This header is a pastel painting I did in 2009 is of a place in the Netherlands, my country of origin, after a photo shot by Dick Witte.

Some of the painters who have influenced me:
Mondriaan, Hopper
O"Keefe, Weyeth
Singer Sargent
van Gogh, Rembrandt
Picasso, Escher

Since this is my second blog page, it generally takes me longer (sometimes very long) to reply to your comments, but I do read and love them!

Friday, December 24, 2010


18 x 36, Oil, St. Germain

- Still need to put in place finishing touches, here and there. 
I call this my poinsettia tree, 
a variant of the tree that is decorated in this season. 
Three colors  of this plant is all I could handle:)
- The Christmas balls were an afterthought. 
Decided to add them after one of my friends imagined the balls
in the Christmas tree to be gifts.
All you had to do, was grab 'em!  Thought that was a wonderful idea for life.
Go ahead, get any gifts being up there - they're there for the taking!


Betsy Grant said...

I love the way you see the special beauty in things when you paint. Wonderful...

jeannette said...

luckily I have friends who expand my view, like blog friends like you:)
Have a great New Year in terms of music, Betsy - that you may soar to new heights!

JM said...

Now I see what you meant, what a lovely Poinsettia painting!
Wish you a Happy New Year.

Wendy J. St. Christopher said...

This is really lovely! I love pink and white poinsettia's, and you've truly done them justice, here.

Evelyn said...

Hi Jeanette
Happy New Year!
What a beautiful piece. Absolutely gorgeous!

Wishing you a creative 2011 full of fun!


jeannette said...

Thanks. Like your face better in the profile (you probably know that artists are very opinionated:) )
That we'll produce some great blog posts this new year!

Thank you! And also for visiting my blog -hope to see you here more in this year:)

Cildemer said...

Just beautiful!
Love your poinsettia tree;o)

Bises and
may all your dreams come true
for the new year****

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Lovely image. I always buy pink poinsettias for Xmas and there they are. I so admire artistic talent, with a little bit of envy, as I have none.

Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment. Please visit again.

Judy Sheldon-Walker said...

I love the Christmas balls and the idea - all we have to do is grab our gifts. Isn't life one big gift, all wrapped up?

knittingdragonflies said...

This is so beautiful! I love the colors and the way they mix!

jeannette said...

Thank you friend! Hope you will produce many creative inventive and unusual pics this new year:)

Thank you, Friend! Oh, I go for your wish for me (all my dreams coming true):)

Thank you! But me thinks that anyone who has a photo blog has an artistic eye, which is the foundation to do any type of art:):)

You are so right - often we take life itself for granted, isn't it?

Yes (smiling) in this painting I made some color combinations where I otherwise would have shrunk back from (pink and red in particular) - art stretches me on continuously!

Leovi said...

Beautiful and delicate, wonderful colors

Ruth said...

So beautiful and nostalgic!

Thank you for such kind words for my blog anniversary! It's great to meet you and be enriched by your gorgeous art.

jeannette said...

From another artist, I take this as a compliment! You have seen well, most of my paintings have color wise a heavier, darker touch:)

Hope you remember I met you before your anniversary:):)Am happy you think so much of my art!

Dutchbaby said...

Very nice painting! I like the graduated colors starting dark and rising to a lighter palette.

Dick said...

Heel mooi en kleurrijk.

jeannette said...

You caught my intention with the color gradation (sigh, finally someone does:):) )

Thank you! I don't know how it is now in Holland, but in the USA the Poinsettia is a very popular plant to buy for the Christmas days.

Nancy Goldman said...

This is so beautiful. The warm colors and the composition on this long, thin canvas are wonderful.

jeannette said...

Thank you Nancy, and also for visiting!

texwisgirl said...

beautiful creations here! thank you for dropping by my blog and leaving a comment! i really appreciate it!!! keep up the beautiful artwork!