Sunday, August 17, 2014

The Essence of Things

Oil on Linen

This small painting just sold through my Etsy store.  It is one of the simplest paintings I think I've ever done.  To me it describes the essence of what I love about the landscape.  

I have other paintings from years past that are more technically accurate.  But over the years I found that I wanted to express something different.  There is spirit in the landscape.


Pat O'Driscoll said...

Congrats on the sale Janelle, your paintings seem to be filled with a peaceful quality that is very inviting.

Janelle Goodwin said...

Thanks so much, Pat!

Anita Johnson said...

Beautiful. In my mind I could wander along that stream. Your paintings remind me of what I love about Wisconsin, those little creeks and streams that bring life to the landscape.

Janelle Goodwin said...

Thanks so much, Anita. And congratulations on the birth of your beautiful, precious granddaughter.

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Nothing simple about this painting, Janelle. You just make it look simple and that is one of the things I love best about your paintings.

Janelle Goodwin said...

Thank you, Diane. That's just how I feel about your work.