About Janet Joslin
Art Nouveau, Romantic, Sensual Forms, Yummy colors, Translucency, Forms of Nature; These are my inspiration for Jewelry and Watercolor.
I am essentially a self taught artist. I originally indulged my love of color and design by making and designing hand dyed silk clothing, Always inquisitive, I am motivated to expand my artistic horizons by experimentation with a variety of different mediums. My goal and challenge is to explore new ways to work with each medium, depending on the mood I wish to create.
My large flower paintings are inspired by the need to capture the "soul" of the flower. The sensual forms of a flower generate a desire to express the "spirit" I feel when I explore deep within the abstracted center of these forms. I feel a compulsion to draw those forms over and over, connecting me to my soul and spirit within.
Experienced in oil, watercolor, acrylic , pastel, I am especially drawn to the ancient medium of Encaustic (painting with molten wax and resin) - the delicate translucency created with overlapping layers of color and the addition of collage elements which add depth to the visual theme.
I discovered the delights of Polymer Clay in the last few years. I am currently showing them at the "Old Town Gallery in Auburn, Calif. The immediacy and sensuality of working with the clay is very tactile and addicting. Polymer clay is similar to Encaustic in that each medium involves transparency and layering. I have collected beads and vintage jewelry over a lifetime. I collage them with translucent polymer clay and flowers made with wire, translucent clay, laquers and resin. My pieces are one of a kind, and inspired by the Art Nouveau movement of using forms from nature. I think as I get older, it is good to work with something small that can be made within a day or less.
Please explore "Porfolios " - for selected examples of my work in all categories