Topic: Dana’s Work

Detail of Waverly Station…

Posted on April 23, 2009 by - Dana's Work

I’m almost done.  Here are some detail images of the large canvas looking over Waverly Station that I posted in progress last week.  Yep, it will be finished tomorrow and hanging in the atrium this weekend, and I’ll post up a full view preview on Friday along with a preview of everything in its right place on the wall in the studio-

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Late Night in the Studio

Posted on April 19, 2009 by - Dana's Work

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photo from outside the studio

I’ve been spending the evening putting finishing touches on paintings, wires on the backs of others and varnishing the finished pieces.  I also decided tonight that the small painting I’ll give away on Sunday Night is the 5 x 7″ study of La Belle Crepe that I painted on March 1st.  It is acrylic on Maple Art Board.  So if you are on my mailing list & I draw your name,  you may be become the owner of this petite painting Sunday Evening, I’ll be contacting the winner by email.

On the Easel

Posted on April 15, 2009 by - Community Events, Dana's Work

Work in Progress

Only 9 days until the St Paul Art Crawl!  Stop by Lowertown Lofts Cooperative at location #5 on this MAP, there will be over 20 artists participating at this location.

3 Regional Art Picks of the week:

Black & White Rainy day

Posted on March 31, 2009 by - Dana's Work, sketchbook

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Umbrella sketches, charcoal in sketchbook

I have been collecting umbrellas for a few years, most of them are old, many of them broken.  I owe thanks to my friend Cathy who has a knack for finding the most amazing and beautiful vintage umbrellas.  She has added to my collection several high quailty carefully constructed & functional umbrellas.  Here are few sketches of my black and white, slightly bent umbrella that I’ve been using this spring.

Friday Night

Posted on March 27, 2009 by - Community Events, Dana's Work

End of the week update, it has been a busy week full of great little suprises.  I inherited a beautiful enormous French Easel from a painter who doesn’t want to move it across the country!  It is a great addition to my studio and will hold large canvases, it must be at least 8ft tall!  A friend brought some beautiful tulips over for my studio, I finished an experiment in sewing with a bag for my sketchbook, & stumbled upon  my friend Jay’s photography published in Creative Arts Quarterly.

I am working writing the content for my email newsletter that will begin in April & also for those of you interested in limited edition prints, there will be more information coming soon.  I’ve chosen a couple paintings that will be available in a limited quantity as fine art prints.  For anyone who would like to be on my email list, I am still planning to give away a small painting during the month of April, I’ll draw the name (out of a hat!) on the Monday after the Art Crawl.  Email me at dana@danamjohnson.com to be added to the mailing list!

Last but not least for my end of the week update, thank you to Mary Diedrick Hansen for her Art Crawl Sampler  articles in Downtown St Paul Voice.  You can pick up a copy of the paper at businesses all around Lowertown.  Or click here to view the paper online.

Only 28 days until the Art Crawl!

On the Lake

Posted on March 10, 2009 by - Dana's Work

Dana Sliding on Lake Superior Photograph c.2009 jbasil

Back to work!  Tonight I’m working on an ice painting.  I spent the weekend on the lake as you can see in the photo.  When the conditions are right on the surface of Chequamegon Bay, you can skate on the surface.  When I was about 9 years old a friend and I skated across from her shoreline house in the country to the city of Washburn, it must have taken us all afternoon but there is something about open space to intrigue the imagination, much like the blank canvas I am about to tackle.