Author Archives: Jeanette Fournier

Photo Trips and Field Work (painting birds & animals)

With the return of Spring, I love taking time out of the studio to get into the field for sketching and photographing reference materials.  There is nothing like being there to see and watch the many birds/animals, both large and … Continue reading

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April Photo Adventures In The Wild (waterfowl)

I know Spring has arrived when the Canada geese return to our pond.  While it is still covered with ice, it won’t be long now.  The ice is opening up along the edges and at the beaver dam where the … Continue reading

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Exploring New Creative Outlets (watercolor on Aquabord)

I’m taking time this year to go back to my art reference books and do some “self directed study” on creating strong compositions in artwork and to get a better understanding of the ways to work with color.  I’m also … Continue reading

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Painting In Progress (Common Red-polls)

Here’s a look at this painting from start to finish and one I’ve been working on for some time now.  You can see why!!  I needed time to work on it when I could give it my undivided attention and … Continue reading

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Common Red-poll painting in progress

I started this painting at the end of last year but had to put it aside for a while.  Time to bring it out and get back to work on it again.  Regrettably, we didn’t have any flocks of Red-polls … Continue reading

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Making Nest Boxes for Wood Ducks & Barred Owl

With the thought of warmer temperatures coming in the next month or so, my husband and I were inspired to make some nest boxes for wood ducks and a barred owl.  I think the owls might be nesting now; however, … Continue reading

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Photo Adventures In The Wild (Moose!!)

Early one Sunday morning, we just happened upon this adolescent moose foraging along a stream near our house.  I’m not sure who was more surprised…us or the moose!  This was before we just got a dumping of over 35″ of … Continue reading

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North East Watercolor Society Annual Juried Show

Two of my paintings, yes… TWO, were accepted into the North East Watercolor Society’s annual juried member’s show to be held in the Orange Hall gallery at the SUNY Orange Community College located in Middletown, New York.  This is my … Continue reading

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A Painting In Progress (Ruby-throated Hummingbirds)

Stage 1:  Here’s a peek at the stages of a work in progress currently on the drawing table.  A lot of little details in this piece and that’s not even including the birds yet!  But, that’s part of the fun … Continue reading

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“Quilted Comfort” Art Available as Puzzle (Sunsout, Inc.)

My artwork will be featured on a new puzzle available in 2017 at retail stores and also wholesale by the Sunsout, Inc. puzzle company!  I have to thank my brother Phil, for his kitten, my friend Karen W. for her … Continue reading

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