Studio Jardine translates to Studio Garden and is derived from my name
Reneé Charisse Jardine. I started the Studio Jardine Blog to network with anyone interested in my work enough to give me feedback, ask questions, give suggestions or just keep up on what I am creating or where I am selling next. Thanks for the visit.
It has been awhile since I entered a new blog. A lot has happened in the last 8 months. I moved again for one! I went farther north on the California coast. We really love where we are at! I have also finished my calendar and moved onto making jewelry so my 2014 calendar paintings have been sent off to the publisher and my 2013 Butterfly Note Nook Calendar is now available: http://www.lang.com/butterflies-7007109.html
I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer.......
Now that I am up on the coast my paint is taking it's time to dry. Something I had not experienced in Tuolumne where the air is much dryer. Before I would have to paint fast so my layers would not set up before I would finish one. Another switch, for my 2014 calendar I have decided to paint more than one butterfly per image and not have such a strong focal flower as in the past. Something different. I try and switch it up a bit each year and this will be my 11th calendar for Lang / Avalanche Publishing.
I finally got around to taking some after photos of my kitchen remodel. I repainted the cupboards, poured a concrete countertop, did a slate and stone backsplash, textured and repainted walls, I also put up wainscoating but it is on the wall to the side and behind me (no photos) & last but not least I put down a faux slate tile floor. Whew!
I have been away from my blog for a bit but, I have been busy painting. And, now, the results! I just finished my 2013 Calendar for Lang. My 2012 will be available soon! Thanks for your support! Especially my husband who had had to live in a not so spiffy house recently!