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

Monday, January 18, 2010

daily drawings fail.

So, as you probably have guessed, my mission to post daily drawings has been a fail. There are many reasons for this, but i suppose i wanted to comment on it. i have been working on a lot of things: 1) reference/inspiration sketchbook full of images that inform my work and that inspire me 2) large drawing for class (3foot by 8foot charcoal drawing of a branch) 3) photo project (see below) 4) printmaking projects for school 5) color wheel project for class.  And much, much more.
i will try to post some images soon of some of these things, as well as any other projects i have been working on. (i made a hand-bound sketchbook for a friend and fellow art student.)

More to come. And as for the daily drawings.... i will do what i can. i will just start posting images like that but will call them "sketchbook..." with the date. i don't think pressuring myself to draw something that i find worthy of posting is going to help me right now. Pressure enough with school back in session.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

And... SIGH! i shot 586 images today. Phew!

Very Preliminary Preview of new photo series

These will probably be shot on film in black and white and printed in tintypes. We shall see. This is a very preliminary preview.

To see the entire preview, go here

Saturday, January 2, 2010

And now for something (not) completely different...

Today i thought i would post a bunch of work i did for school this semester in lieu of some more 'daily drawings.' i have not made a drawing in a couple days, like i said i would. i have been in that weird sulphurous fog that comes every year during winter break when i feel like the Fall semester has zapped my ability to do anything but lay on the couch and watch tv.

The work will pop up after this post, maybe not in order, but i will do my best.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Intermediate Photography, Final Project

Here is my final project for Intermediate Photography. This series is titled "Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World," after the novel of the same title by Haruki Murakami that inspired the work.

See the entire series after the jump.

Two Point Empirical Perspective

Assignment for Drawing I: 2 Point Empirical Perspective Drawing, we were sent out into the hallway (a drawing 1 classic) and were asked to draw the hallway or area inside the school and insert some sort of object in a different scale. This assignment was inspired by Rene Magritte's drawings of the same subject. Magritte would often paint or draw common interior scenes (a bedroom, etc) that contained, for example, a giant wineglass, or eyeglasses, for a surreal effect.
This is my own boot in the hallway of the Fine Arts building. 

(again, my apologies for a terrible copy shot, i'm lazy today and don't want to reshoot)

and a more detailed crappy copy shot of the boot

18" x 24"
graphite on paper
copyright Jennifer A. Krause 2009

One point perspective

Assignment for Drawing I: this was a one point perspective drawing of an interior room. It was not a particularly creative assignment, but i took my own liberties with it, and went nuts. It started as a drawing of the studio at school, and once my professor gave me permission to be creative with the 'extra' space, i just let myself meander around the space and this is what i came up with.
(Sorry for the wretched copy shot)

"in the studio", one point perspective drawing assignment
18" x 24"
graphite on paper

copyright Jennifer A. Krause 2009