Female Portraits by Jenny Scobel


Jenny Scobel was born in 1955 in Ohio and now lives and works in New York City. Scobel paints female portraits in monotone shades with hints of color and graphic, often decorative backgrounds. These portraits are reminiscent of old family photographs, personal moments captured in time, layered with haunting mystery.
The Taxidermist (II) 2006 graphie and wax on gessoed wooden panel by Jenny Scobel

The Taxidermist (II) 2006 graphie and wax on gessoed wooden panel by Jenny Scobel

 

But Shed already made up her mind 2005 graphite, watercolour and wax on gessoed wooden panel by Jenny Scobel

But Shed already made up her mind 2005 graphite, watercolour and wax on gessoed wooden panel by Jenny Scobel

 

Whispers 1999 graphite, oil and wax on gessoed wooden panel by Jenny Scobel

Whispers 1999 graphite, oil and wax on gessoed wooden panel by Jenny Scobel

 

Darkness Turned in Grey 2004 graphite and wax on gessoed wooden panel by Jenny Scobel

Darkness Turned in Grey 2004 graphite and wax on gessoed wooden panel by Jenny ScobelDarkness Turned in Grey 2004 graphite and wax on gessoed wooden panel by Jenny Scobel

 

Just the Same 2005 graphite, watercolour and wax on gessoed wooden panel by Jenny ScobelJust the Same 2005 graphite, watercolour and wax on gessoed wooden panel by Jenny Scobel

Just the Same 2005 graphite, watercolour and wax on gessoed wooden panel by Jenny Scobel

 

Untitled 2005 graphite, watercolour and wax on gessoed wooden panel by Jenny Scobel

Untitled 2005 graphite, watercolour and wax on gessoed wooden panel by Jenny Scobel

 

Ophelia 2006 graphite, watercolour and wax on gessoed wooden panel by Jenny Scobel

Ophelia 2006 graphite, watercolour and wax on gessoed wooden panel by Jenny Scobel

 

Untitled 2003 graphite and wax on gessoed wooden panel by Jenny Scobel

Untitled 2003 graphite and wax on gessoed wooden panel by Jenny Scobel

 

Curtains 1998-1999 graphite and wax on gessoed wooden panel by Jenny Scobel

Curtains 1998-1999 graphite and wax on gessoed wooden panel by Jenny Scobel

 

Untited 2003 graphite and wax on gessoed wooden panel by Jenny Scobel

Untited 2003 graphite and wax on gessoed wooden panel by Jenny Scobel

 

Pipe Bed 1998-1999 graphite, oil and wax on gessoed wooden panel by Jenny Scobel

Pipe Bed 1998-1999 graphite, oil and wax on gessoed wooden panel by Jenny Scobel

 

Muff 2008 pencil, watercolor, oil, wax by Jenny Scobel

Muff 2008 pencil, watercolor, oil, wax by Jenny Scobel

 

Girl with Flower Shirt 2003 graphite, watercolour, oil and wax on gessoed wooden panel by Jenny Scobel

Girl with Flower Shirt 2003 graphite, watercolour, oil and wax on gessoed wooden panel by Jenny Scobel

 

Helicopters 2006 graphite, watercolor and wax on gessoed wooden panel by Jenny Scobel

Helicopters 2006 graphite, watercolor and wax on gessoed wooden panel by Jenny Scobel

 

Halo Around the Moon 2005 graphite and wax on gessoed wooden panel by Jenny ScobelHalo Around the Moon 2005 graphite and wax on gessoed wooden panel by Jenny Scobel

Halo Around the Moon 2005 graphite and wax on gessoed wooden panel by Jenny Scobel

 

Waterfall 2006 graphite, watercolour and wax on gessoed wooden panel by Jenny Scobel

Waterfall 2006 graphite, watercolour and wax on gessoed wooden panel by Jenny Scobel

 

Untitled 2003 graphite, watercolour, oil and wax on gessoed wooden panel by Jenny Scobel

Untitled 2003 graphite, watercolour, oil and wax on gessoed wooden panel by Jenny Scobel

 

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