Mar 13, 2019

Seussen Van Floofen


This is my first painting of our new addition, Seuss. We met last summer while rucking in town with some friends. We decided to do a hill ruck with our weighted packs for a tougher workout and suddenly this cat jumped out at us and started following us. I posted it on Facebook later, and found out that the cat belonged to another friend, and she had just gotten her. A few months later, Seuss wasn't getting along with her other cat and she needed a home. After thinking about it, we decided to give her a chance. Though she is small and mostly toothless, she chased my other cats around the house for weeks. Finally they suddenly started to ignore her, and now they co-exist. I'm glad they can keep the peace and am happy to have her to snuggle with on the sofa. I'm sure there will be many paintings of her in the near future! SOLD.

Jan 22, 2019

Walking to the Park II


This is the view facing north from Washington Square Park in New York City. Several people seem to be walking toward the park on this perfect summer afternoon. Oil on 24"h x 18"w x 1.5"d stretched canvas. 

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Happy Hour in Manhattan


New Yorkers enjoying a sunny Friday with dinner and drinks outside. Oil on 20"h x 16"w x 1.5" stretched canvas.

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Cafe in Saint Germain des Pres


My favorite neighborhood in Paris on a sunny day. Oil on 20"h x 16"w x 1.5"d stretched canvas. 

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Cafe in Saint Germain Des Pres at Night

This is my favorite neighborhood in Paris. I love to wander the streets alone and absorb the atmosphere. When you walk with others, you have to compromise. Walking alone you can fully absorb the environment and have the freedom to visit any establishment you want for a meal or a drink. Oil on 24"h x 18"w x 1.5" stretched canvas. 

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Evening Lights in Montmartre


The street traffic in Montmartre is starting to wind down from the day, while the cafe lights have been turned on to prepare for the evening ahead. Oil on 24"h x 30"w x 1.5" stretched canvas. SOLD.

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Cafe Parking in Venice





This is the equivalent of a sidewalk cafe in Venice, complete with a view of a "parking lot." Oil on 24"h x 30"w x 1.5"d stretched canvas.

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Montmartre Cafe at Twilight






A painting of a sidewalk cafe during a busy spring night in Montmartre. Oil on 24"h x 18"w x 1.5"d stretched canvas.

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Alert Cat


A painting of my sleek Alfred with his ears in the alert position. Oil on 4" x 4" stretched canvas. SOLD.

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Cat Bath


A  painting of my sweet Oliver cat enjoying a bath. Oil on 4" x 4" stretched canvas. SOLD.

Hot Chocolate


A painting of an espresso from a cafe in Budapest. Oil on 4" x 4" stretched canvas. SOLD.

Coffee and Biscuit


A painting of coffee and a biscuit that I enjoyed at Gerbeaud Cafe in Budapest. Oil on 4" x 4" stretched canvas. SOLD.

Tangerines

A painting of tangerines. I painted them from life, which I don't always do. Oil on 4" x 4" stretched canvas. SOLD.

Red Onions

A painting of some red onions from my local farmer's market. Oil on 4" x 4" stretched canvas. SOLD.

Chocolate Mousse Cake


A painting of a mousse cake from Caffe Amadeus of Indiana, PA. Oil on 4" x 4" stretched canvas. SOLD.

Sunflower II


A painting of a sunflower from my local farmer's market. I didn't realize how many variations there are of sunflowers. Oil on 4" x 4" stretched canvas. SOLD.

Sunflower


A painting of a sunflower purchased from my local farmer's market. Can't wait for next summer. Oil on 4" x 4" stretched canvas. SOLD.

Cranberry Cupcake




A painting of a cranberry cupcake from Market Street Pastries in Blairsville, PA. Oil on 4" x 4" stretched canvas. SOLD.

Nov 26, 2018

Gelateria in Italy


This busy gelateria is located in Lucca, Italy. It was very hot and humid during my visit there many years ago, so frequent gelato stops were important. Oil on 24"h x 30" x 1 1/2" stretched canvas.

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Oct 11, 2018

Coffee Cat


My Alfred likes to hang out on the kitchen countertop. He even eats his canned breakfast and dinner up there, away from Stella who always tries to steal his food. I painted this from a photo I took while preparing both of our breakfasts one morning. Oil on 6"h x 4"w stretched canvas. SOLD.

Oct 7, 2018

Cream Puff


A painting of a cream puff, inspired by the fabulous desserts available at Six Hand Bakery of Indiana, PA. I started this painting from life, but ended up eating it halfway through, so I had to paint the rest from photos. Always buy two desserts when using them for subject matter... one to eat and one to paint. Oil on 6" x 6" stretched linen. SOLD.

Oct 4, 2018

Farmers' Market Sunflowers


A painting inspired by some sunflowers I purchased at the Indiana, PA Farmers' Market. They are one of my favorite flowers to paint because I don't feel the need to get too nitpicky with the details. Freely applying big masses of yellow, red, black and sometimes purple creates the impression of the flower that seems free in itself. Oil on 16" x 16" stretched linen. SOLD.

Sep 18, 2018

Rose' and Onions


While one probably wouldn't want to pair onions with rose' wine due to their overpowering taste, I loved how the purple and green of the onions coordinated with the orange-pink of the rose'. I discovered the onions at our local farmer's market and thought they would be a good addition to my current exhibit at the Artist's Hand Gallery of Indiana, PA. The exhibit runs through October 22nd. SOLD.

Sep 15, 2018

Rose, Rose' and Figs


I usually paint from photos because my subjects often include travel scenes or things that move, such as people. Recently I was in the wine store and I saw a lot of pretty bottles of rose' wine and thought they would be great in paintings. We are lucky to have a great farmer's market in our town on weekends where I've been finding flowers and veggies to include. Because my only time limit for still lifes was the life of the rose and the figs, I could take my time and actually paint my recent still lifes from life. Oil on 11"h x 14"w stretched linen. SOLD.

Sep 12, 2018

Four Macaroons


A 4" x 6" tiny painting of four macaroons, inspired by Gaby et Jules in Pittsburgh, PA. There will be paintings similar to this one at my show, "New Work by Jolene Joyner and Jonelle Summerfield" at the Artists Hand Gallery in Indiana PA. The reception is this Friday from 6-8 pm, and the show will remain at the gallery until October 22nd. SOLD.

Sep 11, 2018

Cafe Gerbeaud


I painted this from a photo I took during our visit to Cafe Gerbeaud in Budapest. We had to go there twice so we could try twice as many desserts. This painting will be on exhibit at The Artist's Hand Gallery in Indiana, PA. The show starts tomorrow and goes through October 22nd. Oil on 20" x 20" stretched linen.

Aug 3, 2018

Father and Son Sparring





A friend commissioned me to paint this picture of her husband and son sparring during a Jiu Jitsu class. This is my first painting using the martial art as subject matter, and I like painting the drapes of the Gi uniforms. I hope to paint more soon! Oil on 14"h x 12"w stretched linen.

Jul 13, 2018

Eastons Beach of Newport


Time for a leisurely stroll on Eastons Beach of Newport, R.I. The water has a red tint to it because of the seaweed, which I've never seen on any other beach. Oil on 12"h x 16"w x 1" stretched linen.

Jul 6, 2018

Jul 3, 2018

Fast Hands



I paint most of my paintings from photographs. I took the reference photo for this one at Elite Combative Systems in Indiana, PA. Sal's hands were a bit too fast for my slow camera, so I used that to create a sense of movement. Oil on 24"h x 18"w stretched linen.