Time has grown bigger and faster wings

May 20th, 2011

How do u juggle family and work and keeping your dream biz going?  It is all soooo exciting; yet some days sooo daunting!  My saying is “So much to create yet so little time.”

Carlsbad Dove Library

May 4th, 2011

If any of u happen to be in the area, please stop by the Carlsbad Dove Library and take a look at my paintings which are against the wall behind book check-out desk and also go to the 2nd floor and ck out the 2 display cases.  Mahalo!

Other Sites

April 7th, 2011

Yay! I am the featured artist in Artsy Shark. Here is the link: http://bit.ly/hOxuH9

Awesome Birthday Present

May 27th, 2010

I just celebrated one of my milestone birthdays, and one of my favorite gifts was from a new artist I met named Julie.  I really admire what Julie has done.  She has participated in the OJ County Sawdust Festival, Art Affair and has sold her greeting cards in a La Jolla Gallery (they contacted her!)  Well, unbeknownst to Julie, it was my birthday and her kind comments on my artwork thrills me, and i am very encouraged.

2 big influences on my artwork are Peter Max and the Fauvists who started the Impressionist movement in France.  I especially love Monet, Matisse and Derain.  When I first saw the artwork by those Fauves — well, i feel like I knew them and they know me.  I’ve only told 4 people this, and to my surprise, Julie with her keen eye “saw the Fauvist influence” in my artwork and wrote me in an email that she just went to a Henri Matisse retrospective showing work done during his Fauvist period and she said Matisse’s work was joyful with lots of color like mine!   I AM SOOOOOO COMPLIMENTED to be in the same company (much less the same sentence) of those very wonderful Impressionist artists!  Thank you so much Julie for your kind words which is one of the biggest compliments I have ever had.

Ok.  Good night for now. 

P.S.  New paintings coming onto the site.  I’ve just got to find time to photograph them and post them!

To the person who took my car magnet

April 29th, 2010

So if u r out there and u read this — and u know who u are — I don’t know if i should be complimented or confusingly sad.  What i am talking about is my car magnet, which i thought was really beautiful, that said wwwColorMeJean.com.  It is missing off my car.  Now who would take that?  it’s not like u can use it to sell your stuff because it has my info on it.  So why did you take it?  Maybe you really like my car magnet?  Well, so do i, so if u are reading this, could you please return it?  u can just drop it off at the Law Offices of John Taylor whose office is located right by where my car was parked.  Just drop it right in the door and there will be NO QUESTIONS ASKED.  Thank you so much!

Send me an email  — anyone who happens to read this — and let me know what is an unusual thing of yours that got stolen.  thank u and good night!

Oahu Five-O

April 15th, 2010

Yay!  I just finished a new wave painting.  It’s titled “Oahu Five-O” in tribute to friends who turn 50 this year and in memory of one of my favorite 1970′s-1980′s detective shows “Hawaii Five-O.”   It’s a big blue and green breaker in motion.  I love it.  I hope you do, too.  It makes me feel like I’m on the North Shore in the summertime.  Look for it in the next few days.   It just needs to dry and my signature :)   Magandang gabi!  Bonne nuit!  Aloha po!  Good night!

April 15th, 2010

From the Critics’ Corner:

Jean, I love your artwork!  It makes me want to have a whole wall dedicated to you, all that color!  Kari, Coronado, CA

You Are My Rainbow

March 28th, 2010

This is the name of my new wave painting…You Are My Rainbow.   I’m quite excited about it, but I am hitting some “color roadblocks” that I need to think about and explore.  I came up with the name after listening to one of my old favorite Hawaiian ’80s band, Kalapana.  Listening to that song helped guide the direction of this new painting.  I can’t wait till I figure it out….I can’t wait to show you.  Pau for now.  I have to go think and pray.

Now, a Few Words from the Critics’ Corner

March 23rd, 2010

From Misty in North Carolina:  “Jean’s sense of color is so uplifting!   Her expression of nature is uniquely personal as an individual’s thumbprint.”  

From my lovely 14-year-old:  “My mom’s artwork is so amazing!  Her artwork is so unique and very special to our family and friends.  You give my mom something to draw on and she’ll turn it into something truly MAGNIFICENT!  All of her paintings have a special feel to them.  Her waves make you feel like you’re at the beach or somewhere so peaceful.  When my friends sleep over, they see my mom’s artwork, and then they ask if she can paint something for them. ”