DOE, My Last Painting in 2015

DOE is the last painting I did in 2015, and she is here to wish you a wonderful, lovely, prosperous and creative New Year!

DOE painting by Janell Mithani

DOE, Acrylic on Canvas, 30″ x 24″

She is the oldest of two fae sisters who lives in the woods and loves animals, especially sweet little fawns who have strayed away from their mothers.  She gently brings them back to their mother’s side.

If you would like to see a post with pictures of my process on this painting, visit this post:

Have a wonderful, creative, day, Janell


Poppies for Jazz

I just finished a painting for my daughter.  She is returning to college in Chicago in a few weeks, and will be sharing an apartment instead of living in the dorms.  She wanted a painting of poppies to remind her of home in sunny California.  So… “Poppies for Jazz” it is!

Painting of poppies by Janell Mithani

I painted a good portion of the piece at the Montrose Art Walk in July.  I always like to work on a painting in my booth when I do art fairs.


Here is my progress at the art fair…


Then it sat on my easel in the studio for a few weeks while I finished up my July art workshops.

Here is another look at the finished painting.  I love it so much I am making prints of it to sell at my next art walk in September.

Painting of poppies by Janell Mithani

So glad I had time to paint today!  🙂

Have a wonderful, creative day, Janell

Mixed Media SHE Art = FUN!

I have been wanting to do a piece of SHE art for a while. (I have a board full of them on Pinterest.) I was teaching a mixed media collage workshop this week, so on Sunday afternoon, I created this piece as my sample.  It was so much fun!

She Art mixed media by Janell Mithani

Drawing and cutting out things that I love and adding them into the piece was a fun process.  I used my Golden gels as “glue” and even played a bit with symbolism in the piece.  It is interesting how you can add little items, almost hidden in the piece as little surprises.  Prints of my paintings I had made for jewelry pieces were just perfect for the collage.   Just as I was about done, I noticed the easel seemed too clean for my studio (HA!), so I added all the little paint spots.

The class went great and I had a full house. (Yippee!)  I am going to make some of these for my girlfriends as gifts, too.  I love all the details and how you can make them personal or themed.  How fun is that!

Have you ever created one?    If so, add a link in my comments.  I’d love to see it.

Have a wonderful, creative day, Janell