Oil Painting Path to Nowhere by Talya Johnson

Path to Nowhere

There are two weeks in June when the Eklutna Flats in the Mat-Su valley are washed with the deep blue and violet of wild irises. Prickly roses, Shooting Stars, and Chocolate Lilies provide lovely touches of contrast to the display. While quite visible from the highway, vehicles zoom past at 65 miles per hour, their…



I decided to take a break from the mother and son commission. I’ve scraped it so many times, that I’ve lost count and thought I had a good under-painting until I looked at it the next day. I’m contemplating throwing it out and starting over on a different pose-we’ll see. So I finished up “Nomad”…