I have added several new abstracts in the last week, hope you check them out. I think for a change I am going to start a contemporary landscape maybe a smaller 18 X 24. Need to add some variety and keep working on my painting skills.
I have sold and still have several paintings for sale at a local boutique and they asked me if I would be an instructor at their Sippin and Paintin. Whether I am working with a seasoned artist or someone who is just there to spend time with friends to have some fun, I really enjoy it. I am working on class 3 or 4. Trying to have 1 or 2 a month. I provide all the supplies, paint a picture to show them how to and give them any advise they need to finish their masterpiece. You can check out a pics of a couple of the classes on facebook/KarenJohnson. I am amazed at some of the paintings that come out of the class. I usually work in acrylics for these so they can take them home easily. Oils are just so hard to deal with as it takes days or weeks to dry but I do enjoy working with oils.
If anyone within a 60 mile radius of Grand River, IA has a location(space with tables & chairs) and would like to set up a class please contact me. I have taught from no experience to more advanced artist wanting to pick up different types or styles to add to their own. I find all classes to be a lot of fun and an enjoyment.
I am working on 3 paintings to donate to Blank Park Zoo for Art for the Wild event in February. I will donate 2 of the 3. This is to help the zoo save endangered animals. I find it a worth while cause and donate each year. Here are the 3 paintings I am working on for this donation. A long way to the finish these paintings but take a peek and please comment if you like. I love to hear comments or suggestions.
Everytime I look at this picture I think of the new shows about tiny cabins or homes. I just can't imagine living in something that small but everything would have its place. It seems to be becoming very popular. Me I prefer a huge house so I can have lots of room to paint, I guess to each his/her own.
Saturday Nov 11 I will be set up at the Leon, IA art and craft show as I do each year. I will be having several paintings in a clearance bin as I have to make room for new art works. This will be held at the Central Decatur High School and I will be in the main front gym as usual. Please stop by and visit and maybe you will find that perfect Christmas gift.
i took several photos on my farm as the trees are turning beautiful colors this year, so many years the leaves fall off to quick and i can't seem to get good photos. The colors are just gorgeous especially when the sun hits them. This is my latest, 8" X 20" framed in a simple oak color frame, a great Christmas gift at $50.00
Well, I have been working on these two when I can, but had to see my grandson's football games. Finally football is over with only a few minor bruises, thank goodness. So all is going to be slower for about a month until basketball starts.
Anyway here is the progress I have made, changed a few things on the hereford drive, I hated the pole I had put it so it went bye bye and added three more cattle up close to give the distance it was lacking. Still a lot of work to do on both but just wanted to let you see where I am with them.
Leon Iowa art and craft show is coming up next month Saturday November 11 at the Leon High School Hope to see you all there. Great time to think about Christmas gifts.
this is one I have sketched out and started to put in some background color, I plan on having longhorns adult and young with a couple horses and riders pushing the herd. My idea for this one is to have a dusty effect around the cattle, time will tell.
working on this hereford cattle drive, more of a midwest location for this one. Still have a lot to do but coming along nicely. This is actually from a photo about 1/4 mile east of where I live for the landscape, just added the cattle and riders from another photo I had taken. Please give me any suggestions you may have to finish it.