Janet L. ​Haynes - artist

Stella - San Antonio
Lately I have been finding more and more people who draw my attention for different reasons. I asked this woman if I could take her picture with my phone so I could paint her likeness. She was delighted!

Image:  12” x 12”
Frame: 14.25" x 14.25" Pastel pencil and PanPastel® fixed with Spectrafix on Ampersand Pastelbord™
Ready for the Evening - Redhead
Hair fixed - check!

Eyes fixed - check!

Lipstick just right - check!

Let's get on with the evening!


Image:  12” x 12”

Frame: 14.25" x 14.25" Pastel pencil and PanPastel® fixed with Spectrafix on Ampersand Pastelbord™
Moonlight Madness - Playing in the Night (available at Echo)
Secure in her nakedness. 

Secure in her image of self.

As the shadows deepen in the night.


Image:  12” x 12”

Frame: 14.25" x 14.25" Pastel pencil and PanPastel® fixed with Spectrafix on Ampersand Pastelbord™
Forest Spirit - Journey of the Dragonfly SOLD
Who is she?  Is that a sardonic smile of life, or, is she what we dream to release of ourselves?

Image:  12” x 12”
Frame: 14.25" x 14.25" Pastel pencil and PanPastel® fixed with Spectrafix on Ampersand Pastelbord™
Enchantress of the Trees #2 (Alter Ego) 
The "Spirit in Trees, the overseer of the Trees, the Enchantress of the Trees, my Alter Ego - you pick! (previously shown at Dragonfly  Gallery - Austin, TX)


​Image:  12” x 12”

Frame: 14.25" x 14.25" Pastel pencil and PanPastel® fixed with Spectrafix on Ampersand Pastelbord™ 
Enchantress of the Trees #1 (Alter Ego)
The "Spirit in Trees, the overseer of the Trees, the Enchantress of the Trees, my Alter Ego - you pick!

​Image:  12” x 12” Frame: clip frame - 12" x 12" Pastel pencil and PanPastel® fixed with Spectrafix on Ampersand Pastelbord™ under glass

12" x 12"s - consistency of format but not of subject . . .

I entered a juried show that required 12" x 12" art.  I so enjoyed the format that I continue to work in it.  All of these pieces are done with pastel pencils and PanPastels on Ampersand Pastelbord fixed with SpectraFix.  "Enchantress of the Trees #2" is currently on display at Dragonfly Gallery in Austin, Texas.