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Jenny Nelson Blog

2023: The Year in Review

Hi Everyone, I hope the year in painting has been good for you! I wanted to share some of the...

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What Is Your Shape Vocabulary?

We all have an innate visual language that can be explored, developed and enriched. Some shapes...

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Learning to See [A Short Film]

Hi Everyone, I've been working on a very special project.

"Learning To See" is a short film that...

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Looking back, Looking ahead

Hi Everyone, I hope the year in painting has been good for you! I wanted to share some of the...

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My Favorite Studio Tools and Materials

Finding the right tools and materials to suit your painting practice is an ongoing process of...

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Creating A Space to Paint

I love the look on Lee Krasner's face in this iconic photo above. She's confident, defiant, and...

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In Love with Manet

In 2019 I was able to take a dream trip to Paris! One of the highlights of the trip was our...

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A Painting State of Mind

Let's talk about getting into the painting zone or creative flow.  Musicians, visual...

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Creating Strong Compositions

While much compositional knowledge is intuitive, learning how to recognize and use spatial...

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The Power of Line

Line is the first mark we make. We all have within us an innate mark making language and this...

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Creating Shape Relationships

"Where do you put a form? It will move all around, bellow out and shrink, and sometimes it winds...

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