Thursday, December 22, 2011


MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Here's hoping that you all have a wonderful time with your families, Pups included! 
We are going to have the greatest time with all 17 grandchildren here with us at the same time. We are even letting their parents come too! And a Mother-in-law too! We are going to have one huge fun slumber party. It is a good thing we have plenty of floor space and don't mind being "cozy". And the puppies will get plenty of loving attention. This is our Christmas present. To have all of our children and their children together. It doesn't get any better, especially when you have such awesome kids!! And Grand-kids!!

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND BEST WISHES TO YOU ALL

Friday, December 2, 2011

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Glowing Hydrangeas - SOLD


Glowing Hydrangeas
6x6 Oil on linen covered birch board
This painting is SOLD

I really like painting these hydrangeas. The leaves are a bit of a challenge for ME, getting the veins to go the right direction. I think I got it this time! Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing this painting. 
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Monday, November 14, 2011

At the End of the Road - S0LD


At the End of the Road
20X16 inches on stretched canvas

This was one of my first attempts at painting an impressionistic style painting. I used to think the only way to paint was with realism. But impressionism is the thing these days. It is a fun way to paint. I look forward to doing some more like this.


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Hazy Day - SOLD


Hazy Day
9x12 Oil on stretched canvas
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This is a more impressionistic type painting. It has some nice soft colors of lavenders and blues to compliment the orange of the tree. I did this from a painting lesson. I have a few of those. Hopefully they are helping me learn to be a better painter. I think they are!
This painting is back stapled and finished on all sides, so it is ready to hang as is, or can be framed.


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Mending Time - SOLD


The Autumn Cove 
9x14 Oil on stretched canvas 
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This is one that I just finished and have been working on for a while. I have made some changes with the advice of my wonderful critics, and you know who you are! Thanks all of you! And my wonderful critics will probably have some more good critique for me and welcome!


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The Autumn Cove - SOLD


The Autumn Cove 
9x14 Oil on stretched canvas 
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This is one that I just finished and have been working on for a while. I have made some changes with the advice of my wonderful critics, and you know who you are! Thanks all of you! And my wonderful critics will probably have some more good critique for me and welcome!
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Into The Light - SOLD


Into The Light
16"x20" Oil on stretched canvas
 Back stapled and finished on all sides

This is a painting that I did with a professional painting instructor. I have permission from the instructor to use this painting totally as my own. I think the sky has a nice touch  of drama to it. Since it is finished on all sides, it can be ready to hang, unframed, if you wish. I have sealed it with a coat of premium quality removable varnish.
I have been doing some studies with three different instructors in the past two years, all very different in their approach. I am trying very hard to use what I have learned from them and my own personal study, to enhance a technique that says "Janet Paden!" Not sure that I am there yet, but hopefully it will be heading in that direction!
I just returned from a trip to Middle and East Tennessee. So beautiful! Some trees were blooming, and a very few leaves were starting to peak out. That was more so in Middle Tennessee. Missed the daffodils there also. In East Tennessee, they are a little behind because of the higher altitude, but pretty, nonetheless. The Red Buds were beautiful, but I am sorry to say that we were about a week or so early with the Dogwoods. They did have the daffodils. Wish the Dogwoods had been bloomed since we have so few of them here in the north. We will get to see a second spring here though, hopefully soon. I did take a lot of photos in Tennessee and Kentucky that I hope will make some good subjects for future paintings.

Tomato - SOLD


Tomato 
                                           5x5 Oil on 1/8 inch gesso board
           
   This painting is SOLD 


                          This is my first time painting a tomato! I love tomatoes!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Autumn Cherry Tree #1 - Commission


Well, here it is, above. I tweaked it. Hope it is better. I think it is. What do you think?


Autumn Cherry Tree
8x6 on stretched linen canvas
Commission

This is the first in a series of four trees that I will be painting. Tamara wants a tree painting in each of the for different seasons. This is an old gnarly cherry tree. The autumn one is finished, unless I think I want to tweak it some, which could happen. I am working on winter now. I think that is my favorite tree to paint, a bare winter tree. Coming up! And Snow!!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Natchez Trace Autumn - Spoken For - To my sister Dolly......


Natchez Trace Autumn
12x24 Oil on Canvas
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This is a scene from the Old Natchez Trace Parkway in Middle Tennessee, very near to where my cousin Joyce Mullen lives and a little further from where my sister, Dolly Totty lives. This is such a beautiful part of the country.  I have revised this painting several times. I recently bought a tube of Cadmium Yellow oil paint and added some touches with it and some other colors in different areas. I am really liking this color. It is one that we will be using the in the workshop that I will be attending next week, with Kevin Menck. In fact, his color palette consists of 3 colors. Ultramarine, Cadmium Yellow and Cadmium Red, with Titanium white. This should be interesting. Since we will be painting plein air I need a special easel that make doing that much simpler and easier. Looking at the prices on those I have decided to make my own! I got the supplies last night. I think that took longer than it will to make it. I felt lost in that sea of bolts and nails. I'll let you know how it turns out. 

