A Painting Journal - Janet Zabilski
Tapping into joy as often as possible through my paint brush!
Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Friday, March 17, 2023
Thursday, March 16, 2023
Duxbury Beach Waves in the Setting Sun #2
Monday, October 3, 2022
Can't get enough of the Beach in September...
The October wind is blowing and we say good-bye to the last days of summer. I visited our beach an evening two weeks ago and the waves were crashing in against with the most beautiful translucency as the sun beginning to set. I clicked away hoping to revisit these images during the winter months for a breath of summer.
Thank you for viewing.
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Painting, Painting, Painting!
I have spent many years painting part-time, mainly doing portrait commissions, while also working as a Financial Aid Counselor at a local community college. While I LOVE portraits and portrait commissions, I yearned for more time at the easel to stretch myself creatively in other directions as well.
I am thrilled to now be fruitfully painting full-time every day! This was one of the sliver linings of the past several sheltered years. I began working from home like many people, which allowed me to paint and study more through the many on-line events and offerings that became available. Eventually I felt it was time to leave my "day" job to be able to finally pursue painting full-time! What a gift and such a joy!
I have been immersing myself in the last days of summer by painting seascapes. I am so happy to share my painting journey going forth! Thank you for visiting!
Seascape No. 1
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Pounce and Prance
Regan is 8 years old and loves painting. After she painted a picture for me for Christmas, we decided that we needed some time to paint together. When she visits, she often digs through the collection of old Beanie Babies from my kid's childhood. She picked out two favorites to take home this time so we decided they would be the subject for our first painting: "Pounce and Prance". I worked in pastel and Regan worked with acrylic paint. Callie also worked with acrylics but didn't have time to finish hers. We had a ball!
The joy Regan (and Callie) displays while painting brought me such joy as well. Thank you, Regan!
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
My second attempt, below was on a salmon colored board. I aborted that attempt as I just didn't like the colors. For the third attempt above, I went back to a sepia toned canvas, changed the arrangement and threw some blueberries in. I am attempting to stay loose and not get caught up in the details! It is a challenge when you are used to focusing on small details on a face!