Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Winner of Juried Show at The Witte Museum

I was one of the proud winners of the Inspire Fine Arts Center Annual Juried Exhibition at The Witte Museum.
The show featured a lot of wonderful work by local San Antonio artists. This particular piece, "Questionable Circumstances" was made with wax and oil. A journalist from SA Scene interviewed me about the work asking such questions as, 'what influenced this piece?". My work is created so in the moment, but for this, I was strongly influenced by the color red. The red just says so much in itself, hot, rich, luxurious, passion, movement, action, life. My composition of two separate rectangles separated by some aluminum tape (I tend you use tape a lot in my work) is reminisent of a landscape. The aluminum adds to the wonderful reflective quality of wax and how in differing light, it will share all the lucious marks and textures.
To see more of my latest work: http://www.johannagardner.com/

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

A video about my process

Encaustic Style is a unique way of painting:

....you can see other Encaustic artists at our San Antonio Encaustic Group Blog:

My lastest series 24" x 24"

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Tuesday, December 16, 2008