Saturday, August 10, 2013


As I pack my suitcase for my vacation, my mind wonders to my latest creation, "Playground". It was submitted for a competion and although it wasn't chosen, I learned so much from it. All this is a result from my class with Lilla. I've been paying more attention to icons, using big and small ones to make my painting more visually interesting. Having more detail in each one and most important, being true to myself! Believing in myself and my style!

After the competion was over, I took a long look at my painting and decided to start all over, but this time trace each icon into Illustrator and make it digital, just to compare. Most of the entries and especially the finalists' art, was digital... hmmm Am I at a disadvantage here?.. so many questions were going through my head and although I love digital art and want to learn, I still love to paint. So I think my next step in my art journey will be combining the two and see what happens. For now, I'm focusing on learning all this digital stuff and to be honest, I've been spending day and night on my computer for the last few weeks, obsessing over illustrator. I'm just fascinated!!

So here is the digital version. I've changed a few things but tried to keep the colours as close as the original. What do you think?

My next post will be from the Greek Island, Milos!! as in Venus de Milo! I've never been so this will interesting. From what I've read, this island is most famous for it's rocky beaches, antiquities and museums. So stay tuned for Joanna, artist/travel agent  to report back :)


  1. Hi Venus....I like them both, but I do prefer painted to digital. Have a wonderful holiday, hugs, Valerie

  2. Beautiful! I LOVE it!! Have a wonderful and safe vacation. No, I'm not jealous at all ;) xoxo

  3. Joanna,
    Your paintings are always delightful to me. I like this one because it's so colorful, and I used to take my kids to the playground all the time when they were little. Those were fun times for them.

    Can't wait to see Milos. It sounds gorgeous.



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