Jane Latus Emmert

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Brochure - Acre Show Las Vegas

Posted by Jane Latus Emmert on April 27, 2013 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (2)

I'm so excited about the Acres Show in Las Vegas! Be sure to stop by and say "Hi!"

I'm in booth #1905

 

Hot off the press! Check out my brochure -
http://issuu.com/jlemmert/docs/montanajaneart_brochure_2013_smaller

Winter in Montana

Posted by Jane Latus Emmert on January 28, 2013 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

It is winter in Montana and that means that my outdoor activities change.   Most winters I snowshoe or cross country ski or downhill ski, but THIS winter my husband took me on a new adventure.

We fished the river in the snow.  I thought he was crazy to try it--and he IS crazy about flyfishing....but, I'm an adventurer, so I dressed warmly and went along.

It was a two-day adventure and I have to admit that on the first day I wasn't enjoying myself.  It wa...

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Art Show season

Posted by Jane Latus Emmert on July 6, 2012 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)

It's art show season and I'll never forget the woman who once said, "It must be so much fun to be an artist and just hang out at art shows."  Obviously, she'd never done it.  Just last week I was desperately hanging onto my awning which (even with cement weights) was threatening to become a kite.  As I watched, a gust of wind came in and blew all of my shrinkwrapped prints right out of the print stand and knocked over my 8x10 framed oil paintings standing on easels.  Some ...

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A New Year...and New Adventures

Posted by Jane Latus Emmert on January 6, 2012 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (0)

It's January 2012 and I immediately start thinking about end of the year paperwork/taxes.  I'm an artist!  I only do paperwork because I HAVE to do paperwork.  For me to tackle something huge like tax paperwork I have to first break it down into small steps.  I can't rush into it.  I can't randomly throw papers around and hope they arrange themselves into a well-organized file for the accountant.

In the same way, when I start a painting, I have to take time to o...

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De-cluttering the studio--and life

Posted by Jane Latus Emmert on November 4, 2011 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Yesterday, I cleaned my studio.  I got a new easel and it was larger than theold one and didn’t fit in the same compact space.  I tried re-arranging the furniture, but itwasn’t enough.  My studio felt cramped,crowded and inefficient.  So, I startedeliminating extra storage units and seldom-used equipment.  Now, when I walk in my studio it feels openand airy and exciting.  I think of theother rooms of my house and areas of my life that are cluttered wi...

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Knowing when to stop

Posted by Jane Latus Emmert on September 21, 2011 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Sometimes I push myself--as an artist, as an outdoorswoman, as an advocate for good causes, but sometimes I stop.  Quit.  Take a break.

Last weekend my husband and I tried to float the Middle Fork of the Flathead River in pontoon boats while we fished.  Coordination was an issue for me right from the start.  The pontoon boat is lightweight and over-reacted with each stroke of my oar as I tried to keep facing downstream.  The current spun me, the wind blew me bac...

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I Love to Teach

Posted by Jane Latus Emmert on September 2, 2011 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (0)

I used to coach gymnastics and I promise I could teach anyone how to do a cartwheel in half an hour or less if I could get them to work through the building blocks necessary to have the right coordination of movements. 

 

 I feel the same way about teaching art. I can teach people the building blocks for drawing and painting and if they practice they'll get better and better.  Mostly, I want them to feel the joy I feel inside when I paint!

 Peop...

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Painting Every Day

Posted by Jane Latus Emmert on August 24, 2011 at 10:55 PM Comments comments (0)

People often ask me if I paint every day.  The honest answer is no.  I try.  I really try to paint every day, but life happens.  Laundry, dishes, bills, car repairs, visits to the elderly, grocery shopping--you know the list!  But, I also try to group those errands and tasks into certain hours of my days and then I have learned to schedule in my painting time as my most important task of the week.  It works!  I think that my commitment to schedule (and prote...

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Glacier Park hike in the Two Medicine area

Posted by Jane Latus Emmert on August 11, 2011 at 7:50 AM Comments comments (3)

I know I'm "Montana Jane," and some people think I'm tough because I flyfish, hunt, hike, ski and bike, but I'm not a rough and rugged hiker.  I have friends who can hike 19 miles over mountain terrain in a day.   A good day for me is 5-6 miles.  Usually when I'm "hiking," I'm in the woods hunting game, so I move slowly, carefully and deliberately.  In Glacier National Park hiking is an art.  You're surrounded by incredible beauty and yet if you gawk at it too much yo...

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Oil Painting in Glacier National Park

Posted by Jane Latus Emmert on July 29, 2011 at 8:22 AM Comments comments (1)

The weather was gray and cloudy in Glacier Park this week but I camped and painted anyway.  Each year I promise myself I'll take a week out of my busy life and relax in Glacier.  This was my week.  I set up my white art awning in my campsite just past the fire pit so if I needed extra warmth I could start a fire.  (Usually when I do that I get smoke in my awning space instead of warmth, but it's a good theory, anyway!)

A few years ago I was selected to be an "Artist ...

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