Current residence in beautiful Lakewood, Colorado. The photos below are only a sample of the completed works of Jan Janas. If you would like a viewing, please call to set an appointment. A new gallery additions will be posted when available.
LATEST GALLERY ADDITIONS
2011 AND OLDER:
Head Of An Oba
7 Friends On The Run
Santa Barbara, NM
Mill Springs, NC
I use a carbon sketch pencil on white paper when I draw. I press hard with the pencil and
a polarity in contrast is created: black on white. I press lightly with the pencil and all the
nuances of in-between grays emerge: mysterious and illusive.
When I begin, music is turned on and my eyes are kept closed. Time passes and eyes open.
The white paper is now covered with scribbled lines. I look there for inspiration. Once found,
my control begins: and more lines while subtracting other; darken an area here and lighten
an area there; flatten out a surface or scrumble up a texture. This work reminds me of LIFE�S
Carbon Sketch Pencil
18 Inches x 24 Inches
LAMENTATION showing in Orginals 2005, a juried show at the Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe
September 23, 2005 - February 5, 2006