Wednesday, April 1, 2020

March (Late of Course) News


Around here life kinda froze up on March 10th along with any painting enthusiasm.  Slowly getting back into the groove and really trying to stay positive - looking forward to the silver lining that always comes along with things like this.  For one thing, I'm so grateful it's Spring - can you imagine if it was November. . . .  dreary & gray.

Good News

Got around to posting one of the balcony scenes on Daily Paintworks and it was purchased before I even woke up the next day.  Lovely buyer and heartfelt email.  That is priceless to an artist!  

On the way to North Carolina

Planning to release a few more on Friday's in April.  Each one is a bit different.  I absolutely fell in love with all the different kinds of wrought iron work.

Hang in There - we're all in it together

More current art happenings are now on Facebook and Instagram.  Decor and Accessories are on Redbubble.  If there's something on you would like on Redbubble, just shoot me an email and I'll get on it.  I love having a few of items around the house, especially ones that have new owners.

Enjoy, life is joy we make one moment at a time, 


Wednesday, February 12, 2020

February News

Happy Valentine's Day - How about these just-for-fun colorful hearts?

Four Hearts
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This painting was an art club challenge to paint out of your head.  Well. . . er, not much rambling around in there begging to be painted.  I guess I trust what I see a lot more than what I imagine.  Anyway, this title should be "fill in the LOVE" and choose what you want to say.  Better late than never!

Balconies, balconies, balconies

Last month's Parisian balcony spawned several more.  I just love them and not sure when / how to offer them for sale.  I think I need them around me for a while.  Maybe a little like nurturing children and then helping them leave the nest when it's time.  Eventually paintings seem to find their way to other happy homes which makes me a very happy girl.  The first one below, is going on auction Saturday 2/15 so dipping a toe in the water and see what happens. 

French Balcony
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Other balconies I can't stop staring at. . . Even ventured into repainting the first one (TL) on a 12x12" board - love overload!

Interested in the latest news - hop over to my facebook page for paintings before they make it to this blog.  Preview photos may be seen on Instagram @JohnnaArtVA - my first Perrin-inspired painting of the rose on the piano had over a hundred likes which is huge for me.  Still figuring out how to leverage Instagram.  I encourage all artists to give the Perrin Method a try. Videos have been on sale lately.  Honestly, it's a challenge getting through the videos, but pays off in the end.

Enjoy, life is joy we make one moment at a time,  Johnna

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Happy New Year

Resolutions - don't forget the blog.  I love that there's a written log of my art journey and thanks so much for coming along for the ride. Now I just gotta stick to it.  Seems people are picking words this year so mine is Explore!  Pretty much wide-open and looking forward to trying new things.

RedBubble streamlined wearables & decor by artist so: is the place.  Also see link in the header of the Daily Paint Works and/or  I'm tagging items with "JohnnaArt" so at just search on the tag.  New items are being added every few weeks.  Here's the latest (Frilly Lily painted long ago and just couldn't let it go). I've ordered an iPhone cover of it and a set of coasters with So Happy (sunflower). . . .  Have to keep up with the quality checks, ya know.

New Year 2020

Spending time and effort studying Dennis Perrin's Method workshop video I bought last year.  It's a series of documents, links, videos, facebook groups, etc.  After 10 paintings I still don't quite get why it's working so well.  Most artists know that you hear the same information over and over and finally something sticks and "you get it." I'm sure that's happening now and know a couple of things that seem to have stuck, so I'm stickin' with it. It certainly has jolted me out of my slump. Happy Dance!

2020 Top Ten

Best to go to to see the gallery and find out what's available.  Remember red dot in the bottom right corner means sold. A few of these will be displayed over the next several days, so if there's something you have to have, please send me a message (see below, right margin).  Thanks!

New happy 2019 homes

Enjoy, life is joy we make one moment at a time, Johnna