Jun 13, 2018


Yellow is a prominent color in Budapest. The streetcars and many of the buildings are yellow, which greatly cheered up the gloomy days, and made the sunny days even brighter. Oil on 24"h x 36"w stretched canvas.

Jun 11, 2018

Jun 8, 2018

Morning in Honfleur


It was a sunny spring morning in Honfleur with a bit of haze in the hills. I was always inspired by the paintings of Eugene Boudin, so my mom, a friend, and I stayed in Deauville, and took day trips to Honfleur and Trouville from there. I was able to see the beaches and marinas that inspired both Boudin's and Monet's paintings. Honfleur is peaceful in the mornings while shopkeepers and artists set up their shops for the day. After circling the marina a couple of times to see the buildings and boats from all angles, my mom and I stopped for an espresso at a dock-side cafe, then got lost in the town's alleyways. Oil on 30"h x 40"w stretched canvas.


Jun 7, 2018

Dusk in Budapest


We were walking back to our part of town from a day of cafe hopping. The people of Budapest are overall very fashionable. As soon as this person walked by I took out my camera because I liked the contrast between his dark clothing and the cool street colors. My husband joked that he knew I would take the guy's picture as soon as he saw the hat. Oil on 24"h x 18"w stretched linen.

Jun 6, 2018

Drinks at the Pub


The cool weather outside and the cool light streaming through the window are no match for the warm interior of this Scottish pub. Oil on 14"h x 11"w stretched linen.

Jun 5, 2018

Alley in Budapest


I love the maze of streets in Budapest, where you will almost always see someone walking a cute dog. We were on our way to New York Cafe for the second time during our week long stay. The streets seemed cold and gray, but the promise of an ornate, warm cafe kept us going. Oil on 18"h x 24"w stretched canvas.

Jun 4, 2018

Cafe Gerbeaud


A painting of the famous Cafe Gerbeaud in Budapest. I normally have a rule about not eating at the same place twice during a week long stay in any city, but we ended up visiting Gerbeaud twice for the atmosphere, and for the wonderful food and desserts. Oil on 16"h x 20"w stretched linen.

Jun 3, 2018

Chain Bridge of Budapest II


Though it probably doesn't seem possible, I had a lot of fun on the couple of morning runs I had taken across Chain Bridge when I visited Budapest in February. It was extremely cold, and even colder on the bridges over the Danube because of the wind. But I gained a sense of accomplishment surviving the temperatures and running up the steep hills of Buda. I rewarded myself with a coffee and pastry at one of the cafes near the castle, as well as coffee and pastries at other cafes throughout the day. Oil on 24"h x 30"w stretched linen.

May 31, 2018

Chain Bridge of Budapest

Crossing this bridge reminded me a little of crossing the Brooklyn Bridge, only it wasn't a double decker bridge with traffic below. Though it was built in 1840, it still has a modern, industrial feel. Oil on 40"h x 30"w stretched canvas.

May 30, 2018

Morning in Honfleur


A peaceful morning in Honfleur, France. Oil on 24"h x 36"w x 1 1/2" stretched canvas. This is one of several new paintings recently completed for my show called "From Boxers to Budapest" at Conte Design Lifestyle gallery in Ligonier, PA, which runs through June 26th. The show contains images from the kickboxing class I take as well as scenes from my travels.

May 2, 2018

Feb 9, 2018

Macaroons


A trio of macaroons. I painted this from a photo. I thought these would dry out if I painted them from life, and I didn't want to waste them. Anyone from the Pittsburgh area can buy these macaroons from Gaby et Jules in Squirrel Hill, and purchase the painting from Gallery on 43rd Street in Lawrenceville. Oil on 4"h x 6"w stretched canvas.

Feb 8, 2018

Catnap



These two friends, Nigel and Malcolm, choose a spot of warm sunlight in which to take their nap. I was going to work on it a bit more, but I like the impressionist quality, especially in the foreground where their fur fades into the background. Oil on 4"h x 6"w stretched canvas.

Feb 2, 2018

Alfred


A painting of my handsome man, Alfred. We thought he looked like a bat when we got him as a kitten, and thought about naming him Bruce Wayne. But, we were pretty sure we weren't the first people to think of that, so we named him after Batman's butler. Oil on 4" x 4" stretched canvas.

Jan 31, 2018

Grand Marnier


It is difficult for me to accomplish anything this time of year, so I started some tiny paintings that I can finish in a day or so to gain a sense of accomplishment. This is a sample bottle of Grand Marnier with a shot glass. I have many other tiny paintings on the way!

