Honoria, 11"x14", oil on canvas. Sold.
The Huntress, oil on canvas, 11"x14". Sold.
There's just something about a big red gown and a dark horse. I was on a horse- once. It reared up on it's hind legs and took off through a forest. The more I screamed, the more it ran. That was the last time I ever dared go near a horse. Beautiful creatures, but I like living....
Oh, and yes, she's wearing little lace gloves.
Souls, oil on canvas, 8"x10". Sold.
Because every shoe has a personality and a soul.
A good morning is when a chair that you really can't afford shows up on your front doorstep and you charge it to your husband's credit card.
I'm rationalizing it by the fact that I turned 35 a few weeks ago and needed to celebrate it with a piece of new furniture. Also, most of the 'good' furniture in the house is actually my husband's- I had the house, he had the furniture, so at least I can claim this piece- well, sort of.
Now, if I can just stop my girlfriends from sloshing red wine all over it for at least a month...
Darjeeling Tea And A Cream Cake, oil on canvas, 11"x14". Sold.
My apologies for the delay in posting this on etsy (I try and post at 7pm on the dot) but my silly computer froze up and had to be rebooted. I hate my computer
American Beauty, 16"x20", oil on canvas. For sale on etsy.
I named this painting after the rose, not the film. Although, it's a great film....
Little Red Riding Shoes, oil on canvas, 10"x14". Sold.
I've been reading 'Arcadia Falls'' by Carol Goodman and it's inspired me to do some fairytale paintings- with a twist of course!
Evelyn In Cairo, oil on canvas, 8"x10". Sold.
I thought I would be a little sneaky and throw in a surprise post.
I was trying to think of a good way to celebrate the new site and blog, then it dawned on me to have a big print sale in my etsy shop! I've never had a sale before, and it seemed like a fitting thing to do. The sale will start today at 7pm est and continue through until Sunday at 7pm est. I've taken everything down in my shop until the sale starts later today. I won't reveal the discount, but it's pretty decent.....Hope you can check it out!
Exciting things are happening here at Janet Hill Studio! My new website and my new blog are up! Please visit my site and tell me what you think. I especially love the portfolio page- it was much more than I ever could have anticipated.
I would really love to thank Ashley Yousling from Bella Cosa Design for all of her hard work and for making this such a super smooth transition for me. We always seemed to be on the same page from the very beginning with sharing ideas and the result is a website that far exceeded my expectations.
Oh, and if you're wondering what the heck is with the Christmas painting, it's actually one that I worked on for a card company, and I'll likely be releasing the original next month on etsy. Just thought that I should provide some sort of visual stimulation!
Picking Berries, oil on canvas, 8"x10". Sold.
I have another giveaway for an 11"x14" print going on over at prettylulu.
Please visit her blog and follow the guidelines if you're interested. Chelsea (prettylulu) has also started her own etsy shop, so please drop by and take a peek...or even better, a purchase! I'm loving her dupioni silk pillows.
This is a larger painting (hence the price) of a Spanish inspired still-life with a jar of olives, cans of tuna and sardines (yum yum), and a bottle of balsamic vinegar. I love doing still-life pieces, although the term 'Still-Life' seems to send shivers down my spine thanks to too many still-life drawing classes when I was in grade nine. I swear my art teacher would troll garage sales and seek out the ugliest vases, fake fruit, and discarded dish cloths for the class to paint. I found myself too distracted by the mystery stains on everything to actually paint anything. I was also troubled by the fact that if the actual still life was unsightly, then what was the likelihood of the painting looking attractive?
I also fell in love with the look of this tattered book. I think I may have to paint it.
I'm not really sure as to why I called this painting 'Stella's Hideaway'. It just looked like the kind of place that a woman called Stella would inhabit with all of her brightly patterned fabrics. Some days I wish I had a hideaway (especially during Shocktoberfest)....maybe the shed in the garden would work?
There is something about this painting that makes me think of Elizabeth Taylor in 'BUtterfield 8'. What a great film. No other film made me want to drink gin martinis the way that film did. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO VIEW PAINTING ON ETSY.