Janie Giltner's Blog (8)

Is there life out there?

I have been gone for a bit.

Mainly posting to Instagram and Plus, and decided to come back to see if there is a pulse here. 

If so, say hello! 

Here is a list of art related things I have been working on.

Pen and ink - Oh, how I love the boldness it offers and how smooth it is, how it can be diluted for special effects!

Pencil sketches - I have been addicted to my pencils as of late that my acrylics are drying out! Is it the end of the world for my…

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Added by Janie Giltner on September 5, 2017 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Finally some art

I know, I know, I have been MIA. Things have gotten busy, but I finally forced some time to play with my oils. I used the last canvas I had and so now I am in search of new ones. Normally I go to the Blick outlet and buy the ones that have slight damage as I never really expect or plan to sell a piece, but I am wondering what it would be like to paint on rolled canvas and just frame it as I would a normal picture-minus the glass. I just do not know how my H frame easel would handle that sort…

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Added by Janie Giltner on June 29, 2013 at 6:58pm — 2 Comments

On break

For those of you who read my blog. I have been gone. Summer is around the corner and I like to enjoy the outdoors and spend time with family. I will return once I get bored again. :) 

Added by Janie Giltner on May 8, 2013 at 6:06pm — No Comments

Viewing art galleries

So this last week we went to a small town and saw a few local type artists. I had a painting in mind that I have been wanting to do that had splatters of all sorts of colors all over the board. I had not had a chance to do it as I have been extremely busy with a few projects both professional and personal. So to my surprise I am at this gallery and I see the image I had in my mind that I was going to attempt! I would have purchased it as this artist had the exact same idea as I did but the…

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Added by Janie Giltner on April 2, 2013 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

Oils 3rd time around

Nothing too special here, just working with oils for the 3rd time in my life. I really want to get super bright colors but have not figured out my errors. Anyhow, I am giving this to my friend as a house warming gift. I did not have anything in mind when I painted this so you can pretty much use your imagination as to what you think it is. :) I did add some Jones Tones yellow…

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Added by Janie Giltner on February 23, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments

Having a decent new year.

So finally got around to painting my first floral, only took 2 months (I am a busy gal). I was not happy with the outcome as I really wanted it to look more realistic, but it seems I lack the ability. I wonder what oils would look like... I plan to try again maybe with oils next time to see if I can get a somewhat realistic feel to the floras. I ended up giving this to my sister-in-law, she seems to love it (unless she is just being nice)! …

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Added by Janie Giltner on January 26, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Merry Christmas

Not really tangible art but did work on this for hours this week. Finally I can start mailing these out!…

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Added by Janie Giltner on December 14, 2012 at 3:23am — No Comments

New here.

I am rather new to painting and would love to learn more. Time is limited as I have a few kids in the house and I work for myself full time as a web developer at janieart.com. Anyhow, I am not the best at blogging, in fact, I am a horrible speller and my grammar is the worst you may ever see. I just hope you will "get" what I am trying to say. :) 

So I guess I will start with my latest painting. I have painted around 5 pictures…

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Added by Janie Giltner on December 5, 2012 at 11:12pm — 8 Comments

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