Jan 26, 2018

Between Rounds


A kickboxer taking a break between rounds of sparring. This painting is part of my fight camp series. I took the reference photos at Elite Combative Systems in Indiana, PA, during a time when some of my fellow students were training extra hard for fights. I liked the gloves, so I decided to paint a small one of just them in the "Blue Boxing Gloves" painting. Oil on 18"h x 24"w x 1 1/2" stretched linen.

Jan 23, 2018

Blue Boxing Gloves


A painting of my retired blue boxing gloves. In many ways, martial arts relates to painting. In both, the tools can help or hinder the work one does. I chose to paint my old boxing gloves, which helped preserve my hands during bag work. This not only ensures that I will be able to keep practicing martial arts, but also that I will protect my hands for painting! Oil on 8"h x 10"w x 1 1/2" stretched canvas.

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Dec 30, 2017

Sparring Day


At Elite Combative Systems in Indiana, PA, we dedicate at least one kickboxing class per week to sparring. We put everything we learn on technique days to practice, and we all work together to help each other improve. Oil on 30"h x 24"w x 1 1/2" stretched linen.

Dec 17, 2017

Slip and Roll Drill


This is a new subject for me. I have a background in Tae Kwon Do, and about three years ago I started taking kickboxing classes at an MMA gym that had just opened in my town, called Elite Combative Systems. It recently occurred to me that I should capture my coaches and fellow students in action.

This is the first in my "Fight Camp" series. I wanted to show the day to day practice sessions at the gym. Much like oil painting, martial arts requires discipline, regular practice, and one should enjoy the process as much as reaching incremental goals. It is the process that I want to capture in this series! Oil on 30"h x 24"w x 1 1/2" d stretched linen.


Dec 15, 2017

Sassy Cat


My cat, Oliver looked more sassy and grumpy than he actually was. He was very shy when we first adopted him, but over time he became like a little shadow, accompanying us wherever we went in the house. This was part of UGallery's Ornamental Artwork Collection, which can be viewed here. SOLD.

Dec 14, 2017

Cat with Coffee and Sunflower


This is a painting of my Stella with a cup of coffee. I meant to photograph still lifes of coffee with desserts and sunflowers, but Stella had to investigate, so I ended up photographing her as well. This is a pretty accurate depiction of her daily activities, as she normally sits three inches from my plate at dinner, waiting for a bite of food to fall off. I usually give her a little bite.

This was part of UGallery's Ornamental Artwork Collection, which can be viewed here. SOLD.

Dec 13, 2017


A cup of thick, spiced hot chocolate from Angelina tea room in Paris! I loved the ornately presented whipped cream on the side. This was part of the Ornamental Artwork Collection at UGallery.com, which can be viewed here. SOLD.

Cupcake with Buttercream


Oil on 4" x 4" stretched canvas. This was part of UGallery's Ornamental Artwork Collection, which can be viewed here. SOLD.

Dec 10, 2017

Cupcake and Milk


A painting of a vanilla cupcake with a refreshing glass of milk. Oil on 4" X 4"  stretched canvas. Painting includes hanging wire on back. It could also be displayed on a mini display easel.


Dec 5, 2017

Ready for a Nap


This is Scrapper the cat. He is tired from a day of defending his territory from the neighborhood cats and needs a nap to regain his energy. While he isn't super friendly toward other cats, he loves the company of humans. Oil on 4" x 4" stretched canvas. The edges are painted raw umber and it comes with a mini display easel. This is part of UGallery's Ornamental Artwork Collection, which you can view here. SOLD.


Dec 4, 2017

Assorted Macarons II


Assorted macaroons from Laduree of Paris. Oil on 4" x 4" stretched canvas. The edges are painted raw umber and the painting comes with a mini display easel. It is part of the Ornamental Artwork Collection, which you can view here. SOLD.

Dec 3, 2017

Assorted Macaroons



Macaroons from Laduree of Paris! Oil on 4" x 4" stretched canvas. The canvas sides are painted raw umber and the painting comes with its own mini display easel. Or you can attach a wire and hang it up as an ornament! It is part of the Ornamental Artwork Collection at UGallery.com, which can be viewed here. SOLD.


