Janet Kruskamp's original oil paintings of Americana.

Prints in multiple sizes are available from selected paintings at FineArtAmerica.com
A rainbow of flower colors, both in the fields and cut, ready for your vase, brighten this painting by Janet Kruskamp. Every imaginable type and color of flowers are shown here, the brightly colored fields of flowers in the background are visible through the wooden storefront. A colorful green and white awning tops the simple wood frame shop, fronted by the sign "Field to Vase" and the Spring/Summer price list on the other side of the ample doorway. Old pickup trucks hold containers of cut flowers ready to purchase. A sleeping dog lies in the shade beside the pickup in the foreground, a bowl of water by his side.
Field to Vase
Original Oil on Canvas
18"x24"
$1800


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Fresh flowers adorn this little flower stand. Tucked away behind a rock wall, this cozy store offers brightly colored cut flowers for sale. An old delivery bicycle, parked in front on the brick walk, holds overflowing baskets on the front and back holding gladiolas, roses and more. A silly pair of colored boots is used as planters to hold small red flowers. From peach and purple, gold and yellow, pink, red and white, Pedals 'n Petals has your flower needs covered.
Pedals n Petals
Original Oil on Canvas
18"x24"
$1800

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An Artist's World

(The Tools of My Trade)
 Original Oil on Canvas
18"x24" 

Not For Sale ... For my family
A small well-worn travel trailer sits alongside Route 66 in Needles, California, next to a sign offering Mystic Maze Honey for sale. Baskets, barrels and pots hold brightly colored flowers in front of the trailer and its open door. A thermometer hanging on the trailer shows a hot, 100 degree day, while a large sign advertises Pure Local Honey. Honey for Sale
(Needles, California)

Original Oil on Canvas
12"x16" 
$1800
Look for artist's "famous" mouse,
hidden in many of the "story paintings".

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Janet Kruskamp's Americana painting: OUT TO PASTURE, depicts a well-used,well loved Model A Ford that has been lovingly parked for the last time on a rise overlooking a narrow dirt road. A magnificent orange sunset paints the sky behind this rusting relic of the past. A broken down wooden and barbed wire fence runs along the edge of the bluff, the pieces scattered among the rocky soil highlighted by patches of green.Yellow wild flowers pay honor to a trusty family car that has carried 3 generations of one family, safely over that country road below. One can only wonder of the many stories this history changing automobile could tell. Out to Pasture
(circa 1929 Model A Ford)

Original Oil on Board
12"x20" 
$1800

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Excellent Business Prospects, a dusty dry crumbling abandoned gas station roped off by a yellow rope. Two old-fashioned blue gas pumps sit out front of the small adobe brick building. For sale signs adorn the front, one eclaiming Excellent Business Prospects. The background is empty desert punctuated by a few stands of trees leading to blue mountains in the distance. A large tree breaks up the blue sky directly behing the building. Another original oil painting on canvas by artist Janet Kruskamp
Excellent Business Prospects
(Quartzite, Arizone)

Original Oil on Canvas
22"x28" 
$3000
 
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Beyond Hope, Arizona, an original oil painting by Janet Kruskamp is a landscape of the Southwestern desert showing an old roofless building made of a colored stone facade, offering an view straight through to the mountains in the distance. Two hitching posts stand out front as a mute reminder of days of horse travel. A few dry trees break up the view to the distant mountains and high thin clouds paint the cyan sky a wispy white.
Beyond Hope, Arizona

(Located between Hope & Salome Arizona)
Original Oil on Canvas Framed
16"x20" 
$550


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The squat block building of the Post Office in Earp, California, sits in front of the beginning of a sunset, the light blue sky painted with wispy orange clouds. A Boot Hill style graveyard next to the building is fenced off by a split rail fence on the rocky ground. The front window reflect the parking lot and the front of a white truck. The side wall of the post office has a fading outdoor mural in the upper left corner. A drawing of Wyatt Earp is attached to the front of the building next to the official blue sign with the eagle USPS logo. Small scrub bushes dot the landscape around the building.
Wyatt Earp Post Office
(Earp, California. Faux cemetery
with wood "headstones")
Original Oil on Canvas Framed
18"x24" 
$2500


