Golden Hour

Acrylic on mdf board, 30 x 40 cm

Letting go

My most recent painting ‘Letting go’, 40 x 120 cm, acrylic paint on a 3D canvas. A very personal painting.

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.

Painting ‘It’s all about color’

It's all about color by Janet PlantingaI both like to paint abstract and figurative paintings. This one is my latest abstract acrylic painting on a 70 x 100 cm canvas.

Painting ‘It’s all about flowers’

Today I finished ‘It’s all about flowers’. It’s 50 x 150 x 3,8 cm (about 20 x 60 inch), acrylic paint on canvas. The sides are black. I just loved painting these flowers…

Acrylics on canvas painting of very colorful abstract flowers by Janet Plantinga, titled 'It's all about flowers'.

Painting of my mother

For her birthday, I made this painting of my mother. I used a picture of her from when she was 23 as the starting point.

Portret van Hanny Plantinga by Janet Plantinga
Black acrylic paint on canvas, 40 x 40 x 3,8 cm

Card game

I made this back in 1982, at school. I still like it :-). It’s all about women and the lucky number seven.

Kaartspel by Janet Plantinga (1982)
Gouache, east Indian ink, and ecoline on paper


Study of a painting of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, made in 1985.

Vader gaat op stap by Janet Plantinga
Oil paint on board