Jeri McDonald
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  • Madera, CA
  • United States
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Painting God's Beauty

My mission is to capture to the best of my ability, God's beautiful world with the gift He gave me of being an artist. I want to bring "life" and "light" to my work so others will be captivated by…Continue

Tags: forest, graphics, photoshop, dunes, sand

Started Mar 22, 2013

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Not so Elusive

"The bird is very well done but would like to see less detail in the branch near the far end from the bird as it detracts from the bird. The human eye only sees details in the focal area and the rest will be slightly blurred out. Also, I would add…"
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How would you categorize your painting style?
Vibrant color, texture, and a loose style.
Which medium do you prefer? eg. oils, acrylics, etc.
Are you a full time artist?
Full Time
Who are your favourite 2 artists?
Richard Robinson, Gerald Harvey Jones, John Poon, Scott Christensen
Do you have any goals for your painting?
Yes, I am determined to develop my painting skills to be able to earn a living at it. It has been my dream to do so for many years. I am a professional graphic designer semi-retired and now have the freedom to paint as much as I like. I want to become all that God has predestined for me to become as an artist with the gifts and talents He gave me.
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Painting Roses and Flowers

Posted on April 18, 2015 at 12:34 1 Comment

I began to paint roses and some flowers this month for the first time in oils. They are truly fun but I prefer landscape painting over them. These were done from some of my own roses and they are called "Double Delight". I did them from photographs I took a few years ago. 

What was different in doing these, was the supports I used. I made my own from masonite, and then primed them with Gamblin's oil ground instead of water based gesso. I added texture as well specifically to…


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At 5:04 on June 9, 2016, Roena King said…

Oh my Jeri.  I just today saw the friend's request.  Not sure how I missed it, but would have accepted immediately had I seen it before.  

At 9:25 on December 15, 2015, Phyllis Johnson said…

Hi Jerri, If I may ask, when are you coming to Santa Fe?  and who is giving a workshop? I seem to hear about them after they are done! Thank you for the friend request. It is an honor!

At 19:26 on November 23, 2015, Susan Galick said…

Thank you Jeri and I look forward to seeing your work. 

At 8:04 on July 1, 2015, Robin Sage said…
Thank you for your friend request Jeri I am delighted to be your friend and look forward to seeing more of your lovely work. Good luck with your dreams!
At 2:10 on June 29, 2015, Susan Burke said…

Hi, Jeri! This site is filled with nice people who are very generous in sharing their knowledge. So nice to have you here!

At 2:09 on May 10, 2015, Hollie Ward said…
Thank you Jeri for your friend request and your kind words!
At 19:27 on April 29, 2015, Thomas Ruckstuhl said…
Hi Jeri, thanks for your request... accepted happily :-)
At 7:02 on April 29, 2015, Jim Beatty said…

Hi, nope - live half a continent away from Yosemite but have enjoyed my visits to the Golden State.

At 6:55 on April 29, 2015, Britt Greenland said…

Thank you, Jeri, I would be honored to be your friend!

At 17:33 on April 19, 2015, Ann Turner said…

Hi Jeri, I didn't realize that you live near me. I am in San Jose and paint with friends that live in Gilroy. Where is Firebaugh ?  I drove over to Fresno last week through Pacheco pass and thought about taking a painting field trip there.


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