Friday, January 1, 2016

30 Paintings in 30 Days - Jan. 1

I've joined the 30-in-30 crowd!
Paint 30 paintings in 30 days...hosted by Leslie Saeta.
Here is my first one. This pastel painting was inspired by a December view in Yarmouth, Maine. This painting is available in my Etsy shop. Here is the link if you want to check it out! My Etsy Shop

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Designing Women Show in Portland

Here is a new bunch of 4" x 4" oil on birch paintings that I will bring to the Designing Women show in Portland on Saturday, Dec. 12 from 9-4 at Ocean Ave. School. Stop by for a visit!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

New Show Reception

Come on over to Yarmouth Frame & Gallery Saturday, Nov. 21, for the new show reception (4-7pm).
This is one of the paintings I have in the show. I started it on location at Gilsland Farm and finished it in my studio.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Best in Show award

So excited! I received the "Best in Show" award at the 7th Annual National Juried Show of the Pastel Society of New Hampshire. Stan Sperlak was the Juror of Awards. Marla Baggetta was the Juror of Selection. I feel honored and grateful to have one of my paintings recognized by these two fabulous artists. The show runs through Nov. 28 at the Discover Portsmouth Center.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Yarmouth Art Festival

Three of my paintings will be in the Yarmouth Art Festival this week. You are invited to come to the reception on Thursday night from 5:30 pm to 8. It will be great fun with lots of art, music, and refreshments! The show runs from October 21 - 24.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015


The painting challenge for September is over but I found that I was having fun painting mini-series of favorite places. I painted three views from a bridge that spans Pratts Brook in Yarmouth, Maine. Here is one example with the others posted in my Etsy Shop. They are all 5" x 7" acrylics.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Painting Challenge continues...

The painting challenge continues. I've done three paintings all inspired by the buildings next to the Lobster Shack  restaurant in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Here is the one called, "Rocks at Two lights". All of them are in my Etsy Shop called Diana Johnson Fine Art.
They are all 5 x 7' acrylic paintings.