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Ocean Sunset - SOLD


Ocean Sunset
16x20 Oil on stretched canvas
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This painting is side stapled, but the side is painted a dark color matching the painting. I can't remember painting an ocean scene before this one. I love the ocean and I think this one has some pretty interesting wave action going. I hope you like it too. I did this painting about 2 years ago, but it has just been sitting with some other paintings waiting for a home. 

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Old Autumn Barn


Old Autumn Barn
5x7 Oil on canvas panel
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This small oil painting can be framed or placed on a small easel for display.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Carriage Hill Farm - SOLD


Carriage Hill Farm
6x6 Oil on board
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This is a small painting that I tried to do very quickly. I am wanting to work on loosening up. This one is and I really enjoy doing it.  This is a scene at the Carriage Hill Farm in Ohio. It is a very old farm, still a working farm and is open to the public. It is a very nice place to go and see how things were done in days gone by. There is a nice lake and walking trails also.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Alone at Sunset - SOLD






Alone at Sunset
16x20 Acrylic on stretched canvas
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A special "Someone" suggested that some of my paintings had a lonely look to them.  I suppose this one would fall into that category. This little tree looks quite alone, but peaceful too.

This painting is back stapled and finished on all sides so it it ready to hang with or without a frame.


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Autumn Revisited


Autumn Revisited
11x14 Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas
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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Snow and Barn - SOLD



This is one of the little 5x7 oil paintings that I did with the home school kids. It is on canvas panel. You can grab it up cheap if you want it. I also have the Owl and Outhouse listed that we painted previous weeks.
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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Monday, September 5, 2011

Far Far Away - S0LD


Far Far Away
8x16 Oil on stretched canvas, back stapled and finished on all sides
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Since I can remember from my earliest childhood, I have always been fascinated by the heavens. I seriously intended to be the first woman on the moon. But God had better plans for me. I feel like I have about as many Grandchildren, sometimes, as the number of stars you see on this painting. The more I look at this painting, I think the two larger stars could be Mike and me, the 3 smaller stars, Annie, Carrie and Jeremy, and the distant stars, the grandchildren and those to come and some whose first glimpse of light was in Heaven. This is no real place, that I know of. Just imagined it.

Psalm 19:1 "The Heavens declare the Glory of God and the Firmament showeth His handiwork"

Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Crow - SOLD

The Crow
11x14 Acrylic on stretched canvas
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This acrylic painting is back stapled and finished on all sides, ready to hang, with or without a frame. This was one of the first paintings that I did from some online lessons that I took.

Monday, August 29, 2011

The Evergreen - SOLD


The Evergreen
9x12 inches on stretched canvas
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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Red Autumn Trees - SOLD


Red Autumn Trees
12x12 Acrylic on stretched canvas
This is an acrylic painting on stretched canvas. It is finished on all sides and ready to hang with or without a frame. This painting is from a lesson that I did.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Tree with Green - SOLD


Tree With Green
12x12 Acrylic on stretched canvas.
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This painting is back stapled. The sides are painted black so that it is ready to be hung with or without a frame. 

I have listed a bunch of paintings on eBay. I have gone through some of my paintings and tried to clean house. I need to find homes for these paintings. Most of them are smaller, from 5x5 to 10x20, but as I said, mostly smaller. These painting are some that were done for fun, and made up. Some were from lessons that I had taken. I have tried to keep the prices lower on these paintings. 

Friday, August 19, 2011

Flowers A Plenty - SOLD


Flowers A Plenty
6x6 Oil on Gesso Board
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Still trying out some more new things. Florals are new to me. But I am enjoying doing them. This one was from a challenge from EVELYN.
My Grandson, Dexter, named the painting. Thank you Dexter!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Sunflowers - For Rose Marie


Sunflowers
6x6 Oil on Gesso Board
For Rose Marie

This is my first real attempt at painting sunflowers. There are a few first for me on the blog. They were quite fun. I think I will do this again. This painting was done from a photo that I took when we were visiting and organic farm here in Ohio. Yes, we try to do organic, as much as we can. I have a nice organic garden going in my back yard and some volunteer sunflowers are coming up where the bird feeder was. Maybe I will paint some of them when they get to blooming really well. 

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Wildflowers in a Milk Bottle - SOLD


Wildflowers in a Milk Bottle
6x6 Oil on stretched linen
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I was up late one night and just wanted to paint something simple, without a  lot of bother. So this painting is just made up out of my imagination. If I stay up to paint, sometimes it can turn into an all nighter. I just can't quit. I've been trying not to do that lately. I think it messes up my circadian rhythm. 


Yellow, Red, Green Apples


Red, Yellow, Green Apples
5x7 Oil on Gesso Board


I think this is the first time I have ever painted apples. It is quite fun.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Red Barn - SOLD


Red Barn
5x7 Oil on Canvas Panel
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This is painted from a photo that I took while visiting Middle Tennessee this past Spring.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Red Grapes - SOLD


Red Grapes
7x5 Oil on Gesso Board
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Sydney's Horse - A Gift


Sydney is my oldest Grandchild. I painted this for her birthday a while back, so it isn't for sale, but I thought I would just post it anyway. (And while I am waiting to finish up one that I am working on for posting) It is a larger painting, oil on stretched canvas. When I painted this Sydney did not have a horse. Now she has two and they look nothing like this one, which is just an impressionistic dream horse anyway. Her horses now are dark brown and a brown and white Paint horse. I would like to do the Paint horse one day. That is one of my favorite kinds. I think this is the only actual horse painting that I have done.


