The rain is finally pouring down over us and I have a break to write about my latest project: painting the utility box at Gleason and Brannigan Streets in Dublin, CA. https://goo.gl/maps/EGkeTsyUmSBsHMzx5 First steps were to dust, wash, prime, sand the box. And, repeat. I usually paint 3 coats of Kilz primer on the box. … Continue reading Painting the Utility Box
I will have a booth with my Art for Sale this Saturday, October 9th from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Downtown Livermore. The first time doing this, so come by and say hi and support the arts (with coffee, if possible). Come by and see watercolors, acrylic paintings, and a even a few old … Continue reading Visit My Booth at ArtWalk!
So, yeah, I'm working on watercolors this week, primarily for the DAC (Dublin Arts Collective) Watercolor Show in September. I entered 3 works. First, let me say THANK YOU to the incredible Ernie Vigdor for giving me more watercolor paper blocks! Now I can work on 3 or 4 paintings at once. How I Paint … Continue reading Watercolor!!!
Every year artists open their studios up to the public, folks can come by, meet the artist, see where they work, sip some wine and nibble on snacks. It is a blast and the first time I heard about this was in Santa Cruz in 1990. Even then, folks were mostly driving between the studios. … Continue reading Bikes & Art
Watched the guest speaker for the April General Meeting of the Pleasanton Art League and the Livermore Arts Association, the incredible, Elaine Drew. She shared this game with us, and I thought I would share it with you. If you want to watch her talk, quite informative, check out PAL's Shop Talk page. First, write … Continue reading The Comic Game
Odd thoughts on helping the young artists in your life.
Let Your Imagination Run Free!
Paul Rangell, one of my Art professors at the University of California, Santa Cruz, said this to me during my Senior year. I think about that saying a lot. It is easy for me to paint a turtle on a rock. The hardest challenge for me is painting my son, Elliot. I do not want … Continue reading “If It’s Easy, You’re Not Learning”
Week of classes at the Bothwell Art Center
Teaching Art Camps at Bothwell Artist
I finally have a studio!!!
January 21, 2021, I decided to start drawing every day: representational. It is hard to find structure in these endless days where weekends melt into weekdays. I even forgot what season it was one day. So, I began drawing and posting to Instagram to mark time passing as much as to keep my sketching in … Continue reading Is Drawing Dead?
The Gift of Art See It Online or In Person! Here is the link to the the show:https://sfwagallery.square.site/shop/gift-of-art/59 Here Is the link to the virtual tour:https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=pLeBnGARkiq Where are my pieces? There are TWO! Text me at 858-361-5724 or email me at JenHuberette@gmail.com when you find them!
I will have a table at Homemade for the Holidays this Saturday in front of the Bankhead Theater in Livermore, CA. Come by and check out my work and my fellow crafters and artists!
Download jpeg or pdf for free. This is my gift to all my Mom friends (and their friends) to help them through this pandemic. I have had a few blue days, and I find making myself a cup of coffee, tea, or pouring a glass of wine, pulling out the colored pencils, and coloring one … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day!
More than a month in "Shelter in Place" for us here in Alameda County, California. We now carry masks with us, even on runs or bike rides. Even for an introvert, such as myself, staying in is getting old. Painting from first days of quarantine: Son playing xbox. Finding Time for Art Yup, everyone else … Continue reading A New Routine
Free coloring sheets from Dublin Artist for the general public.
Embarrassing how much time has passed since my last posting. I have been busy! Painting, mostly. First on tiny canvases and rocks sprinkled between larger works. As February 2020 rolls in, I present my nearly finished or finished paintings first. Barbara Linn, Physics Major, New Jersey Women's College at Rutgers University 1941Acrylic on canvas, 24" … Continue reading New Paintings and Work in Progress
The Utility Box on the corner of Scarlett Drive and Dublin Boulevard is DONE!
Jen Huber work this summer became more a passion than a project. Taking more than a month to paint the utility box at Scarlett Drive and Dublin Boulevard in Dublin, CA.
Jen Huber and her paintings will be at TEDx Emerald Glen Park on Saturday from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.
I am going to tell you how I made a bad one (painting). I later made it better and I will show you that as well. but this article is really about failing.
Seven pieces of my work are hanging in the Firehouse Art Center until March 23. I brought the paintings over on Wednesday and assessed them with curator, Alena Sauzade. There is a clear theme to these paintings: Water. Not just that, but the water line: the different imagery between what is above the water and … Continue reading The Show Is On
Working with India Ink like watercolor with success... sometimes.
Wednesday, October 3rd, I learned of Inktober via the Dublin Art Collective. My first thought: 3 days late! Nope, I had drawn each day, although I am not terribly proud of my sketches. What is Inktober? Draw or sketch a picture every day for the month of October. If you are new to drawing, I … Continue reading Inktober
The Plein-Air painting competition was last weekend. What an experience! Pleasanton is not a sleepy little town; I and other artists had barely time to paint between pods of runners from Fleet Feet, the shoppers from the Farmer's Market, and weekend lunch crowds. Each site I selected brought new distractions and drama. At my first … Continue reading Plein-Air Distractions
Art competition this weekend for Plein-Air artists (Artists who paint landscapes outside)!
Spreading kindness and compassion through little works of art.
Lithography: An Art medium rewarding for those who revel in process and flourish within restrictions.
Many times when my sons were small I would lovingly admire them as they slept. I fantasized about whipping out a sketch pad an rendering a quick, tender portrait like Mary Cassatt. But, with three sons born within 2 years of each other, I took their naps as a chance to get work done … Continue reading Portraits of Loved Ones
Utility Box Art for Dublin
More Painting Ideas I have assembled almost all the drawings featuring dragons in my recent sketchbooks. After looking at the number, I have to admit that I might have a thing for these mythological creatures. The horned dragon and the carved dragon were completed this past week. Every one of these pieces is pen, Micron … Continue reading Dragons!
This week I was planning on drawing another self portrait in pencil, finishing current paintings, and start a new canvas. Monday night changed all that. I attended the P.A.L. meeting and Art talk. Artist Clemmie King discussed Chinese Brush painting; history, technique, equipment, and so on. It made me realize that most artists are really … Continue reading Artist’s Brushes
In college I painted probably over 10 self portraits. I even made etchings, lithographs, and countless drawings of myself in pencil, charcoal, and pastel. Trust me, it is not because of vanity; I'm just a very cheap model. This week I tried my hand again at a self portrait, this time in acrylic on canvas … Continue reading Back to Self Portraits
I planned this class for adults who are unsure about painting and drawing. I think as adults, we have an increased appreciation for people with skills and talents and are more aware our own short comings. For example, I love soccer but would never jump in on a game with my sons' coaches. In this … Continue reading Painting Sunflowers in Mason Jar: A Lesson for Beginners
The paintings below range from my first oil painting back in 1986 to an acrylic painting of my youngest son from 2013/14. I am posting them partially for archival purposes, but also to look at the progression of my work. I cringe at the images clearly from photos. It would have been unwise to stand … Continue reading Old Paintings
I am currently working on a few paintings; all acrylic on canvas.
These are painting ideas from my July-August 2017 book. Paintings soon to follow!