try on the mosques.
The beautiful Mosquee de Paris, in the 5th arrondissenment, dates from the 1920s and was built in Hipsano-Moorish style. It features a very popular tearoom and a hamman, a traditional North African steam room. Visitors to the hammam relax in various states of undress, so daily access alternates between men-only and women-only.
I don't usually do steam rooms, only because they tend to cause my already dry eyes to dry even more. But, more than that I am curious about , Hipsano-Moorish style and a hamman.
Here is a site for the Mosquee de paris. Even if you did not want a steam, just walking around this Masquee is inspiring with the tile work and architecture.
1.)     Moorish Revival or Neo-Moorish is one of the exotic revival architectural styles that were adopted by architects of Europe and the Americas in the wake of the Romanticist fascination with all things oriental. It reached the height of its popularity after the mid-19th century, part of a widening vocabulary of articulated decorative ornament drawn from historical sources beyond familiar classical and Gothic modes.
2.)   Here is a site for the Mosquee de paris. Even if you did not want a steam, just walking around this Masque is inspiring with the tile work and architecture.These are gorgeous images of the Morrish style.
How to Hamman.
This is a great blog that will tell you all about a hamman, a traditional North African steam room.
..quote from her blog ....."This is not an activity for the extremely shy or insecure, because you’ll spend most of your time completely nude, with the exception of a small paper thong that covers most but not all the critical parts. "...
Sounds wonderful to me, you know this is going on my bucket list.
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Sunday, March 1, 2015

First Tulips in Spring

March is here and Spring will not be to far behind.

I have been working on a still life painting.
It's a little acrylic painting, size 9"x12". canvas paper
It was pretty slow going in the beginning. The background is stippled with varing colors of brown, yellow, orange, blue, and troques.
Stippling is a technique of apply small dots of color to create texture or shading. The closer together the dots, the darker the stippling will read to the eye.
It's a slow process, but one I'm very pleased with.
It is not until the last stage when you add the highlights that I feel the painting came alive.
My next still life will be a bowl of fruit.
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March is Art Awareness month

Welcome March
March is Art Awareness month,
 which means art lovers everywhere need to share their love for art, or their favorite artist.  
Three Wishes, digital artwork by artist Jean Hart 

March's Aspects
This month was named after Mars, the god of war. In the Julian calendar, this month included New Year's Day, March 25th, when annual leases for homes and farms were signed. The beginning of the new year was moved to January later on, when the Gregorian calendar was instituted.
Full moon aspect: Storm moon
Universal event: Spring fires drying up the floods, materialization of the new year.
Message: To grow, to prosper, to explore
Color: Red, green
Tree: Alder tree or dogwood
Flower: Daffodil, jonquil
Creature: Sea crow, cougar
Gem: Bloodstone, aquamarine
I love horoscopes. I look mine up almost everyday. I'm so surprised when they are so true.
I have found a new site called AstroTwins.
March 2015
Fasten your asteroid belts, stargazers: March is going to be one intense month.
Yep, it's going to roar like a lion as fierce Mars tours fiery Aries until the 31st. This'll make us all quite passionate and even kinda pushy about bringing our big ideas to life. Venus will soften Mars' edge until the 17th, when they travel side-by-side through Aries. Hello, Eros! Their combined powers will cause a pandemic of spring fever. Don’t start picking out china patterns and baby names quite yet, though. We'll be restless romantics for much of March, and many matches will be temporary (but plenty hot).
by AstroTwins.
Because March is Art Awareness month,
 I think I will challenge myself to paint something about March.
Whether it be a creature, a flower and a message in Red.
If you want to join in I would love to see what you create.
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