Happy Creative Holidays!

Happy New Year!

It seems I have been celebrating non stop lately.  We have quite a few birthdays in our family during November and December that take us right up to Christmas.  So it is a busy time of year for me.  But I do enjoy all the celebrations and time spent with family.  I created this snowman painting for my sis for her birthday.  She loves snowmen and having a November birthday is perfect timing.

I hope you are enjoying the holiday season and wish you a wonderful New Year filled with lots of creativity!

One of the fun things I enjoy this time of year is painting holiday windows.

Reindeer window painting by Janell Mithani

Gnomes and reindeer were two of my favorite characters this year.

I’m looking forward to a new year filled with lots of new paintings and creative projects.  January is one of my favorite months, I do a bit of reflecting on what I created in the last year and make a few lists of new or continuing projects for the new year. I enjoy the process and the feeling of a fresh start to new creative endeavors.

I hope you have a wonderful, creative, and joyful New Year! Janell

 

Woodland Fairy Painting in Process

I have been working on this large 6 foot painting for the past few months.  I am still far from finishing it, but I thought I would share a few photo’s of my process and how this painting is progressing.

The canvas was so large, it wouldn’t fit on my easel, so I hung it on the wall.  I put paper behind the painting to protect my wall as I am a very messy artist! 🙂

 

I am now blocking in all the little fairies and sprites that the fairy is protecting under her cape.

 

I went back and re-worked some of the background and trees.

An angled view…

The little ones are starting to look like fairies and sprites! 🙂  I am enjoying creating all of their little faces and personalities.

I still have a lot more to paint. My goal is to finish by the end of the year.  That gives me about two more months. I have been working on smaller paintings while I am creating this one, and will probably continue with that schedule.

I hope you are enjoying this fall weather and have a Happy Halloween!

Have a wonderful, creative, and joyful day, Janell

 

 

 

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

 

 

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Flowers on my Canvas

This painting began during a painting workshop as my demo painting. A few weeks later, I finished it in my studio.

I do love Painting flowers.

I hope you are having a fun summer.

Have a wonderful, creative, joyful, day! – Janell

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Woodland Animals to Decorate a Nursery

A few years ago I created a group of woodland animals for my niece’s baby. She was decorating his nursery in baby animals, so I created some art for her walls. I also loaded them to the website Redbubble.com and ordered some really cute t-shirts and onesies.

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I didn’t think much about it at the time, but I went ahead and made the account public so that other people can order these sweet little animals on t-shirts, bags, phone covers, and even stickers. I have had quite a few orders and I am thinking of adding some new animals to the group.

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The porcupine is the most popular, followed by the fox.

My favorite, is the baby moose. He is Soooo cute! 🙂

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Which is your favorite?

Do you have any suggestions of an animal I should add?

Are you on Redbubble? If yes, let me know and I will follow you. 🙂

Have a wonderful, creative, day, Janell

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My View Lately…

It appears I will be off my feet for a few weeks, recuperating from surgery on my Achilles tendon.

Fortunately, my sketchbooks are close by and I hope to fill them up with lots of drawings.😃

I wish you a Happy Easter and hope the Easter Bunny brings you a fun surprise. I am doing lots of hopping around, just on one foot.🐰

Have a wonderful, creative day, Janell

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