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The Trading Post No. 1

Posted by Jan Howlett on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, In : The Trading Post 
Hi All Artists Hearts,
Face Book clues were "purple, antique, strange frills, trading post & Port Perry".
Anyone guess what the series would be about?  Well, it's all about a stunning decorative Kale I once discovered while visiting the Port Perry Trading Post years ago!

So as promised we are beginning a brand new Watercolor series today entitled, "The Trading Post".  As usual we will begin with my original sketch for this new painting.  It has taken me weeks to decide what elements to include,...
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Harmonizing Down by The Pond No. 8 FINAL

Posted by Jan Howlett on Friday, October 4, 2013, In : Harmonizing Down by The Pond 

Watercolor Harmonizing Down By The Pond by Jan Howlett
Hi All Artists Hearts,
"Harmonizing Down by The Pond" is finally completed and now you can see all the individual segments that we have been studying all put together as a unit.  And so the story is complete.  I have been careful to include many of the research details discussed in earlier posts.  One of the more challenging parts of this painting, oddly enough, was the water and its reflections.  I wanted to be careful to have the pond and river to be contained and not flow out into an everla...
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Harmonizing Down by The Pond No. 7

Posted by Jan Howlett on Wednesday, September 11, 2013, In : Harmonizing Down by The Pond 
Watercolor by Jan Howlett called Harmonizing Down by The Pond-Stage 7Hi All Artists Hearts,
Well here is the star of the show sporting  his glorious aqua blue suit, the Red-Eyed Tree Frog!  He was so much fun to paint.  Once I have finished all the last minute details I will be able to post a final photograph of the entire piece hopefully in a better quality format for you. 

You may wonder why I bother with research and fact-finding when bringing a composition together. You will understand later in this post.  So for now I realize you already know some facts, ...

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Harmonizing Down by The Pond No. 6

Posted by Jan Howlett on Sunday, August 25, 2013, In : Harmonizing Down by The Pond 
Harmonizing Down by The Pond, Watercolor by Jan HowlettHi All Artist Hearts,

Here are a few basic facts on our typical Garden Green Frog as seen taking shelter by an old cracked clay pot here in our art oval sample. I wanted to include him in contrast to his colorful family friends.  He is a familiar find in many gardens and children just love capturing them for pets.
  • The garden green frog is 5.7 to 9 cm (2.25 -3.5")
  • Found in every eastern province (introduced to Newfoundland)
  • Call is a twang like a loose banjo string.
  • Calling begins in late sp...

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Harmonizing Down by The Pond No. 5

Posted by Jan Howlett on Sunday, July 28, 2013, In : Harmonizing Down by The Pond 
Watercolor Small Red-Eyed Tree Frog by Jan HowlettHi All Artists Hearts,
Well we are now at Stage 5 of Harmonizing Down by The Pond.  Today we are focusing on 2 sections:The smaller of the 2 Red-Eyed Tree Frogs in this painting. as well as the Garden Green Frog.(See photo above.) 

This little fellow is perched on the surface of a frond growing in the pond. He is not yet full grown and is captivated by his new friends nearby.  He is also surrounded by other plant life affording him some much needed shade and protection.

Young frogs are typica...

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Harmonizing Down by The Pond No. 4

Posted by Jan Howlett on Monday, July 22, 2013, In : Harmonizing Down by The Pond 
Hi All Artists Hearts,
We have been experiencing quite a heat wave in our cities the last few weeks and although very uncomfortable it certainly takes the "wait" out of the drying time for our paintings when it has been a dry heat.  But when the humidity has been high some days our painting layers have taken much longer to dry than others. Thankfully, we are getting relief now and finally enjoying lovely cool evenings for sleeping, at least for the moment anyway.

Our little 5" x 9" tree f...
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Harmonizing Down by The Pond No. 3

Posted by Jan Howlett on Monday, July 1, 2013, In : Harmonizing Down by The Pond 
Tree Frogs Stage 3 Watercolor by Jan Howlett
Hi All Artists Hearts,

Stage 3 shows good progress with our whimsical Watercolor, "Harmonizing Down by The Pond".  The first color pigmented washes have been laid in and now completely bone dry.  I used Cerulean Blue for the sky and pond passages and various summer greens for the start of the tropical fronds.  The soft layer of warm Indian Yellow under wash sets the stage for the mauve and pink sunset afterglow to come later.

