Original art for sale at | Blue Pond by Janet Dyer | $625 | acrylic painting | 14' h x 18' w | ..\art\acrylic-painting-Blue-Pond-72136

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Blue Pond

Janet Dyer
Ugallery 5345195271 UGallery

Acrylic painting on Stretched canvas New

Finished white edges

Ready to hang


Signed on front


14" h x 18" w x 1" d |1 lbs. 0 oz.

In stock $625



"This was based on a detail from a larger painting," says artist Janet Dyer. "I often take photos of my finished work with my iPad and then section out details and enlarge them, then paint from those enlargements. I can get a multitude of paintings out of one painting. Sometimes I literally cut the painting down to a section I like. I find cropping improves a lot of things. Cutting a dull painting in half may produce two or more interesting paintings." In this piece, Janet used brushes and one particular palette knife to give texture by layering and making marks. "A palette knife can drag the colors along without mixing them, so it may produce a more varied patch of color. Sometimes I use the knife to scrape the color into the canvas—the color gets pushed into the white canvas, producing some glowing jewel undertones."

Janet Dyer

Suffern, New York

Janet Dyer doesn’t like to spend too much time talking about her art, as she’d rather be creating it. She doesn’t have an artist statement, the traditional statement of purpose crafted by visual artists to explain their method. On becoming an artist, Janet simply states, “I picked up some crayons and pencils and brushes and kept using them.” She believes the process of creating art is equal in importance to the final product. The artist enjoys relinquishing control of her paintings to find delightful surprises in her so-called “mistakes.” Janet's expressively gestural yet bucolic landscapes are a testament to the success of her method.

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Janet Dyer 11/30/2016 | 2:16 PM

Hi Jim! Thanks for looking! I've actually always gone back and forth on the continuum of color--kind of like going up and down the scale for music. I always like to have a little hot pink or orange in there, though. :)

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J FLANAGAN style="color: #000000;"9/11/2016 | 1:25 PM

Hey, Janet! I really admire the way you've started to add Fauvist-style hot colors into your expressive landscapes. Wonderful and very exciting work!

Janet Dyer 9/9/2015 | 11:12 PM

Thank you again, Jim! It was really thoughtful of you to post your comment here. I appreciate it (and I like to reread it!).

J FLANAGAN style="color: #000000;"9/9/2015 | 11:03 AM

Hey, Janet... This might be called an aesthetic love letter because I've always wanted to tell you how much I truly admire your landscapes. I come from a graphic design background, both creating it and teaching it at ASU and it's your impeccable sense of design that make you stand out in this dime-a-dozen genre. You never seem to settle for "pleasing" or "pretty" but almost always have a powerful visual "motif" going...dark against light....curved against straight, etc., that is enhanced by simplification and your expressive, minimalist brushwork. I'm trying to say that I consider you a terrific abstract artist beneath your chosen genre. Many accolades and kudos, Janet, and keep those wonderful paintings coming!

UGallery style="color: #000000;"5/17/2012 | 6:16 PM

Hi Janet! We are thrilled to have you showing work on UGallery. We wrote a little bit about your art. You can read the post here:


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