Saturday, September 12, 2015

color contentment

Wading through my sea of photos on my desktop I sometimes see certain patterns emerge.
Most of the time the scrolling thumbnails look like a bag of skittles spilled out over a melted box of crayons.
Paintings and artwork in every rainbow brite hue.
There's a lot of color.
On the other hand, open my closet door and there's a dreadful array
of black and mumbling grays...with just a whispering hint of color tucked in here and there. I'm sure these color items are dying to just once see the light of day.
I swear I can  hear their pleas.
Someday I tell them. Someday.

hmm, interesting.

Then on yet another hand, exterior shots of my home seem to sport a little something in between...muted olives and purples.
Not exactly planned. I suppose I just buy what strikes my fancy.
Purple flowers for the garden. Lilacs, lavender, perennial catnip, roses in fuchsia shades.
Verdant foliage, olive and bronze green paint fill in the gaps.

I'm not what is to be learned here.
Basically, I live by absolutely no rule of thumb as far as color goes.
Just go with what makes you content, and then see what emerges!

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Purple Perennial Catnip
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Garden Rose

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Canvas Bucket filled with Roses
"Orchid Roses"

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Jennifer Lanne studio entrance

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Summer table setting

"Turtle" using the cat ladder

OK, no purples here...but just cool how miniature I look engulfed in ferns!
~Jennifer Lanne

Thursday, August 27, 2015

A Chance Encounter

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An original painted tarp. And me, Jennifer Lanne in my centuries old barn.
Who doesn't love serendipity?
Fortunate happenstances or pleasant surprises?
That's how I feel about my partnership with Arhaus Furniture.
Our chance meeting a year ago at the Brimfield Antique Show led to a wondrous venture.
It was a pleasure working with Chief Creative Officer Gary Babcock and their team of talented product designers.
My paintings are artfully reproduced on platters, pillows and other tabletop designs ...exclusive to Arhaus.
So perfect to add that artisan or painterly touch to your home.
Also, keep your eyes peeled for my original painted tarpaulins in select Arhaus locations!

Hop over to the Greenhaus blog for more info and to watch the video from my talk with Gary from this past Brimfield.

Oh! And mark your Calendars for the May 2016  Brimfield Antiques Show.
I'll be in the New England Motel Field.
Details to follow.


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A smattering of large painted tarps and products exclusively for Arhaus

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A hand painted tarp in the "Caravan" tent
 ~ Jennifer Lanne ~

Monday, July 20, 2015

A Little Barn Shakin'

Sometimes it takes a seismic event to really shake those cobwebs out of the barn. I'm not talkin' bout an earthquake.. but stirring up a sweet summer barn concert!
Floors and rafters were swept, mismatched farm chairs piled in, barn doors flung open and party lights strung.
We were so fortunate to be invited to a friend's house concert by international recording artist Sean Rowe back in the Spring.
The music, the singing, the intimate atmosphere blew our hair back!
Luckily enough Sean had time in between his European and cross country touring to fit in a private barn concert for us.
What a treat! The cool guy tours with Glen Hansard and duets with Marketa Irglova. (of acclaimed movie Once)
If you're not familiar with Sean's music you should be!
(he's a deep, crooning baritone)
One of the most interesting voices out there...Think Cat Stevens, Johnny Cash with a little folk, alternative, blues and rock thrown in.
Catch him live if you can...his guitar work is barn rattling amazing!
This sturdy old barn never dolled up so nice or sounded better.
A little barn shaking is all she needed!

Sean Rowe doing what he does!

Painted stumps make great occasional seating

yucking it up as we're setting it up!
hmmm, Lisa guarding the treats??

Lily likes to help

the outside accomidations


Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Brimfield Baby!

Here we go again!
Just a nudge, nudge reminder that Brimfield Antiques Show is coming up! really, finally.
For us Northerners this heralds in Spring,
mud,  antiques and treats galore,

I am thrilled and excited to be showcasing new works, paintings and objects of interest.
So stop by and see me at:
Tent Booth #51
Brimfield Mass.
May 13th 6am-5pm
May 14-16 9am-5pm
just drop me a line if you need more info at
No more excuses! Come to Brimfield!!!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

What, Where, When...have you been??

Maybe the question is "where have I been?" !
Can I claim technical difficulties?
Yes, that's it.

So now that I am back on Blogger I am doing some shameful promotion!
And the real question is: "Have you been to Schuyler Pond?"
It's a beautiful venue...especially for the sweetest day of the year. So please drag your sweetie or grab a friend and swing by on Valentine's Day!
It's a day to love thyself!
I'll be on hand with fresh paintings as well as these other gals:
Katie Camarro of Sundaes Best Hot Fudge
Beth Cuningham of Artifacts
Melody Elizabeth and Marie Pendley with their repurposed jewelry and accessories.
also, Jo-Ann Simone with her natural essential oils.
Hope to see you there!
Schuyler Pond
Rte 29
Saratoga, NY
Saturday February 14th 10am-5pm for more info and directions

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

picture this!

Exciting News!
Book signings added..
"Come ye all collectors of stuff and we shall share our glorious pain of desire for too many things!"~Mary Randolph Carter

For those of you unfamiliar with Carter, she is an icon and Creative Director for Ralph Lauren...and a woman who knows exactly who she is, and what she likes!
Carter is also an author of many books such as...
"American Junk","A Perfectly Kept House Is The Sign Of A Misspent Life" and "For The Love Of Old" as well as other delightful, inspiring reads.

Her newest book is released May 6, 2014 and features the homes and collections of people who just love "stuff"...and who embody the philosophy that 
~if it has a place in your heart, it has a place in your home~

Carter also collaborated with her son (also) Carter (an accomplished photographer with Ralph Lauren) on this body of work.
My home/farmette/studio is featured among the pages...24 to be exact!
I was one lucky ducky to get a sneak peek and can honestly attest that this is one book you will want~need in your collection!

Save the Dates
Hunter Bee, Millerton NY May 31st 4-6pm
(I'll be attending)

Langley Ordinaire, Langley VA June 14th

The Hudson Mercantile, Hudson NY June 21st
(I'll be attending)

also at 
 Anthropologie stores
Richmond, VA May 17th
Philadelphia, PA May 21st

Stay tuned for more dates and venues...or feel free to email me at 
or check my site 
Or hop on over to or to pre-order 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

More Class!

April is proving to be a classy month!
Luckily my schedule has freed up a tad and I am able to add 2 more painting classes for awesome April.
Ah Spring!
I can't promise there won't be mud on your shoes and rain showers, but I can promise you'll paint some pretty paintings.
Below are some pictures from some of the last classes 
(sorry, I don't have pictures of everyone, I was a little slow on the draw... ) :  )
There was soooo much talent from even those who had never painted before.
Don't you want to buy them all??!!

So the details are:

Saturday April 12th 11am-? floral painting class
Saturday April 26th 11am-? chair painting class (this was a really fun one)

$105 non-refundable prepaid per class/per person
*materials included*

(each class runs approx 2 hours give or take)
refreshments served.

Limited seating, so please email me at:
or phone me at :

Thank you Vicky for the photo!