Finished Painting, “DANCING” and My Painting Process

This week I finished the dancing Fae painting that I have been working on for a few months.  She is dancing among the mushrooms. Being a big fan of one word titles, I named this painting, “Dancing.”

Painting Dancing by Janell Mithani

DANCING, 30″ x 20″, Acrylic on canvas.

I had a lot of fun painting a curvy redhead.  I wasn’t sure what color her hair was going to be when I began the painting, but as I painted, her hair just got redder and redder.  Hmm… wonder if I was looking in the mirror.  🙂

This is the original drawing from my sketchbook.

Flirty fairy sketch by janell mithani

Here are a few pictures of the progress of the painting.

In process shots of dancing painting by janell Mithani

And this is about 3/4 of the way finished, on my easel during the Open Studios Tour, June 3rd-4th.

Dancing painting by Janell Mithani, in process


Oh!  And I have my comments turned back on.  Thank you fellow blogger Susan for sending me an email to remind me!  If you don’t already follow her, You can check out her blog about her special Narnia room for her grandkids at  and her adventures at Zephyr Hill Farms at

Have a wonderful, creative, day, Janell


Rainbow Tulip Painting for Art Auction and Studio Tour

I am just finishing up this painting of a colorful rainbow tulip to donate to the art auction for the Open Studios Tour.  The art auction will be held on Friday evening to kick-off the weekend event.    The tour is on June 4-5, 11 Am – 5 PM and I will have my studio open on both days.

Rainbow Tulip Painting by Janell Mithani


The Friday evening event “An Evening of Art,” will be held at the Art Space gallery, 2605 N. Lake Avenue, Altadena, CA from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. It is sure to be a great evening with over 50 artists participating and we will all be at the event to visit with attendees and answer questions about our work.  You will also be able to pick up your Art Tour booklet and map.


The studio is beginning to clean itself… Well, a girl can wish!! 🙂  I pulled out a broom this morning and suddenly, all my fairy friends disappeared.  I suppose I will be sweeping up all those beads I dropped and cleaning off my beading table (beads just seem to multiply) as well as dusting off my easel, all by self.      I have finished a few paintings and I am hoping to finish another large size painting of one of my Fae characters.  Here is a picture of my progress… I still have a lot more to do!

In process shots of dancing painting by janell MithaniOn this tour, I will have two guest artists exhibiting with me at my studio.  If you live in the area (Altadena/Pasadena, CA)  be sure to stop by and say hello!  You can learn more about the tour at

Have a wonderful, creative, day, Janell