Another Mermaid Update

The photo above is me mean-mugging in front of a projector while tracing lines for the paintings.  I was actually going to wait until the background was complete to post this, but I didn't finish it in time.  I took some extra vacation days during the holiday break to...

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Just Marvelous

No this isn't a new art series.  These marvel inspired fan art paintings are one-offs and are not available for print.  All have been either commissioned by friends or a gift.  They are super fun to design though, and I love to hide parts of the theme within the...

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Mermaid Project Update

Mermaid Project UpdateShortly after announcing The Mermaid Project, I found out that I was pregnant.  We had been trying for so long, I was extremely excited and extremely nervous about the entire process.  I had a bit of an art slump during that time.  I think I only...

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First Solo Show

First Solo Show I had my first ever solo show at Rabbitfoot Record Store Cafe during the Sanford Artwalk.  This was on my bucket list for years.  A special thank you to all my friends who could make it or helped me celebrate the accomplishment in some way!  The show...

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Nude Nite Entry

"Annika" This piece was completed as an entry for Nude Nite.  Unfortunately it was not picked for the show but I am still very proud of this piece and how quickly it was completed for the deadline.  It was actually the first painting completed after having my...

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The Mermaid Project

Mermaids I am finally ready to announce my new series theme: Mermaids.  This certainly isn't a new concept, but it definitely has a huge fan-base (myself included).  Yes, I was one of those little kids in the pool pretending I was a mermaid.  "The Little Mermaid" was...

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Squarelando

There's a NEW gallery in City Arts Factory, and some of Orlandos Best and Brightest are coming together to welcome its debut. The new "Pop Up Gallery" will host the "SquareLando InstaShow", where all pieces must have a square aspect ratio. There will be little square...

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Be Creative Mural

Be Creative Mural I was honored to be asked to create a mural for Full Sail's Be Creative promo.  The last time I had painted that large was back in high school, mostly for marching band backdrops.  So I was pretty nervous about the prep work involved and making sure...

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I hate varnishing!

Varnishing can be a wonderful thing.  I paint in acrylics and a lot of times some of the colors will have a matte flat sheen, while others will appear to have a glossy shine to them.  This can be pretty distracting to your image.  Varnishing can help to create one...

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Mermaid Unnamed on display!

Mermaid Unnamed- 11 x 17 Acrylic on Canvas, NFS, Prints available only (contact for details). This painting was completed for my niece and is the first piece in my upcoming mermaid series.  Used Photo Reference of Free-diver Mehgan...

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Erika the Model

JDunbar Collections clothing modeled by the wonderful Erika Hallin. Photos by 2&3 Photography. I became friends with Erika back in high school.  I think we had an art class together, but now I can't remember.  We got back in touch a little before our 10 year...

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Peddecord Photo

I started the first painting ("Legato") to challenge myself, and I needed something for a local group art show.  The show was dance themed and I was looking to represent a contemporary subject.  During my search for reference images I kept coming across one particular...

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Raptors and a Photoshoot!

JDunbar Collections clothing modeled by the lovely Brianna Walker. Photos by Rachel Sullivan Photography.  I met Rachel and Brianna at a HHN wrap party/house party.  No, I am not a part of HHN.  I love scary movies, but I can not deal with people getting in my face in...

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LOLcore & Del Rey

I am a huge fan of both Lana Del Rey and Lily Allen's music.  So when I decided I wanted to get back into portrait work, I knew just who I wanted to paint first.  I chose the backgrounds that I felt matched their style, and integrated it into some of the features of...

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New Logo!

Check out my awesome new logo for JDunbar Collections by Matt Smith! I am obsessed with it! He somehow managed to encompass all of my previous work and group it into a cohesive design that gives me room to grow my brand. I keep staring at it and finding new details....

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The Elements

I painted this geometric series to hint at the elements.  They are meant to be shown together, but are made up of two main designs with opposite color schemes. Vortex a whirling mass of fire, flame, etc. Seismic pertaining to, of the nature of, or caused by...

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Leggings & Skirts!!!

So I have been working on this one off and on for about two months now and everything is finally coming together.  I was shaking with absolute excitement when I received the prototypes in the mail.  Leggings and Skirts based off of my abstract paintings!!!  We just...

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Nail Decals!

Nail Decals!  I know this is kind of a leap from my usual posts, but I swear it relates to my art.  I started feeling a little sad when my paintings were complete, as if I wasn't quite ready to let them go off into their new home - or more likely, scattered throughout...

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Sneak Peek

Painting has been going slower than usual, due to some higher priority projects that I am pretty excited about.  But I did want to post something, even if it is a work in progress!  Not sure why I still post my "method" pictures, since it has pretty much turned into...

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Black & White Figures

Black & White Figures- Oil reduction painting on canvas. Two 11x14 canvas featured together.  Unavailable for Sale.  Pose reference from "Jazz Age Beauties:The Lost Collection of Ziegfeld Photographer Alfred Cheney Johnston", by Robert Hudovernik (Link)....

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Cropped Faces

Cropped Faces- Semi Relief Face sculptures cropped and bent into various shapes.  Self standing. Sculpey and Acrylic. The main three are available (contact for price).  

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Figure Relief Studies

Figure Relief Studies- A series of figures sculpted in 5x5 squares, Available (contact for price).  Made with Sculpey and Acrylic. Poses were referenced from "Anatomy for the Artist", by Sarah Simblet (Link).

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Four Faces

Four Faces- A series of cropped faces sculpted in 10x10 squares.  Made with Sculpey, Wire, and Acrylic. SOLD  

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Mohawk

Mohawk- Completed as a class example. Sculpey, Wire, Aluminum Foil, and Acrylic.

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