A Few Paintings.

These are not new but I am thinking of taking a break from writing after “The Kimono” gets published.  And painting more and finishing watercolors I have started and haven’t finished.  LOL!

Lady Nyo





Savannah Birds

All these, except the first one, are watercolors.  The last one was the cover of “Song of the Nightingale”, published on Amazon.com, 2015.

Jane Kohut-Bartels

Copyrighted, 2018

Kimono Cover


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10 Responses to “A Few Paintings.”

  1. kanzensakura Says:

    Gorgeous. I think these need to be exhibited or in a museum so many people can enjoy them.

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  2. ladynyo Says:

    LOL! Toni, I haven’t visited a museum in a while, but I would like to find a gallery here in Atlanta. IF I had the energy. The writing over the past 10 years has sapped me. With painting, I only have to think ‘colors’. LOL! Thank you dear heart. You have done the marathon of 30 poems in 30 days. I could never attempt that. It would be tempting fate, but you did. Brava!


  3. Frank Hubeny Says:

    Very beautiful. I especially like the rolling green in the first one.

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  4. ladynyo Says:

    Thank you, Frank. That’s an oil study of a Turner painting….or an interpretation. There is something wonderful about oils. but they have their own issues. Watercolor freed me up from a lot of technical issues. And it was, again…..instant gratification. LOL!

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  5. ladynyo Says:

    This comment is in answer to a new reader who wants me to follow his blog about Indian sports education. It was approved before I read it and that was a problem. he made passing reference to my page (‘nice paintings”) but he really wanted me to follow him and he basically posted here on my blog an advertisement for his. However, I have had this happen before with Indian men. Some are users of women: that he didn’t appear at all interested in what was on my blog, but just wanted to use it for his own gathering readers….not right, not proper and not fair. LOL! So, I deleted his comment, which was self-serving….and there it is.
    Lady Nyo

    Hi, well, I think the biggest issue for India is the misogyny of Indian men. The amount of rape, killings, etc. of Indian women doesn’t seem to stop or reduce. Until this happens, where Indian men take up this very serious and deadly issue? India will remain a pariah to the rest of the world.

    The fact that women are attacked by men, raped and killed as they leave their houses in the countryside to relieve themselves in the fields in the mornings, where men hide, waiting to attack them, is horrific. Sanitation, public toilets, etc would go a long way to save these women and young girls.

    Sports? or sports education? Seems so secondary to the health and safety of Indian women. Perhaps you should reconsider what is necessary for fully half your population.


  6. ladynyo Says:

    Interestingly…..in a country of 1.3 billion people, India has less than half with toilets, ‘safe’ places for women and girls to relieve themselves. Right now there is a campaign by Modi to create, build toilets and though this sounds ‘good’, contracts and money are handed out to people who know nothing about sanitation and worse: these ‘toilets’ are not hooked up to anything in many cases. It’s the same old story with Indian graft and corruption. This is an old issue and is linked heart and soul with the misogyny of Indian men. In rural areas, men wait in the fields at dawn to grab and rape women who come out to relieve themselves in the fields. In a number of cases over the past few years, women have been raped and hung from trees, sad fruit hanging there. What a cesspool India must be! Beyond the sanitation issue that is extreme….the moral issues are overwhelming. It all goes back to the misogyny of Indian men. No matter how many cricket, sports fields are built in India, build the damn toilets first. Lack of sanitation and disease that come from this is the basic problem of smelly India.


  7. Bodhirose Says:

    As I mentioned to you in an email today, Jane, I was shocked when I heard a TED talk on the lack of sanitation facilities in India and that many people use open air fields and such to take care of their personal needs. Could not believe it. Yes, India has become a cesspool of corruption and their treatment of women should be a crime against humanity and those who continue this outrageous behavior or support those who do (or turn their heads in denial) should suffer the worst of consequences. Thanks, Jane, for a commentary that I knew would have your informative and strong-worded disgust for such weak and cowardly “men.”

    Gayle xo

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  8. ladynyo Says:

    Thank you, Gayle. I remember one Indian poet, who was a ‘friend’ sorta….telling me not to ‘bother’ the head of this poetry group i was in with my article of “Misogyny in India”. He said: “if he doesn’t want to read it, he doesn’t have to read it.” Well, I quit then. I realized that I was fighting a army of ignorant, arrogant men who didn’t give a damn about the women in their country. Part of the problem is this: Indian woman feed the boys first and the girls get the leftovers. I had a friend from India and she told me this. An educated woman from an educated family. Girls are killed at birth with a needle to the back of the skull or smothered. The dowry question again. Thank you, Gayle for reading this. Indian men have a long way to go before they can be considered civilized in my opinion.


  9. Bodhirose Says:

    It just puzzles me to no end…how does a society come to that?

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  10. ladynyo Says:

    A long tradition of disdain and seeing Indian woman (and children) as second class citizens. India is a cesspool. Indoor toilets would help.


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