I painted this piece during an outdoor session at the 2017 Plein Air conference in San Diego. The contrasting light and shadows of the building, and the yellow blossoms of the tree in front of it, immediately caught my attention. I used a palette knife to convey the texture of the Old Town building.

- Oksana Johnson

Old Town

Oil painting on canvas board

Ready to frame

Signed on front

9" h x 12" w x .12" d
0 lbs. 6 oz.



Oksana Johnson
San Francisco, California

Getting to Know Oksana

Oksana’s paintings embody the tradition of Impressionism in the truest sense of the style. While Impressionism in its 19th Century roots was intended to change both the method and perception of painting modern life, Impressionist work in a contemporary context is arguably entirely about aesthetics. Oksana’s paintings beautifully capture serene city and garden scenes with soft painterly strokes and a delicate depiction of light. She often works en plein air, particularly when she travels in Europe, following in the footsteps of the Impressionist masters. When she’s not travelling or painting outdoors, Oksana can be found admiring her tranquil view of the Pacific Ocean from her San Francisco home and studio.