Original sold

Painting moved to Belgium

After Australia, one of my paintings moved to… Belgium! Mrs and mr De Kunst bought the painting when I stayed in The Blokhuispoort for two weeks. Mrs De Kunst liked the painting for her study on a blue wall.

This is one of my favorite paintings. It’s always a bit sad to say goodbye to a painting you worked on for several hours. But hey, that’s part of the deal being an artist, isn’t it? ­čśë

Mevrouw en meneer De Kunst nemen het schilderij 'Zon en bloemen' mee

Mrs and mr De Kunst with the painting ‘Sun and flowers’[/caption]

A couple of days ago I received an e-mail with a picture of the painting on the wall in her study. Mrs De Kunst wrote: “Your art piece in the middle of my idols for life”. How beautiful and an honor is that?

Het schilderij hangt tussen idolen voor het leven The painting, hanging in the middle of idols for life

Painting ‘Frysl├ón’

Yes, finished! My latest painting ‘Frysl├ón’. In a couple of weeks this painting will move to… Australia! The theme is ‘Frysl├ón’, can you detect all the Frisian elements? Scroll down to find out which 17 theme’s I painted.

It took me 47 hours to design and paint this painting. I’m very happy with the result!

Painting 'Fryslân', acrylic on canvas, 30 x 40 cm, by Janet Plantinga

In the painting you can find: a Frisian cow (although a farmer told me it’s a ‘Groninger blaarkop’, damn), a Frisian flag, the statue ‘De stenen man’ (man of stone) in Harlingen, balloon flights in Joure, kaatsen and fierljeppen (both Frisian sports), the sword of Big Pier, the waterport in Sneek, the lady of Stavoren, a Frisian horse, egg searching, statue of Rembrandt van Rijn and Saskia van Uylenburgh (they wed in Sint Annaparochie) and the Wadden.

Forest (2014)


This was the first time I painted with a palet knife (and acrylic paint). Wow, that was so much fun! Usually I draw very precisely, but that is not possible with these materials and that was very liberating. I have to do that more often.


20140107 Allereerste schilderij met paletmes ooit - bijgesneden en verkleind
Acrylic paint on board, 20 x 30 cm
20140107 Allereerste schilderij met paletmes - bijgesneden - detail
The paint is still wet