Wednesday, September 29, 2021

 Nature's natural elegance.....  
will soon start to paint again .....  
stay tuned....  

Saturday, June 1, 2019



Art is a language for all!

Good morning! or Evening - or whenever it might be your time....   It is now July 1, 2019 - and I am retired!

Thank you all for your visits - by the end of the summer (of 2019), there will be a lot more posts.

I am amazed that there are viewers from Russia, the Netherlands, France, UK, US, Ireland, Nigeria, Spain, Germany, Egypt, Ukraine and more accumulating to over 6,400 views since 2011.

.....all the photographs on this site, were taken with my iPhone - nature is always my inspiration - it gives a natural pallet of hues and colors - and really cannot be surpassed ......

My sons bought me oil paints for my birthday in 2010, and have painted ever since - with all different media.  I did take watercolor lessons as a young child, however, I could never paint anything realistic - or in recognizable shapes like sheep or horses, or houses, etc.  I can't draw worth a flip - but love color and shapes.....

I sometimes wonder what you see when you look at this blog?

I shall assume that you enjoy getting lost in these images - and would encourage you to share them.....

Wishing you a wonderful day..... Jan

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Shale in ocean....

Shale in ocean....  This was an experiment in layering a sandy scene that turned into shale looking rocks - it is acrylic, with slow dry mixed in...  November, 2016

Friday, March 15, 2019

Short needle pine

A different flavor of pine cone - if you could eat them they would have to be delicious!

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Play with watercolor.....

Ok, this watercolor did not quite turn out as planned, so I fudged a little with Pixelmator.....  just had a bit of fun..... 

Friday, July 13, 2018

Thursday, April 19, 2018

watercolor gone acrylic!

By the way - NONE of these, or very few of these paintings are "square" - just click on them to get the full picture..........    This painting --- kinda hard to tell......  this was a failed watercolor, so putting acrylic on watercolor paper, and folding in multiple directions, then just dallying around on it - .....  whatever..... August 28, 2016

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Winter Wonder

winter wonder - painted in August 26, 2016 - my son requested a "snow painting" -

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Thursday, March 1, 2018

a lovely flower!

This is from some kind of tulip tree - that was right next to the long leaf pine - such perfection!

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Wavy trees

OK, this is a watercolor, however, this is the first time I played a little with Pixelmater program - and played a little with the trees at the top - o well - somehow it seemed to work for this one...

Tuesday, February 27, 2018


This painting was sold to a famous violinist - for a song - it is acrylic - painted 0n June 19th of 2011 - just a play with trees - wondering how well do we take care of our forest - a side note - my sons took away all my blue and green paints one day - because they said that I don't have any imagination of color! - they actually did me a favor.....  they inspire me on a regular basis - 

Monday, February 26, 2018


This was done in the summer of 2015 - it is a monograph - an interesting process - like finger-painting - a concept that can be carried into almost any medium.....   with a bit of planning...
Layers - painted in February 27, of 2016 - just another one of those strange lands.. a place to dream of... to imagine...  done on clay board with acrylic ink....

Sunday, February 25, 2018

got water?

Painted in June of 2011 - what are we doing with our water?...... (oil paint)

 Nature's natural elegance.....   will soon start to paint again .....   stay tuned....