September is my favorite time of year in Alaska. Because the seasons change here so quickly all the vegetation dresses in their Sunday best before taking their long winter's rest. Scarlet, yellows, the deepest violets, and even splashes of fireweed crimson in the undergrowth flood the senses. My attempt with this painting was to push the traditional limited palette of red, yellow and blue to it's full capacity. Using the palette knife enabled me to push the colors without loosing their inherent identity and saturation in the foreground. I slowly allowed the blue-grays to dominate as the mountains continued to recede into the hazy sky. As I painted, I was struck by the metaphor and symbolism of the word "fall". How clear everything was in...
Israeli born, Talya Johnson is an impressionist artist and graphic designer. She's influenced by the light, color and brushwork of the impressionists; as well as the depth, luminosity and draftsmanship of the old masters and academic artists. Her colorful works can be found in numerous private collections throughout the globe. Original oil paintings and fine art prints by Talya are available at Town Square Gallery, in Wasilla, Alaska. Talya is a founding member of Painted Ladies, a group of dedicated women artists committed to supporting and promoting fine art.
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