Janet Tarjan Erl



I love turning ideas into art that inspires. Whether I’m painting a gorgeous landscape from some outdoor adventure I was on, or I’m illustrating a book, creating in different venues enriches my life – and hopefully it will enrich your life and the lives of others. Catch a glimpse of how I see this amazing world. Visit my Fine Art Portfolio to see paintings, and visit my Illustration Portfolio to see my favorite illustrations.

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Original Paintings for Sale

Watercolor painting of twisted kelp and Sandpiper on a beach by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Original watercolor paintings by Janet Tarjan Erl.  Paintings available framed and unframed.

Reproductions for Sale

Watercolor painting of a fox in snow by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Limited Edition Prints, Open Edition Prints – Posters, & Note Card by Janet Tarjan Erl.  Prints available unframed Available on Etsy.

Portfolio of Originals

Oil painting by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Original watercolor or oil paintings by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Portfolio of Illustrations

Garment illustration by Janet Tarjan Erl

Commercial Art & Illustrations by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Portfolio of Videos

Watch our YouTube videos which include ‘how to’ art videos, artwork collection slideshows videos, and whatever videos.  Click here to go to our YouTube channel.

Current Posts

See My Paintings in Yachats Oregon Gallery

If you want to see some of my paintings, I have a handful of them hanging in the Earthworks Gallery in Yachats, Oregon.  I'm honored to be represented by them because they are an impressively beautiful art gallery with a great selection of arts and crafts from pacific...

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Carving a Creepy Pumpkin

I wanted to celebrate Halloween by carving a creepy pumpkin. I video captured the process and made a YouTube video of it and titled it 'The Making of Vladimir Pumpkin'. I carved the pumpkin with primitive tools, but I accented the pissed off features with dark acrylic...

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Delightful Sea Otter Video

I video filmed this painting as it was being created and made a YouTube video of it.  Sadly, I forgot to record the first half of the video. This was one of my early attempts at acrylics of wildlife, and I was pleasantly surprised how fun it was. I kept the style...

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Orca Duo Totem Video

This video was created from a video capture that I did of the digital creation of this artwork of two Orca Whales. This design was influenced by the Native American Coast Salish art of the Pacific Northwest. Though I am not indigenious Salish, I admire the Salish Art...

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Holiday Greeting Card Art Collection Video

Every year I send out a greeting card to family and friends.  Sometimes I create an artwork specifically for the season's card, and sometimes I embellish a pre-existing artwork with some text.  Harry compiled this collection of cards together that I've done over the...

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Watch This Christmas Card Being Painted

Watch This Christmas Card Being Painted

Watch this lively YouTube video of my 2022 Christmas card that I painted in Photoshop and made a video of it. Share it with family and friends for a different kind of season's greeting card. I did a video capture of painting it using OBS Studio. I then video edited it...

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