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A blast from the past for fans of the Burma Shave one line signs. An elongated S corve, highlighted by a faded ROUTE 66 stencil on the pavement, bends the two-lane road to the right at the top of the painting. The rocky right shoulder of the road holds the famous T shaped signs, white lettering on red signs, followed by the larger 'Burma Shave' trademark sign. A rocky outcropping at the top of the painting is topped topped by a blue sky with wispy clouds.
Burma Shave, Rt 66
Original Oil on Canvas Framed
20"x10" 
$650


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The dusty, curving desert highway runs under the green Santa Fe Railway overcrossing. A small white Route 66 sign stands on the roadside next to the concrete abutment. The hills in the background foreshadow the taller mountains at the horizon. The light blue sky is reflected in a body of water off the the right in the background.
Santa Fe Railway, Rt 66
Original Oil on Canvas Framed
14"x11" 
$525


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a women stands inside the double doors of the local general store while a small boy points at the candy jar the storekeeper is presenting. A Cocker Spaniel sitting on the braided rug in front of the door turns his had back to look at you. The porch is filled with vegetables and melons, along with seed and feed. Signs cover the outside of the building and the shelves inside are filled with dry goods. A post office is visible through the left window, while hats are displayed in the window on the right. General Store, 1934
(Anywhere,USA. All items,signs,prices etc 
are authentic to the mid 1930's)


Original Oil on Canvas
18"x24" 
$2000

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A vintage service station with three red pumps in a southwestern setting. An older building houses the SKULL VALLEY GARAGE in Arizona with a for sale sign asking you to own a piece of history. The one lane canopy's two pillars are supported by bases of rock. Green hills in the background are in front of the road highlighted by a faded yellow sign saying
Skull Valley Garage
(Skull Valley,Arizona. Skull Valley, Ah-ka-ma-nah , "Valley of The Skulls, relates to two feuding  Indian tribes, the Yavapai and the Pima, who fought it out in this valley. Indian skulls are still found by farmers today!) 


Original Oil on Canvas
18"x24"
$2500
(framed)

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The Scenic Limited, an original oil painting on canvas by artist Janet Kruskamp, depicts and old-fashioned wooden baggage cart laden with suitcases, bags, trunks, a birdcage, hat boxes and a rucksack. A bright red topped cap rest on the leafblown cart sitting in front of a red brick wall with Train Depot painted on the brick. A poster advertising The Scenic Limited train is on the brick wall, illuminated by a hanging light. Over the right side of the cart the baggage room is seen.
The Scenic Limited
(Anywhere USA. Vintage luggage on vintage cart, Red hat etc.. Authentic poster of Scenic Limited train schedule.
Original Oil on Canvas Framed
18"x24" 
$2000


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The Mustang Creek Feed Store, selling feed and seed to the local farmers and ranchers, is open for business. Outside in front an old wagon holds green hay with a cat sleeping between the bales. An old green stake bed truck sits loaded with dry hay, ready for delivery next to a white goat while chickens drink from the rain puddles in front of the truck. The outside of the store is covered in signs advertising feed and seed. Through the wide front door shelves of feed and a stack of trays of baby chicks stand ready to serve the customers Mustang Creek Feed Store
Anywhere USA. Circa 1930's-1940's.
All signs etc are authentic to this era.
Original Oil on Panel
18"x24" 
$2000

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The Performers, an oil painting by Janet Kruskamp, presents a circus wagon parked in the weeds with miniature horses grazing around the wagon in front of a bale of hay. The worn side of the trailer depicts Baby Neena, the performing elephant, part of Big John Strong's trained wild animals. An old poster for Flamo the fire eater is tacked onto a weathered sheet of wood on the side of the trailer.
The Performers
(Big John Strong Circus, set up tents in San Jose California in 1976. This painting one of few still available for purchase, from An Artist In Search Of America Collection 1976)
Original Oil on Board
30 "x24"

