This studio painting was inspired by earlier plein air work I did on Oahu in Hawaii. Boats fascinate me, making me wonder about the places they have traveled. The light on these boats created interesting shadows and reflections, which inspired me to experiment with the texture. I worked in many layers, and used brushes, palette knives, rollers, and squeegees to create a variety of marks representing my impression of a warm morning by the harbor.

- Oksana Johnson

Resting Boats

Oil painting on stretched linen
Painting wraps around edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front

30" h x 40" w x .75" d
3 lbs. 1 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.