Category Archives: Jessica Gordon

Missing This 12 | Sep

No wonder I’ve been feeling like I want to paint faces lately, it’s been two years! Here is my new work-in-progress about halfway in. I’ve missed this and I’m enjoying it so much!


In The Studio 02 | Sep

Artist photos 2020 pandemic homeschool style....


Enjoying It 06 | Aug

I’m appreciating the time I have with “Come to Life” before she heads out to her new home.


Brought Out 28 | Apr

Here is the painting oiled out. It looks a lot different, doesn’t it?

Rhapsody in Blue | 12x16


Carrot 24 | Apr

Over the half way mark. Needing to complete the table, then the water and Koi on the right. I will save Amorina for last, which I’m excited to get to... my carrot on a stick.

12x36 oil on panel


Learning Curve 01 | Apr

Being self taught, I’ve learned a lot of things the hard way… through trial and error. It’s been a long time though since I’ve run into an issue that has been costly in terms of time spent. This painting above - has given me unexpected challenges as I’ve never worked predominantly with yellow and blue. I’ve found both of these colors to be extremely transparent and difficult to work with. Now, I’ve learned what I need to do and I am past the hump. I’ve already started on a new painting with a rich blue background and it is going so smoothly because I’ve learned from this painting what to do.

As you can see, some parts have a sheen and some parts are dull - making the painting look really messy at this stage. I’ll post it again when I get rid of the dull areas and bring out all the color.


Fresh off the Easel 30 | Mar

“Sea to Shining Sea” just needs to be signed and varnished. I have a lovely frame to compliment it and then it’s off to the gallery for the Red Ribbon show!


It all starts with a big mess 22 | Oct

Doing photoshoot after photoshoot. I’m gathering as many reference photos as i can - then I will dwindle them down to the best of the best. I take images and combine them with other scenery to make the final painting.

My son was a trooper, replicating cold, wet, snowy ideas for the first time. It was a lot of fun and I have some incredible images even though it was just a test shoot.


My friend Jordan (who has been in 5 paintings of mine) came over and we did an idea together. I’ve been wanting to continue to do multi-figure paintings. Thanks to my amazing husband for hearing my vision and getting the shots of us. I can’t wait to show the painting that came out of this shoot.




The bottom photo is my set-up for my first reclining nude. This took me weeks to plan and get it all to come together. The end result is so exciting to me… worth all the effort. Everyone that sees it loves it.



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