We have concentrated on these first few layers to assist us in pin-...

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Harmonizing Down by The Pond No. 2

Posted by Jan Howlett on Saturday, May 25, 2013, In : Harmonizing Down by The Pond 
Watercolor by Jan Howlett Titled 'Harmonizing Down by The Pond'
Hi All Artists Hearts,
Well it's time for a new update on our Tree Frogs.  We have gone from an idea to rough sketch to final sketch and now to the first layers of color to establish the under-painting.  I have used a pale veil of French Ultramarine Blue for the upper sky section (I like the soft granulation effect it will give) in preparation for creating an evening sky later.   The tropical plants in the pond and on land, the little garden frog and part of the middle sky were painted using ...
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Harmonizing Down by The Pond No. 1

Posted by Jan Howlett on Saturday, March 30, 2013, In : Harmonizing Down by The Pond 
Hi All Artist Hearts,
Well the cat is out of the bag... Did you figure out the subject from the clue I left you?  "What big eyes you have. All the better to see you with my dear."  We are talking about some amazingly colored tree frogs from the tropics and North America.  In particular I am referring to the Red-eyed Tree Frog and the Green Tree Frog. I have also included a common little garden frog to add interest and contrast.  At last I now have a working sketch as you will see below. The ba...
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Possible New Art Series

Posted by Jan Howlett on Sunday, February 17, 2013, In : Odds n Ends 
Hi All Artist Hearts,
I am getting closer to announcing our new Art Series, so stay tuned.  It is still a very slow recovery for me and thus the slight delay in getting the new post done, but I have been slowly working on a new composition. 

Now things may change, but a hint might involve the tropics and little creatures that tickle the color spectrum.  Another hint, "you have such big eyes... all the better to see you with my dear!"   :>)  Curious?  Me too!   Until next time... shortly... sta...
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Finch's Garden Slide Show Bonus

Posted by Jan Howlett on Sunday, January 13, 2013, In : Home Sweet Home 
Hi All Artist Hearts, 
A little bonus today while I continue to recover from my surgery, wait for a couple of new art supplies and finalize my decision on our next painting series.  Please enjoy and share with your friends.  Thanks for your patience.  Until next time keep painting those things that inspire you and bring joy.
Blessings, Jan.

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Home Sweet Home No. 7 Final

Posted by Jan Howlett on Tuesday, December 18, 2012, In : Home Sweet Home 

Hi All Artists Hearts,

This is an extra post script to finalize the "Home Sweet Home" Watercolor series.  Somehow I lost the photo showing this painting in it's oval frame as it was presented to my dear Mom on her 90th Birthday this past May.  I realized after I posted the last segment that I had hit the publish button before I had actually completed the write up and located this composite photo of the finished piece.  So let's try again.

This was a sweet and delightful little painting that gav...

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Home Sweet Home No. 6

Posted by Jan Howlett on Tuesday, December 11, 2012, In : Home Sweet Home 
Watercolor by Jan Howlett titled Home Sweet Home Hi All Artists Hearts,
We're back temporarily for this promised Christmas post of "Home Sweet Home". Thanks for your patience.  I almost managed to post this near the expected date.  My recovery from my surgery is slow and still quite painful, but I am at least well enough to start back to painting again.  How glad I am for the wonderful diversion of painting.  I sure do miss it when I can't be at the easel. 

Home Sweet Home is finally completed in this series and many of the loose ends and ...

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Home Sweet Home No. 5

Posted by Jan Howlett on Sunday, October 28, 2012, In : Home Sweet Home 
Hi All Artists Hearts,
We can't believe it is November or that a few flurries and light frost have visited us a few times already.  But we are cozy inside and enjoying the ability to fire up our paint brushes and continue our series. 

Home Sweet Home Stage 5 Watercolor by Jan HowlettWe have many more washes applied now and I'm delighted with the blend of colors that are bringing so much more life to this vignette.  The most noticeable progress is seen in the early stages of my filling in the background summer sky at the top of the painting a...
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Home Sweet Home No. 4

Posted by Jan Howlett on Monday, October 1, 2012, In : Home Sweet Home 
Finchs Garden Stage 3 Watercolor by Jan Howlett
 Hi All Artists Hearts,
Things have progressed to where some color washes have now been introduced on the roses, leaves and 1 butterfly.

