Friday, June 3, 2016

Hidden Toad

This photo was taken by my daughter, Alyssa. She worked hard to get a nice picture of this toad. He was hidden neatly away between two trailers in our yard. He just blends right in.

Isn't he quite the handsome toad (if handsome they can be...)? LOL!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

New Painting on Wood Panel - Endless Ocean

Here is my latest acrylic painting. It is painted on a wooden canvas - 10" W x 10" H x 3/4" Depth.

To me it speaks of endless waves, wind, green-blue depths, filled with lots of  the unknown.

This is borne of many good memories at the ocean.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Out of The Blue - WIP & Completion

Here is a preview of my next watercolor work. I just had to do a series of paintings on desert plants. So here is the progress, thus far, on my cactus painting.

Cacti always inspire me to hang on even in difficult circumstances. So here's to hanging on until I can manage to add a few more layers of color to this painting. :)

Hang in there, friends!


OK. Drum roll.......Here is the finished painting. I decided to call it Out of The Blue.

Hope you like it. I sure do. If you are interested in beautifying your home or office with this painting or a print of it (other paintings available too), please check out my shopping site: . 
Have a day full of beauty!

Monday, May 2, 2016

Asian Stone Pagoda Lantern II - Finished!

Just had to share the finished painting I have done for a friend of mine. It is of an Asian stone pagoda lantern.

Hope your day is an awesome one!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Lizard Lines

Happy Monday to all! Hope you had a great weekend! I had fun working on a drawing. Still have to add more background color and tree leaf coloration, but it will be finished soon.

It is a picture of a Green Anole on a colorful tree. It is happily sitting in the sun.

I used colored pencil and pen to create this piece. I had a lot of fun trying out the highly textured lined look for the tree bark. Totally have to do some more like this. :)

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Promise of a Maple

This seed carries the promise of a majestic maple one day. It may be small now - only less than an inch long, but it plans on bursting out of its small case and changing the world.

This painting has been submitted to Illustration Friday's weekly challenge with the topic of WOOD.

It is a watercolor & gouache with pen on 140 lb. watercolor paper. Size: 5.5" x 8.5" If you would like to purchase the original, send me a comment or message with that request. See for more details (in the watercolor gallery).

Monday, April 18, 2016

Thundering Surf

Photos of our recent trip to the Atlantic Ocean. Very awe-inspiring!

Broken Pieces Fall Into Place

These bits of broken shell are a testament to the fact that beauty can come from the broken parts of life.

I Spy a Butterfly

Mr. Sly spotted a butterfly! Oh my, what is he thinking of?

Be nice, Mr. Sly!

And here is a friend of his, Miss Vixie. She is his polar opposite - sweet, optimistic, innocent, and quiet. 

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Banyan Tree By The Sea

This is the final rendition of Banyan Tree By The Sea. Completed!!

Here it is in the customer's house:

I am doing a happy dance!

Update on Mr. Fox

Today I updated Mr. Fox. Now he has a background to keep him company.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Happy Crabbie


Little Crabbie is happy to be at the beach today. He looks like he has plans for some fun, perhaps mischievous fun! 

The warmer weather has brought out the happy in Crabbie! Hope it does for you, too!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Painting in Progress

Thought I would share what I am currently painting for a client. It is a work in progress. Almost done with it now.

This is of a Banyan tree. I am using acrylic paints for this one.

Here are the latest updates to this painting. Perhaps there will be a few more updates before completion, perhaps not. Waiting to hear from the customer if they feel like they want any changes still.

Let's see if you can tell what changes have been made... :)

Mama Hen & Her Chicks

This is my latest work. I just finished it today. It is a greeting card done in gouache (a variation on watercolor paint) & pen.

Mamas and their babies are so precious!

Now I have to decide who to give this to. :)

Have a happy day today!

Monday, February 22, 2016

Long-eared Jerboa

The Long-eared Jerboa is a cute, somewhat unusual looking creature. It has over-sized ears, strong jumping hind legs, whiskers like a cat, and a body like that of a small mouse. It is a real mixed bag of parts.

This resourceful animal lives in the deserts of Asia, where there are all sorts of threats to deal with, such as temperature extremes, predators, and a general lack of water. It burrows underground to escape the temperature extremes. It has multiple entryways to escape predators. It covers these entryways with plugs of dirt to insulate from the temperature extremes. This also helps to conserve moisture.

Most of these cute critters come out to play at night.

I think they are super cute and just had to draw a cartoon version of one and share it with you.

Who knows, maybe it will be the inspiration for a children's book someday... ;0)

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Latest Installment in Mushrooms & Critters

Here is the latest installment in my Mushrooms & Critters series.

Spring and friendship must be in the air for Mr. Woolly Caterpillar has found a new friend, Miss Butterfly!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Mushrooms & Critters :)

I have just finished 2 in a series of mushroom and little insect critter drawings. I hope to do a lot more like this in the future! This is what I love to create.

Bugs and little creatures have always inspired me to showcase their little personalities. I like to imagine them being unique individuals.

I hope I can make someone smile today! :)

Monday, January 25, 2016

Some of My Cartoons

This has been the dessert of my artistic creations - drawing cartoon type critters and people. It is something that just comes easily and flows from my brain through my pen, to the paper. Hope it can make someone smile today.

These drawings are done with pen and watercolor (first 4) and gouache (last 2).

Have a blessed and happy day! :)

Banyan Tree Watercolor Painting

I just completed a watercolor painting of a Banyan Tree. It was a lot of fun to create.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Painting of Cardinal in New Home

Just a quick post to share a photo of an acrylic painting that I did finally placed in its new home. It thrills me to be able to give my paintings good homes. :)

Here is the photo. My painting is the one on the left.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year To All!

I hope that you are having a great start to your New Year!! I certainly am. The day actually dawned with a bit of sunshine for a change today! :)

I just wanted to let you all know that I am now selling my art on this website: Fine Art America - Jennifer Niemiroski

Take a look. There are different ways to purchase my art - as different kinds of prints (including framed, metal, etc.), coffee mugs, T-shirts, decorative throw pillows, shower curtains, greeting cards, tote bags, duvet covers, on gallery wrapped canvas, and, of course, you can contact me via my email ( to talk about purchasing any of the originals, directly from me.

I am so excited to now be able to sell my art to you!!

Wishing you a very happy and healthy New Year! :)