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  • Cardboard Sky

    Cardboard Sky, oil on linen, 16x20 in, © Jean Wilkey

    I enjoy painting from observation. For me so much about art is really learning to see both with the internal and external eye. One thing I’ve been focused on over the past few years is trying to get accurate color temperature and value in the work. That’s what really describes the quality of the light and the atmosphere […]






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  • Upcoming classes

    Student painting the figure

    My oil painting classes will begin again in September. If you’re interested in taking small group classes in the intimate environment of my studio, please get in touch with me. I’ll be teaching both beginning and more advanced levels and all subjects. You can email or call me for more information or click the ‘classes […]






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  • Advancing to Red

    Advancing to Red, oil on panel, 5x7in, © Jean Reece Wilkey  | Available

    This year, for the first time, we got about 2 dozen pomegranates off our tree. Pretty amazing for a tree we thought was dead after a severe freeze a few years back. So it was time for a pomegranate study along with some Fuji apples from another tree in our yard. Just playing around with perception […]






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  • White Rabbit with Cherries

    White Rabbit with Cherries, oil on linen, 16x12 in, (c) Jean Reece Wilkey

    Several years ago I purchased a white ceramic bunny when I was visiting in Arizona. I used it in a painting, White Rabbit with Apricots. Since then I have acquired several more white ceramic rabbits, mostly Lefton’s, but I still love this little Napco bunny which I’ve paired with Bing cherries, one of my favorite fruits. […]