Bookish

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jess in willow modeling

I’ve been feeling quite bookish lately, perhaps it’s all the rainy weather.  What is your favorite fiction novel?  I’d have to say mine is The Time Machine by H.G. Wells.  I read it in grad school and could not put it down.  The 2002 film is also quite enjoyable, although different than the book.  Tell me your favorites, I need a new book to read/listen to while painting!

Filming a Online Course with Udemy

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studio filming progress

Shooting the video portion of my course I am creating with Udemy in my studio.  Super excited to be releasing the more personalized and expanded version of “Finding Your Artistic Voice” online course with them.  Production should take a few more weeks, but be on the lookout!  If you are interested in receiving an alert when this course is ready, email me at jlibor@jessicalibor.com and I’ll let you know!  Confession: if you think taking an online course is difficult, try MAKING one!  It’s quite a job and I didn’t quite realize what I was getting into!

Swimming in Moonlight

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work in progress pic

Work in progress.  A small study, painting from the imagination.  Summer feeling.  The white spaces in the painting will be gilded with gold once the paint is dry enough for the process.  I wanted to capture the joyous feeling of life in the summer.  Oil on board.

Sneak peek of a portrait

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detail of a work in progress nicole kidman

A detail for a work in progress on my easel right now.  Taking inspiration from royal portraiture.  I am so grateful to collectors who commission pieces that allow creative freedom–so thankful for that trust in my creative vision.  It is humbling and makes me want to do my best.  I had to capture the little rainbow on the piece this afternoon (see it in the lower left corner?) sparkling from the studio window.  Looking forward to revealing the whole piece.  If you are interested in commissioning your own piece, email me your idea at jlibor@jessicalibor.com.  I’d love to hear about it!

Magical Creatures at Arch Enemy Arts

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Magical Creatures by Jessica Libor

My piece “Magical Creatures” made an appearance as a limited edition print up for sale at Arch Enemy Arts in Philadelphia, PA with Carelink, a mental health organization, with all proceeds benefiting the organization.  Honored to be a part of this.

This piece is available as a limited edition print by clicking here.

The pathless woods

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Lord Byron said, “There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is music in the shore, a society which none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not man the less, but nature, more.”  The dark reflecting pool is from a castle in France, Chateau Chenonceau which I had the good fortune of visiting this summer.  Unlike Byron, I do not wish to be without friends or family for very long, but  I do enjoy the solitude of a walk in nature and the poetry of its peace.  Where is your favorite place to enjoy the enchantment of nature?

The mysterious nature of landscape

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normandy morning

Perfect peace…no filter here.  At a manor where life, love, death, joy, and war have played out for hundreds of years.  The memories are deep in the land, the backdrop for our human dramas.  This was taken at 5:30 in the morning when I work up and saw this out the window and had to capture it.  There is always something so magical about the very beginning of a new day!  In Normandy, France…so inspiring.  This might have to become a painting!

Seaside paintings

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summer trio of paintingspalm tree paintingsummer painting

Freedom, peace, and the sea!  The infinity of the ocean and the abundance of life it possesses is so inspiring.  Three new pieces done to capture the feeling.  These are oil on panel, 5″ x 7″.  Available, email jlibor@jessicalibor.com for details.  Warning: these paintings may contain sand! 🙂