Please join us at the opening of a group show called "Painting In, Painting Out". Exhibitors are: Kathleen Daughan, Elizabeth Fraser, Caren-Marie Michel, and Diana Johnson. We will be showing recent work. My contribution to the show will be paintings of flowers. The reception is Friday, May 6 from 3-5 at Lucid Stage in Portland.
Diana Johnson's paintings of land and sea - painting Maine's colorful peaceful places.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
Since it is a rainy day I am posting a painting that I did of brightly colored primrose. I purchased a German Primrose plant at Estabrooks and worked on a close-up focus of a few blossoms and a bit of foliage.
Quote for this post ... by William Wordsworth 1770 - 1850
"Primroses, the Spring may love them; summer knows but little of them."
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Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Pears in the Sun
It was great to have sun all day yesterday. I painted three pears.
Quote for this post ... by Saint Francis of Assisi 1181 - 1126
"A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows."
Posted by Diana Johnson's blog at Wednesday, March 09, 2011 No comments:
Monday, March 7, 2011
Painting Challenge - Color
After a long white winter I am looking for colorful subjects to paint. I am spending the month of March completing as many fruit, flower, and veggie paintings as possible. The grocery store had a great sale last week on red, orange, and yellow peppers so I painted peppers!
Quote for this post ... by Eugene Delacroix 1798 - 1863
"Everybody knows that yellow, orange, and red induce and represent ideas of joy and riches".
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Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Snow, snow, and more snow ... so this post includes another snow painting. I like to walk by this view in Yarmouth to catch sight of the sunset - when it isn't snowing!
Quote for this post ... by Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 - 1882
"Not less excellent, except for our less susceptibility in the afternoon, was the charm, last evening, of a January sunset ... the air had so much life and sweetness, that it was a pain to come within doors".
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Thursday, January 27, 2011
After the Snow Storm
Even though it is still snowing this morning I want to post my winter painting called, "After the Snow Storm". This painting was inspired by the sunset after one of the first storms of the season. It is also in my "Looking Up" exhibit in Yarmouth.
Quote for this post... by Plautus - c. 254 BC - 184 BC
"The day, water, sun, moon, night - I do not have to purchase these things with money."
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Friday, January 21, 2011
"Looking Up" Exhibit
I was given the opportunity to exhibit some work this month so decided to display my recent "sky paintings". There are even some winter images inspired by the first few storms of the season. If you are in Yarmouth please check it out at the library. The show is called, "Looking Up...a focus on skies". There are 16 paintings in the series at Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth 846-4763. I will try to post more of the winter ones in the next few weeks. The image posted here is called, "Hill-side Farm". The barn and house looked so rooted on the hill-side...like they had been there for a very long time.
Quote for this post....by Rachel Carson 1907 - 1964
"There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature - the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter."
Posted by Diana Johnson's blog at Friday, January 21, 2011 No comments:
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