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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Upcoming show -- Waterworks







These three watercolors are going into a show in May, running through the end of May. I used black and white references for all three of these paintings. The John Sloan portrait comes from a photo in his book "Gist Of Art" -- a very worthwhile read. The other two come from photos of railroad workers and scenes from the 1940s. I am working in watercolor in my evening class trying to loosen up a little. The show is in Chicago in a gallery in Roscoe Village.

10 comments:

Lynn Dykstra said...

I love the smile you have on the portrait! The mood for each painting is wonderful
Lynn

Slim Johnson said...
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Lynn Dykstra said...

Malapropism?
grea twit.

Slim Johnson said...

....no, a little too slow with the space bar, but since it's kind of funny, I'll let my dumb comment stand and remember to Preview in the future.

Stefan Nuetzel said...

I wish you the best for your show. Seeing your paintings bigger would be very nice but from what I am able to see, these are three fine watercolors. Cheers..Nue

Slim Johnson said...

Stefan: Thank you for your kind comments. I have only started this blog and don't yet know how to enlarge the pictures, I am just learning. I appreciate being able to share art with others and find your work to be an inspiration. Soon I will be posting the copy I did of my "Two Satyrs" by Rubens.

Michael Chesley Johnson, PSA said...

Very nice work, Slim! My favourite is the Sloan portrait at top. You really captured his personality.

Slim Johnson said...

Thnaks, Michael --- by the way, his "Gist Of Art" is a really excellent book with a lot of insight.

Jan said...

I'm looking forward to seeing these paintings in the gallery.

Steve, thanks for the link to your blog!

Pete Nekola said...

Thank you for posting thoughts as you work. After some searching I was delighted to find a painting I've recently purchased here on this blog: the latter of these three, the night landscape, name and the title "Night Shift Nocturne" written on back--though no signature. I like the painting very much, and have removed the 8X10 mat and reframed so the entire 9X12 painting is now visible. Any more thoughts to share on this last painting?