Daniel Smith watercolor on Arches 140lb hot press. 4600 views as of December 2014.

Insects are great subjects for studies in reflectivity. i had a lot of fun with the metallic properties of the insect’s skin.
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“Pete Janes entertains the macro insect crowd with meticulous gouache and watercolor specimen pieces, while his more imaginary illustrations seem to be glimpses into faraway realities.”—noted art critic and Portland bum R. Terialspray

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  • stephanie allison
    stephanie allisonover 5 years ago

  • Esperanza Gallego
    Esperanza Gallegoover 5 years ago

    Great job :)

  • Heather Rinehart
    Heather Rinehartover 5 years ago

    Wonderful Pete! I have many fond memories of catching these guys as a child.

  • maria paterson
    maria patersonover 5 years ago

    beautifully painted!

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonover 5 years ago

    WOW Peter Janes! Your work is UNREAL!

  • vampvamp
    vampvampover 5 years ago


  • Pete Janes
    Pete Janesover 5 years ago

    Thank you thank you all! I’m finding this piece is becoming quite the ambassador for me, and it’s a pleasure to meet y’all!

  • leannasreflections
    leannasreflect...over 5 years ago

    Sooo cool

  • Ruben Garcia
    Ruben Garciaover 5 years ago


  • Thank you very kindly, Ruben!

    – Pete Janes

  • Carrie Jackson
    Carrie Jacksonover 5 years ago

    Awesome work…when I lived in Virginia Beach, VA…I used to get to see these and MAN they are crazy cool in person. Excellent work you brought me back… ;)

  • Thanks Carrie! They are all over the place at my Ma and Pa’s farm in North Carolina. Incredibly loud, but I’m amazed how quickly one’s brain blocks out the noise.

    – Pete Janes

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