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

Orange Dahlias

Oil painting on composite board
Signed on front and back

25" h x 17" w x 1.5" d
4 lbs. 10 oz.


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End of the summer Dahlias in a classic Ball jar against an electric blue backdrop.

This piece is on composite board. It comes ready to hang in a natural hardwood floater frame, and wired on the back. The frame has a clear matte polyurethane on it. The sides of the composite board, 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!

Composite board

Composite board is a thin, flat panel of compressed wood. If not already framed, most composite board work will require framing.


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