Sunday, October 25, 2020

2020 Challenges


The Dragon's Back







"Lone Cone"
8x8 matted and framed to 12x12  SOLD



                                                                        "The Red Mountains"
                                                                 6x12, matted and framed to 10x16
                                                                                       $145


                                                                 "Sunset Over The San Juans"
                                                              8x8, matted and framed to 12x12  SOLD


                                                                   "Sneffles Sunset"
                                                    8x8x matter and framed to 12x12  SOLD


                                                                            "Poppies"
                                                        6x12, matted and framed to 10x16  SOLD


                                                                    "Red Mountain 3"
                                                    6x12, matted and framed to 10x16  SOLD

            
                                                      "The Many Peaks of Hayden Mountain"
                                                            6x12, matted and framed to 10x16  SOLD

                                                


                                                                 'The Colors of the Blowout"
                                                             8x8, matted and framed to 12x12
                                                      

                                                               "Red Mountain 3 Glows"
                                                            8x8, matted and framed to 12x12
                                                                                      $85



                                                                        "Twin Peaks"
                                                           8x8, matted and framed to 12x12  SOLD



                                                 "September Snow on Mount Abram"
                                                    8x8, mated and framed to 12x12  SOLD



                                                    "Canyon De Chelly Cliff Dwellings"
                                                 6x12, matted and framed to 10x16  $145



                                                                    "Autumn Quakies"
                                                           6x12, matted and framed to 10x16  SOLD

Life has been a little crazy this year for all of us.  I love the way so many have found creative ways to make the best of the situation.  My "paint group" who usually meets once a week to paint together and derive inspiration from each other, has had to meet via emails.  Each week a member of the group came up with a challenge for the week; A theme or photos to reference for that week's painting.  Some of the above paintings came from those challenges.  Then a crazy thing started to happen in August, my paintings began selling at
Mountain Fever and Mad Dog Arts in Ouray.  We had an overabundance of tourists in town this summer and that continued through mid October.  So far, 14 of my paintings have sold!!!  How exciting!  Then I had to get busy painting to keep up, so I was not always able to experiment with the weekly challenge, but paint Ouray scenes instead.  I am not complaining.  It has been great and I love painting Ouray scenes.  

Over the past few years, I have painted many small scenes:  6x6, 8x8 and 6x12.  When 
matted and framed, these small watercolor and ink "sketches" of our beautiful area of the world seem to fill a niche in the "Ouray Art Market"  Who knew??  But I have never been able to make cards from these small paintings as they just would not "fit" right on the size card that I was using.  But I finally figured out how to do it, and now I have all of these small paintings available as cards.  They are 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" (thank you note size), and they are available for $3.50 each from me, Mountain Dog Arts, and Mountain Fever.  

There is a "movement" to designate Sunday, November 29th as Artist Sunday to promote the purchase of local art for holiday gifts.  I along with Mountain Dog Arts in Ouray am participating in that promotion.  Special deals will be available.  Contact me at:
bobbiejohnson@mac.com.  for information.  

"Thank you for everything, I have no complaints whatsoever" Lona

Friday, September 20, 2019

A Year's Worth Of Art

Twin Peaks and Sister
6x12, matted and framed to 10x16, $145
Watercolor and Ink
Autumn Quakies
6x12, matted and framed to 10x16  $145
Watercolor and Ink

Chimney Peak in Autumn
8x8, Matted and framed to 12x12  $75
Watercolor and Ink



Flower rag quilt for great niece, Mia
60x60

Delicate Arch landscape quilt
24x26

Mount Abram Autumn
8x8, matted and framed to 12x12, $75
Watercolor and Ink
Gray Copper Gulch
 6x12, matted and framed to 10x16, $145
Watercolor and Ink
Zion's East Temple
Watercolor and Ink

8 1/2 x 11
the Sonoran Desert
8 1/2 x 11
Watercolor and Ink
A quilt for my friend, Pat
50x56

Flower rag quilt for great niece, Emma
60x60



I did not realize how long it had been since I updated my blog.
So included in this post are most of the paintings and quilts that I have done in the past year.  Except for the landscape quilt, all of them have been gifts.  I have sold a few paintings this year as well as many prints and cards.  The Purple Peacock, where I had paintings, closed, but a portion of it was rebooted by our friend, Jen Norvell.  She has been selling cards and prints for me at her studio, Mountain Dog Arts, and she also sells at the Ridgway Farmer's Market every Friday.  She does pottery herself, gives lessons and provides studio time for potters.  The Wildflower, where I have had paintings, prints and cards for many years is closing the end of this year, so my employers and friends, Bruce and Tamara Gulde will be displaying my original art and cards in Mountain Fever. Where one door shuts a new one opens.  I am very grateful to those who have carried my art in the past and those who will be doing so in the future.  
I continue to enjoy the combination of watercolor and ink and also the smaller 8x8 and 6x12 formats.  But I have not figured out how to make cards from these smaller formats.  
I took a couple of pottery lessons from Jen earlier this summer and have been spending some time at the studio trying to perfect my technique.  It is going slowly, but I am seeing a little bit of improvement.