Plush blankets featuring Talya Johnsons amazing oil paintings printed on the front surface. The reverse side is unprinted white fleece. Each blanket is 100% polyester and is available in two different styles: plush fleece and sherpa fleece. Plush fleece blankets are soft and fluffy on both sides, whereas sherpa blankets are smooth like a soft sweater on the artwork side (i.e. shorter threads) which provides for a sharper image. Looking for a recommendation? Go with a 60" x 80" plush fleece blanket. It's soft and luxurious on both sides... the artwork looks incredible... and the size is just right for everyone.
Alternatively, duvet covers are also available for purchase. Artistic Duvet Covers
Original oil painting of Iris flowers painted in the style of French Impressionism by Oregon fine artist Talya Johnson. Fanciful Irises bloom and dance like magical foxfire on an abstracted background.
Behind The Canvas
Saturated visual complements vibrated strongly as I painted these irises blooming at Schreiner's Iris Gardens in Salem Oregon. I’m not sure if I see the vibrations more readily due to my eye condition, or if my eyes were simply weary that day from all the color stimulus the garden had to offer, but I’ve learned long ago to just go with it, and paint what I see. Out came the palette knife scooping thick oil color straight out of the tube. The sensation was like frosting a frozen cake and I relished the journey my passionate muse thrust upon me.
I’m often torn between my desire to paint realistically and my desire to abstract. My poor eyesight forces abstracted views, but my marvel at detail (when I can make it out with corrective lenses and a little luck) competes for my attention and demands expression. Sometimes I’ll paint with detail only to obliterate it with a palette knife later. Other times I’ll start with the knife, and slowly chip away at the color until clarity and detail emerge.