10 Years Artist Joan A Brown Beginnings and Endings

10 Years Artist Joan A Brown Beginnings and Endings

Unnamed by Artist Joan A Brown

Reconnecting With My Work

Going through my possessions recently I came across two of what I consider my best works of art created exactly 10 years ago. Both paintings were stored in mailing tubes tucked away in black garbage bags I had not opened since relocating from Alberta several years ago.

A New and Different Mindset

“Looking at them has given me new motivation…”

I discovered an 8″  x 10″ first and then to my pleasant surprise this beautiful 14 x 18 inch oil painting painted on unstretched canvas in 2007. Looking at each piece I could not believe I painted them. I was in my element back then. Since I moved away I have not been the same in the way that I paint…something died. I can’t quite place my finger on it.

10 Years Artist Joan A Brown Beginnings and Endings

Be-that-as-it-may, they are signed with my signature so they are definitely my work. Looking at them has given me new motivation to try and regain whatever supposedly ‘died’, but with a new and different mindset.

These paintings are in need of a title and stretching. The image you see above is a poor representation of the larger painting taken with my hand-held camera. I plan to do a proper scans of both paintings and then repost them here among my other original paintings.

Let me know what you think would be a good title (name) for this piece. All suggestions are welcomed.

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Michaels arts and crafts

From 2004 to 2008 I facilitated oil painting classes at the Michaels Arts & Crafts
in Edmonton on Saturdays. I love it! My students were the best. Many of them
went on to take my home-based classes. I am still in touch with some of them and
I still miss them like crazy. Still home sick…lol. Here I am holding up one of the
paintings I was demonstrating at one of the monthly in-store promotions.

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Lake Superior Stroll

This small oil painting of Lake superior is most definitely one of my least favorite paintings. I don’t usually post images of creative works I am not happy with, but I wanted people who collected my art to get an idea of the works  I do that I am happy with as well as the ones I consider throw-away.


The history behind this painting is that while I was driving through the United States, I made an impromptu stop to stroll the beaches of Lake Superior when I a woman strolling along the beaches. I held on to that memory until time came when I decided I’d make it into a painting.


This original oil painting is my recollection of that day on the cool sandy beaches of Lake Superior. I painted it on an 8 in x 10 in stretched canvas using quality Winsor Newton Oils.

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