Water lilies have an immediate appeal for someone who has been inspired by Monet’s paintings. I painted this small plein air painting in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.  I challenged myself to mostly use a palette knife, trying to convey the complex texture of various foliage surrounding the flowers. I used a lot of paint on the water lilies, as they had an impression of glowing lights swimming in the water. 

This piece is on linen board and will need a frame for display.

- Oksana Johnson

Water Lilies

Oil painting on canvas board

Signed on front

8" h x 10" 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.