Once again, I was attracted to painting water lilies. This time, the blooming irises added bursts of color to the scene. I painted this work in the San Francisco Botanical Gardens, in Golden Gate Park. This corner of the garden reminded me of the Monet's beautiful Giverny, which I visited some time ago.

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

- Oksana Johnson

Water Lilies and Irises Blooming

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.