Author Archives: Brent Jensen

Pauses are Key in Painting

It’s easy to overwork a painting. A common problem for many artists. A painting becomes muddy and loses its natural appeal when you don’t know when to stop with the incessant brush strokes. On the flip-side, a painting can feel unfinished if you stop too soon. The best approach is to pause at key points.Literally…

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Six Ways Artists Can Stay Motivated During Winter

As a full-time artist who enjoys plein air painting, winter months can be long and sap the creative spirit. This year has been particularly difficult to stay motivated due to the abundance of rain. I’d love to hear from you if you have additional suggestions or tips for the winter blues. Here are my six favorites. Read…

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ASMA Signature Member Article

The American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA) included an article in their Winter 2017 publication on me as a new signature member. Big thanks to ASMA for sharing this spotlight on my work. I hope you enjoy reading the article.  

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Bucks Harbor Maine


The Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art of the Midland Center for the Arts in Midland, Missouri has an invitational exhibit called Contemporary Masters of Marine Painting. This museum show is from January 14 to April 2, 2017. I will have three paintings exhibited including Buck’s Harbor, Maine, a 24 x 30 oil…

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San Francisco Paint Out – February 11

The Balclutha is a three-masted, steel-hulled, square-rigged ship built in 1886 to carry a variety of cargo all over the world. It is now part of the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. On Saturday, February 11 starting at 10 a.m., The American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA) is hosting a paint out to paint the Balclutha from the…

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