Josi Callan Art

Sunday, November 18, 2018

A friend sent me a wonderful photo of a pond at the Seattle Arboretum.  I was fascinated by the reflections - it took me forever to get where I wanted them. 

"A New Day"

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

I have been in NYC for a few weeks - so good to have family close by.  I painted "On a Day Like This," from a photo I took in Central Park - the colors right now are amazing.

For the first time in a very long time, I am excited about painting again and I think it shows.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Sold, "Sunrise over Vashon Island" - to a dear friend in CA, who is missing her NW roots.  When I painted this the smokey haze was making all the sunrise and sunset colors more vibrant.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

More flowers from the garden - I have been drawn over and over again this summer to the garden and trying to capture the vibrant blooms - they will be gone too soon.  Early Light 

Sunday, July 29, 2018

I have spent a lot of time in the garden this summer - these are some of my favorite paintings.  Trying to paint fuchsias is really crazy making.  I have lots of the baskets - so I took photos from all angles.

"Spring" was painted when all the lilac and rhodies were in bloom.

"The Only Way Out is Always Through" -  based on the Frost poem that has kept me going these past two years.

"Sky Peak"

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

My favorite way to begin the "rose" season - in my garden.

These three paintings sold last weekend - making me realize once again that my inventory is too low.  I am working on a very large gardenscape in a more abstract style than in the past.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

George and I spent many happy years in the Arizona Sun - I had that in mind when I painted "Sun Seeker."  This painting just sold to a collector in the Northwest - who I assume is always seeking sun.

It has been several months since I posted.  I have been painting sporadically.  Most recently, to try and get the brushes moving again I have turned to abstracts - using a theme of windows.  I am pleased with the results, two below.  I love color and these show that.