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.๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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.๐Ÿฐ

Have a wonderful, creative day, Janell

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Painted Dresses for the Fairies

I have spent some time, trying to woo the fairies that live in my garden and studio into doing a bit of cleaning for me. Recently, I have even painted them some beautiful dresses.

Vintage Romance painting by Janell Mithani

Oh, but to no avail…they just aren’t interested in sweeping up my messes. Unfortunately, I share their disposition! ๐Ÿ™‚

But, the Altadena Open Studios Tour is quickly approaching, and someone needs to get busy!

Do you have any ideas to motivate my fairy friends? Or me? ๐Ÿ™‚

dress form painting by Janell Mithani

Dress Form 1, 10″ x 8″ acrylic on canvas

Well, I am off to find a broom and dustpan…

Have a wonderful, creative, day, Janell

Carousel Painting

I always felt riding on a carousel was magical…

Carousel painting by Janell Mithani

This colorful Carousel painting is the latest in my fae character series, Wildish Spirits.ย  It is a bit different as the setting is not in a forest.ย  It is a convergence ofย  my dreams and childhood memories.ย  I have loved clowns since I was a little girl.ย  (Not the creepy kind.) The more feminine, Pierrot clowns are my favorite and I had a collection of clown figurines and masks, until fairies kind of took over. ๐Ÿ™‚

This painting was created in quite a few layers, with the tiny horse on her shoulder added towards the end of the painting.ย  The sketch of the fae character is from my sketchbook, created a couple of years ago.ย  It took me a while to complete this one, about two months instead of my usual one month.ย  I found myself taking long breaks between the layers, even painting a few small canvases in-between, and thinking a lot about placement, texture, and color selection.

This painting is 16″ x 20″, acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas.

I would love to hear your thoughts…

I wish you a wonderful, creative, day, Janell

50% Off Sale on Jewelry in my Online Store

I am closing my online jewelry store and having a BIG SALE!!
Everything is 50% OFF
Use Code THANKS at checkout!

This special sale will last until I close the store on Friday, February 16th (at midnight.)

Here is a link to my online store: http://janellmithanijewelry.storenvy.com/

I have been too busy creating paintings and teaching workshops to keep up with an online store. So, I will be closing it this Friday.

Here are a few pictures of available pieces.

If you have questions, feel fee to contact me.

Have a wonderful, creative, day, Janell

A New Painting of Tall Trees

painting of tall trees by Janell Mithani

“Growing Tall” Acrylic on canvas, 12″ x 36″

This painting of trees growing in the forest is inspired by the trees I have seen on my trips driving through California and Oregon to visit my family. ย I used a narrow, tall canvas on this piece to emphasize the height of the trees.

I am busy working on three new paintings. Yes, I am working on them all at the same time. ๐Ÿ™‚ ย I do this sometimes as one painting will need some drying time, so I switch to another one. ย  I also think I create more pieces when I work this way.

Do you ever work on more that one project at a time?

I hope you have a wonderful, creative, day, Janell

Happy Creative New Year!

This the year to be creative!ย  I just know it! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Have you been thinking about doing something fun and creative?ย  ย Let’s make time in 2018 and make it the best creative year yet!

Now that the holidays are over, I can share a few of the gifts I made for friends and family.

I created this painting for my husband for Christmas.ย  Morro Bay is one of our favorite places to visit.

painting of Woody car at Morro bay

My sis wanted a tree painted on wood for her birthday…

I have also been working with some of the buttons from my ever-growing collection!

ย I hope you had a wonderful holidayย  season!

Have a wonderful, creative, new year, Janell