Sunday, October 31, 2010

"Sitting Pretty"

Sitting pretty, I bet a lot of children are thinking this tonight after they check out all of the candy they received "Trick or Treating" tonight!

Happy Halloween..... wait, how about Happy All Saints Day.... isn't that what Nov 1st is? The day after the "Day of the Dead".... I don't know, I could just be making things up here...

It's a portrait of a pear, that I know for sure!


Friday, October 29, 2010

"In The Hot Spot Light" Apple #37 -Sold

Just when I thought I this would be just another boring apple, this happens!
Poor thing, it can't decide what color it's supposed to be... yellow, green, red... oh, poor, poor apple.

Apple number 37, one of these days I'll make it to 100. Yes, yes, one at a time. Yes, yes, give me time!

-jM    Happy Fun Friday!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

"Little Green Apple" -Sold

Just a little green apple for you today! Number 36! Yea!
Oh, and this is an itty bitty.

I'm currently working on a big canvas, it is 47" x 47", aquamedia on canvas. It's a very large cup of coffee.... maybe I'll title it "Big Buzz". Anyway, the reason I bring this up, I'm thinking about changing the theme of my blog from JanettMarie's Little Paintings to something like JanettMarie's Little to Large Paintings..... just thinking.

Have a nice day!


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

"Apple #35"

Ooooo, apple 35........... Broke that rule! I didn't tell you what the rule was and now I'm not even sure if it is a rule! This painting is oil on a canvas panel. I used Liquin for my medium. I sprayed the piece with Damar retouch varnish before some of the paint was dry. Oooo.... it melted together giving the painting a soft look. Reminded me of "Glamour Shots" that were taken back in the 80's & 90's. No offense to my sisters and friends that actually had their photos taken, it was fun! Remember?

rule breaker

Monday, October 25, 2010

"Apple 34-Breaking Away"

Remember the rules? Yes, the rules, do this, don't do that.... This painting, I broke a rule without thinking about it and I'm like, what just happened. Oh, I broke a rule. The directions are to wait until the paint is dry, but why? Well, it has this melting affect on the paint, or maybe it was something else, "applied too heavily". Regardless, it was cool, so much I had to try it again on Apple # 35, which I'll show you tomorrow.... when it's dry enough to photograph, it's drippy right now....

1. Don't break the rules.
2. Okay, break the rules.
3. Who said breaking the rules is bad?
4. Breaking the rules isn't always bad.
5. Who made the rules?
6. It got the job done.



Thursday, October 21, 2010

"Pepper Me"

Pepper, pepper, pepper... me...
This pepper got the best of me, oh little red pepper, take me away!

Have a great day!


Monday, October 18, 2010

"Adoring Pear 1"

This certainly has to be the beginning of a lasting relationship between the pear and vase! Just think what a vase like this could do for a pear. The possibilities are endless!

This painting is pretty small, mmm, yes, little, 6 inch by 4 inch on paper. It's the size of a standard photograph. One would think it would be easy enough to find a frame for this painting. Again, the possibilities are endless!!

Have a lovely Monday! Tuesday? Day!


Thursday, October 14, 2010

"Winesap - Number 33" -Sold

I certainly hope no one has been holding their breath to see the next apple arrive... whew... here it is number 33 of that infamous 100 goal.

I think my apples are starting to look like cherries. It's time to pull back on the reins and see what's what with the apples. This one is a black and white background with the apple in living color and a 6x6 oil on a canvas panel.

Another day, another apple on the way!


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

"Hot Pepper"

Well, it's not really a "hot" pepper, it's just that it looks, like I painted it hot. You can't really see the "hot" color in this image, I would be three days and nights if, I tried to get the image perfect for this blog. Some things you just have to see in person. Believe me, it's hot! The color that is....

Okay, I'm never going to get 100 apples done if I keep doing paintings of peppers and... what did Lydia call it a "cherpple", yes, of cherpple's! I am having fun though... and this is supposed to be fun right?


Monday, October 11, 2010

"Big Apple or Big Cherry" hmmm...

Hmmm.. apple or cherry... hmmm... Headed to the Big Apple or...Honest Officer, a Huge Cherry! Hey, we could be headed to the Apple State of Washington too!!

Really, where are these images coming from? Too many apples!! By the way this is relatively small... 4.75" by 6.25"  so you know...   : )


Saturday, October 9, 2010

"Prayer" -Sold

We all need someone to pray for us every once in a while, or more!  
The "prayer" in this painting is praying for the whole world. With all of the unrest in many parts, sincere prayer is needed.


Friday, October 8, 2010

"A Pear For All"

Well...  it's a pear, surprise! At least it looks less like a quail.

This piece has the start of another painting under it, see the red coming through?
I changed direction on this one.    It's allowed, it's art!

Have a good weekend!


Thursday, October 7, 2010

"The Meeting"

Bet you didn't expect this today! Neither did I. These images must be coming from some subconscious power. I'm thinking this is Clara meeting Stella for the first time. Which one is Clara? I think I know...

Crazy... but fun!


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

"Cute Little Pair"

Ahh, it was a beautiful day in Indianapolis today, and I got to enjoy it with three of my golf buddies. We had a great time. Yes, I did it, I played golf instead of painting today, but I have this one for you!

A couple of pears I did last Friday and added the finishing touches yesterday. They turned out fine even though I've been doing these paintings from my head, you know like "free form" no models present.

I think I need to get a couple of pears and set them up to get another look at the light, their shapes and all, to keep me on track! It is fun to just go after it though. To just paint, no fear, just paint! No fear! No rules, well not too many... some rules are just ingrained, like playing golf, if your buddies say "it's good" pick it up!!

Life is good!


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

"Best Friends"

Can you see it? What do you think? An abstract, somewhat, I guess. I don' know, it just happened.


Monday, October 4, 2010

"Pear Date" -Sold

Couldn't help myself, just had to post this tonight.
A pair of pears on a date, I think. Maybe it's a pair of quails! No, pears that wish they were quail.

Look out, there is sure to be another apple in the works tomorrow!

Good night!


"Apple 32" -Sold

Apple number 32, slowly, slowly I'm approaching fifty apple paintings. We can't rush such things, sometimes, we need to smell the apple blossoms.

This little guy is a beautiful oil on a canvas panel, with the black and white under painting in acrylic (not sure if that makes it mixed media or not). I used the brush, a bit of wiping with a paper towel and some scratching/drawing with the handle of my brush. Gotta keep things interesting!

Happy Monday!


Friday, October 1, 2010

"Tres Amigos"

Here they are the 3 friends/guys, all ready to go out on a Friday night!

You got it, it's "Fun Friday"! Woo hoo!

Have a good time, be safe!