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JANET WILLIAMS PAINTINGS

Intro

Portrait of my Mother
My Mother's Front Yard
Ooops!
Weather Channel
Sleeves of the Saints
Sam Gitler and His Grandchildren
Christ Almighty
Kitchen Talk
Portrait with Lamp Friend
China Dog
Cubist Home
Fight For Waterhole At P.S. 35
Janet Ted Portraits
Look Through Walls
Many Sallys
Sea Of Galileala Laps The Shore
Pope Cake
Brother Pomme de Terre
Timber
Dora Transfigured
Saint Pomme de Terre
Church of Pomme de Terre
Order of Creation
Coneflower Dance
Coneflower March
My Jello Matrix Kitchen
Buster Descending the Missouri at School 35
Night Fishing at School 35

Lamp Left On All Night

Lamp Coming In For A Landing
Lamp Turned On 
Primordial Sewing Machine 

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I seem to always want to paint
either my kitchen table, or the view out my window of Pinnacle Hill. Pinnacle Hill has been encroaching upon, interfacing with, and persistently stepping up its allurements to me as an interior artist. I'm taking it one step at a time. I only want to paint it through the windows and ceilings of my house, with all its seas and deserts and nebulae, and its population of cowboys and saints, horses, maybe soldiers, sharks and flying dogs also.

I am allowing my paintings also to "borrow," shall we say, from the images of other artists. For example: the one of the Sea of Galilee Lapping the Shore of PS 35, shamelessly appropriates from Delacroix. But Lawrence Lazarus' Battered Blue Cube is in there, also, in quadruplicate. School 35 is a low brick building with seemingly no appeal, yet with 4 or 5, (I really haven't counted them) blue doors, Battered Blue Cubes! They were painted beige for awhile, a while back, and my heart sank. I was wracking my brain for a way to convince myself that my memory of their blueness would serve me just as well, as an artist who knew something and could brook all obstacles in her path, when they got painted blue again! like a miracle, in answer to a prayer I didn't dare send up!

The one of the Fight for the Waterhole at PS 35 borrows (HA!) from, as you can guess, from Remington. But, again, the doors of school 35 are DEFINITELY Lawrence Lazarus' Battered Blue Cube. He probably wouldn't have seen the point of there being 4 or 5 of them, but that's how it is.

My latest painting, Pope Cake, is the Pope and my mother at the kitchen table, with a Thiebald wedding cake on the table, and the table holding its own, if I do say so myself! It's really a picture of my mother's arms, I think. They express her earthy fretfulness, without giving up a bit of her translucent leaving this earth quality.

Janet Williams

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