Monday, August 17, 2009

Work in Progress...

Well, given that it's mid August, I decided it was time to switch gears from my sculpting frenzy in order to focus on my painting... What's the point of having a collection of unpainted, naked sculptures when their coloration and pattern really bring them to life! So, this past week, I began to add paint to my various one of kind characters! I have much to do yet, and I realize that I tend to be more meticulous and particular with my painting as each year goes by. I know I should be whipping these guys out by now, but on the contrary ( and much to my frustration ) it seems to take me longer. Oh well. For those of you curious, I snapped a quick pic of my workroom counter....

Halloween Work in Progress
* A mix of Halloween folk art characters either await paint or a coat of clear finish...

You may also have noticed a couple of new badges on the upper sidebars of my blog. At right, I created a graphic and link to Denver's 4th Annual Halloween Trunk Show. Some of these originals will be offered at this fun event! Click on the badge to visit a collage of images from last year's show along with the date and time details. I hope many of my local collector friends will join us!

Also, at left there is a text link below a graphic referring to my Artist Interview. If you click on the text link, you will be routed to Sally Evan's website. She features creative entrepreneurs, and it is my honor to be her current guest feature! You can purchase either a down-loadable audio file or disc of our hour-plus long conversation. I think you may find it interesting, hopefully inspiring, useful and an insight into my life and career path..... THANKS to all for your interest....

Back to work!
~ Johanna

14 comments:

ShellHawk said...

You're right; the paint resally brings these creations to life! Lovely work!

vivian said...

loving those halloween hats!
sweet!
have a great day
vivian

Heather said...

Wow... your stuff is absolutely amazing!

(sorry, I stumbled across you after finding you through another Halloween artist who, oddly enough, I found through a bear artist's blog!)

Carolee said...

Absolutely enchanting, as always! Your work always make me smile....

And I hear you about it taking longer to complete pieces than it used to...I wonder if it's because as a piece of art evolves, we want more detail?

Or maybe it's just that my eyes are going, hehe...

~ Carolee

Designs By CK said...

Popping in to say hello! :-)

Chris

magikalseasons said...

They are all amazing! I really love Mr. Owl and his bow tie is a hoot! :) Becca

Phillane E'lee said...

Dear Johanna,
I want them all! Wish i didn't need to eat! LOL
Your creations are always so wonderful and full of life. It doesn't surprise me at all that it takes you longer then expected to create them. Your attention to details speaks for itself in each creation.
Mom always told me to add a hour to the amount of time you guess for it to take to create. Ya know she is right every time.
I hope to be a proud owner of a original work someday. I am patient so will continue until then.
Blessings,Pea

Johanna Parker said...

Ahh, thanks everyone! I needed the boost... it's been another slow-going day in the paint studio...Fingers crossed I can have all that I want to have done, in time!

Back to work!
~ Johanna

*retro-rudolphs* said...

You know, one day I'd like to sit in your studio for an hour and just stare at your work table and the goodies in progress. Everything is looking beautiful!!

Lori

William Bezek said...

Seeing some of your "naked" pieces really does show the amazing amount of detail you add when you paint your work...oh Johanna, you are so talented!

Lisa said...

Always a pleasure, a real pleasure to peruse your work table. It's so much fun!!!

joanne May said...

Hi Johanna,
Wonderful designs. I love the owl and cats. Beautiful work!:)
If you have time come and visit me.
I'm an illustrator and I love witches and all things fairy.
Best wishes Jo.

P.S.
I'm now following you!:)

Doreen said...

Congratulations on being the featured artist on Sally's show..that's wonderful.

I just LOVE the party hats you are making..they are great :)

Doreen

Michelle said...

I just love your designs and wish you the best of luck at the show!

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