11″x14″ acrylic on canvas, 2014. This painting was made specifically for my Brookside Museum exhibit “Storied Playthings.” The antique tin toy comes from the Museum’s collection of Saratoga County artifacts and is on display right alongside its portrait! Most of the paintings in the show can be seen next to their “models,” which is [...]
11″x14 acrylic on canvas, 2014. This is my second study of this fascinating and strange group of dolls, which come from the Brookside Museum’s collection of Saratoga County artifacts. This piece can presently be seen in my exhibit “Storied Playthings” at the museum through the month of October. The show is [...]
8″x10″ 2013, acrylic on canvas. Well, that was quite the holiday rush! I think I painted a portrait a day for a solid 4 weeks! I had absolutely no time to make blog posts, so I’ll be playing catch up a bit this week. I thought I’d start by showing you what is [...]
4.5″x9″ acrylic on paper, 2014.
We’re lucky to have friends who farm, and so there are often fresh vegetables in our house that are almost too beautiful to eat. This head of garlic lay on my kitchen windowsill in just this state of half-ravished repose for several days while I washed dishes and marveled at [...]
Original, Affordable Works of Art: Custom Toy Portraits by Jennifer Maher
Painting your toys, archiving their stories!