Entries in painting (3)


style: jenny belin


I recently went to visit my friend Jenny Belin at Brooklyn Collective, which she has been part of since the spring of 2008. Brooklyn Collective is a cooperative started by Rachel Goldberg and Tessa Phillips which gives artists and crafts people a unique space where they can show and sell their work while enjoying creative freedom.  Rachel and Tessa also have a studio space in the back of the showroom which is available for Jenny to use while working in the shop. When Lauren and I arrived Jenny had many of her paintings spread out on a large table and she was busily selecting works for a special edition of prints that are scheduled to be sold on Fab.com on November 19, 20, and 21. 



Jenny's favorite subjects are people and animals, and she paints really lovely portraits of both. I find her work to be both whimsical and feminine, without being "too sweet". She does other things too...Adam bought me a wonderful painting of a pink airplane which also incorprates elements of collage...it is fantastic and hangs in our tv room. 



I asked Jenny to consider selling her work at the PS 321 Holiday Shop this year and was thrilled when she agreed. Her small paintings of animals are perfect decorations for children's rooms. She is also available for commissions and has done many many pet portraits over the years. If you would like to see her work please come to the sale on December 10th and stop by her table. You may also contact her directly here.




father daughter painting


My brother-in-law Ben studied art in college but has not done a lot since...until having a daughter. Lila is quite the budding artist herself. She has an easel in her room and every time I am there I find a new work in progress. Many are collaborations with her dad. He gets home a half an hour before her bedtime and a little painting is a perfect quiet activity for them to share.


painted guitars


Every time I am at my friend Jodi's house I admire these super cute child sized guitars...and Jodi says her boys play with them all the time!  The yellow one was made by her oldest son in school. The blue one was made by talented friends for her second son. I'll have to ask for a rock concert the next time I visit!