Miniature landscape painting of the Tuscany sunset

This painting sold last night at my gallery exhibition preview, but it's still on view tonight for the art walk It is a companion to another Tuscany painting I blogged about a couple of days ago:

Tuscany landscape painting sunset

"Lingering Light, Tuscany II" Oil on linen, about 3.5" x 7.75" (SOLD) ©Jennifer Young

If you're doing the art walk tonight in Richmond, come by the gallery and see all of the ""Small Stuff" -- miniature paintings and prints --on display for the holiday season. The gallery is located at 16 East Main Street between 1st and Foushee.

If you're not in Richmond, I am continually uploading new paintings to my website or you can see them offered first here, on the blog.

Art opening tonight: "Luminosity"

I've been scrambling this week to get everything finished for the opening for my exhibit of new landscape paintings tonight here at the gallery, and I'm officially pooped. The good news is, the show looks great, andI can now take few hours to rest before we open up tonight. Come out and see us if you are coming downtown tonight or are doing the art walk. Here are the details for tonight's event:

"Luminosity" Art Exhibit at Jennifer Young Studio & Gallery

Richmond, VA's  Jennifer Young Studio & Gallery will feature new paintings of the luminous landscape by Jennifer Young.  The show opens on Friday October 5th, 2007, with a reception from 6 to 8:30PM. Opening night music provided by Russell Young. The exhibit continues through November 30th.   Jennifer Young Studio & Gallery is located at 16 East Main Street, two blocks east of the Jefferson Hotel. Click here to view a map and get directions from your location. For additional information please contact us!

Watercolor/Pen & Ink Sketches: The Jefferson Hotel

Since my studio is right down the street from the beautiful and historically significant 5 star Jefferson Hotel, I thought I'd sketch a couple of the more famous views. This is the view of the belltowers from S. Adams street:

Watercolor sketch Jefferson Hotel Jennifer Young

According to the Jefferson Hotel website, Lewis Ginter "commissioned Carrere and Hastings, a renowned architectural firm from New York. The firm designed the Fifth Avenue Public Library and Henry Frick House (later the Frick Museum) in New York, as well as portions of the Commonwealth Club in Richmond."

Along with the hotel's gorgeous grand staircase, (which supposedly inspired the one used on the set of Scarlett's famous staircase face-plant in the film Gone With the Wind,) another significant interior space is the Palm Court in the hotel's upper lobby. Central to this space is a life-size marble statue of Thomas Jefferson by Edward V. Valentine, interpreted with liberal artistic license by yours truly below:

Watercolor sketch Jefferson Hotel by Jennifer Young