Artist Painter Brenda D. Johnson's Wildlife and Nature Inspired Art

Brenda's Blog and Studio Journal features new works in progress and general updates. You can also follow Brenda on Facebook (search Facebook: Brenda D. Johnson Wildlife Art. (NEW!)

Monday, November 26, 2007

"Down Time" ~ wolf. A new small works original available
now at the gallery.
The gallery (Cougar Creek) will be having a special holiday
gathering on December 15, 2007. Besides new works and products to consider for your friends and family gift giving,
there will be special treats throughout the Willow Woods
Art Colony.
Be sure to stop by and say "Hello".

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Bobcat Painting

"Mouse Games" - Original Oil on Canvas.

This is from photo references taken of a wild

Bobcat in the High Desert in Southern

California. There have been as many as

six cats in this location at one time.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Rocky Mountain Landscape

This recently completed landscape measures
8" x 18", oil on canvas. There are some places
that just inspire some type of artist expression.
Being a wildlife artist, it was difficult not putting in at least some elk, deer or bear. I think the location of this scene needed the silence.
I named this painting "Rocky Mountain Serenity". There are few visitors to the park in October. The weather is generally unpredictable. There was a snow storm on it's way during this visit. I loved having few
people around. I felt a sense of wilderness without them.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

August is a great month to paint water images!
At least if we can't actually be in the water we
can imagine it while painting.
Still working on the grizzly on the left. More
work on the splashing and water movements....
But................should present this next weekend
at "Art on the Lake" in Big Bear, California.
I am looking forward to seeing some familiar
faces and meeting new ones.
Please stop by and say "Hello".......................

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Wild Cats - Two paintings juried into Paint the Parks

I received great news today from

"Paint the Parks". "Mountain Heir"

was judged "Top 100". And the

painting called "Trails and Tails" judged

"Top 50" in the miniature division. Both

will be shipped off this month for that

show. I am truly honored! The tour

dates and locations will be posted on my

main site on the schedule page.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Raccoons, squirrels..............

Visitors abound.......

Last week, my dog Bids and I frightened a
visiting raccoon right up this Cedar tree which
stands beside our outside deck. There he
stayed until well after dark.

They generally like finding a safe place to
nap during the day. Often, it's a nice chair
with cushion three stories up on our deck.
(AND..........generally no predators bothering
them at this height) Tooooo cute not to share!

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Cougars and Cubs

For those whom I have missed this month,
may I wish each and all a Happy New Year.
The drawing here depicts a Mountain Lion
and her new cubs high on a ridge. Huge
overhanging boulders serve to give some
protection to the little ones.
The painting is 24" x 30", oil on canvas.
It has been in the works for some time and
cubs have been added along with some
rearranging of rocks to create balance.
This painting should be complete by the
third week in Feb.
I was so engrossed in the work I did not take
photos of it's progress............. I will post the
finished painting once complete.