Tuesday, July 1, 2014

A Spattering of Workshop and Show News

It's never good to fall behind. But as I sat down to post this blog, I realized it really would have been better if I posted some of these things earlier. June was a crazy month with lots of events happening one after another, and I'm just now finding time to get back to my blog. I have lots of exciting things to share, but I'll try to make this brief...

A couple of weeks ago I taught two workshops in Massachusetts for the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, and also judged their annual show. This group is packed with exceptional artists! Below are my demos from the workshop, and my demo ("Bright and Sunny") completed during their opening reception...

A Winter Day's End, pastel, 12x12. SOLD
Morning Mist, pastel, 11x14, SOLD
Springtime Memory, pastel, 11x14, SOLD
Into the Shadows, pastel, 11x14, SOLD
Bright and Sunny, pastel, 11x14, SOLD

Right after I returned from Cape Cod, I did a few loads of laundry, repacked it, and headed right back out to judge a show and conduct a demo for an incredibly nice group at Cape Fear Studios in Fayetteville, NC. Below is my demo for this group...

Evening's Shade, pastel, 11x14
Among other recent news is that I've had paintings juried into the 2014 Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional show (Cincinnati, OH, Sept. 12 - Oct. 9), the 2014 Pastel Society of America show (New York City, Sept. 2 - 27), and also was awarded second place in the Plein Air Magazine April-May Salon Contest! Each of these paintings are shown below...

Lingering Light, oil, 11x14
Juried into the 2014 Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Show
Winter Evening Serenade, 12x16
Juried into the 2014 Pastel Society of America Show
The Six O'clock Show, 16x20
Awarded 2nd Place in the Plein Air Magazine April-May Salon

And finally, I wanted to mention two summer pastel workshops I have coming up that are almost full but each still has a few spots left. One is later this month--July 23-25--in Traverse City, Michigan. The other is next month--August 18-21--in northern Wisconsin. More details on these and all my upcoming workshops are on my website at www.barbarajaenicke.com.

Sorry to pack so much into this one post. But at least it's mostly pictures. :-)


  1. Love your post! Congratulations on all the shows you've been juried into!!! So glad to see you receiving this well deserved recognition!

    1. Thanks a bunch, Judy! I appreciate the support and encouragement. :-)

  2. Wow, your paintings are amazing, and I especially like the Six O'clock Show painting!! Deb

  3. I like so much all them. Thank you for your lessons here and on the Facebook and I like also particulary the subjects of your choice.

    1. Thanks, Luciano. I try to keep focused on specific topics when I teach. Painting can be overwhelming, so I think it's best to cover one thing at a time.