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!)

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Fall updates in the studio

Quit a bit happening this time of the year in the studio.   Getting prints prepared, originals finished.
I've had some fun with a new side project.  It's one of those things that pleases the spirit more than
any thing else.  I can share that in a bit.

Firstly, I'm finally back to working on the wolf pup. In the fore ground I've added the leaves of 
a flowering plant.  I've much to do to finish these detailed bits.  But, I think I have a good start
as it is.

I've had a few requests for a small Giclee on canvas print.  I've discovered I'm out of them so it's another call to the printer for those.   Apparently, I'm out of several small canvas editions at this time.    

The little Saw Whet Owl is titled: "Fierce Abbreviated".   This image is a 5" x 5" on canvas.

The Chipmonk is titled:  "Chip N Dip".  This image is a 5" x 7" canvas print.

I have a new website in the works as well.  If it sounds like someone who could use an assistant
at this point I'd say, "Yes I do!!!"   

The new website is  It should be open and ready for viewing before too long.  I'll post a special announcement once it's complete and ready to view.

Should anyone like to purchase either of these images please let me know.  I have a professional page on Facebook.  I can received any special request through that page.
Brenda D. Johnson Wildlife Art 

In the mean time, I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful fall season.  Cheers

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

May updates from the studio

May is breezing by so quickly this year.  I've hardly been able to catch up with myself.
I have a few updates.    Firstly, I'll be getting a new website soon.
Sadly, I was informed that my wonderful web gal Diane lost her fight with cancer.
Too many too soon.  She was a talented caring artist as well as a great person to do
business with.  Diane's passion was Manatees.  She did a lot of conservation efforts
on their behave.  She will certainly be missed!  

I don't have a date on the new website as yet.  I have met a new web person that is going
to help me set one up.  We will both have a tight schedule prior to her trip and mine
in the beginning of June.  I suspect that it will be reasonably ready to publish mid to
third week of the month.

I'm excited about a fresh new look to B. D. Johnson Art!  I'll be able to add new 
paintings as they come off the easel as well myself.   So new images more often!

Second announcement; After much planning, I'll be visiting the Florida Everglades,
swimming with Dolphins, visiting a Turtle Hospital and spending several days on
a small Island (Key).  The little island is a learning center and info gathering facility.
We'll be gathering specimens each day to study.   I so enjoy kayaking!  I'm looking
forward to some adventures.  Hopefully, I'll be able to share some of these with

Lastly, but not least... The above image is a new acrylic on Amperstand Board,
measuring 5" x 5".  The subject is a Mountain Chickadee local to the Southern
California Mountain range where I live.  It is perched on a branch in an Oak 
Tree also local to our area.

As soon as time permits, I'll post my marine experiences on my Wilderness Blog
which you can click on to the right alone the column.


Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Wolf Pup WIP ...

Here I've added more final touches to the wolf pup.  More will be added as I move along through the painting.   A nice boulder adds some texture to the piece.  The foreground and background will be drawn out at this stage adding more dimension and depth.  

I'll post updates as time permits.    Enjoy

Wolf Pup WIP in steps.

In the image above, I've cut out a Mylar cover to protect the wolf painting in preparation for airbrushed background.   The next image shows the paint sprayed in and in the last image you can see I've removed the Mylar.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Happy New Year              Leopard Frogs and Lily

Here is my latest painting.  This 5" x 5" Acrylic on Amperstand Board was challenging for me 
still having some double vision after a years worth of eye treatment.   My vision is clear, slightly
double.  I'd say this tiny piece proves anything is possible with determination.

I always enjoy painting water whether moving or still.  Though I am not known for painting
amphibians,  I'm quite fond of them.   And truly, who could resist a relaxing pond filled with 
lily pads.  :D