Size: 8"W x 6"H x 0.25"D
Year Created: 2018
This was the quick study after a long 2 hour painting. This quick study is my favorite. I would not have been able to do this painting without doing the prior one. The brushstrokes are filled with energy and the movement of the light and her are expressed. Thank you.
Light, color and a love of the beauty in nature are the driving forces behind my work. I begin a piece of art by splashing the surface with a mixture of turpentine and color. Then I find my way around the surface with a brush quickly making marks defining space, looking for pure color first and then blocking in shapes. I am interested in brushwork, creating illusion and how we perceive color. When painting from life I experience the joy of being present. I choose to work in oil because of the luscious, qualities of this medium. For the larger paintings in the studio I layer colors and medium to create luminous qualities while working from information gathered in smaller studies.
Janet is a professional fine artist passionate about painting. Born and raised in Staten Island, NY, Janet went to High School of Art & Design in NYC. After graduating Pratt with a BFA in painting Janet worked as a graphic designer for major name brand manufacturers in NY creating packaging, catalogs, and websites. Through this period she never stopped painting. Currently, Janet resides in Warwick, NY with her two kids, husband and an enormous labradoodle. The main living areas of the house have been taken over as her studio. Janet serves on the board of directors at the Orange County Arts Council and is an advocate for local arts in her community. She runs a figure drawing group at the Seligmann Center in Sugarloaf, NY. Janet is also passionate about being outdoors, gardening, and cooking. Life is mud luscious and puddle wonderful.– e.e. cummings Here is a blogpost by Leslie Fandrich about her art..