Thursday, September 28, 2017

Late Summer at the Peaks


 I will be painting at the Peaks of Otter on Saturday Sept 30 from 10-3.  Come by and visit and eat lunch overlooking the Lake!  The Mountain Music Festival will be going on too:  it's so much fun to paint with the music!!  If any of my students would like to join me, I would love for you to come!

Friday, September 15, 2017

New endeavor with illustrating children's books




I have several new books that are now for sale.  After working with two authors, I was inspired to try writing and illustrating my own book.  The Woman, the Child and the Dragon is my own creation, an allegorical story for children adapted from the Book of Revelation, Chapter 12.  Please contact me at janet.wimmer@gmail.com if you are interested in purchasing any of the books

Friday, June 30, 2017

New Paintings at the Peaks of Otter

Linville Falls Fisherman  12 x 16   oil    SOLD  prints available

I am updating my exhibit at the Peaks of Otter tomorrow.  New summer paintings and prints are on exhibit in the downstairs lounge and hallway of the Lodge.

Finished painting of Kane

Kane   12 x 16   oil   SOLD

This was a commissioned work for a "dog lover's" 80th birthday.  I don't usually paint dogs but I it was a fun diversion from Parkway paintings!

Friday, June 9, 2017

Artisan Saturday at Explore Park

This is the underpainting for a dog portrait I will be working on tomorrow Saturday June 10th at Explore Park.  Come by and visit from 10-3 for the first of three  Artisan Saturdays.  It is going to be great weather to hike, explore, meet crafters, artists, musicians and eat great food.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Parkway Retrospective at the Hotel Floyd



A new show will  be opening on March 10th at the Hotel Floyd and will run through the end of May.  Be sure to check it out - twenty five paintings representing the Parkway Series

Monday, January 9, 2017

New Paintings 2017

 Parkway Series #450       Peaks of Otter  12 x 16   oil   SOLD



 Parkway Series #451   Roanoke River from Parkway Bridge  12 x 16  oil   $195.



Tribute to Roger Bansemer   12 x 16  oil   NFS


After painting on location and from imagination, sometimes it is good to find artists that you admire and emulate their styles and colors in order to learn from the masters.  I really admire Roger Bansemer for his down home images and rich colors.  As I continue to work on my Parkway Series I take time out to look at his work and the work of Julian Merrow-Smith whose plein air paintings I love for their space, perspective and brushwork.  New ideas, new beginnings, the new year become exciting with anticipation of new paintings!