Madonna & Child

Commission  Acrylic on window frame This is a Madonna & Child I did for the Manis family. Zach and Lisa were some of the first people I ever did a commission for and it was so sweet to paint for them again. What I love about painting my #sainticons is that every color choice, every…

WOMEN WHO ROCK

Music has always been a part of my life. My parents rearranged our childhood home a few years ago so that all the instruments would be right in the front foyer. I love coming home to a Martin guitar left on the chair, sheet music sprawled over the piano, and a spontaneous jam sesh. One…

Stevie & Blondie

WOMEN WHO ROCK series Madelynne Jones Acrylic on birch   10in x 10in Commission I work at an amazingly empowering company called Novella Brandhouse. My bosses are two creative and encouraging ladies that I adore and admire. For our annual open house, the theme was “I’m with the Brand” since we’re big music fans. So…

Tom’s Diner

Tom’s Diner Acrylic on canvas (30in x 40in)  $1500 This painting is a visual interpretation of one of my favorite songs, “Tom’s Diner” by Suzanne Vega. My mom used to sing this song all the time when we were growing up. And though it’s often praised for its simplicity, as I painted the scene and…

St. Basil

St. Basil the Great for my Uncle Andy and Aunt Liz. Acrylic on canvas St. Basil the Great was a doctor of the church and valued charity and caring for the lost and hopeless. St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow is a symbol of Russia. It’s been so wonderful having the Leininger family so close during…

St. Francis of Assisi

St. Francis Patron Saint of animals, merchants, ecology.  Acrylic on canvas  Commissioned This was a long-time-coming commission for my friend Ian. The painting includes motifs echoing St. Francis’ love of nature and simplicity. He is wearing a simple green tunic, symbolizing growth, with leaves and flowers also echoing growth. He holds three birds in three…

St. Francis

St. Francis of Assisi Patron saint of nature  Acrylic on window pane  As part of an ongoing series of saints, I painted St. Francis for my parents. Francis is dressed in a simple tunic. His hair is patterned and his only “adornment,” since Francis led a humble lifestyle. As a patron saint of nature, a…

St. Nicholas

St. Nicholas Acrylic on window pane As part of our Dutch tradition, every year we celebrate St. Nicholas Day. This is always on the 6th of December, St. Nicholas’ feast day, and tradition dictates that children leave notes in their klompen (Dutch wooden shoes) of their Christmas lists for St. Nicholas. I love this tradition. Every…

St. Augustine

St. Augustine of Hippo Doctor of Grace Acrylic on window pane As we near Epiphany, I thought I’d share one of my favorite projects—a Saint Series I did for my parents, presenting them with a saint painted on a window for the last few years. (Windows are often a symbol in art of spiritual illumination…

Frida

Frida Kahlo Oil acrylic on window pane An abstract painting of Frida Kahlo on a window. Her portrait was painted on the front of the window with oil acrylic and the backside of the window is a blue/mint color, giving dimension. This is based off a photo taken of Frida Kahlo looking down. I love…