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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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 10:47 on August 3, 2017, Carole Merly said…

I've finished my painting using a painted ground. What an interesting experience. There is a big difference when you do this as on a white canvas it's much lighter. Will post tomorrow the picture. Happy painting!

At 8:45 on June 24, 2017, diane boucher said…

Hi Jeri Yes it is not a common name in NZ Our Boucher side of the family From NZ days came from Christchurch way. My husbands father was a shepherd.

Love your soft brush strokes in your paintings.

Glad to be your friend. This is a cool site for all level of artists and a great learning tool. I am fortunate to live not that far from Richard R. and he is so generous with sharing his skill which he has spent a lot of tome mastering and I have seen it change over the years. Such a talented young man.

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.



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