Portraits

Letting go

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

Hanny

Acrylic on board with an oil glazeIt was rather difficult to make a good photo of this painting, because it’s shining all over due to the oil glaze. This photo reflects the painting the best, although I like the painting better.

Acrylic on board with an oil glaze, 30 x 40 cm

Hanny by Janet Plantinga, detail

Portrait of Paul de Leeuw

Portrait of Paul de Leeuw by Janet PlantingaFor almost a year I doubted whether this portrait of Dutch comedian and television host Paul de Leeuw was “finished”. Because tomorrow I drew this portrait exactly one year ago, I today decided: It’s done!

Miss Fantasy (2013)

One evening during my holidays, just doodling around, suddenly Miss Fantasy appeared.

20131106 - Miss Fantasy by Janet Plantinga
Sakura Pigma Micron and Letraset Promarkers on paper

The Diva’s Zentangle challenge #136

This weeks challenge by the Diva is all about color. I just love color and had a lot of fun this week!

20130922 Diva challenge 136 by Janet Plantinga 96dpi

Previously I made some other colorful work. Below some examples of my work. As you can see, I like to combine several techniques and inspiration sources. The portrait is of my mother, when she was quite a bit younger.

20130427 - Portret Hanny by Janet Plantinga

20130601 Zentangle by Janet Plantinga colored - verkleind

Self-portrait

20130604 Zelfportret door Janet Plantinga - verkeind
East Indian ink, Letraset Promarkers on paper

Portrait Gerda Goudberg

Today I made this portrait for my good friend Gerda, as a present for her 47th birthday.

Portret Gerda Goudberg by Janet Plantinga
Letraset Flexmarkers and Promarkers on canvas, 40 x 40 x 3,8 cm

Portrait of my mother

Zentangleportret van Hanny Plantinga by Janet Plantinga

Sakura Pigma Micron, graphite and Letraset Promarkers on paper

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