Friday, March 08, 2013


Generally there are so many photos to be inspired by, that I don't often do repeats but this painting was one of the first few I did when I started these small formats.  I was curious to see how it would compare to the first one done about a year and a half ago.  I didn't strive to make it different from the first.  This is simply how I painted it now within my comfort zone.  And lo and behold, it is significantly different.  I have adopted this more painterly approach after almost 100 small format paintings and am pleased to have evolved.  This was the point after all.


lnz said...

I love your energetic and bright style! I'm curious as to where you get your photos from that inspire your paintings.

lnz said...
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Joanna Olson said...

Hi Inz
Thanks for the comment about being energetic and bright! My intention when I started these small formats was to add the energy of more interesting brush work so your comment hit home.
Taking the photos and filing them away according to theme is how I work. It may take 10 - 15 digital photos until I arrive at a format that will work. Then I'll take some more to have a variety from which to choose from. Collecting the objects for the photo is a lot of fun too.
P.S. I mistakenly posted your comment twice which is why it shows a having been removed.

KayD said...

I appreciate your test of how your art has changed over the year time period. I'm hoping for the same result! I love the Dahlia posted today as well.