Original Artwork

I’m the biggest fan of Jen Ramos of Made by Girl fame. She has a gorgeously decorated house and creates amazing paintings which she sells on Cocoa+Hearts, her art website. I was looking forward to the launch of the site with great anticipation, so the day these babies went on sale I was quick to snap up my favorite, “Lipstick Dots 1”:

The thing that struck me about it is how cool it is to own an actual one of a kind, original painting, as opposed to a print. I’ve never had real paint-on-canvas before, and just seeing the actual texture of the brushstrokes is pretty amazing. Plus I’m just absolutely obsessed with the colors. Here it is in my living room:

It’s lucky that I moved fast because the big paintings sold out in a matter of hours! I was so happy I got the one I wanted. I loved my purchase so much that when Jen put smaller paintings on the website I bought one for my sister’s birthday:

My sister loved it and so do I! The different shades of blue with the swath of metallic gold in the middle are just gorgeous. Look at how the gold shimmers. And the blues are so beachy and fresh. Jen offers several framing options as well, which was just super convenient (especially for my giant one!).

Jen also sells great typography prints on her Made by Girl website. Here’s the “Hello” print that I bought:

I think it’s great! I hung it on my little gallery wall in the hallway. Be sure to check out both of Jen’s websites and see all of her gorgeous artwork!

Photos 1, 2, 3, 4, 7 by me, photos 5 and 6 by my lovely and talented sister Ali

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  1. Al wrote:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE! Can't get enough of that artwork. So simple yet so, so right.

    Published 11.21.11 · Reply
  2. nik wrote:

    Hello! I just found your blog and I think it's AMAZING! The pics are great and I can see that You really like what you do here! I love people with great ideas, like you!
    Your blog is inspiring! I will follow you!


    Published 11.21.11 · Reply
  3. Sally guidry wrote:

    Your apartment is so cute!

    Published 11.21.11 · Reply
  4. so pretty, I love your gallery!

    Published 11.21.11 · Reply
  5. Anonymous wrote:

    Beautiful! Love the way the art is styled and the starfish looks so interesting picking up the gold tones in the painting.

    Published 11.21.11 · Reply
  6. Hi Jackie! How are you? Thank you for featuring my work on your blog..and love how the art looks in your place!! :))) Thank you for supporting my work and god bless you!

    P.S. To answer your question, ive never really posted about the type of camera I use. But it's an 18 megapixel Canon Rebel T2i 🙂

    Published 11.21.11 · Reply
  7. {darlene} wrote:

    these pics are great, jackie. I do love this art in your space!

    Published 11.27.11 · Reply