Friday, April 30, 2010

Finals week!

The final countdown is upon me. i am finishing up a very difficult but fantastic semester of school. Come back next week for a possible photo dump of a bunch of my work from this semester, and maybe a teaser on my summer projects

Saturday, March 20, 2010


Figure drawings
(all drawings are 18"x24")

charcoal on newsprint from live model

charcoal on drawing paper from live model (6mos pregnant)

charcoal on drawing paper from live model

quick study in charcoal on drawing paper from live model

black, white, green charcoal on drawing paper from live model

black charcoal and white gesso on construction paper from live model


Gesture drawings

2 minutes from model in charcoal

2 minutes from model in charcoal

1 minute from model in charcoal

1 minute from model in charcoal

15-30 seconds from model in charcoal

30 seconds-1 minute from model in charcoal

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Photography series in progress

So far, my working title for this is "Memento Mori" but that may change.

Here are a few images from the series. 

All images copyright Jennifer A. Krause 2010

More here.

figure drawing

Here are two (crappy) copy shots (made with my phone) of two drawings i did during the live figure drawing portion of drawing class. As you can see with the first one, we were lucky enough to get a pregnant model for 2 sessions.
These are currently on display at NEIU.  
i will try to post better shots at a later date. And i have several more drawings i will post later as well.

both are charcoal on paper, 18"x24"
copyright Jennifer A. Krause 2010

Monday, February 15, 2010

Pixel Painting finally done!

*** This painting was stolen from Northeastern Illinois University on Feb. 21st or 22nd, 2010. If you have any information about the whereabouts of this painting, or the person or persons involved in its theft, please contact Jose Orozco at the NEIU Police Dept. 773-442-4100. If you are in possession of this painting, you may return it to the Art Dept office, or to the mailbox of Mary Porterfield or Mark McKernin no questions asked.  ***

(i feel the need to add, out of my own disappointment and loss, that i mixed over 800 individual colors for this painting.)
Here is my pixel painting i did for my Color Theory class. i opted for the extra credit (go figure...) and added shapes inside the pixel squares, in the style of Chuck Close.
For best viewing:
You should view them together, enlarged, and stand about 10 feet or so from your monitor. (unless you are unable to enlarge, then a bit closer perhaps.)
(you can also look at it with one eye, or squint your eyes to get the right effect.)

"Happy Me"
acrylic on bristol
6" x8"

Thursday, February 11, 2010

photography series preview

here is a preview of my current in-progress photography series. The series is currently untitled, but will most likely develop a title as it progresses.

"Young black swan"
Dryplate ferrotype on aluminum
5" x 7"
copyright jennifer a. krause 2010

Monday, February 8, 2010


Sunday was a very long day.
i finished my ink drawing for class (due Monday). (this is a "translation" of the last drawing i did in charcoal of the same subject, but this time all pen and ink and ink wash)


detail shot

images copyright jennifer a. krause 2010
it is hard to see all the details in either picture because there are very fine lines throughout.

 i started working on it at about 11:30am (sunday) and finally called it quits at about 9:30pm.
This week i have to finish 2 linocut prints, a pixel painting and probably more. No sleep for me!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

today's work

Drawing II assignment: abstraction from still life in Synthetic Cubism style.

18" x 24"
Charcoal and blue pastel on paper

copyright 2010 jennifer a. krause

Friday, January 29, 2010

Central Park, New York City, September 2009

Central Park
silver gelatin print
copyright 2009
jennifer a. krause