Category: Figurative

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…

Illustration Friday: Small (and Blue)

Piano Man, Oil on Paper; © Jennifer Pohl My interpretation of Illustration Friday this week is quite literal, in that this is a very small painting. I remember it being not much bigger than an index card. But the smallest paintings I have ever done are…

First Poet Laureate of St. John’s: Agnes Walsh

This morning I was delighted to wake up and hear that one of my favourite poets and people, Agnes Walsh, had been named the first Poet Laureate of the city of St. John’s, Newfoundland. The last time I had a chance to talk to Agnes –a…

Illustration Friday: Feet

Conor, Egg Tempera & Ink on Paper; © Jennifer Pohl My footnote post (which was something of an unintentional mixed media piece) may have worked here, but instead I thought I’d show a page from my new Moleskine. Many Canadians, and most Newfoundlanders, are already familar…

First Chocolate Easter Egg

I just had to share this picture of Conor looking at his Easter egg yesterday morning. He enjoyed playing with it, and kept putting the little pieces back in the egg cup, but he wasn’t sure what to think of his first taste of chocolate. However,…

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…

Illustration Friday: Angels and Devils

I had visions of Hieronymus Bosch when I read the phrase for this week’s Illustration Friday, but as I’m preparing to have my second baby in approximately 34 days I’m afraid I don’t have time or energy for anything quite that ambitious this weekend. My next…

Illustration Friday: Angels and Devils

I had visions of Hieronymus Bosch when I read the phrase for this week’s Illustration Friday, but as I’m preparing to have my second baby in approximately 34 days I’m afraid I don’t have time or energy for anything quite that ambitious this weekend. My next…

Illustration Friday: Spotted

Two People in Venice, Oil on Canvas; © Jennifer Pohl I enjoy working from life, from dreams and from memory, or simply letting the paint lead me, but every now and then a camera can be a very useful tool (and especially in bad weather) to…

Illustration Friday: Spotted

Two People in Venice, Oil on Canvas; © Jennifer Pohl I enjoy working from life, from dreams and from memory, or simply letting the paint lead me, but every now and then a camera can be a very useful tool (and especially in bad weather) to…