Wednesday, December 24, 2008

WHEW!! Finished just in time!

"Me & Payton"

Jennifer K. James December 23, 2008

Here is the painting I've been slaving over the past few days, which is why you haven't seen me. This is what I really do, for those who don't know me... I paint portraits. Something I LOVE doing! I was commissioned to paint this sort of last minute for my good friend Dee Shover. It's of her hubby and his favorite dog, that passed away last year. There is something so magical in being able to capture favorite memories like this... and whenever I finish a painting, I'm eternally grateful the Lord gave me this gift to share with others.

And some of my favorite people to share my talents with are my kiddos. This is a painting Dalen did that ended up winning the yearbook cover contest for his middle school this year. I was really excited to see how easily he's been able to pick up painting.

Alconbury Middle School Dragons Dalen A. James October 2008

(The secret to a budding artist is a good quality paint brush. If you have an young artist i'd advise to go out and spend some money on some nice brushes. You'll be surprised at the great work they'll be able to produce--plus it'll convince them to finish the painting, because they won't get discouraged.)

Well, thanks for looking! And we hope ya'll have a very Merry Christmas!


Jenni and the Whole James Gang!


  1. Lovely and lovely! Merry Christmas!!!

  2. Your talents and abilities know no end! Merry merry to y'all and a great New Year!

  3. What a beautiful painting you did! Wow. You're very talented! And it looks like your son is well on his way, too. :-)

    Merry Christmas!

  4. Wow! How beautiful! Both paintings are amazing! I'm impressed!

  5. That's not fair. How come you get so many awesome talents? Was I standing in the wrong line in heaven or what? :) Hope you had a Merry Christmas. (and now I am sticking my tongue out at you)

  6. Kimberly--Thanks! And merry Christmas to you!

    Angie--LOL! End they do! Hahaha! You're so sweet! And merry Christmas, Happy new year to you too!

    Melissa--Thanks! I had a lot of help from above... I should've taken pic of my prgress and you would've seen what I mean. Thanks! I'm soo happy for Dalen! I hope he continues to improve, my art was nowhere where his is NOW!
    Merry Christmas!

    Regina--LOL! Thanks. All help from above!

    Camisetta--Thanks! I'm excited Dalen is progressing so fast!

    Kasie--Whatever! LOL! Wrong line! LOL! Believe me... where there is strength somewhere there is weakness a million other places! And I'm sooo not talented in very mudane normal things... You know things that you NEED to live! LOL! Merry Christmas to you too!

  7. Some awesome painting! I'm so jealous--you write and are an artist too!