Photo of Ashford painting by Jim W Coleman

My first acrylic painting - Ashford

9 months 3 weeks ago

As I mentioned elsewhere on this website, 2020 marks a huge shift in direction for me - from working entirely with pen and ink to painting on board and canvas. Outside of paint-by-numbers as a kid, I've never completed a painting in my life and the few times I've tried, I gave up in frustration before accomplishing much. This time, though, I mean to make a serious go at it.

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Photo of painting of Rhonda Lynn by Jim W Coleman

My first oil painting - Rhonda Lynn

9 months 3 weeks ago

As I mentioned elsewhere on this website, 2020 marks a huge shift in direction for me - from working entirely with pen and ink to painting on board and canvas. Outside of paint-by-numbers as a kid, I've never completed a painting in my life and the few times I've tried, I gave up in frustration before accomplishing much. This time, though, I mean to make a serious go at it.

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Photo of Garak painting by Jim W Coleman

My first watercolor painting - Garak

9 months 3 weeks ago

As I mentioned elsewhere on this website, 2020 marks a huge shift in direction for me - from working entirely with pen and ink to painting on board and canvas. Outside of paint-by-numbers as a kid, I've never completed a painting in my life and the few times I've tried, I gave up in frustration before accomplishing much. This time, though, I mean to make a serious go at it.

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Photo of Garak painting by Jim W Coleman

2020 marks a huge shift in direction

11 months 1 week ago

After many, many years and many, many pen-and-ink originals drawn, I finally came to the point where I was ready to commit to something I've been thinking about for years. I'm emptying my ink pens, reconfiguring my art studio and venturing into the world of painting.

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Photo of Camina Drummer by Jim W Coleman

Follow me on Twitter for a chance to win!

1 year 8 months ago

In an effort to build more followers and to better connect with fans of The Expanse, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica and other science-fiction, I am going to give away some art reprints to randomly selected Twitter followers on April 15! All you have to do is follow me on Twitter (@jimwcoleman) and help support my artwork by sharing it, telling friends, etc.

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2018 "Let me Draw You" contest winner!

2 years 2 months ago
Drawing of Charity by Jim W Coleman

This year, while in between projects, I decided to open a contest where people - anyone - could enter to have a free portrait drawn of them. I thought it would be a good exercise on my part and better publicity than I would get buying Facebook (or other) advertisements. That turned out to be right on all counts.

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Photo of artist at work

'Let me Draw You' promotion is open!

2 years 4 months ago

I have just completed one complex pen-and-ink original and I'm halfway through another. At this point, I'm not sure what I'll do next ... 

I have decided to start a new promotion called "Let me Draw You!" This will not only give me some new, fresh ideas, it will also be fun, and will help promote my website and my art work.

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Photo of Charlotte Gainsbourg artwork

'Depressolation' - featuring Charlotte Gainsbourg

2 years 6 months ago

I'm several weeks into my Charlotte Gainsbourg piece ... this one, in particular, is intense ... made all the more so when I watch any one of the Lars Von Trier movies while working on it. My intention is to capture some of the thematic elements of the movies - with pieces and parts from all three but, at the same time, capture the beauty of the actress and the fragility of the character throughout. 

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Image of Melancholia - Lars Von Trier

Up next: Charlotte Gainsbourg

2 years 7 months ago

Being a huge Lars von Trier fan, I'm excited to announce that my next work will be a darkly-themed piece featuring the incredible actress/songwriter Charlotte Gainsbourg, pictured below.

Photo of Charlotte Gainsbourg

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