$7500 (framed w/brass title plate)


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The Collector, a painting by artist Janet Kruskamp, presents the contents of the collector's garage. Vintage signs, oil cans and auto parts line the shelves and walls of the garage, inside and out. A classic blue two-door coupe with large fins sits in front of an older black car. The front grille of a pickup truck peeks out from the side of the garage while a ginger tabby cat naps under the blue car. The sky and building is reflected in the puddles in the driveway. Over the wide open garage door is a sign Stage Stop with a row of  horseshoes nailed  under the sign. Vintage license plates finish off the side of the garage.
The Collector

 (Gilroy,California. Barn located on property
that was once a Stage Stop.)
Original Oil on Canvas Framed
20 "x24" 
$3000


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A Slight Delay, California
Egg Tempera on Board
24" v 42"
SOLD

Walking Route 66, a whimsical painting by artist Janet Kruskamp, depicts a wire fence alongside Route 66 with every imaginable type of shoes tied to the fence. The two lane blacktop with the Route 66 marker is visible behind the shoes, boots, sandals, slippers and a tire hung on the fence. Shoes are piled at the base of the fence haphazardly and a dove sits at the top of the fence looking back. Craggy, purple tinged mountains are visible on the horizon through the fence. An orange sky shows clouds and the coming sunset behind the scene. Another orginal oil available directly from the artist, Janet Kruskamp.
Walking Rt. 66
(Outside Parker,Arizona)
Original Oil on Canvas
18"x24"
$2800 (framed)

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Adobe Near Taos II, a landscape painting by world famouse artist Janet Kruskamp. A view through a crumbling adobe shows a dirt trail winding up the craggy hill, a small mountain in the backround. The azure sky shows through at the top of the adobe brick building, with overlying plaster falling into decay exposing the old adobe block. One of the Interiors and Exteriors Gallery by Janet Kruskamp.
Adobe Near Taos II
(Taos,New Mexico)
Original Oil on Canvas
24"x24" 
$950
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Southwest Sunset, another Americana painting by Janet Kruskamp depicting a southwestern United States sunset. Another fine art creation depicting a front porch and patio of a southwestern adobe home. A collection of woven Indian baskets ,a mortar and pestel and native plants in glazed pots adorn the front porch.Mexican tiles are laid in the courtyard 
A cactus and succulent garden grows in the foreground.A lovely sunset of pinks,blues and oranges glows softly in the Arizona sky.
Southwest Sunset
(Typical Arizona, New Mexico scene)
Original Oil on Canvas
18"x24"
$2250 (framed)


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<Summer Front Porch, an original oil painting and a giclee , personally enhanced and by the artist Janet Kruskamp showing the front door, narrow window and a deck like porch. Round aggregate paving stones lead up to the three steps of the porch, bordered on the right side with brightly colored white and red flowers. A wicker chair sits behing the white railing of the porch surrounded by pots of bright blooming flowers. Three colorful watering cans serve as planters on the second step up. A hanging chain of carved letters spells out WELCOME on the front rail post.
Front Porch in Maine
 (Snug Harbor, Maine)
Original Oil on Canvas
20"x20" 
$1950
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An oil painting of a cozy little bait shop, weathered and worn around the edges, topped with a red and white striped awning. A retired rowboat sits to the side of the wood plank walkway that leads up to the porch. Ice and live bait flank the split open front door. To the side of the porch, a table set with a china tea set awaits. Brightly colored glass floats are hung in nets from the porch roof. Flying gulls and a sleepy pelican are attracted by the live bait. Bright flowers fill the front yard of the shop. Signs offering bait, ice, fishing tackle, lures, custom rods and live bait are posted on the outside of the shop.
Hook, Line n Sinker
(Same front porch in Maine, remodeled into a bait shoppe)
Original Oil on Canvas
24"x24" 
$2850
(custom framed)


