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…


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…


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…


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…


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)! …


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!…


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…


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


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