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Painting ‘Fryslân’

Yes, finished! My latest painting ‘Fryslân’. In a couple of weeks this painting will move to… Australia! The theme is ‘Fryslân’, 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.

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Painted sigar boxes

For your jewelry, special memories or just some stuff… Everything fits in these painted sigar boxes. There are still a couple available for purchase. Interested? Just send me en e-mail. Click the link on the left.

Square sigar box with red flowers 1
8,4 x 9,3 x 8,6 cm
€ 20 (shipping costs not included)
Sigar box with red flowers 1 by Janet Plantinga

Square sigar box with red flowers 2
8,4 x 9,3 x 8,6 cm
SOLD
Sigar box with red flowers 2 by Janet Plantinga

Rectangular sigar box with red flowers 3
17,6 x 13 x 6 cm
SOLD
Sigar box with red flowers 3 by Janet Plantinga

Square sigar box with zentangles
8,4 x 9,3 x 8,6 cm
€ 20 (shipping costs not included)
Sigar box with tangles 1 by Janet Plantinga

Rectangular sigar box with zentangles
17,6 x 13 x 6 cm
€ 25 (shipping costs not included)
Sigar box with tangles 2 by Janet Plantinga

Rectangular sigar box with zentangles and circles
17,6 x 13 x 6 cm
SOLD
Sigar box with tangles 3 by Janet Plantinga

Square sigar box with landscape on one side
8,4 x 9,3 x 8,6 cm
SOLD
Sigar box with landscape by Janet Plantinga

Square sigar box with purple flower
8,4 x 9,3 x 8,6 cm
SOLD
Sigar box with purple flower by Janet Plantinga

Rectangular sigar box black with dots and a pink inside
17,6 x 13 x 6 cm
SOLD
Sigar box black by Janet Plantinga, inside

Sigar box black by Janet Plantinga

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Very cold during Lammetsymet

Today I had a booth on Lammetsymet in Sint Annaparochie, where I was born. I brought my paintings, drawings and painted objects. The day started early, because we had to be there at 7.30 to decorate our booth. Unfortunately it was só cold that I wore two jackets and a scarf the entire day. If I’d brought gloves, I’d have worn them too! That’s how chilly it was.

But that didn’t spoil the fun! I saw lots of familiar faces and sold quite a bit. Even one of my favoritie original drawings of a moth. I’m sure the moth gets a great new home. It’s so nice when people are really enthusiastic about something you created. 20131116 Zentangle challenge 144 by Janet Plantinga 96dpi

In august I will be in Sint Annaparochie again, on the Rembrandtmarket. The anual art market around the Van Harenskerk. The church Rembrandt and his Saskia married in.

Samen met mijn moeder achter de kraam
Source: facebook.com/lammetsymet
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Heart-shaped ceramic doodle

Yesterday I went to a very nice workshop: ceramics. After a general introduction on clay platelets and activating the clay, we could create whatever we wanted. Our host Margriet of kleistudio.nl brought a couple of examples, yet I deceide to create a heart-shaped doodle out op the clay.

In a few weeks I’ll get the off white baked version back. I’ll just have to be patient for a while…

Doodle clay heart by Janet Plantinga 1 Doodle clay heart by Janet Plantinga 2