The amazing Jen Ramos of Made by Girl blogging fame has just launched the Cocoa And Hearts site to make her original artworks available. um…..YUM! Ya’ll know i love color and chaos, tempered with a bit of control….this fits the bill perfectly! Jen has a very distinct aesthetic and color palette that are instantly identifiable. Pink and super-crisp, clean white are staples. i really think i will end up purchasing one of her beautiful paintings for my home, probably for the bedroom. So many people look at abstracted, brush-stroke-filled paintings and think “i could do that!” But i hardly think that the balance and ease of these paintings could be achieved by just anyone with a whim. The subtlety & variety of rose shades alone is commendable. There is so much depth in the colors she uses. They don’t seem straight from the tube, that’s for sure! As a painter, myself, i really admire the way the mish-mosh of colors looks fresh, never muddy from too much over-working on the canvas. There is confidence here…too much second guessing & re-working would yield said muddiness, so it must be so.
And sometimes (actually ALL the time for me) art is just about a feeling, and these paintings make me smile ear to ear.
Check out Jen and share the love for her new shop/gallery site!! i have to decide on a painting….