Month: October 2015

Crashing Surf, Icon Exhibition at FCA

Icon Exhibition Show: Crashing Surf by Jennifer Mitton1510icon_fca_crashingsurf_oiloncanvas36x48jmittonJennifer Mitton’s oil painting, Crashing Surf, has been juried into the Icon Exhibition Show going up Monday October 26, 2015 at the Federation Gallery on Granville Island.

What I loved about doing this painting was keeping the water cool with lovely blues and greens, and then adding the flashes of intense red where the darks meet the lights. Instantly the waves woke up!

I’m lucky–the show can only accomadate two paintings this large- 36×48″ has about 2 inches of clearance in our Echo.


Evening Shore, Tofino, oil on canvas 36×48″


Evening Shore, Tofino, oil on canvas, 36×48″

I learned to drive in a Datsun (manual gearshift) on Chesterman’s Beach when I was 15.

I love to go back there when I can. In the past 5 years I’ve visited Tofino many times with my artist husband Cyprian.

We sketch and paint plein air, sitting on the sand, and with oil paints and watercolor. Meanwhile we take many, many reference photos to finish ideas back in the studio.


I was at this very place, Chesterman’s Beach, however, none of my own photos caught this wave movement. That’s thanks to Bernard McManus, who kindly allowed me to use his photograph of the scene as reference material.

This painting will be on show at my studio, Octopus Studios, at 393 Powell St, Vancouver, during the Culture Crawl, Nov. 19-22

Evening Shore, Tofino
Evening Shore, Tofino