A New Home for 9 Paintings by Janet Fons!

I recently had a whopper of a sale through my gallery, Grafica Contemporary Fine Art (Webster Groves, MO). Their client was an architecture firm re-doing an entire floor at the St. Louis Club in Clayton Missouri. The client bought EIGHT of my current available paintings and commissioned a NINTH piece to be painted to a custom size (30x48 inches). WOW is all I can say. One sale is exciting enough...this one is thrilling.

My paintings feature in the Louisiana Room if you ever get a chance to visit this beautiful space. I wish I had taken some photos of the bar/lounge area that you walk into off the elevator...the place is stunning. However, having tunnel vision at the time, I only took photos of my paintings in the room they were hanging in which I will share below. If I haven't said it enough already: many, many thanks to Lynn and Lary Bozzay at Grafica Contemporary Fine Art. BTW, the framing was also done by Grafica. Enjoy!

Check out the News Articles at the right side of this blog to read "Decking The Walls" in the Webster Kirkwood Times.
Cloudscape #9, 30x48 oil on canvas

Grouping of four 16x12, oil on panel

Grouping of three 24x24, oil on canvas

The Louisiana room
Cloudscape #5 30x30, oil on canvas
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How to Warm Up a Commission by Janet Fons

Cloudscape #5, oil 30x30
This square painting (at left) was the inspiration for a commission. The client loved this painting but wanted to make a bigger statement in their space.

We decided upon a horizontal, 30x 48 inch canvas. In addition, they wanted a slightly warmer tone overall, one that made the clouds look at little less ominous.

If you look at the two paintings, the difference in tone may be subtle but its definitely there.
I used a wide range of grays for both paintings
My favorite mix for gray is Burnt Sienna and French Ultramarine. More blue than brown in the mix will yield a cooler gray and more brown than blue will give me a warmer gray. The additional difference in the commission was adding Naples Yellow which really warmed up the painting.

Cloudscape #9, oil, 30x48
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Installation at Hospice by Janet Fons

I am very pleased to share with everyone, another installation of custom fine art prints. The location is the hospice, Evelyn's House, at BJC Hospital in Creve Coeur, MO. All of the beautiful custom prints and framing are by Grafica Contemporary Fine Art. Many, many thanks to Lynn and Lary Bozzay at Grafica!

Rocky Overlook and Marsh Waters, 33x25. Custom fine art print
matted and framed by Grafica. 
Little Stream and Water and Grasses, 18x18. Custom fine art print
matted and framed by Grafica.

Water Shadows, 30x30 custom fine art print
on canvas, framed by Grafica.
Cloudscape #6, 30x30 custom fine art print
on canvas, framed by Grafica.

If you are interested in ordering custom fine art reproductions of my artwork,

Visit my new website, janetfons.com to see all my original paintings.

Installation Photos of Custom Prints by Janet Fons

Take a look at these installation photos of custom prints of my original landscapes. These beautiful enlargements were created and framed by Grafica Contemporary Fine Art in Webster Groves, MO. These prints are on deep gallery wrapped canvas framed in walnut wood floating frames. These reproductions grace the walls at the SLU Hospital Radiology and Oncology Building. I am very proud of my work and this installation. Many thanks to Lynn & Lary Bozzay at Grafica!

Rocky Overlook, Marsh Waters, Secret Stream (all 27x36")
If you are interested in ordering custom prints of these paintings (or any others): Click here to view what I have available on Fine Art America.

Water and Grasses, Little Stream, Field and Stream (all 30x30")

Second view: 27x30" Vertical reproductions

Second view: 30x30" Square reproductions

Janet Fons is celebrating! Six new custom prints created for a corporate installation.

Six of my original oil paintings have been recreated as custom prints on canvas for a commercial installation by Grafica Contemporary Art in St. Louis. These relatively small oil paintings have been re-imagined at a much larger size. The 6x6 paintings are reproduced at 36 x27, and the 12x9 paintings are reproduced at 30x30. The identical sizes will hang as groupings of three in separate offices. All six paintings were created using a palette knife.
Little Stream, Oil, 6x6

Field and Stream, oil, 6x6

Water and Grasses, oil, 6x6

Marsh Waters, oil, 12x9

Rocky Overlook, oil, 12x9

Secret Stream, oil, 12x9