Jean W. Thomas
Lake Oswego, Oregon

Jean W. Thomas takes a colorful, dynamic approach to her subjects. She currently lives in Portland, Oregon where rivers, bridges, vineyards and more inspire her to paint. Always searching for intriguing subject matter, one of her pieces was inspired by an onsite painting excursion to a power plant! The Impressionist style greatly influences her work and she especially pays attention to light.

Artist and Customer Comments

Frank 12/30/2016 | 7:42 AM

Hi Jean- just received your painting "The Fires of Summer" and it was all I had hoped for. I could almost feel the heat flowing from the painting and loved your sense of texture and color. It is a very intriguing subject matter and if taken from real life I hope the fire was not close to where you live. Keep up the great work. Cheers, Frank

Frank 12/16/2016 | 1:07 PM

Hi Jean- just ordered your "Fires of Summer" which I really like. Please ensure that there is a wire on it for me to hang it properly. Many thanks and have a Merry Christmas. Cheers, Frank

UGallery 5/29/2012 | 11:11 PM

Hi Jean! It's such a pleasure to introduce you and your awesome work to UGallery. We wrote about you on our blog. You can read the post with this link:

Flying in the Wind

Acrylic painting on bristol board
Signed on front and back

20" h x 28" w 
0 lbs. 12 oz.


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Showing a cloud formation moving in the wind with strong reflected light... I love to use cloud shapes as a basis for dramatic design and movement. This painting is on bristol board and will need a frame for display. 

Acrylic painting

Acrylic paint was made commercially available in the 1950’s. Acrylic is a fast drying paint that can be diluted with water, but becomes water-resistant when dry. Acrylics can be applied in thin layers and washes to resemble watercolor paints, or they can be applied in thick layers, built up for texture. The main difference between oil and acrylic paint is the drying time. Oil dries slowly, allowing more time to blend colors and apply glazes. Artists who use acrylic paints typically work faster than those who use oils. Additionally, acrylics offer more versatility and are often used for mixed media work. Artists can mix different materials into the paint, such as sand or rice. They can also apply other media on top of the dried acrylic, such as pastel or pen.

Bristol board

Bristol board is thin paperboard. It is often used for technical drawing and illustration. It provides two working surfaces, front and back, separating it from illustration board which has only a front working surface. If not already framed, most Bristol board work will require framing.


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