What’s on my Easel Today

It has been a busy summer, and I haven’t shared much of what I have been doing in the studio.

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These are a few smaller paintings I have created.

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And this new painting from my Nostalgia series.

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I also finalized my sketch and began working on a 3 x 6 foot painting from my “Wildish Spirit” series..

PrintofSketchesWL I combined about 25 drawings from my sketchbook of all the children under her cape.  I then tile printed it out on my 8 1/2″ x 11″ printer and taped them all together. I’ll just say it took me a while! 🙂 I am really excited about this painting, it has been a long thought process to create it.

WorkInProgressLW Here is the painting in progress, The canvas was too big to fit on my easel, so I hung it on the wall.  I am still working on the background, but I am going to start adding the figures this week.  (That big mess on my table is a fairy garden in process.)

With my Achilles tendon surgery this spring, I had gotten behind on varnishing my paintings. The good thing about this is if I do a few paintings all at once, I don’t have to wash my varnishing brush so often. 🙂

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I also have a video of my varnishing process on my Facebook page if you are interested in seeing how I do this process.  It is of my “Carousel” painting. Here is the link to the video: https://www.facebook.com/JanellMithaniArtist/videos/10155436508417021/

I hope you are having a productive summer, too!   I would love to hear what you have been doing.

Have a wonderful, creative, joyful, day! Janell