February 3, 2016

Deer Camouflage

On a snow canvas, 
trees paint the shadows: 
Horizontal swooshes. 
Curves up a hill. 
Blankets of blue and purple and gray.
Nature's final 'painting'- 
a camouflage for deer.

I started this painting last year in the midst of our 110" inches of snowfalls but thought better of finishing it and sending it out. The recipients had had enough snow. With hardly any snow this year [so far] I finished it.

Watercolor, 10x8  ©Johanna Bohoy, 2016. $125.

December 14, 2015

November 17, 2015

Yoga balasana

Bala "child." Asana "pose."
Child's Pose.

Be a child.


Pastel, 10x8, $145.

SOLD-Rhode Island

October 22, 2015

Fall Walk

A stroll.
One step at a time.
No time, no place, no hurry.
Through colored blankets of gifts from the trees.

Pastel, 6x9 $75.

September 24, 2015

Closing Up the summer

This, the first day of fall
signals the closing of summer: vacation house, bathing suits, convertibles, and playthings.
It opens up autumn: a tranquil beach, crispy days, dry sun, and the approaching rainbow of leaves.
A sad good-bye
A happy welcome.

Pastel, 2007, SOLD

September 2, 2015

Labor Day rest

Hang loose.
Take a rest.
Do nothing.
Stare at the sky.
Swing in the breeze.
Enjoy Labor Day.
You deserve it.

[An older painting that fits the day.] 
Pastel 5 x 7, 2007. SOLD

August 5, 2015

Summer pit stop

Hot day.
Cool spot.
Sun streaks the shade
and pops the color.
Ice cream chills the body 
but also cheers the soul.

Pastel, 10 x 8, $150.

July 16, 2015

Morning Glory

Glories of the morning.

Watercolor, 8x10, $140.

June 22, 2015

Gunther Schuller composer

Pulitzer Prize winning composer, jazz musician, teacher, and author Gunther Schuller died this June 21, 2015, to Beethoven's Ode to Joy that played by his deathbed. He combined classical and jazz in his compositions and performances and coined the term “Third Stream” for music that incorporated elements of both.
I had the pleasure of meeting him and doing this portrait for a project a number of years ago. Besides being a multi-talented person, he was a wonderfully pleasant and respectful gentleman. 
His music will play on...

Charcoal, 11.5" x 18," $250.

June 9, 2015

Babies take a bow

That time of year again.
When babies take a bow.
A showcase of little ones in tutus and tiaras.
One goes one way, one goes another... Some collide. 
Petals fly.
Nothing in sync but their levels of adorable.

Pastel "Simone's Bow" 24" x 18" 
SOLD Commission [Texas]