Category: Illustration Friday

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…

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…

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…

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…

Illustration Friday: Escape

“Sometimes…”, Oil on Canvas; © Jennifer Pohl The word for this Illustration Friday reminded me of a this little tondo I painted one night some ten years ago. It’s hard to read the text on this image, but it contains a quote from one of my…

Illustration Friday: Empty

Empty, Ink on Paper; © Jennifer Pohl The word for this Illustration Friday may have been designed to stimulate a little existential angst this week, but every baby knows that an empty cardboard box is the most fun of all! Breakfast, Oil on Canvas; © Jennifer…

Illustration Friday: Aging

Granny Cuts a Rug, Ink on Paper; © Jennifer Pohl At thirteen, my grandmother Alice was a cook on a schooner up north “on the Labrador.” At eighteen, she married Walter –a man of gentle good humour and twinkling eyes– and raised two families with him…

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…