Secret Song 20″ x 20″ painting by Raven sold Colors swirl together and apart, contrasting and highlighting the movement, the struggle, the energy. The story of a swan. Crashing colors tell the whole story. Life of a swan is more than floating on a pond looking elegant and graceful. She paddles hard, underwater, secretly. […]
I want you to see color and joy in your world.
…bold colorful art adds zest to our lives.
…impressionist brushstrokes are captivating.
…adding paintings to the walls of a house make it a home.
…we have to fail often—before succeeding.
…the most successful paintings go through a stage of being a failure.
…Alaska has pizzazz that can be shared through a painting.
…Alaska wild can be captured when I paint wildly.
…my paintings of Alaska are not complete until they convey joy.
Jan Raven Stitt
professional artist living in Alaska
Celebrate the streak of Alaska wild that is in each of us.
Find your piece of the wild.
You like art that speaks to you.
So do I.
You like art that takes you to that special place in your mind.
Am I right? You like to go to that special place because it helps you remember who you are.
I like art like that, too.
I paint each day so that I can remember who I am.
Is there a chance that you and I share a special place?
Is there a chance that you and I cherish
some of the same things?
Come inside. Take a look around.
I’ll show you with shapes and colors what I was feeling.
And I’ll tell you with words what I was thinking.
If those shapes and colors and words and thoughts remind you of you…then it was you I was painting for that day.
Thank you for being here right now.
Thank you for letting me know it spoke to you.
Thank you for letting me know I’m not alone.
Paintings and their story
“Sterling, look at that!” “Look at what, Felix?” “That huge box. From Canada.” “Looks like the artist received another shipment of Kroma paint. Watch, she’ll spend the rest of the day arranging it in her studio. All those tubes of paint go in some sort of order.” “Paint? What is that?” “Paint is color. She […]
“Sterling, What is the artist doing now?” “What do you mean, Felix?” “She spends lots of time brushing paint on the sides of her painting. The edges. You know what I mean?” “She makes changes on it when she changes the front of the painting. The sides appear to be important to her.” “But why?” […]