What painting is teaching me about LIFE.

Cabbage (preview) watercolor on board I have control issues. But then, don’t we all. My work is echoing my life right now. Choosing surfaces that repel and spread force me to relax, let go, and receive what I’m given. At the same time, I’m focusing my energies to manipulate and form life out of otherwise…

Unfolding

Iris in watercolor, ink, Adobe illustrator Hi dear friends, It’s been a while. A long while. {{  As all the flowers fold back up, shrink, turn brown, and die, I’m unfolding. One fragile petal at a time, I’m disclosing weakness, exposing strength, and discovering deftly-folded beauty that goes down deep.  }} It’s been a bit…

Prints Available Online!

Hi friends, I’ve got good news for you! I finally took the plunge and made prints of my work available online here: http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/4-kelly-johnson.html Go go go! Fine Art America is the number one place on the web to buy amazing prints. It’s an art junkie’s paradise! You have the option to buy art framed, unframed, on…

An Experiential Life Pt.1

(This will be a 2 part post, since I didn’t have time to illustrate today.) When people hear what kind of life Nathan and I live, we typically get one of two responses: utter confusion (“Wait, so…what do you do? Where are you from?…”) or, more commonly, good-natured envy (“OMG, I want to travel so badly!…