Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Spring Open Studios 2013

Open Studios at Hunters Point Shipyard, San Francisco, is coming up soon! I will be showing my artwork in building 101, studio #2521.

More information about this event: http://jennywantuch.com or go to http://www.shipyardartists.com

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


Magnolia Flowers
First signs of spring is here already in Northern California: Magnolia flowers.
The original photo lacked the lightness and warmness I wanted to evoke. I started out adjusting levels and saturation, and finally changing filters and hues to get the final result.

Adding Warming Filter
Original Image

Adjusting Levels

Friday, February 8, 2013

Self Portrait

This self portrait project is created in Photoshop.  I photographed 21 objects that have present or historical significance in my life...horses, clocks, palette, cooking tools, paint brushes, apples, suitcases, leaves from spring to fall, fabric... and can't live without butter. This is the result:

Self portrait "Imagine", digital photo collage

Saturday, February 2, 2013


Fresh Basil from the Farmers Market

Pine Nuts and Olive Oil
1/2 cup pine nuts
1 clove of garlic
2 cups fresh basil leaves
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
salt & pepper 
                       Mix it all in the blender              Enjoy with the best italian pasta you can find     The town of Vernazza in Cinque Terre      has a little tower with a restaurant that serves the best pesto I've ever tried     this  recipe takes me there    and all the memories

Weekly Trinity Journal, October 7, 1882

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Spring Open Studios- Highlights & Ice Flowers

Next weekend we have our annual Spring Open Studio event at SOMA Artists Studios. For more information please go to www.somaartiststudios.com or visit my website (www.jennywantuch.com)

During this event I am showing works on paper created in 2012. I was inspired by the images I saw on my trip this winter to Sweden; Ice, frost, darkness contrasted with high key values of patches of snow. I call the series "Highlights & Ice Flowers". The art work is mixed media (charcoal, ink, graphite, acrylic, tape and pastel) on paper. Here are a few of them:

From the
top: Ice Flower II, Ice Flower III, Ice Flower IV, Highlights II, Highlights VI, Highlights VII   www.jennywantuch.com

Friday, October 28, 2011

A Certain Place of Indecision

The Road Not Taken- by Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

A Certain Place of Indecision- Oil by Jenny Wantuch, 2011

When I showed this painting during Open Studios, someone told me how it reminded him of the dilemma that Robert Frost  describes with his poem "The Road Not Taken". We all recognize this place. A place we will come back to "ages and ages hence".