May 20, 2008

Lenox Spring Art Walk

"On My Way", 30" x 40", oil on linen, Lydia Johnston

This Memorial Day Weekend I will be participating in the 5th Annual Lenox Spring Artwalk. This year the artwalk will be held both Saturday and Sunday, May 24th and 25th, from 11 am to 5 pm each day. Eighteen galleries in Lenox, MA will be open, with demonstrations, refreshments, and opportunities to meet with artists.

I will be at the Lenox Gallery of Fine Art at 69 Church Street on both days. The weather is promising to be glorious, sunny and warm, so come out and enjoy the art.

May 12, 2008

Exhibiting with New Gallery

"Distant Farm", 18" x 22", oil on canvas, Lydia Johnston

This spring I have been accepted into Deborah Davis Fine Art, a gallery in Hudson, NY. It is located at 510 Warren Street, and is open Thursday through Monday from 11:00am - 5:00pm. The town of Hudson is full of art galleries, antique shops and restaurants, a great place to visit.

"Aglow", 12" x 16", oil on canvas

The gallery is set up to show work from all their represented artists on a regular basis, as well as devoting one area to a featured artist, rotating monthly. I will be showing my smaller landscapes throughout the year, and am scheduled to be featured in October, when they will exhibit some of my larger paintings.

May 06, 2008

Still Water

"Still Water", 30" x 40", oil on canvas, Lydia Johnston

Here is another one of the water paintings I have been working on. This painting was actually begun two years ago. The basic composition was set based on cattails growing in my neighbor's pond. But I had never been satisfied with the water, so it had been stored away in my studio.

It seemed a perfect piece to continue my experimenting with painting water, especially as it was large. The backbone of the painting was already there, the color range was already set, I was free to just work on the water. I painted additional layers to convey the sense of still water, the flatness and the rippling reflections.