Silver Lining

10″x8″ oil on panel

Silver linings don’t come without rain clouds.

Here is my sketch. I painted on a panel primed with fluorescent pink acrylic. You can see the underpainting peeking through all the grey of this painting.

Beauty, Grown in Silence

6″x6″ oil on panel

“We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls.” -Mother Teresa

Today is Valentines Day and Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent. I am eliminating social media from my life this lent to make room for more silence. I can’t promise I will be able to touch souls, but I will make room for the possibility.

Parade in Pink

24″x36″ mixed media on canvas

Walking to School series No•8

“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you…I could walk through my garden forever.”

-Alfred Tennyson

Spokes & Shadows

24″x36″ mixed media: latex, acrylic, chalk marker, old homework…

Walking to School Series No•7

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.”

-Albert Einstein

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Juliana Crownover Spring painting workshops – Texas

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Plein Air Oil Workshop

Come paint Plein air in oils on a beautiful North Texas farm, 15 miles east of downtown Dallas. All levels of experience welcome.

Through demonstration and individual instruction you will be guided through a process to help you obtain confidence and pleasure from painting outdoors and in the studio. Learn how to capture the changing light through value, color, and composition.

Date: February 14, 15, 16, 2018

Time: 9am-4pm daily

Location: Sunnyvale Texas

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Plein Air Pastel Intensive

Want to obtain more confidence and pleasure from painting en plein air? Join me at my farmstead studio, where I am offering a four-day plein air pastel workshop. Through demonstration and individual instruction you will be guided through the process of painting outdoors. Learn how to capture the changing light, value, color, and composition.

Date: April 10-13, 2018

Location: Sunnyvale Texas

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A Brother’s Hand

16″x20″ mixed media

If my paintings were sculptures I normally sculpt in clay. I add and add layers. This was created like a stone sculpture, I started with a wild underpainting, and then eliminated details to reveal the focal point. Negative space is what this is all about, turns out you can paint a beautiful tree by only painting sky.

Walking to School No•6

Walking to School – sketches

18″x24″ grey and black ink on newsprint

I read once Hemmingway always stopped writing mid sentence at a really good part so it was easier to get back into writing the next day. It turns out that your subconscious keeps “working on the project” as you move on to other things. I try to capture some of that subconscious grunt work by making notes about ideas, sketches, underpaintings, color plans… there are just started and half finished paintings all over my studio. Now, to let my brain work out these paintings as I move on to a mountain of laundry!