Josi Callan Art

Friday, September 30, 2016

Sold  The World Needs More Sunflowers - 30" x 40" Oil on canvas
I have been tweaking this painting on and off for the last year - it has gone to a wonderful home in California of collectors and dear friends.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

This was the week for peony paintings.  Sold my last one Friday - I need to get back into doing more florals.  This one will be shipped to a collector in California.  Heading up to my dear friend Cathryn's garden to cut some of her black eyed susan's - had fun painting them last year.
"Summer Peonies" 24" x 24"

Friday, August 19, 2016

Sold "Sweet Peonies" to a new collector in Gig Harbor, Washington. My brush is feeling rusty this summer with a lot activities and visitors.  Back to doing a few rose studies in the garden while they are still beautiful.

Monday, May 23, 2016

This painting sold yesterday.  "Forgotten Rose" 8" x 10" - oil on panel. This has been a great year for rose paintings - the reference for this one was a rose from my Arizona garden.  I really am nuts about flowers in general and especially roses. Time to paint more.

Friday, May 20, 2016

I have been working on this painting for some time.  Since we live by the water, I am always intrigued by boats and how they sit and reflect in the water.  The reference photo for this is actually a small harbor in Cornwall, England.  I know my dear cousin Kenneth will enjoy this.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

This painting of "Sunflowers" sold last week.  I painted it about three years ago when I was doing more formal still lifes.  I had it in our home and decided it was time to take it to the gallery at the Mesa Arts Center in Arizona.  I am very happy that it has found a new home.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

My dear grandson Alden is a terrific photographer.  He sent me a photo he took in the woods close to his home in New York.  I absolutely loved the imaged and recently painted it.  This is an 8" x 10" - I am thinking of doing a larger one from the same reference. The photo on top and the painting on the bottom.

The following paintings just sold.  "In the Sticks" - became interested in the stick houses that reside on the water in the Northwest - took many, many photos - this one is about a mile from our house.

And, "Elizabeth's Sunflowers."  A dear friend sent me several photos she took last year of sunflower fields - I could not resist painting them.

Painted "Here She Comes" from a photo I took in January from our deck in the Northwest looking at Vashon Island.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Several years ago, my husband took some amazing photos of the tulips in La Conner, Washington.  I finally got around to painting them this week - just in time for spring.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Painted these sunflowers from an image some friends sent last summer. Enjoyed painting this size, 8" x 16".  Playing around with another one with a bit different composition.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Just finished "Nuts about Geraniums" 10" x 20" Oil on Canvas.  I decided I wanted to tackle a clay pot filled with geraniums, focusing mostly on the pot and the leaves.  I did not expect the pot to be so difficult to paint.  It took many tries, with lots of scraping in between.  I think it was the under painting of some blue that did the trick.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Just off the easel "Sentimental Geraniums" 18" x 18" Oil on Canvas

First sale of 2016.  "Peaceful Water"  purchased by the President of Midwestern University for one of their two campuses.  Often artists are not told who buys their artwork.  Really nice to know.

The following paintings sold in the last month Dancing Pansies and Manchester.  Great to see the art market so active.