fine and functional art
2 8   N   4 t h   S t .     G e n e v a ,  I L     6 0 1 3 4
6 3 0 - 8 4 5 - 9 6 7 3
                                          Jan Schmuckal
Geneva, IL
Link to Jan's FACEBOOK page with many more images to look at:

Jan Schmuckal Tonalist Impressionist Artist
A Short Bio…

A native of St. Charles, Illinois, Jan Schmuckal was the kind of kid always doing some sort of art project, thanks to her very indulgent parents! She graduated from
the University of Illinois in 1986 with a degree in Industrial Design, and spent the following years as a designer in the Point-of-Purchase industry. After many years
as a designer, she had an overwhelming desire to start painting again, which she had not done since high school.  She started out in a little makeshift studio in the
corner of her apartment bedroom. At that time, Jan made a conscious decision to go in an impressionistic direction as an artist rather than as a realist because it
provided a break from the realistic renderings that she did every day as a designer. To further hone her technique she pursued an ad-hoc education, taking
workshops and classes from both nationally accredited and local artists. She entered regional shows, then national shows, placed her work in galleries, gave
painting workshops, (quit her design job!) opened 3 successive art studios, taught art classes... and in 2005, Jan opened an art gallery in a 112-year-old house in
Geneva, Illinois.

What Jan says about her Art…

“ The changing light of day and the moods it evokes are the foundation of all my oil paintings. Each piece usually starts with a powerful, simple composition, which
then evolves into a theme in which strong light and shadow and deep color are within the primary subject. Strength, mood and simplicity are my primary intentions.
All my paintings are done Alla Prima, also known as direct painting, which means; A style of painting where, instead of building colors up with layers, the painting is
done in one session while the paint is still wet. From the Italian word which literally means at once. I feel that this style of painting helps my intentions to be succinct
within each painting.”

I believe that Art begins with intent. After I have established my intent, then there are levels of insight about a subject that I add to the intent. After I establish my
intent and some level of insight, only then can my learned painting skills come into play, and  those are the tools that I use to define my insight and intent. Painting is
very much like writing poetry. A poet can write a barroom limerick, a haiku, or an epic poem... it all depends on the intertwining of intent, insight, and skill level. To
quote Leonardo Da Vinci, ‘Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art”.
Click on an image to enlarge
Alizarin
Sunset
22" x 26"
pastel

$365
L'Etang Monet
(Monet's Pond)
48" x 84"
Oil on canvas

$2300
Sunflowers and Grapes
Elevator
20" x 60"
Oil on
constructed
birch panel

$1200
NEW!!
"Sunflowers and Grapes"
16" x 20"
Framed in an Ebony and Pewter
Panel Frame - outside dimensions
24" x 28"

$425.00
NEW!!
"Dawn On The River"
48" x 30" x 16"
Oil on Hardwood Console/Sofa Table
Can be shipped disassembled
$825
Midwestern Sunset
Triptych
60" x 60"
Oil on constructed
birch panel

SOLD
Jan Schmuckal Lilies
NEW!!
"Lilies On The River"
30" x 40"
Oil on Edge Painted Gallerywrap
Canvas (no frame needed!)

sold
NEW!!
"Waterlilies"
60" x 20"
Oil on Edge Painted Gallerywrap
Canvas framed in a maple and black float
frame - can be shipped unframed

SOLD
Aspens

24" x 36"
Oil on linen
$3000
shown previously at
Salmagundi
Club
NYC
Lilypads
17" x 20"
pastel

SOLD
Poppies
17" x 20"
OIL

sold

"Late June on the River"
20" x 60"
Oil on Gallerywrap
LINEN (no frame needed!)

SOLD
NEW!!
"Wetland"
60" x 20"
Oil on Edge Painted Gallerywrap
Canvas framed in a maple and
black float frame - can be shipped
unframed

sold

Autumn Dawning
20" x 60"
Oil on Gallerywrap
Canvas (no frame needed!)

SOLD
Coquelicots en
Provence
36" x 48"
Oil on Linen

SOLD
Mod Poppy
24" x 24"
Oil on Canvas

SOLD
Paintings done in ...
By Jan Schmuckal
Into the Woods
36" x 48"
Oil on Canvas

SOLD
Lac Ouimet

24" x 36"
Oil Canvas

SOLD
Arrival
36" x 36"
Oil on Russian
Linen

SOLD
Tall Clouds
36" x 48"
Oil on Linen

SOLD
The Fox in Batavia
24" x 48"
Oil on Canvas

SOLD
Wetland
Sunset
24" x 24"
Oil on
Canvas

SOLD
The Fox North of St.
Charles
24" x 48"
Oil on Canvas

SOLD
The Fox at Fabyan
24" x 48"
Oil on Canvas

SOLD
Burr Oak
11" x 14"
Oil on Panel

sold
Dusk
24" x 36"
Oil on canvas

SOLD
McHenry County
48" x 36"
Oil on canvas

SOLD
Mesa Moonrise

24" x 24"
Oil on Canvas

SOLD
Poppies
60" x 30"
Oil on Linen

SOLD
October Sun
36" x 36"
Oil Russian
Linen

SOLD
Birches
Triptych
60" x 60"
Oil on constructed
birch panel

SOLD
Through the Thicket
36" x 48"
Oil on Linen

SOLD
Victoria
Amazonica
24" x 36"
Acrylic on
Canvas

SOLD
Open Into
the Light
12" x 12"
Oil on Panel

SOLD
Blackberry
Creek
30" x 60"
Oil on linen


SOLD
Jan donated this 24" x 36"
original oil painting of the
Japanese Garden at the Fabyan
Forest Preserve to the
Geneva Cultural Arts
Commission as a fundraiser.
Smaller version giclees
available!
Artisan Jewelry
Millpond at Dusk
36" x 48"
Oil on Canvas

SOLD
Tuscan Hillside
36" x 48"
Oil on Linen

SOLD

"Soft Morning"
20" x 60"
Oil on Gallerywrap
Canvas (no frame needed!)

SOLD
Apologies if you typed in this website address from the American Bungalow
New & Noteworthy page -

Please DO take a look at the artists shown here at Gallery 28 (Jan owns the
gallery)

but JAN'S NEW WEBSITE can be seen here at this link:

WWW.JANSCHMUCKAL.COM