Jennifer Meihofer

Jennifer Meihofer has been a photographer for the past 20 years. Although fine art photography is where here current photographic energies lie, her earlier professional years were primarily dedicated to portrait and wedding photography. Still life, commercial, and newspaper photography made their way into her portfolio as well. Additionally she spent two years as a photo restorer using Photoshop when it was a new phenomenon.

Jennifer began her photographic education with an adult education BOCES course. She had furthered her experience through her studies at Long Island University in Southampton. Additionally she studied film making at the New York Film Academy. Hands on experience has always been the cornerstone of her development as a photographer. Working as a camera lithographer for a printing company, and a photo technician at a variety of Camera Stores, Jennifer’s understanding of film and imaging was further developed. Assisting other various professionals in the field had also helped her glean insights into the art of her craft. In addition she has also been a staff photographer for “Dan’s Papers”, “The Pass”, and the owner and publisher of “The Directory of Holistic Practices” as well as freelancing for a variety of other publications.

"Cherry Blossoms And Moon" by Jennifer Meihofer

Her Images have been published in “Dan’s Papers”, “The Southampton Press”, “Spa Magazine”, “The East Hampton Star”, “Newsday”, “The Pass”, “The Directory of Holistic Practices” and a number of publications for private organizations.

She has shown with The Southampton Artist, The East End Arts Council, Photographers East, East End Photographers Group, and the Guild Hall. Other exhibits include Westhampton Public Library, Riverhead Library, The Mattituck Theater, The Love Lane Coffee House, The Crazy Monkey Gallery, The Sand Piper Gallery, Hampton Photo Arts and Prudential Real Estate.

Making Encaustic Medium
I fell in love with encaustic paintings the first time I saw one hanging. There was just something about the work... The luminosity, the transparency, the brilliance. It was unlike anything that I had ever seen before. I knew I had to try it and once I did, I was hooked.
Introduction to Color Theory
Color is a very broad topic. Entire books have been written on color and it would be quite difficult to cover every aspect of it within the confines of this article. My hopes with this introduction to color theory is to peek your interest and hopefully cause you to study this topic further on your own. Understanding color theory is perhaps one of the most important aspects of becoming a good painter. When you understand the elements of color and how colors interact with one another, you have unlocked one of the biggest puzzles of painting
How to make your own oil paints
How to make your own oil paintsOil paints are made basically by mixing cold-pressed Linsed oil with pigment or color until a smooth buttery paint is produced. When the oil paint is used and applied to a surface the oil oxidizes or absorbs air and then forms a solid film that binds the pigment to the surface of the painting.
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