Employee appreciation

New art I painted for Neighbor’s Kitchen and Yard
Brandy, the best bartender in town! Go meet her!

It’s Thank You day for the employees at Neighbor’s Kitchen and Yard who tolerated my ass over the last four weeks. It’s been so much fun painting here! I can teach anyone to do this, so whatcha’ say we start an interest list? Who would like to learn to express themselves through art?

I started teaching art a few years ago in Ruidoso, NM at Jana’s Art Cave, my working studio. It became a tourist attraction for visitors looking for entertainment aside from skiing, hunting, and fishing. It was so much fun for all ages to enjoy together. If you guys are interested, I would love to do it again in Bastrop. However, I’m going to need a location.

Originals will be available soon on my new website that’s being built. You’re welcome to watch the progress at JanasPaintedArtist.com.

I hand signed the front and added a special note to each employee who assisted me over the last 4 weeks.

My Artists…you won’t believe what we are trying to build for you!

Sarah and Cameron are two really neato kids. They will rise to the top like cream in a butter churn!

The food is so good. Here is a bread-less Italian sub. It’s not on the menu but Neighbor’s Kitchen and Yard aims to please!

I can teach anyone to paint what they see with a twist of fantasy. I’m collecting an interest list NOW, Bastrop Texas. I need a location, but that’s usually not a problem. If you’re looking for exact, take a photo…’cause this class ain’t for you.

Student work from a 4 week paint class full of drink and eats over at Lost Hiker Brewery, Ruidoso NM

A somewhat normal day in the life of an artist

My view as I contemplate my day.

I so wish I could just paint on the more light-hearted “A bedroom suite for my favorite Monster High doll,” she’s vintage now, and deserves a place to live in some lucky little girl’s bedroom.

But I must carry on in a dark, but not hopeless place. As so many of you have expressed interest in the piece. Nathanael Chavers gets first right to refuse her. Lol! After that it’s open game. Lol!

So I must complete it.

This part will be hard to paint. This piece that I’m calling “People desperately fleeing the USA,” is from a vision I had over seven years ago.

I feel perhaps it’s important, but ! I’ll let the world decide. For all this is “no longer viable,” but it’s a cautionary tale, if only we can stop looking for relief in all the wrong places.

Oh, some fun news today!

I can teach any of you to paint what you see with a twist of reality. If you want your art to look exactly like your scene, take a photo; this class ain’t for you. Lol. I’m looking for location to offer a class. Any ideas?

The prints of my Nieghbor’s painting are complete, thanks to the help of Bastrop Signs & Banners. Love those guys. Check ’em out local artists!

Anyway, the sun is out and I’m going to go for a run/dance and then deliver to the hard working staff these hand signed prints today. They’re now my new friends over at Neighbor’s.

I had so much fun with you all over the last month painting your scene.

Fun news: Bastrop Opera House, thank you for inviting me to help paint sets. Omg. What a blast!

Pretty good day ahead, all and all.

LIVE LIFE LARGE!

Good example of “teach a man to fish”

Well, I’ve brought these paintings out of storage to work on, along with Marta Swanner’s Boogie Board®. My goal for completion is March 8th, 2022. Cross your fingers…

I wanna thank my cousin Jay Lynch, all things online genius Guru, for teaching this goofy artist “how to fish online” to make money, instead of simply giving me a fish. He’s now helping me develop my website, blog, and online store, not leaving me alone to flounder…Ha! get it?

If we’re correct about the direction he’s taking us, to all my artists that I love with all my heart, we be onto something big for you guys.

All the while it’s just me, hanging at the “Zen River House,” the new name we’ve given our small space near the river in Bastrop for now. I’m a little nomad at heart.

Hey, Neighbor’s Kitchen and Yard, I had the art that I painted at your joint digitized at Bastrop Signs & Banners. Now I’ll be thinking about what we can do with it! Lol! I fell in love with the Manager, Matt Murphy, over their banners. Check ’em out local artist!

Jay Lynch is teaching this old dog new tricks. Here we go…NFT designs to the MetaVerse and Beyond!

Perspectives of Neighbor’s

I’m getting to know Neighbor’s Kitchen and Yard owner Tom, a bit better. Every time I’m there he welcomes me. I’m not special, he does it for all his customers; what a nice fellow. You can tell his exceptional crew love working for him!

Nieghbor’s is a Pizza kitchen, brewery, and music venue nestled on the Colorado River in Bastrop, deep in the heart of Texas. FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED. ALWAYS WITH LOVE. I still have not completed my painting titled “Perspectives of Neighbors.”

Today, I get to speak to Kelly Clarke, Development Director, Down Home Ranch about getting the kids involved in my next community-driven, giant, hopeful art installations.

In fact, I hope to get both these great companies involved. I’ll make it easy on them: I’ll do all the work with help from other artists and citizens of this great community.

More to come! I’m just a girl with a vision…

All you need is Love

I developed this product today. I ordered one to check it’s quality. Once I approve our online team managed by Jay Lynch, will offer it to you guys.

I’m Getting exciting up in here!

It’s the “All You Need Is Love, Love” candle. Inspired by the Beatles Love Show in Las Vegas. Created for a group show hosted by Lisa Dittrich – Arts Factory 2016 – What an honor it was to be in this show with great artists like Lisa and David Fay and others.

The original art is unavailable – it’s owned by Chelsea Brophy.

I can paint another original for you similar to this one … but this one is hers.

I retain reproduction rights on all my creations.

® Jana’s Painted Artist 2022

I’m Having an awesome day here at the Harmony House on the Colorado River in fabulous Bastrop, Texas

Love and peace to all.

Little boat wants to float

The winds blow so hard last night my little boat almost blow away to the river. She’s ready to go be a boat after all these years, but she’s forgotten she needs a little patch work first. Don’t laugh at her … we all need a little patching once and a while.

Kevin found her this morning and put a chair on her to hold her back. Lol.

I’m making art today. It has to be inside my tiny living space because if winds.

I’m hungry to make a butterfly stick today.

Something just doesn’t add up.

Well, ok, good…I got that off my chest. Lol

Let’s create HOPE starting Tuesday.

Tomorrow I get my raft out of storage. Let’s paint while floating on that river.

This original is available for $140.

Titled “All we did was make billionaire demigods,” sadly this issue had nothing to do with your health 😞

You can own this original. I will mount and frame it, but I will reserve the right to reproduce it.

It’s 8.5×11 in marker and ink, painted on both sides of the vellum. Neon and metallic markers too. That doesn’t show up well in this photo

® Jana’s Painted Artist

I’m quite aware that my view is very unpopular. Is yours?

Back to it.

Kevin goes back to work Tuesday and so will I. It’s been 5 months at 1 pm on January 25 since I had Kevin all to myself for the most part.

I’m going to be sad. Will greatly miss him.

So back to fueling my body properly, and back to making art will be my best medicine.

I love all the different art stations I can build here. Harmony House of the River is awesomeness.

I’m thinking of the one I’ll create in the middle of the Colorado river. Got to get into storage and grab my raft, paddle and a rope. Lol!

Let’s go! Water and ink in the middle of that river anyone?!? Lol

Tons of work spaces.