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Janet Fish
Born 1938
Boston, MA
•American Artist
•Born into a family of artists
•Mother – Sculptress
•Father – Painter
•Uncle – Wood Carver
•Pursued Sculpture then turned
to Painting in 1963
Fish is interested in painting light and a concept she has on occasion called "packaging." For instance, if she
paints a jar of pickles, the jar becomes "packaging," and this can translate into a searching for the light that
describes the jar, and a subsequent translation into color. -- Wikipedia
1.
Two Jars Hot Pepper Pickles
Oil on Canvas
54-1/4” x 52-1/4”
1970
2.
Peaches
Pastel on Paper
1971
Photorealism is the genre of painting based on
using the camera and photographs to gather
information and then from this information
creating a painting that appears photographic.
3.
Bag of Bananas
1976
Color (Hue): An Element of Art that is
derived from reflected light.
Color Spectrum: light passing through
a prism that is separated into bands
of color.
Isaac Newton's diagram of an experiment on light
with two prisms. From a letter to the Royal Society,
6th June 1672.
Color Wheel: a color spectrum bent into a circle.
Triad Color Scheme: Any 3 colors that are
equally spaced apart on the Color Wheel.
Cool Color Triad: Violet,
Blue, Green
Warm Color Triad: Red,
Orange, Yellow
4.
Raspberries and Goldfish
1981
5.
Balloons
Oil on Canvas
1999
Dyes: come from plants, animals
and insects. They can be dissolved
in water or other liquids and are
used mostly to color fabrics.
Pigment: Finely ground colored
powders that form paint when
mixed with a binder. Primarily
from minerals and metals. Do
not dissolve like dyes.
Binder: Material that holds
grains of pigment together to
form paint.
Solvent: Liquid that controls the
thickness or thinness of paint.
Mineral Spirits & Water
6.
Spring Flowers, Orange Tray
Oil on Canvas
2007

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