Janet Howard-Fatta
Warwick, New York

It would be hard not to think about Vincent Van Gogh’s sunflowers when looking at Janet Howard-Fatta’s still lifes . Janet’s paintings embody the same sense of life and hope within the freshly gathered flowers, contained in a vase like a gift. However, Janet’s pieces are bold and contemporary. The bright warm colors, flat planes of receding space, and interesting angles take from some of her favorite west coast artists, such as Richard Diebenkorn and David Hockney. Janet even paints some of her bouquets beside the pool (a little homage to Hockney), capturing the dance of light on the water in impressionist brushstrokes. Janet, herself a gardener, clearly falls in love with each bouquet she paints. This appreciation and awe is captured in every painting, each one feeling like the precious, ephemeral height of a romance.

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Janet Howard-Fatta 4/27/2016 | 3:37 PM

Hello Artists, Collectors, Friends, Family, and All, I’m delighted to be sharing my art here on UGallery along side so many creative artists. Thank you UGallery for your organization and passion to this platform. Please let me know any questions or comments here about my work. Thank you, Janet

Bouquet on Yellow

Oil painting on canvas board
Signed on front

13.5" h x 10.5" w x 1.25" d
1 lbs. 7 oz.


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The inspiration for this piece includes playing with color interaction, composition, and the transparencies of color that happen on color in shadows. As well as abstract shapes created by the flowers's shadows and falling in love with the flowers.

The painting is on a composite board. It comes ready to hang in a natural hard wood floater frame, and wired on the back. The frame has a clear matte polyurethane on it. The sides of the panel and the inside of the floater frame are painted black for a nice presentation.

Oil painting

Oil paint uses natural oils, such as linseed, poppy and walnut oil to bind the pigments. Oils are slow to dry, which allows the artist to rework the painting to achieve the desired effect. Also, they blend easily, which helps to achieve certain colors. With the rise of naturalism in 15th century Early Netherlandish painting, oil paints became preferred to quick drying tempera paint. Artists wanted a medium that would allow them to achieve detailed and precise effects in their paintings. Consider all of the detail in the masterpieces of Jan van Eyck and Hieronymus Bosch!

Canvas board

Canvas board is a thin, flat panel of either particle board or cardboard wrapped in canvas. If not already framed, most canvas board work will require framing.


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