Wednesday, August 15

Virginia Johnson


I have been so inspired by the fluid quality of water colors and gouaches lately. I know you have probably already seen Virginia Johnson's beautiful illustrations, but I think they are so graceful and really capture the essence of the scene. It may also be that I am working on some illustrations that look similar. Side note, she is also very gracious, I sent her an email about a year ago, with some questions about how she started her amazing business and she took the time to write me back with really helpful advice!

10 comments:

  1. oh! i really like her, too. in fact, we are always thinking of her as a possible illustrator for Bene (the magazine i work for). she has a lovely, calm, cheery style. thx for the post!

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  2. Lovely post and link. Check out those wonderful owl pillows!

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  3. Tell me about it, I love how she does animals, so breezy and so charming. Golly I want one of her scarves soooo bad.

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  4. thanks for reading my blog!

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  5. Oh, they're lovely. I would love to have the one you've pictured on top.

    P.S. Those "new prints for Shiny Squirrel" you have in your sidebar look really great. Am excited to see more!

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  6. there is something so luxurious about the colors in those watercolors.

    beautiful.

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  7. These are just lovely, thanks for posting them :)

    ~Kate

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  8. Virginia Johnson is wonderful. I have the Kate Spade style book, just so I can stare at her illustrations.

    I love my wool camel shawl. Her prints manage to be both figurative and abstract at the same time.

    Great blog, by the way!

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  9. e, I am soo jealous! That is the one I really wanted. Can you really use it for yourself or as a throw? It seemed thin to me to use as a throw, what do you think?

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  10. michelle-
    the shawl is a bit thin for a throw, but it's so big, i can wear it like a blanket. although light, it's incredibly warm, which makes it perfect for offices and libraries during the summer. i can't wait to see her new designs for the fall! i agree, her animal prints are the best.

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