Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Hondo Valley Church, 12x16, oil on linen, plein air

Hondo Valley Church, 12x16, oil on linen, plein air
This painting is now in the collection of the Rich and Bev De Vries family.  Thank you for supporting original art,  jana

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Adirondack chair series

Adirondack Chair #3, oil on 1.5 inch wrapped canvas, 24x20
I love adirondack chairs.  I'm not sure whether it's the sculptural lines of their design or simply the nostalgia of sitting in these chairs and enjoying a summer's eve, but these chairs inspire me.

Adirondack Chair #2, acrylic, 16x20

Adirondack Chair #1, acrylic, 16x20, canvas

Sunday, July 27, 2014

I think this article has some great points.  jana


Lessons From the Open Studio: Don’t Say No

by Luann Udell

When we fully embrace our art, we show the universe we believe in something—something that celebrates beauty, power, poignancy, love and hope and change for the better. [...]
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Friday, July 25, 2014

Portrait of Native American - in progress

I'm working on my first large portrait -- a 20x16 portrait of a Native American.

I still have some work to do on this painting but it's coming together nicely.  Considering that it's my first large portrait, i'm happy with what's happening on the canvas, so far.  Now i need to be careful not to overwork the painting.  Sometimes less is more.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Saturday at the NC Museum of Art

l to r:  Lisa, Jana, Kris
at the NC Museum of Art
yesterday afternoon

Yesterday spent some time with Lisa and Kris.  Here's a photo of us in front a painting with three trees and two clouds.  It was great to see them again and catch up.   
--- jana

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

SOLD - Jenny Lake and the Tetons, 12x16 oil on canvas panel, studio work

Jenny Lake and the Tetons, 12.x16 on canvas panel, oil, studio work
Sold this painting and it is on its way to a collector in the upper midwest!  Thanks for buying original art work.
 jana van wyk     
 @JanaDVanWyk  #janavanwyk #makebigart #nationalpark #grandtetons   #studioart


about this painting:

"Jenny Lake and the Tetons" was painted from a photograph I took in Grand Tetons National Park near Jackson, Wyoming, while on vacation with my family....we crossed the lake to begin our hike up the canyon across the lake.

This is an original Expressive oil painting 12x16 inches - one of a kind. The brush strokes are juicy, thick, and colorful. The painting is on a canvas board that is 1/8 inch thick.
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