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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Moving Day...

Hmm...I'm a little late on this news...however...my blog has moved...to a new web site. :) 

So - if you are looking for me - just go here and tell me what you think??

Thank you as always for checking in and viewing my latest works and be sure to visit my new space. 

Warm regards, 

Jan Weiss

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

More landscapes - all cleaned up.

I am finally grabbing a few minutes to scan and clean the paintings from the 100 Day Project. It takes a LONG time to scan 100 paintings. It's not for the faint of heart. So here are several paintings that I have scanned at 600 DPI.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Squares meet Rectangles

I'm inspired by Scandinavian art lately and how the work is so minimal and clean. So I decided to play around with simple shapes and crisp tones and came up with this group. I'm thinking of making
about twenty of these so I can 1. practice composition 2. work with color and compatibility.

I'ts a lot harder than it looks. Sometimes the simplest things are the ones that have the least amount of room for error.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Ta da!

I am way behind on posting the final group. So here's 97,98,99 & 100.  I'm excited to be done but at the same time I'm a little lost - it was a great 100 Days. Now I'm thinking about what's next. Maybe using some of these as studies for larger pieces? Especially the more representational abstracts - I think those would translate well as large pieces.

Things I learned.
1. Enjoy the process
2. Take chances
3. No fear
4. Don't be afraid to fail. If it's bad tear it up and begin again. 
5. Find the joy in creating. If you aren't finding joy then change direction
6. Try colors outside your comfort zone. ie. bubble gum pink

***I am making these available for sale. To see the whole collection go to my Instagram page and browse. Tell me what number and I will send you a Pay Pal invoice.  (#99 is sold)
$35.00 for each original
$50.00 matted in white
+ shipping. $3.00 for US shipping. $15.00 for international

Thursday, April 27, 2017

The Process...

Here I am at Day 85 of the 100 Day Project. My work has shifted, changed, altered, grown and revised over these 85 days. Some artists who do this project stay in the same theme - and I tried...I really did...but my short attention span does not allow for that so that is the reason for my work evolving over the course of these months. 

The four pieces below are all No. 84. I captured images of the stages which I thought was a fun and active way to show the process. Such simple layers moving and growing and taking shape. I enjoy abstract landscapes a lot...the unstructured style allows for freedom in my work. I'm thinking these may work as a study for a larger piece but as we know larger paintings are more of a struggle for me...but perhaps that's the lesson here...struggle and risk equals growth. 


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Feeling philosophical

I go through my new age moments and I'm in one now. I think it's the political climate. I need to go to a quiet place and find things that are peaceful and draw on positive energy. So I was inspired to create these three new digital downloads on Etsy. The "Be Here Now" quote stands out because it is a gentle reminder to be in the present. I can't change what happened yesterday. I have no power over tomorrow. I am where I need to be right now.

The yoga quote is also a reminder...eat more plants...do more yoga...because both of those things make my body feel better. 

Friday, April 14, 2017

I Digress...

Hubby and I went to Palm Springs last weekend and while I stepped away from my own art for three days we walked into a whole other art world which is what I love about this community. Palm Springs and the surrounding area supports and values artists. From Joshua Tree to Pioneer Town to all the odd and quirky desert stops along the way. 

While we were there we visited one outdoor installation from the Desert X show - this is a glass house by Doug Aitken - and here's a link.  #desertx

Plus some property porn in the Palm Canyon neighborhood. Including That Pink Door. 

And finally - The Integratron - which defies explanation. But I will give you a hint...sound and aliens. 

Now I feel energized and inspired to get back my own creations. what are you creating this week?