Ah, come on. Admit it! You think selfies are pretty vain and self-glorifying, don't you? I've had so many varied responses from this painting. Most just love it because it epitomizes what they really think about selfies. As for me, it was a great subject for a first self-portrait. Nothing too fancy and just downright funny. And imperfect. That's me.
Yeah! My online store is up and running. All original oil paintings like this little treasure, "Black Tea", 6" X 6" and selling for $75. Perfect for the person on your list who has enough of the real tea cups!
I love the roughness and textural qualities of this small 8" X 8" oil painting. The turquoise backdrop compliments the yellow-orange of the pears. Because it is painted on a deep canvas, it doesn't require framing. This would make a great decorative piece in a kitchen or hallway. Priced at $100, it makes an affordable Christmas gift. Pay Pal coming soon. Look for it on "Paintings" on my website: Janicesich.com
Getting ready to make spaghetti. Good ingredients to start with, but where's the red wine? (it's in my hand so I couldn't paint it!) I loved painting the jar and the shadows. This little kitchen piece is 8 X 8 on painted wrap-around canvas. It's yours for $100. It would make a great Christmas gift for the chef in your life. Email me at email@example.com (Sorry, I still don't have PayPal).
The first of a new theme of smallness. The painting is 8 X 8. There are so many reasons for me to paint small at this time. It speeds up the learning time. As well, it instills confidence, inspiration, focus, gives me more opportunity to use a bigger brush and experiment. Many more to come.
I am truly honored that the Kelowna Women's Shelter asked me to donate 14 images for their 2017 fundraising calendar. It is now available at London Drugs in Kelowna and West Kelowna, and the Women's Shelter Thrift Store (368 Industrial Ave. off Ellis). They sell for $20 with all proceeds to the shelter. Should I sell any paintings or prints as a result of the calendar, I will donate 20% of sales to the shelter. Please support this organization with your purchase of calendars for Christmas.
Blue Planet is painted with watercolour on a dark stained maple plate, 13 1/4 " diameter. This was a great experiment, both in application and finishing. Many, many layers of tungsten oil later, a spray lacquer worked better.
This could open up a Universe series. Any comments? Need to see a bigger photo? Go to "Wood Art" in my menu.
Of course the title of this little beauty is a play on words. I was going to call it "Sunny Days", but thought I would name it "Sunny Ways", a slogan used by Prime Minister Trudeau. Just for the fun of it. The painting is part of my "Remember Summer" series. Oil on canvas, 9 X 12. I've been having some trouble with posting my blog on Face Book so you may see this with an image or not.
This whimsical 12 X12 on a deep canvas was fun to paint in the style of Van Gogh. Thick paint and off kilter in many ways. That's really what I like about it.
Time to paint a few smaller pictures. 10 X 12 and framed in a lovely wooden mauve frame.
I took this picture at Guisachan Gardens in Kelowna at twilight, hence the name. These flowers looked like they were a type of flowering onion and showed up beautifully against the dark parts of the garden. $285 framed. Think I'll continue a short garden series. Something light and fun.