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.  It is a bit different as the setting is not in a forest.  It is a convergence of  my dreams and childhood memories.  I have loved clowns since I was a little girl.  (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. 🙂

This painting was created in quite a few layers, with the tiny horse on her shoulder added towards the end of the painting.  The sketch of the fae character is from my sketchbook, created a couple of years ago.  It took me a while to complete this one, about two months instead of my usual one month.  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.  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. 🙂  I do this sometimes as one painting will need some drying time, so I switch to another one.   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!  I just know it! 🙂  Have you been thinking about doing something fun and creative?   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.  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!

 I hope you had a wonderful holiday  season!

Have a wonderful, creative, new year, Janell

 

Green, Trees, Painting, a Few of My Favorite Things…

I love green! I suppose then, it is natural that the color green just seems to appear in most of my paintings. In this painting, I was feeling the need to escape and relax. I love trees and painting them relaxes me.

Painting LUSH by Janell Mithani

 

The title of this painting is   “LUSH” 10″ x 10″, acrylic on canvas.  Thanks for stopping by my blog, I appreciate you taking the time to look at my art.

 

Have a wonderful, creative, day, Janell

New “Wildish Spirit” Sketches

Here are a couple of new sketches I did over the summer months.  It was quite a busy summer, with lots of traveling and teaching art workshops.  

I am taking a break from teaching this Fall so my torn Achilles tendon will hopefully heal.  ( According to my Dr. I have not been staying off if it  enough.)  The best part is, I will get more time in the studio to paint!  Yippee! 

Have a wonderful, creative, day, Janell