Tuesday, February 15, 2011

In my studio...

How is art made?... in the studio?... en plein air?... from a photo?... from your imagination?... on impulse?... or through long arduous hours of concentrated effort? The answer must be of course... any or all of the above, alone or in combination. That must be what makes it so fascinating to do. This 30" x 60" contemporary landscape is a work in progress from my Romancing the Landscape series. This is a commissioned piece that I am finishing for March delivery to Lubbock, TX. This piece was spontaneous in nature and almost entirely from my imagination. - Janis

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

"Portrait of Grace"

The Earth Angel's series continues to intrigue me as it constantly evolves. "Portrait of Grace" is the newest in the series and to date is the largest at 24" x 48". I loved the idea of the beautiful chair and the resting position that the angel takes. The chair seemed to bring the angel into a spiritual space where we can relate to her serenity, peace, and grace. -Janis