Jon paints original oil paintings in a realistic style. Most of them are painted in photorealism, which means a style of art characterized by the highly detailed depiction of ordinary life with the impersonality of a photograph.
Realistic original oil paintings have a special place in the heart of collectors as they are one of a kind pieces that only one person owns. Although artists often paint the same location over and over, no two original paintings will ever be the same, as every brushstroke and oil pigment is unique and not duplicatable.
WHY PAINTING LANDSCAPES ARE SPECIAL TO ME?
Nature evokes a feeling and intensity within me. This is what speaks to me, and draws me in. It is critical to me to capture this vitality, and rich diversity of the scene. I strive to implement this emotional context into a landscape painting. It is because of this, that I try to paint such reality into my paintings. I want my viewers to feel the same emotion.
I am not only relying on the knowledge that I have gained over the years, but I keep myself open to the surprises that popup during the painting process. It’s like being on the edge; Sometimes I fall, and other times new and unexpected possibilities of expression, and technique become available to me. Because I am not afraid to be on the edge, I continue to improve my painting style and techniques. If I manage to maintain this fragile balance, a work of art is created that I am proud to put my name on and share with others.
When choosing what art to place in your home, it’s a very personal decision. You want the art gracing your home to say something about your elevated tastes, what you believe in, and what inspires you.
With the plethora of art and decor available, even considering original artwork says something about you. It says that you care about originality and the individual expression that comes from each piece. The artist creates the original piece with no plan of replication or widespread commercialization. They create their work for themselves and for you.
My original art work is painted on MDF panels that have been personally prepared for each of my works, and painted with high quality paint that will last a lifetime. Many of my original paintings are studies started from sketches, photographs, and/or painted “plein air” or on location. I do work on the finer details in the comfort of my studio. Each painting is unique and captures my interpretation of the scene at that location at that moment in time.
Thank you for considering my original artwork, and I hope that you find that perfect work of art for your home. If you don’t see what you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact me about doing a commissioned painting just for you.
THERE IS NOTHING MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN WHAT GOD HAS PUT IN FRONT OF US TO ENJOY EACH AND EVERY DAY. GOD’S CREATION, MY INSPIRATION. He put the Art in my HeArt!
God’s Creation – Nature is my inspiration simply because of the endless subject matter and surprises. Although I prefer to paint nature themes, I’m open to other things that may catch my eye. Throughout my career, I have explored with various themes, subjects, and mediums. As an artist I am always a work in progress, and there is always something to learn. Exploring and collecting material for paintings is a great adventure for me, and always a thrill to wonder what’s around the bend or beyond that ridge. I like to create a sense of place that is somewhere but nowhere in particular. I hope each and every viewer sees and takes something a little different from my work, and has an experience rather than just viewing a picture. My goal is not to paint life, but to paint life into my work and create an emotional connection that will inspire my viewers.
ORIGINAL OIL PAINTING COMMISSIONED BY JON KRIDER
I love doing custom painting commissions for my clients and their families. They make excellent gifts or memorabilia of a fond location. If you love my painting style, but want something a little bit more custom, I’ll gladly help you create the painting of your dreams. I have a streamlined process that will make the painting commission experience smooth and enjoyable.
Vacation Landscape Commission Paintings
One of my top requests from clients is a painting of one of their favorite vacation destinations. I’ve also received requests for paintings of vacation destinations from around the world. These vacation location paintings are perfect for your vacation home to match the local decor and inspire relaxation. Conversely, you may want to preserve the memory of your favorite vacation spot year-round in your primary residence.
Childhood & Current Hometown Commission Paintings
Past clients have fond memories of their childhood homes and towns and want to create a painting that mirrors these nostalgic experiences. With high quality photos of the childhood home, I can create a beautiful piece that will be treasured. Sometimes these commissions take a bit longer to plan and produce, but the result is worth it.
Your current home may be your dream come true! I work with clients on creating paintings that depict the local landscape and culture of where they currently live. This is a great way to bring the community into your home’s interior design.
INVEST IN ART WHILE THE ARTIST IS STILL ALIVE!
With every sale or commission I make, I am reminded that Vincent Van Gogh sold only one painting in his lifetime. Today, Vincent’s paintings are worth millions of dollars.
Laboureur Dans Un Champ Sold for $111 Million at Auction