Tuesday, November 28, 2006
I have some new paintings to post in the mixed media section that I'm excited about.
They incorporate images (photographs) of places that I've photographed and integrated
into the background. I've used photos (some of them vintage) of people as well. I find the
combination of reality versus a made up still life is intriguing. It really adds to the story telling
aspect of the painting and makes for stronger emotional involvement by alluding to a another
time and place being represented in the one image. It is also a different
approach to painting a portrait, where the sitter is now in the background and the imagery is there to
Posted by Joanna Olson at 5:27 PM
Monday, November 20, 2006
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
For some reason I gravitate towards floral paintings and yet I have several landscapes that I've been meaning to do.
Hudson scenes....images from photographs I've taken in the last year......this is a pic I'm working on now. This one was
taken on the 7th of November of last year....the first dusting of snow (didn't last more than a few hours).
Posted by Joanna Olson at 9:35 PM
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
I'm so inspired by some of the other blogs that I'm excited to get going on my own....sketchbook images to show, new designs and it's well into November so that means lots of Christmas planning to get done......here's a peek at my studio taken at the beginning of October...yet with the bright red of the Zinnias, it looks Christmasy......if I get really good at this blogging I may even add music to it!...
Posted by Joanna Olson at 10:41 AM
Okay - I now officially have my own blog spot! Necessary if I want to be able to
show you work in progress and share thoughts on new pieces...and since I'm just starting there's alot to catch up on...your comments are welcome(once I figure out
how to add that feature?!@) You're invited to check back often...
Posted by Joanna Olson at 10:29 AM