Author: CouchSpace

Late nights and early mornings

If you’ve stopped by it’s should be obvious that this website is due for an upgrade, but I thought I’d do a quick post to say yes I’m still alive and painting. Most of the work in the gallery is from another place in my life…

Online Gallery Launched

If you look above in the header bar, you’ll notice a new section: my new online gallery! I’d like to say thank you to my husband for designing and developing the site. I think he did a pretty great job; I hope you agree. My feet…

O! Oscholars!

I was delighted recently when a devotee of Oscar Wilde and editor of Oscholars saw fit to put one of my paintings on the cover of the most recent issue of the journal. I’ve always been intrigued by the concept behind The Picture of Dorian Gray,…

Possible Down Time

Just to let you know that while we are transferring DNS and domains, the site may go offline for a few days. Hopefully you won’t notice any interruptions. Eat your heart out Manolo Blahnik! These shoes by Van Gogh are truly beautiful. “What’s wrong?” Helmick asked.…

Bluebells

Bluebells , Egg Tempera on Paper; © Jennifer Pohl Every now and then I put a piece back, and later pick it up again to find that it suddenly feels finished. This is one of them; I didn’t want to overwork this little painting, which is…

Hope

One of the poems collected in my sketchbook: Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul And sings the tune without the words And never stops at all And sweetest in the gale is heard; And sore must be the storm That could…

Late nights and early mornings

If you’ve stopped by it’s should be obvious that this website is due for an upgrade, but I thought I’d do a quick post to say yes I’m still alive and painting. Most of the work in the gallery is from another place in my life…

Illustration Friday: Broken

Body and Soul, Oil on Canvas; © Jennifer Pohl I don’t think it’s possible to be human and not feel broken at least once in a lifetime. On the day I started this piece, broken was how I felt — it was why I had to…

“Please Grow”

I love to look at other people’s gardens, but I don’t think I realized how much peace and joy working in my own could give me, despite all the thorns from the wild roses. And with a little luck, and a few prayers perhaps, dreams can…

Torquil

Torquil, Oil on Canvas; © Jennifer Pohl I just had a request from a friend to see a portrait I did of him way back in 1994, so here it is. Torquil, a talented Newfoundland writer, actor and all-round sweet guy posed for me the night…