Janet Kohler

I paint by direct observation because by looking and seeing, a multitude of colors are revealed and with the model many unique expressions. I paint with all my senses to reveal the personality or communicate the life and spiritual energy of the model or landscape. I choose to paint landscapes because I grew up on a 360-acre dairy farm in Saline, Michigan. I still remember the morning fog stretching across the landscape lifting as the sunlight unfolded over the expansive fields and woods surrounding the land. The land and waterways are sacred and reveal a freshness, solitude and beauty to me. I try to capture that sacred serenity or mood during my plein-air sessions.

My goals are to teach others what I have learned and continue to improve upon my own skills, as art is a passion that continually inspires, educates, and motivates me. Art is a process the gives the direction and motivation I need for continued creativity so other’s can enjoy nature and it’s beauty through my work. I teach figure drawing and painting, color mixing with pastels, and plein-air painting at the Ann Arbor Art Center and attend weekly figure drawing sessions. I’m a Board Member of the Great Lakes Pastel Society and member of the Michigan Plein-Air Painters and the Ann Arbor Women Painters. All the painting sessions that I teach or attend become an exceptional experience learning and growing while having fun at the same time.

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Redbuds on Oak Grove Road

Janet Kohler
pastel on paper
10.5”x14.5” $400

Pumpkin Patch

Janet Kohler
pastel on paper 11” x 14.5” (framed 18” x 22”) $600

Pink Cherries Near Massasauga

Janet Kohler
pastel on paper 11”x15” $400

Petoskey State Park

Janet Kohler
pastel on paper 10.5” x 13.5” (framed 16” x 20”) $450

Peony Garden

Janet Kohler
pastel on paper 15”x11” $400

Mineral Well Park

Janet Kohler
pastel on paper 13.5”x10.5” (framed 16”x20”) $450

Meadows & Barns

Janet Kohler
pastel on paper 14” x 18” (framed 21” x 25”) $700

Magenta Cherry Trees with Jerry

Janet Kohler
pastel on paper 11”x15” $400

House Light

Janet Kohler
pastel on paper 11”x9” $200

Gallup Reflection

Janet Kohler
pastel on paper 13.5”x10.5” (frame 16”x20”) $500

Fall Pumpkins

Janet Kohler
pastel on paper 11” x 9.5” $200

Entrance at North Bay Park

Janet Kohler
pastel on paper 8.5” x 11” $250

Ella Sharp Park

Janet Kohler
pastel on paper

Daffodil Walk

Janet Kohler
pastel on paper 15”x11” $400

Painters Portrait

Janet Kohler
pastel on paper 11.5”x9” $200

Daffodils & Bridge

Janet Kohler
pastel on paper
8.5”x10.75”
$300

Barns in the Shadows

Janet Kohler
pastel on paper 11.25” x 11.25” $300

Three Trees

Janet Kohler
pastel 11.5" x 11.5" $250

Transformation

Janet Kohler
pastel 11" x 11" $300

Wild Iris

Janet Kohler
pastel 12" x 9.5" $200