Thursday, January 14, 2010


Oil on Linen

Steadily plodding along in my studio, these days. Here's my latest painting. I need to remember to work on several paintings at once, since each painting needs drying time between layers.

There is a peace that comes with January. The holidays are over and there is a hush as we all get back into our routines. Now there is time to pursue our own interests, to read and make plans. I'm hoping you all experience your own kind of peace during the month of January.


Kathleen Krucoff said...

Lovely sentiment Janelle and may January bring you the same peace you've wished for all of us.

I can feel the tranquility as I look at this one. I just love these. Warm, inviting, and yes, peaceful!

Manon Doyle said...

Hi Janelle,
This piece is magnificent! The colors really struck me!! It is very peaceful and soooo beautiful!!

neetzy said...

I so agree with your thoughts on January. Love your warm painting. I promise I'll post one of mine this weekend. It is supposed to be 40 degrees and sunny! I think I'll be able to photograph. I'm not doing tonalism, but a sort of bizarre scumbling layers. I'll be curious to know what you think.

loriann said...

Beautiful feel to this painting Janelle. It seems like you and tonalism/glazing are one.

Maggie Latham said...

Your paintings are all saying 'Janelle' these days. Imagine if you had fifty of these all with the same colours hanging together.
Looking at your work makes me realize that there is nothing like glazing in oil... however much I try the same in watercolour or gouache, I never get the same depth of colour or the same effects. I need to get those oil glazes going again!

susan hong-sammons said...

so expressive and powerful. You are on such a great roll

Janelle Goodwin said...

Hi Kathleen, Thanks! I'm looking forward to seeing your new work!

Hi Manon, Thanks so much! I enjoyed your post on how to enjoy (survive) winter.

Hi Neetzy, I'm so looking forward to seeing your latest painting!

Hi Loriann, Thanks! I do feel this style is finally me.

Hi Maggie, If only I had fifty done (sigh). But I'm working on it. Yes, glazing in oil does give a particular glow - but then I don't know how to paint in watercolor or gouche. Thanks!

Hi Susan, Let's hope the roll continues :)

Nora Kasten said...

Janelle, I answered your comment on my blog.
I've been using WN Griffin alkyd oils since last month and since they dry so quickly they're great for glazing.

willow said...

A peacefully beautiful piece, Janelle. We have to let life dry between the layers sometimes.

Janelle Goodwin said...

Hi Nora, Thanks for letting me know about WN Griffin alkyd oils. If they dry quickly, I think I'm going to have to give them a try!

Hi Willow, Ah, so true! Thanks!

Melinda said...

This piece shows such beautiful painting, Janelle. The warm glow in the sky is especially well done!

Looking forward to more peaceful paintings.

Karen said...

I've experienced some anxiety in January, and then some peace after the anxiety over what to do now that it's quiet again subsided, and now it's nice. And your painting brings me peace, truly.

Janelle Goodwin said...

Hi Melinda, Thanks so much, appreciate it!

Hi Karen, We could all use some peace now that the holidays are over. I've really enjoyed seeing your paintings from Mexico.

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