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W. K. Johnson
Abstract Still Life Paintings

The still life paintings are inspired by my collection of vintage North Carolina Pottery. The pottery images are not literal, but my interpretation of the pots, adding color and shapes that the actual pots inspire.  The objective is to create a colorful active series of shapes and textures that have an interchange of space within the boundaries of the canvas. "That is to say, the planes of colors and textures seem to be either closer or farther away from the viewer". The center for Art Pottery in North Carolina is SEAGROVE.

The Fruit Bowl Paintings are a call from the past, Mr. Johnson did similar studies in the 1970s and was reminded of them during his recent visit to the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, Virginia where he saw for the first time in over 30 years their Matisse "Bowl Of Apples"

For examples of how Mr. Johnson's Still Life paintings may look in a room click here!

original abstract painting by W. K. johnson titled "North Carolina Jugs"

original abstract painting by W. K. johnson titled "North Carolina Jugs"

original abstract painting by W. K. johnson titled "North Carolina Still Life"

original abstract painting by W. K. johnson titled "North Carolina Still Life"

original abstract painting by W. K. johnson titled "North Carolina Pottery and Fruit"

original abstract painting by W. K. johnson titled "North Carolina Pottery and Fruit"

Acrylic On Canvas 48" x 36" Framed Price on Request

original abstract painting by W. K. johnson titled "North Carolina Jug With Green Apples"

original abstract painting by W. K. johnson titled "North Carolina Jug With Green Apples"

Acrylic on Canvas 30" x 40" Framed Price on Request

original abstract painting by W. K. johnson titled "Still Life With North Carolina Pottery"

original abstract painting by W. K. johnson titled "Still Life With North Carolina Pottery"

Acrylic on canvas 30" x 40" Framed Price on request

original abstract painting by W. K. johnson titled "North Carolina Pottery and Two Oranges"

original abstract painting by W. K. johnson titled "North Carolina Pottery and Two Oranges"

Acrylic on canvas 30" x 40" Framed Price on request

original abstract painting by W. K. johnson titled "Still Life With North Carolina Jug And Apples"

original abstract painting by W. K. johnson titled "Still Life With North Carolina Jug And Apples"

Acrylic on canvas 30" x 40" Framed Price on request

original abstract painting by W. K. johnson titled "North Carolina Pot With Fruit Bowl"

original abstract painting by W. K. johnson titled "North Carolina Pot With Fruit Bowl"

Acrylic on canvas 30" x 40" Framed Price on request

original abstract painting by W. K. johnson titled "Fruit Bowl With North Carolina Pots"

original abstract painting by W. K. johnson titled "Fruit Bowl With North Carolina Pots"

Acrylic on canvas 30" x 40" Framed Price on request

original abstract painting by W. K. johnson titled "North Carolina Pots"

original abstract painting by W. K. johnson titled "North Carolina Pots"

Acrylic on canvas 30" x 40" Framed Price on request

original abstract painting by W. K. johnson titled "Still Life With North Carolina Pots"

original abstract painting by W. K. johnson titled "Still Life With North Carolina Pots"

Acrylic on canvas 30" x 40" Framed Price on request

original abstract painting by W. K. johnson titled "Fruit Bowl After Matisse 2"

original abstract painting by W. K. johnson titled "Fruit Bowl After Matisse 2"

Acrylic on canvas 24" x 36" Framed Price on request

original abstract painting by W. K. johnson titled "Still Life With Fruit"

original abstract painting by W. K. johnson titled "Still Life With Fruit"

Acrylic On Canvas 26 1/2" x 38 1/2" Framed Price on request

original abstract painting by W. K. johnson titled "Fruit Bowl 4"

original abstract painting by W. K. johnson titled "Fruit Bowl 4"

Acrylic on canvas 36" x 24" Framed Price on request

original abstract painting by W. K. johnson titled "Fruit Bowl 3"

original abstract painting by W. K. johnson titled "Fruit Bowl 3"

Acrylic on canvas 36" x 24" Framed Price on request

original abstract painting by W. K. johnson titled "Fruit Bowl With North Carolina Jug"

original abstract painting by W. K. johnson titled "Fruit Bowl With North Carolina Jug"

Acrylic on canvas 30" x 40" Framed Price on request

original abstract painting by W. K. johnson titled "Still Life With Fruit Bowl And Carolina Pottery"

original abstract painting by W. K. johnson titled "Still Life With Fruit Bowl And Carolina Pottery"

Acrylic On Canvas 30" x 40" Price on request

original abstract painting by W. K. johnson titled "Still Life With Carolina Pottery"

original abstract painting by W. K. johnson titled "Still Life With Carolina Pottery"

Acrylic On Canvas 48" x 40" Framed Price on request

original abstract painting by W. K. johnson titled "Two Carolina Pot"

original abstract painting by W. K. johnson titled "Two Carolina Pot"

Acrylic On Canvas 30" x40" Price on request

original abstract painting by W. K. johnson titled "North Carolina Pot"

original abstract painting by W. K. johnson titled "North Carolina Pot"

Acrylic on canvas 30" x 40" Framed Price on request

original abstract painting by W. K. johnson titled "Red Jug"

original abstract painting by W. K. johnson titled "Red Jug"

Acrylic on canvas 30"x 40" Framed Price on request

original abstract painting by W. K. johnson titled "Still Life With North Carolina Pottery"

original abstract painting by W. K. johnson titled "Still Life With North Carolina Pottery"

Acrylic on canvass 24" x 36" Price on request

original abstract painting by W. K. johnson titled "Rebecca Jug Before Dark Window"

original abstract painting by W. K. johnson titled "Rebecca Jug Before Dark Window"

Acrylic on canvas, 24" x 36". Framed Price on request

original abstract painting by W. K. johnson titled "Rebecca Jug"

original abstract painting by W. K. johnson titled "Rebecca Jug"

Acrylic On Paper 37" x 50 1/2" Framed Price on request

original abstract painting by W. K. johnson titled "Rebecca Jug"

original abstract painting by W. K. johnson titled "Rebecca Jug"

Acrylic on canvas 30" x 40" Framed Price on request

original abstract painting by W. K. johnson titled "Rebecca Jug"

original abstract painting by W. K. johnson titled "Rebecca Jug"

Acrylic on canvas 36" x 24" Framed Price on request

original abstract painting by W. K. johnson titled "Rebecca Jug With Black Handle"

original abstract painting by W. K. johnson titled "Rebecca Jug With Black Handle"

Acrylic on canvas 30" x40" Framed Price on request

original abstract painting by W. K. johnson titled "Still Life With Fruit Bowl And Rebecca Jug"

original abstract painting by W. K. johnson titled "Still Life With Fruit Bowl And Rebecca Jug"

Acrylic on canvas. 48" x 36" Price on request

"If Raphael returned today with exactly the same pictures, no one would buy a single one....No one would even look at them."

Pablo Picasso
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