August152014
Pencil drawing + digital paint experiment. Jack with “Papá Noel”.

Pencil drawing + digital paint experiment. Jack with “Papá Noel”.

August122014
Small section of a digital painting I’ve been working on.

Small section of a digital painting I’ve been working on.

August92014
Been a crazy few days, but working on this tonight was pleasantly low-key and definitely Fun. Still plenty I want to do with this, but for now, I seriously need some sleep…

Been a crazy few days, but working on this tonight was pleasantly low-key and definitely Fun. Still plenty I want to do with this, but for now, I seriously need some sleep…

August72014
Little Jack Frost sketch… The lines of the windswept hair and downturned eyes seen at this angle kept coming to mind, and then it had to get out on paper.

Little Jack Frost sketch… The lines of the windswept hair and downturned eyes seen at this angle kept coming to mind, and then it had to get out on paper.

8AM

Some more shots from the now-completed mural project I got to participate in with a few other people for about six weeks this summer. This was part of a big “refresh” project on the kids’s wing at a local church in my area; we did five rooms and HUGE hallway, all in different themes, and it was so much fun to be part of something that improved the space so dramatically, and meant so much to the church attendees (who periodically would walk through and comment excitedly while I was working).

I plan to go back and take a lot more pictures of the finished product after they get the rooms completely set up again, but here’s a few of my personal favorite bits that I got to be part of, photographed near the end of the project. (I am especially fond of that silly, adorable little possum…)

August62014

The Cabin

(Finished commission oil painting, approx 24x32 inches, plus some closeup photos. Cabin in State of Washington.)

I’ve posted a few progress shots of this at various times, but I’m SO excited to finally be able to share it today as a completed piece! Finished the last few details on Sunday, and sent it with its owners to its new home. (And they loved it, so that makes everyone happy!)

I want to say a huge THANK YOU to my Aunt Kim, who believed in a young artist so much she that she commissioned this painting to enable me to complete my last year of art school, and then was so patient as I struggled through a number of learning curves with this piece. I’m so glad you are able to enjoy this painting in your own home now, and grateful for everything you’ve done to help me grow as an artist.

Also, I want to thank Francesca (“drowningostrich”) for all her encouragement and support through the final stages of this project. You truly helped me “finish the race”, and I am SO grateful to you for that, but most of all for your friendship.

So, now I’m getting closer to catching up on my outstanding oil painting projects, and I can hardly wait to get back to exploring some new pieces in watercolors after that. Stay tuned for more postings soon!

~ jng

August22014
Breaking the hiatus silence…

Here we go! First post since I took a blogging hiatus back in mid-July. I have a few things I want to post on here soon as I have time, but for now, I wanted to share that I am in the final stages of finishing up this painting, and it will be going home with its owners tomorrow!  (Will also try to post some better photos after it is completely done.) 

Also, I know there are a couple people who left messages that I still need to reply to, and I want to let you know that I will do so soon now that I’m officially back. :)

Breaking the hiatus silence…

Here we go! First post since I took a blogging hiatus back in mid-July. I have a few things I want to post on here soon as I have time, but for now, I wanted to share that I am in the final stages of finishing up this painting, and it will be going home with its owners tomorrow! (Will also try to post some better photos after it is completely done.)

Also, I know there are a couple people who left messages that I still need to reply to, and I want to let you know that I will do so soon now that I’m officially back. :)

July92014

~ An update from J.N. Garrett Art ~

Hi guys! Just wanted to let you all know I am planning to take a hiatus from posting on here for a bit, and I will be making some temporary changes to the sketchblog during that time.

Ask Box:
My ask box is going to be completely turned off until I am back. I am sorry for any inconvenience this causes anyone, but I have some definite reasons for doing this for a season. To the lovely people who use this method to chat with me, don’t worry, you aren’t bugging me, and you’re not the reason I’m choosing to shut it off for a while. :)

Additional Blogs:
My other side blogs will not be viewable until after I get back.

Sunday Art Shares:
"Art Share" posts are going to be on hold along with any other type of posting until I am ready to get it all going again.

Finally:
Ok, with all the craziness happening on tumblr the last few days, I want to be very clear on this to my friends and followers; if anything is ever posted on here that is out of character from what I usually post (my own art, beautiful work by others, RotG/HTTYD/Disney fan appreciation stuff, general loveliness, etc…), it is safe to assume I did not post it. I will absolutely NEVER post porn, gore, foul language or anything that glorifies cruelty or violence, and if any such thing EVER shows up on here, it means the blog has been violated by an outside source.

Thanks for following my art on here, and I look forward to updating when I get back.

~ jng

July62014
annaarmona:

Winter night. Watercolor. More work and information http://annaarmona.deviantart.com/

"Sunday Art Share" time!

Lovely watercolor work by annaarmona. I especially love the gorgeous coolness of the colors in this piece!

annaarmona:

Winter night. Watercolor. More work and information http://annaarmona.deviantart.com/

"Sunday Art Share" time!

Lovely watercolor work by annaarmona. I especially love the gorgeous coolness of the colors in this piece!

July12014
So, I know there are a bunch of people following my blog now who I never got to message a thank you. I really tried to do that consistently for a while, and then life got crazy and I fell too far behind to feel like I could really catch back up on it. So, if you haven’t heard these words from me yet, this is for you, as well as for each person who had taken the time to keep up with my posts since I started this blog just over two years ago. Seriously, thank you all for a marvelous tumblr experience! 

I pretty much never do the “reblog if” posts that come through, but I want to say here, YES, I absolutely appreciate you guys, and YES, I am definitely open to messaging with people, whether we are following each other’s blogs or not. I’m not always the quickest at replying, but I love interacting with folks on here and making new friends, and I promise, I don’t bite. :) 

Also, this picture is a new edit of a piece I recently did for a friend’s birthday. I am really enjoying trying a bit more digital art lately, and I absolutely love the Sketchbook Mobile app’s huge capacity in a little program. It’s really like a baby photoshop - smaller in scale for sure, but still with a good selection of tools, and what it does, it does really well. 

~ jng

So, I know there are a bunch of people following my blog now who I never got to message a thank you. I really tried to do that consistently for a while, and then life got crazy and I fell too far behind to feel like I could really catch back up on it. So, if you haven’t heard these words from me yet, this is for you, as well as for each person who had taken the time to keep up with my posts since I started this blog just over two years ago. Seriously, thank you all for a marvelous tumblr experience!

I pretty much never do the “reblog if” posts that come through, but I want to say here, YES, I absolutely appreciate you guys, and YES, I am definitely open to messaging with people, whether we are following each other’s blogs or not. I’m not always the quickest at replying, but I love interacting with folks on here and making new friends, and I promise, I don’t bite. :)

Also, this picture is a new edit of a piece I recently did for a friend’s birthday. I am really enjoying trying a bit more digital art lately, and I absolutely love the Sketchbook Mobile app’s huge capacity in a little program. It’s really like a baby photoshop - smaller in scale for sure, but still with a good selection of tools, and what it does, it does really well.

~ jng

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