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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

Forsythia
by JANET HOWARD-FATTA


Oil painting on stretched linen
One-of-a-kind
Signed on front
2016

40" h x 30" w x 1.5" d
5 lbs. 12 oz.

$2,450


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Spring in the Northeast symbolized with glowing seas of yellow forsythia. This forsythia was cut from my yard. Painted in the studio, I tried to capture the glowing movement of the vibrant branches. I started with an underpainting of indian yellow, transparent red, and burnt sienna.

The painting is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished black edges. It comes ready to hang. 

Oil painting

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Stretched linen

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