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Flights of Fancy, an original oil painting by artist Janet Kruskamp shows an incredibly packed bird store with every type of bird available, even a penguin waddling along the floor. Birds sit outside in cages intermingled with wild birds eating and drinking from a birdbath. a big blue and yellow parrot sits on a stand with a hand written sign under saying For Sale One Noisy Bird! Birds in cages are everywhere, the shelves inside the shop are packed, the display window holds a large cage with yellow, blue, green, white and orange little birds whele a bright red, yellow and blue parrot sits on the roof above the door next to a white cockatiel. Count the number of birds, I dare you! Another beautiful painting of an exterior scene available directy from the artist Janet Kruskamp at studio prices.
Flights of Fancy

(Count the birds!)
Original Oil on Canvas
18"x24" 
$1500
(framed)

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Another Americana scene by Janet Kruskamp...A cozy 1940's style breakfast nook sits next to the kitchen with a large picture window overlooking a meandering stream lined with flowers along a path. The nook is flanked by narrow shelves holding 1940's knick-knacks, 1940's books, a 1940's stand mixer, a 1940's radio, and hanging plants. The green shelves reinforce the green and white tile floor, even the 1940's Philco refrigerator is a pale green to match this nostalgic decor from the World War Two era. On the table sits a 1940's brand cereal,1940's toaster etc. 
All the details in this painting are authentic to the 1940's.
1940's Breakfast Nook
(Anywhere,USA. All items,signs,prices etc are
authentic to the mid 1930's)
Original Oil on Board
18"x24" 
$2500

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Red Rock Canyon #1, a landscape painting from artist Janet Kruskamp incorporating the red desert sandstone of the American southwest. Hardy plants cling to the cracks in the weathered canyon wall rising up to a lighter colored rock at the top of the wall. One of the Interiors and Exteriors Gallery by Janet Kruskamp.
Red Rock Canyon #1

Near Las Vegas, Nevada
Original Acrylic on Canvas
12"x12" 
$250
(unframed)
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Red Rock Canyon #2, an acrylic landscape painting by renowned artist Janet Kruskamp. Vertical cracks lead up the weathered red sandstone canyon walls, the cracks populated by small plants wherever they can gain a foothold. A lighter colored rock with horizontal layers sits at the top of the steep canyon wall. One of the Interiors and Exteriors Gallery by Janet Kruskamp.
Red Rock Canyon #2

Near Las Vegas, Nevada
Original Acrylic on Canvas
12"x12" 
$250
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Red Rock Canyon #3, a landscape painting by artist Janet Kruskamp. This view of the red sandstone canyon walls features rocky outcroppings on either side of a wash filled with smaller rocks. Greenery clings in the protected cracks and between the rocks, mostly at the base of the canyon wall. This section of the canyon wall is highlighted by a larger layer of light colored rock at the top. One of the Interiors and Exteriors Gallery by Janet Kruskamp.
Red Rock Canyon #3

Near Las Vegas, Nevada
Original Acrylic on Canvas
12"x12" 
$250
(unframed)
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Red Rock Canyon #4, a landscape painting by world famouse artist Janet Kruskamp. Red sandstone is topped by a lighter colored layer at the top of the canyon wall, forming into a peak. Small patches of green cling to the cracks in the canyon wall, spreading out t slightly at the canyon floor. An azure blue sky contrasts with the earthy tones of the canyon wall. One of the Interiors and Exteriors Gallery by Janet Kruskamp.
Red Rock Canyon #4
Near Las Vegas, Nevada

Original Acrylic on Canvas
12"x12" 
$250
(unframed)
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Original oils & acrylics, if not framed, are also stretched on wooden "stretcher bars" ready for framing.  See all information under each painting.
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