Watercolor Whimsy

The Ultimate Etsy Giveaway! November 21, 2016

The Ultimate Etsy Giveaway
I am happy to share that I have teamed up with some amazing small business owners to bring you a special giveaway of our work!  This giveaway is our way of saying thank you for supporting our businesses and for shopping small during this holiday season!  One lucky winner will win an 8.5 x 11 inch print of my “Cozy Rabbit” painting plus something wonderful from each of the other 11 participating shops!

Cozy Rabbit watercolor

To enter this wonderful giveaway, please visit my Instagram account @jenniferahernart and click on the giveaway photo post.  Then simply follow the instructions on the post!

The giveaway will run until 12/1/16 at 9 PM EST, and the winner will be announced on Instagram on 12/3/16 at 9 PM EST.  This giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian residents ages 18+ and is not sponsored, endorsed, or administered by Instagram.

Thanks and good luck!

Cozy Rabbit Painting October 24, 2016

Cozy Rabbit watercolor painting

Hello and Happy Monday!  I have a lovely new watercolor painting to share with you all that I have fittingly titled, "Cozy Rabbit."  This lovely little rabbit is bundled up and ready for any cool and breezy weather in the forecast!  I really enjoyed putting this painting together and hope that you like it!

I am quite the animal lover (in case you did not know that already!), which is why I absolutely love creating paintings of animals.  I find creative inspiration from animals and nature, so I really enjoy showcasing the simple beauty and uniqueness of animals in my work.  While much of my focus lately has gone towards painting birds, I decided to change things up a bit for this particular painting.

As I was sketching ideas for a new painting, I felt compelled to paint a rabbit with a scarf around its neck and surrounded by a floral leaf motif.  Unbeknownst to me at the time, as I was finishing this painting I realized that I must have been creating a bit of a self portrait with this piece.  My family always jokes with me that I am a rabbit because, like a rabbit, I am a vegetarian and a grazer when it comes to food.  I also was born in the year of the Rabbit in the Chinese zodiac, and my character traits match up quite well with the zodiac description.  Since I get cold easily and love being in nature, my desire to add the scarf and the surrounding leaf motif in the painting must have also been autobiographical in nature.  It was rather therapeutic working on this painting, and it now seems that this is because I was unknowingly engaging in a form of art as therapy the whole time!

Anyways, I hope that you enjoyed seeing this painting and learning more about the backstory of how it came about!  Below are some progress photos of this painting and a photo of the archival print of it now available for sale!


Cozy Rabbit painting in progress

Cozy Rabbit watercolor painting

Cozy Rabbit watercolor print

Art Print Giveaway! July 18, 2016

Jennifer Ahern Art Print Giveaway

I am happy to share that I have teamed up with artist Brooke O’Connell to bring you a special giveaway of our art!  Brooke is a talented equestrian artist, and you can view some of her lovely work on her website.

One lucky winner will win both of the art prints featured in the photo above: Brooke’s 7 x 10 inch "Horse and Daisies" print and my 8.5 x 11 inch "Sleepy Fox" print.

Here is all that you have to do to enter:
1.  Follow both Brooke and me on our Instagram accounts here:
2.  Tag three friends in this photo

That’s it!

You have until Wednesday, July 27th to enter this contest, and the winner will be announced on Friday, July 29th.

Giveaway Rules:
-Giveaway is limited to Canadian and U.S. residents only
-Giveaway runs from July 18-27, 2016
-Winner will be selected at random and will be contacted via Instagram
-Winner’s entry will be verified for eligibility 

Best of luck my friends!