Thursday, July 21, 2011

Early Snow - SOLD


Early Snow
8x10
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This is an original acrylic painting on stretched canvas. It is back stapled and finished on all sides. It can be hung with or without a frame.

It is so hot so many places that I thought this might help cool us off!! Doesn't it make you feel cooler just looking at it?! It is 96 degrees and 107 heat index! So this snow is looking pretty good to me right now. I would love to go outside and take a hike, but there is no way with it this hot. When it is winter, at least I can bundle up and take a walk in the quite of the snow. Just give us six months and it might be at least 100 degrees difference in the temperature than what it is right now. What an amazing thought.

I love the detail of this tree that is in the spotlight. I really enjoy painting these bare trees. They can have so much character.


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Yellow Tomatoes -SOLD


Yellow Tomatoes
8x10 Oil on Linen Panel
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This time it is yellow tomatoes on a Scarlet Fiesta plate.  I just love the yellow tomatoes. They are so beautiful and a bit translucent. And it seems you only see them in the summertime.


Friday, July 1, 2011

Tomato Fiesta - SOLD


Tomato Fiesta
8x10
Oil on linen board
This painting is SOLD


This is an original oil painting of three summer tomatoes on a Lemon Grass Fiesta plate. This is the first time I have ever painted on linen and I like it so much that I may never go back to cotton canvas. It's SO nice!! I love summer tomatoes!!

Below is the painting as it progressed.










Monday, June 27, 2011

Miss Annie's Hydrangea - SOLD




Miss Annie's Hydrangea
10x8 Oil on gesso board
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This Original Painting was a study in using only cool colors. It is more
challenging than you might think.
Miss Annie is my maternal Grandmother, who was called
"Miss Annie" by many who knew her. She had hydrangeas
down most of one side of her house in Memphis. They always 
make me think of her. 



Friday, June 17, 2011

Three Bottles






   Three Bottles 
8x8 Oil on Gesso Board

I'm working some more with still lifes. I really enjoyed doing this one.
I hope you like it too. I am anxious to get to the next one. I already
have it picked out. Funny, looking at my paintings, I think I need to 
on to some different colors. They are all the same. Guess I like those colors!


Thursday, June 16, 2011

Just for Fun - SOLD


Just for Fun!
     12x12 Oil on Stretched Canvas
      
I do so hate having paint left on my palette and it ends up dry and hard. Especially when I pay $25 for a little  tiny tube of paint. I see $$ signs every time I put out even a little half pea size blob of paint to use. And some colors are just plain expensive, especially the cadmiums, but oh they are so nice!! So sometimes when I have some paint left over, I will just do something like this painting, just so it doesn't go to waste. It usually works well because the colors are already complimentary from using them on a single painting. I have a couple more of these that I may post later. It's fun too!!This painting is on gallery wrapped, stretched canvas, and finished on all sides and ready to hang. This is the kind of painting that is often displayed without a frame.



Friday, June 10, 2011

Tomato Sandwich Coming Up!! - SOLD




Tomato Sandwich Coming Up! 6x6 Oil on gesso board
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This shows the progression from the original still life set up to the finished painting.The original still life is the photo at the bottom, from which the painting was done.


Thank you Madeleine!! This painting is going to Sweden, so now I have gone international!! I hope you enjoy it!

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Monday, June 6, 2011

Rocky and Missy's World - COMISSIONED

Rocky and Missy's World
24x36 Oil on Stretched Canvas
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This is a commission that has been at least a couple of months in the making. It has morphed so many times in trying to get it the way I wanted it to be.  My buyers, L.V. and Tamara pretty much left it up to me what to put in the painting. So this is truly an original for me. Tamara told me the colors she wanted, she said trees and a creek would be nice. So I just went with that and came up with this composition. L.V. and Tamara are having a beautiful new home built in Tennessee and will be moving in soon. I am so honored that they asked me to do a painting for their new home. I hope it will be just right for their colors and decor. They had already bought the frame they wanted so I took a photo of the painting with its new frame. I think it is perfect!
There is sort of a story with the painting. L.V came up with the idea. Not too long ago, Tamara's cat Rocky died, unexpectedly. Also, Tamara's step-dad passed away recently. He had had a Lhasa Apsa, Missy,  who was also recently deceased. So L.V. suggested putting the pets in the painting. You can enlarge the painting by clicking on it. If you will look at the end of the path toward the center left of the painting, you will see Rocky, the cat walking toward the cabin which is over the hillside. Beside Rocky is Missy, sitting and looking toward the cabin. I think there is some allegory here. You decide. I wanted them in the painting not as a focal point, but at the same time I feel like they are such a strong element of the painting. This really is "Rocky and Missy's World".



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