Dec 2, 2017

Turkish Coffee


I loved the presentation of this Turkish coffee at Cafe Imperial in Vienna, Austria. Just thinking about all the different variations of coffee in the city and the cozy cafes makes me want to book another trip there. Oil on 4" x 4" stretched canvas. The edges are painted raw umber and the painting comes with its own mini display easel. This is one of ten paintings I added to the Ornamental Artwork Collection at UGallery.com. You can see the whole collection here. SOLD.

Dec 1, 2017

A Walk in the Garden


Rufus the cat takes a walk in the garden on a sunny summer day. I had strategically planted catnip to attract cats to chase the rabbits away from my greens. It worked! Oil on 4" x 4" streched canvas. The edges are painted raw umber, and the painting comes with a mini display easel. It is part of the Ornamental Artwork Collection at UGallery.com. The entire collection can be viewed here. SOLD.

Nov 30, 2017

Mocha Cappuccino Cupcake


This is one of ten new paintings I have recently completed for the Ornamental Artwork Collection on UGallery.com. The paintings are all 4" x 4" oil on stretched canvas. The edges are painted raw umber, and they come with a display easel. My collection consists of cats, desserts and coffee! SOLD.




Nov 27, 2017

Espresso for One



Though the name "espresso" indicates that the drink is consumed quickly, it is still worth the time to sit down and mindfully appreciate it. Unless you are in Italy where they sometimes charge more if you sit down. The cafe pictured above is in New York, where one can let the caffeine take effect before hitting the pavement. Oil on 12"h x 6"w x 1"d composite board. SOLD.

Nov 24, 2017

Ladies Night Out


I've had the reference photo for this painting since my 2010 trip to Paris. It took a while before I was comfortable painting more than one person together. Also I was always focused on painting things that were distinctly Parisian. Aside from the people smoking and the Chanel bag, you really can't tell where this is, which is fine. Most of my recent work is about people doing their thing, wherever it is.

This is one of several new paintings added to the UGallery site this week. Oil on 16"w x 12"h composite board.

Nov 6, 2017

Houses in Wilkinsburg


These are some of the colorful old houses in the Wilkinsburg neighborhood of Pittsburgh. It is not one of the main tourist destinations of Pittsburgh, but I always admire the nostalgic, authentic look of the neighborhood when I drive through. Oil on 11"h x 14"w x 1 1/2" composite board. SOLD.

Oct 11, 2017

New Website

I want to announce that a new website is in the works. I will still post all new paintings to this blog so everyone can easily see what's new, but I plan to show all available work in neater categories on the website. If you are looking for anything under a certain subject, you will more easily be able to see what is still available. My work will still be available at the galleries I currently show with, and the website will provide links to their sites. I will also have paintings available for purchase on the website, as well as some prints.

Sep 22, 2017

Smoke Break in Edinburgh


Everyone standing on this sidewalk in Edinburgh, Scotland, appears to be either checking their phones while they wait for the bus or taking a smoke break. Oil on 12"h x 16"w x 1 1/2" composite board. SOLD.

Sep 21, 2017

NYC Crosswalk


Oil on 24"h x 18"w stretched linen. SOLD.

Many thanks to everyone who took time out of their weekend to visit my work at the UGallery booth this past weekend at the Affordable Art Fair and to those who added my work to their collections! I greatly appreciate it! Click HERE for the link to my page on the UGallery site. 


Sep 20, 2017

Quiet Afternoon at Cafe Royal


A quiet afternoon at Cafe Royal in Edinburgh, Scotland. Oil on 16"h x 20"w composite board. SOLD.

Many thanks to everyone who took time out of their weekend to visit my work at the UGallery booth this past weekend at the Affordable Art Fair and to those who added my work to their collections! I greatly appreciate it! For those who did not get to see it, this is a link to my page on the UGallery site: https://www.ugallery.com/artist/jonelle-summerfield

Sep 18, 2017

Friday Evening in Greenwich Village


Oil on 16"h x 20"w x 1 1/2" composite board. SOLD.

Many thanks to everyone who took time out of their weekends to visit my work at the UGallery booth at the Affordable Art Fair this past weekend and to those who added my work to their collections! I greatly appreciate it! For those who did not get to see it, this is a link to my page on the UGallery site: https://www.ugallery.com/artist/jonelle-summerfield

Sep 16, 2017

Flatiron District


Oil on 24"h x 30"w x 1 1/2" stretched linen. 

This painting is part of the collection UGallery has taken to the Affordable Art Fair in New York City as the featured gallery. The fair runs through Sunday, September 17.