European Landscapes


JB has always been enthralled by Monet's Gardens.  She devoted quite a bit of time on this subject.  Perhaps because JB lived on a boat for so many years, as with her Venetian series of paintings, she is fascinated by water reflections.  Thus, in this series there is a series within a series [the first six below] that zero in on the reflective quality of Giverny's many water areas.  There was careful attention to keep the same aspect and horizon line in each one of these. The 4x10 foot "Weeping Willow Serenade" was commissioned by one of her major collectors.  It was reproduced as a print on canvas in the same size in a very limited edition of 10, of which there are 7 remaining.  All of these images appear in JB's monograph except for "Weeping Willow Serenade" which was commissioned after the book was published.

Most all of these have been sold but there are a few that remain. There are some limited edition prints of these so contact the artist to find out their availability.

Venetian Boat Series

This was a series glorifying the work boats of Venice.  There are only six in this small series.  They all measure 12x9 inches, but as you can see, they are powerfully dynamic.  Unlike the sleek black gondolas that every artist usually depicts when tackling the Venetian cityscapes, JB was captivated by these every-day, work boats because they are normally painted in rich, gem-like colors.  She then juxtaposed them against the equally rich saturated tones of the surrounding buildings.  Each of these tableaus draws on the drama that she creates with her uncanny ability to capture light and shadow.  All of these original paintings have been sold, but they appear in her monograph along with sensual poetry based on each scene.  Contact JB about limited edition prints of these images.