I always love it when I can start this part of the process.  Mixing  color is such fun and the anticipation of bringing a one dimensional outline sketch into the start of a two or 3 dimensional presentation that a viewer can identify with is such a joyous and satisfying challenge.

I must admit when I first began painting way back in the early 1980's I would av...

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Home Sweet Home No. 1

Posted by Jan Howlett on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, In : Home Sweet Home 
Hi All Artists Hearts,
While we wait for final approval to arrive from the original photographer who granted permission to use his work for the finished Watercolor, "The Last Rose of Summer"  let's start a new series called "Home Sweet Home-Finch's Garden.   Let me introduce you to some of the various components that will make up this sweet little composition.  The first photo is a manipulated compilation of several different photographs for the possible composition, including the Adonis blue ...

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The Last Rose of Summer No. 6

Posted by Jan Howlett on Monday, January 23, 2012, In : The Last Rose of Summer 

Hello Artists Hearts, and Happy New Year!
A lot has been happening here at home that has made it difficult to post at the usual time and I apologize for keeping you in suspense.  I am finally back at work and ready to post Stage 6 of "The Last Rose of Summer," along with an update report with details below.

Watercolor The Last Rose of Summer by Jan Howlett Stage 6We trust you had a wonderful Christmas season as we celebrated the birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.  Christmas is such a special time of year when we remember with fresh eyes and ...


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The Last Rose of Summer No.1

Posted by Jan Howlett on Sunday, August 7, 2011, In : The Last Rose of Summer 
Hello All Artists Hearts,
I am excited and happy to announce we received full permission today from Tony Weatherman (better known as "Grandpa Britches") of Nebraska Fine Art Photography to use his amazing purple rose photograph as the basis of composition for our new painting series called, "The Last Rose of Summer!" 

He was so very kind in extending and granting his approval and so we look forward to sharing each new creative stage with you as I paint it.

Tony is an Internationally published ...
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Carols Rose No. 7

Posted by Jan Howlett on Wednesday, February 23, 2011, In : Carols Rose 
Carols Rose Watercolor No 7 by Jan HowlettHello All Artist Hearts,
As promised here is the next stage completed for Carol's Rose.  A few hours behind schedule. But, better a little late than never.  It's been a busy few weeks and time for painting at a premium.  But here we are at last.

Announcement:
Before I get started I want to share a bit of exciting news that we announced only yesterday on our website... that we are planning to create a teaching Art Video on "The Art of Painting Beautiful Roses One On One," and would like to includ...

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Carols Rose No. 6

Posted by Jan Howlett on Tuesday, January 25, 2011, In : Carols Rose 
Carols Rose Watercolor Stage 6 by Jan HowlettCarols Rose Watercolor Stage 5 to compare to 6
 Hi All Artist Hearts,
The layers are building quickly now on this delightful rose study. Some of the values are deepening significantly allowing me to add in the shadows cast over the upper part of the under rose leaves, setting the rose forward 3 dimensionally.   I have included stage 5 beside the current photo for you to see just how far the rose has come.  The yellows are calmer and more natural....closer to the actual color of this rose.

The shapes and curves of the petals are taking on a ...

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Carols Rose No. 3

Posted by Jan Howlett on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, In : Carols Rose 

Carols Rose Stage 3 Watercolor by Jan HowlettHi All Artists Hearts,
Carol's Rose is progressing nicely and we are now on Stage 3.  I have used Alizarin Crimson washed over both the Indian Yellow or Aureolin layers in some places, and pale washes of Purple Magenta over a few other areas. Both yellows still shine through the petals and reads as bathed and illumined by the sun.  At this point the mood does not reveal the storm and rain on the way: That will come later.

This beautifully shaped rose lends itself to use lovely soft blends and w...

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Family Affair Bald Eagle No. 17

Posted by Jan Howlett on Wednesday, July 28, 2010, In : Family Affair WC 

Hi All Artist Hearts,
Have you ever tried to build or duplicate a Bald Eagle's Nest? Whew!
I've finally finished another new stage in our "Family Affair" series. A lot of work has gone into this stage including the beginning layers for the background, sky and some of the many facets of the Eagle's Nest and the materials

used to create it.  Painting this kind of nest requires a lot of patience and a steady hand.It is far from being finished, but at least the interpretation of what reads as a...


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