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

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Friday, October 29, 2010

San Bernardino County Museum "Art and the Natural World 28"

Only a few weeks away (painting time) the Wildlife Art Festival of the San Bernardino County Museum begins another weekend in celebration of Art and the Natural World.

My easel is full !   I have several pieces in different stages of completion.   I thought I would try some Ravens for this show along with another Mini Hawksbill Turtle.  I'll present two of these at the show.   

The larger 14" x 18" Bobcat painting might be a challenge to complete.  It's a full scene of rocks grasses with Mom and two kittens about 5 - 6 months of age.  Bobcats are a little time consuming given their beautifully camouflaged fur of subtle variations of color along the back.  With three of them almost full body to be painted  and framed in three weeks..... well, you get the idea.  I'll probably be burning some late hours!

Time permitting,  I have several reference photos of ideas just in case time permits maybe one or two more 4" x 4" paintings.

Of those images I've included a swan and some ever so cute juvenile skunks being at the top of the list.

Please mark your calendars for this event.  Stop by and say "Hello"!    This year I will be downstairs just behind the Featured Artist, left side of the isle.   Looking forward to seeing you!    :- )

Monday, October 18, 2010

Caribbean Cruiser Wins Silver Metal Award!

Caribbean Cruiser ~ 14" x 18" Acrylic on Board

San Dimas Wildlife Art Festival has always been a fun show for me.  It's a relaxing show to do and a short drive for many who come to see this event.  It's always great to see so many familiar faces and catch up with the events in their lives.   I'd like to thank all who were able to make it and stop by to say "Hello".

A special thanks to the event coordinators, directors and volunteers that make this show a joy to do!  

I'm also honored  to announce my painting, "Caribbean Cruiser" won the Silver Metal Award!   It came as a huge surprise because I really was unsure of how an underwater painting would be received.    I think it was a hit!  And I'm delighted to say, it has a wonderful new home with The Smiths!  Thank you!  

Linda Walker won a Gold Metal Award, Gary R. Johnson won the Bronze Metal.    Congratulations Linda and Gary!

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Announcing New Print Release

Just in time for The San Dimas Wildlife Art Festival next weekend this new print release titled "Night Moves".  Offering 50 Signed Numbered Limited Edition Canvas prints and 5 Artists Proof prints on Canvas.    Image size: 9" x 12"

Looking forward to seeing everyone next weekend!  :- )

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

14th Annual San Dimas Wildlife Art Show

                                             Untitled ~ 14" x 18" Acrylic on board Original

Finally!  Off the easel, this underwater Gulf Coast scene is ready for the upcoming 14th Annual San Dimas Wildlife Art Show.  The show will take place October 15th to 17th at the historic Walker House.

Opening night Preview and Reception is $25.00.  For information and or reservations to the reception call (909) 599-5374.  The reception begins at 6:00pm, dinner is served at 6:30pm.

The opening of the Art Show will be Saturday, October 16th, 9:00am - 5:00pm.  There will be an Artist Seminar at 1:00pm.  Art Appreciation Day is on Sunday, October 17th from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

For complete information visit the Festival of Arts website:

I look forward to seeing you there!  If there is something in particular you are looking for, please 
don't hesitate to call me at the studio! (909) 553-0171