Janet JoslinArt Nouveau, Romantic, Sensual Forms, Yummy colors, Translucency, Forms of Nature; These are Joslin’s inspiration for Jewelry and Watercolor.

Her natural painting capabilities have been nurtured and developed with formal classes and workshops. These include:

  • Many art classes at College of Marin
  • Encaustic workshops
  • Silk Painting
  • Figurative Watercolor with Don Andrews

 

Silk Painting

She originally indulged her love of color and design by making and designing hand dyed silk clothing, Always inquisitive, she expanded her artistic horizons by experimentation with a variety of different mediums.  Her goal and challenge is to explore new ways to work with each medium, depending on the mood she wished to create.

Oil, Watercolor Acrylic and Pastel

Joslin’s 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” felt when exploring deep within the abstracted center of these forms.  The compulsion to draw those forms over and over connect her soul and spirit within.

Encaustic

Joslin is 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.

Polymer Clay

The immediacy and sensuality of working with the clay is very tactile and addicting. Polymer clay is similar to Encaustic in that both mediums involve transparency and layering. A lifetime of collecting beads and vintage jewelry have given her a treasure trove of pieces to collage  with translucent polymer clay and flowers made with wire, translucent clay, lacquers and resin. Her pieces are one of a kind, and inspired by the Art Nouveau movement of using forms from nature.

Awards

Best of Show and First Place Watercolor, Art in the Redwoods, Gualala

Galleries

  • Connexions Galleries; were located in Sausalito, St. Helena and
  • Auburn Old Town Gallery, Auburn
  • Currently showing at Newcastle Packing Shed Gallery