New Year, New Art, New Strategy

Posted in Uncategorized on December 30, 2013 by jamiepaints

With 2014 right around the corner, I’m feeling hopeful.  I’ve sold 67 paintings so far, and I am feeling awesome about that.  I am so grateful to all my friends and family who have supported me by buying some of my pieces.  Really, thank you!

I’ve started selling some pieces on Ebay.  Here is my store:  jamiebpaints.  Note- I’m selling other things besides art as well.  I am looking to downsize a bit and get some money to pay for acrylic paints.

Also, I’m trying out Zazzle. I list on their website and they take care of production, payment, and shipping. I will make a percentage of each item sold. Pretty cool! Check out my Zazzle store here: jbvibrance. I get 15% when you click and buy through the link plus royalties.

My biggest, juiciest goal for the new year is to get my art out there and try to make a go at being a professional artist without a day job. To be able to create whenever I want would just be so incredible. So I’m going for it!

Here is a close-up of one of my newest paintings.  I sold this to a stranger on eBay– i.e. not a friend, family member, or acquaintance.  This is a milestone for me– my art is in the home of someone I’ve never met.  Yay!

morning dew



Posted in Uncategorized on January 25, 2013 by jamiepaints


jamie boyer



acrylic on paper, matted and framed

4 x 4 inches, frame 8 x 8 inches





playing catch up.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 24, 2013 by jamiepaints

I put off taking picture of my paintings for 8 months! I’m struggling to come up with a good excuse but here are the lame ones: 1. my camera wasn’t charged and 2.. it takes too long to upload pictures/edit/write a blog post.  Lame, I know, because in my head the process makes me cringe, but in actuality it takes minimal effort to charge a camera and take freaking pictures!

Anyhow, here’s one of my newer pieces.  Hopefully more will follow in the days to come.  Please feel free to heckle me about posting more paintings.  Really, that would be oh-so-helpful.


jamie boyer



acrylic on board

18 x 14 inches




Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on April 16, 2012 by jamiepaints

I have to laugh when I think of all the resistance I put up for no reason sometimes!  I’m thinking in particular of concerts. Every time Jon buys us tickets to go see a band I’m not familiar with, I fight it.  And then I end up LOVING the band.  Last night, we went to a Mastodon and Opeth concert.  I was freaking out because they are metal bands.  And it ended up being the best concert I’ve ever seen!  So inspiring!  I now want to hole up in my studio and do a series based on a Mastodon or Opeth album. Look for metal-inspired paintings soon.

Here is something a little different.  This was an experimental painting, done on plain old computer paper.  I liked how it turned out and I think  I will try to make something on a larger scale.

jamie boyer

untitled (sketch)


acrylic on paper

8.5 x 11 inches

water dragon.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on April 13, 2012 by jamiepaints

This painting grew on me.  For some reason, I didn’t connect with it much at first.  Now I’m debating whether to keep it.  Do you see the dragon?

jamie boyer



acrylic on canvas

24 x 18 inches



on track.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on April 9, 2012 by jamiepaints

As I am waiting for my fish(Alpha’s) water to cool to a safe temperature, I thought I would be productive  and write a blog post.  Usually I would just get distracted and play with my adorable little kitties, but not today! Blog first, kitties later.  I really want to get this blog up-to-date and get most of my paintings online.

Please feel free to give me a hard time if the blog posts slow.  Or ask about my art. When anyone asks about how my painting is going, I am then held accountable.  I love, love, love to make art.  But sometimes the laundry beckons, a good book calls to me, my kitties need love, or some other distractions take over.  I need help to stay on track.

Here’s an oldie but a goodie.  This was one of my pieces shown at the Allegheny Arts Gallery in Verona.  Enjoy!

jamie boyer



acrylic on canvas

24 x 18 inches





Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on April 5, 2012 by jamiepaints

Once again, it’s been a long while since my last post. I have meant to write for so long now.  I got caught up in this, that, and the other thing.  I have near-perfect conditions for being creative: I work part-time, live with a boyfriend who is so supportive of my art, and I’ve taken steps to make my studio a happier place to paint. I’m tossing excuses out the window, and getting down to business!

I have to say a special thanks to my new blogging friend, Moira.  She happened upon my blog on my blog while googling some images, liked my art, and asked if she could share my art on her website!  This was just the push I needed to start blogging again.  Check out her blog here.

Today, I finally took pictures of paintings that need to be uploaded.  I have 26 pieces ready to share!  Yay!  My goal is to have them all up on here within the next few weeks. My style is evolving so I am looking forward to seeing what people think.  My fantastic boyfriend enrolled me in a drawing class as a Christmas gift.  The class just ended tonight, and I feel like I have learned so much!

This is the first painting I am posting on here that is not for sale or trade or gifting.  This will be staying at my house for a while 🙂

jamie boyer

ashes and embers


acrylic on canvas

3 panels, 24 x 8 inches each