New Tea Bag Dress Paintings

I have two new tea bag paintings I wanted to share with you.

“Kate,” 4″ x 4″ acrylic, recycled tea bag on canvas.

A gold and white dress painted on a tea bag, My process on this painting was painting on the teabag and then collaging it into the painted canvas.

gold and white dress painting on recycled tea bag
“Goldie,” 4″ x 4,” acrylic, recycled tea bag, on canvas.

On this painting I collaged multiple tea bags in layers as I painted on the canvas. Then I painted the dress over the entire canvas.

If you are interested, I have added these paintings to my online gallery store.

About my Tea Bag Paintings:
I love tea. My mother-in-law taught me to drink tea shortly after I met her. I usually have a cup as soon as I wake up and an afternoon cup between 3 and 5 pm. And maybe a few in between…:) I also love to recycle, so about a year ago I started saving my tea bags to use in my art.

Shortly after my mom passed away, I started painting a tea bag a day as a relaxing therapy in the mornings. Once I painted one, I was totally hooked! My subjects are mini dresses in “Every size, shape, color, and age,” fairy dresses, and other whimsical subjects that move me. My dress paintings are named in honor of strong women in my life who made an impression me and suffragettes. Once I have finished the tea bag painting, I paint a canvas to match, including all four sides of the canvas, and add the tea bag. All my paintings have a final UV protective coating. Each painting comes with an easel or you can easily hang it on the wall for display.

Thanks so much for your support and interest in my art.

Have a wonderful, creative day filled with joy, Janell


Online Art Store is Opening Soon!

I have been working on adding an online gallery store to my website these past few months and I am getting ready to open it this week on, Friday, June 5th! YAY!

If you have browsed my website lately, you will have seen a new button “Shop” with a notice that says “Coming Soon!”

Well, soon is almost here!

“Mary Helen,” Tea Bag Paintings Series, 4″ x 6,” Mixed Media on canvas, $59


I will be announcing new art on my Instagram and my monthly newsletter.  If you enjoy my art and you haven’t signed up for my newsletter, now would be the time to do it! 😁

grace three vintage dresses painting

Grace, acrylic on canvas, 10″ x 10,” $235

I have been showing my art at brick and mortar galleries, gift shops, and art shows, but this will be the first time I have my fine art paintings for sale online. I am so excited to be making my work more easily available.

So, what will be available in my online gallery store?

Lush Trees, acrylic on canvas, 10″ x 10,” $235

I will have original paintings on canvas, paintings on natural wood slabs and burls, my new mixed media recycled tea bag paintings, and maybe a few surprises!

tea bag painting of vintage dress by Janell Mithani

Betty, mixed media on canvas, 4″ x 4,” $39.99





I will be adding new paintings every week and I will continue to post about my art process here on my blog.

fairy and deer painting on wood slab by janell mithani

Friends, Acrylic on wood slab with natural bark edge, 8.5″ x 9,” $189

To celebrate, I am planning a giveaway of a painting on Instagram over the weekend. If you would like to follow me on Instagram and Facebook , click on these links.

Well, I better get back to painting. Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and read about my art journey.

Have a wonderful, creative day filled with joy, Janell