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

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Friday, November 13, 2009


I'm feverishly finishing up things now for the San Bernardino County Museum Annual Wildlife Art Festival.  Days are running out here for me as the show is just next weekend, the 21st and 22nd, November!   The image here is an Acrylic 5" x 7" on board.  This new medium continues to be a challenge for me given that all my classical training has been in Oil.  However, I'm loving it! 

I'm really excited about the new print releases for the show. The larger images will be available on canvas only. The Black Bear given the size (huge) will be offered up in two sizes. The smaller images will be available in either Paper or Canvas all Signed and Numbered Limited Edition.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Youtube slideshow - A New Adventure!

There is a new "Link" to Youtube at the bottom of the blog if you'd like to watch my newest adventure......... I Movie ! What a fun medium to explore.

This piece features misc. works from spans of work covering about 7 - 8 years. I'd love to venture on to more challenging video clips. Perhaps a "How To" video featuring a painting from start to finish. This would not only be challenging but also fun to produce.

It takes several months to complete some paintings. So this venture would be somewhat time consuming to film and edit.

Luckily, I have had lots of help with learning this program from friend and Photographer Michael Bates. He has produced some of the finest videos I've ever seen. What talent!

Smiles! Brenda

Monday, June 22, 2009

Black Bear - Tree Hugger

The Tree Hugger is coming along slowly.
Today I'll add in a branch pressed under
his arm and against his lower body.

This lower branch will serve to add
interest and balance to the lower
portion of the painting.

There are lots of little areas that
will be fine tuned after this addition.

I hope everyone is enjoying the
Summer months now! The beach is open down by
the lake. There is lots of summer activities going on
here on the mountain. Finally....the fog has passed
us by and the sun is out! Smiles, Brenda

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Black Bear

This piece was started in March and despite nice weather, I've stayed on task. I'd love to go hiking!

The title of this painting is "The Tree Hugger". There is a lot of territory to detail out in this 24" X 36" painting. I'm working with oil too.

Since the weather is so much warmer it seems to be drying well between layers. It's a commissioned piece for a client.
However, I'm liking this one so much, I'm pretty sure I'll have it printed on canvas. Those that have seen it also agree, a print series is a must. I'll post a new photo when it's done. Love to hear your comments! B

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Snow Leopard Study

Wild cats have the most fascinating look
on their faces at any given point.
It was 15 African and Asian Cats at a
resident I visited many years ago that
inspired me to take a major turn in
my art career. The fascination still holds
today. This study was painted using
Acrylic on 5" x 7" canvas.
I love the mesmerizing look in her eyes.
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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Coyote ~ "Sizing Things Up"

It's been a while since I've updated all on what is new in paintings and prints. There are a lot of new images to add too!
This month I'll be adding lots of new prints to my main site encluding,
This coyote painting called "Sizing Things Up". Other images to look forward to is a new Cougar original (you know I can't get away from painting those!), the Cougar image is an oil on canvas 11 x14".
I am particularly proud of a large Moose piece, oil on canvas measuring 28 x 30". I have not commited to printing this one as yet but it's so tempting! I would reproduce it on canvas as well should I decide.
There is a nice new collection of Mini Prints on canvas in the works. i.e. Squirrel, Coyote, 2 wolf pieces, and a new Snow Leopard. That's a good start!
For those in the Tulsa area at the end of the month, I'll be attending "Nature Works". I'm looking forward to the show once more this year visiting with old friends and making new ones.
If you are planning on attending, please stop by and say "Hello".
Look for all the new originals and prints to be displayed in Tulsa in a few weeks! I hope to
see you there!