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Layne Johnson // FINE ART  There’s beauty all around. Join me, I’ll show you. Represented by @dutchartgallery / Dallas, TX ↡Get your FREE cloudscape art for your phone↡

That last hour . . . when shadows are long and the light becomes golden. Things take on a magical glow. The water slowly passes as the day settles into dusk. A quiet end to a perfect day.
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SLOW WATERS (Sold)
24”x18” | Oil on Belgian linen
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🎶Music in the studio: “Sea of Clouds” by composer Caleb Etheridge
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The big trees’s all done... More work to do on the foreground and background.
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♥️ Like clouds? Tap the link in bio @laynejohnsonstudio and get a free cloud wallpaper for your phone!
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🎶Music in the studio: painting to the "Meet Joe Black" soundtrack by composer Thomas Newman
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While working on the shadows near the water line of this creek I realized how abstract some things are while you’re working on them. It’s true. Sometimes you just can’t see the forest for the trees. 😜 But if you trust the process you’ll never be disappointed-ish. (And yes, I have to remind myself of that, too. Have faith.)
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Thanks for liking and following @laynejohnsonstudio 🙏🏻
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🎶Music in Studio: painting to the “Maleficent ” soundtrack by composer James Newton Howard .
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In March, Live Oaks start pushing off their leaves to add new ones, so they’re not as full as they would be otherwise. Normally, when I’m painting a tree I block in larger shapes. But sometimes circumstances require adjusting technique. So I’m stippling!
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🎶Music in the studio: painting to the "The Last Samurai" soundtrack by composer Hans Zimmer
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♥️ Like clouds? Tap the link in bio @laynejohnsonstudio and get a free cloud wallpaper for your phone!
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🎶In my senior year of college I wrote a paper on #VincentVanGogh. I drew extensively from his letters to his brother Theo. I now have the full set of those letters - and they’re a treasure. Have you read them? Every artist should! Vincent saw color and used it in a way that has changed many artist's lives and work, including my own. In honor of Vincent! 🙏🏻❤️
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🎶Music in the studio: painting to “Starry, Starry Night”, sung by Lianne La Havis from the soundtrack to “Loving Vincent”
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♥️ Like clouds? Tap the link in bio @laynejohnsonstudio and get a free cloud wallpaper for your phone!
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Here they are! The top 4 paintings from the poll a few days ago. It took a bit of time to read and tally up the more than 600 responses (between IG and FB), but we finally made it through. THANK YOU to everyone who responded and liked that post. There were some very insightful comments - and some hilarious ones! 😜 One thing I learned is people’s likes are reflected by what’s close to their heart. It’s very personal and that makes it special. 🙏 (I’ll let you know when the magazine is available.) .
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Clockwise from top left:
Rainmaker | 40”x60”
Magic in the Light | 24”x24”
Moon Shadows | 36”x24”
Crescendo in Blue | 18”x24”
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One thing you’ll notice in the Texas Hill Country is cattle roaming rather freely at times. In this case, the lead cow is providing a primary focal point. Her warm color contrasts nicely with the overall coolness of the image. Painting cows is a very moooooo-ving experience! 😜🤪 (Sorry, couldn’t resist!)
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🎶Music in the studio: painting to “The Wonder” by composer Caleb Etheridge
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♥️ Like big clouds? tap the link in bio @laynejohnsonstudio and get a free cloudscape wallpaper for your phone!
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There’s nothing better than a script-liner brush to create detail for tall grass along the water’s edge. And it’s fun too! 😜 (Another sneak peek from the tutorial video I’m working on.)
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🎶Music in the studio: painting to “Reach” by composer Caleb Etheridge
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♥️ Like big clouds? tap the link in bio @laynejohnsonstudio and get a free cloudscape wallpaper for your phone!
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My wife and I have been having a debate about which of these paintings is our favorite (and we don’t agree!). Several are going to be included in a new art magazine, so we need to decide. So I thought I’d do a little poll - which is YOUR favorite? Swipe for individual images then let me know in the comments below! 😉
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From top left, across and down:
1)Enchanted Vista | 40”x30”
2)Moon Shadows | 36”x24”
3)Magic in the Light | 24”x24”
4)’Til the End of the Day | 16”x12”
5)Rainmaker | 40”x60”
6)Still Waters | 30”x24”
7)Rain’s a Comin’ | 24”x36”
8)Storm Approaching | 40”x30”
9)Crescendo in Blue | 18”x24”
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♥️ Like big clouds? tap the link in bio @laynejohnsonstudio and get a free cloudscape wallpaper for your phone!
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Here’s another little sneak-peak of a painting tutorial I’m working on. Some parts of a painting are painted more robustly, but the details of clouds require a more delicate touch. Sometimes so little can convey so much.
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♥️ Like big clouds? tap the link in bio @laynejohnsonstudio and get a free cloudscape wallpaper for your phone!
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🎶Music in the studio: “Sea of Clouds” by composer Caleb Etheridge
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You know I'm all about sharing! Since you all seem to kinda like my big sky cloud paintings (double tap if you do 😄), here’s a FREE cloudscape wallpaper from Enchanted Vista (exclusively for my email subscribers). ❤️
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✨If you aren't already on my list, head to my bio @laynejohnsonstudio and tap the link to get yours too. Includes new ones every month. Enjoy! (Tag someone you think would like these too.)
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ENCHANTED VISTA
40X30 | Oil on cradled panel
Available @dutchartgallery
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Hey there! Have we met yet? There are a LOT more of you following me since I last introduced myself, so I thought it was time for a quick intro. To help you get to know me better, I also created a SPECIAL page on my website just for you. Click the link in my bio @laynejohnsonstudio for more PLUS get a wallpaper from this painting for your phone.
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Now for the intro: If we haven't met yet, Hi! I'm Layne. Here’s a few things about me, including some of the things I get asked about most. Let me know if you can relate to any of these. 😊
>I’m a Texan, born and raised. (In case y’all can’t tell!)
>I’m the middle kid. If you’re a middle child, you know what that means.
>Started painting when I was 12 or 13 after buying my first art supplies with allowance money. I’ve painted regularly ever since, and professionally since college.
>I currently paint landscapes (primarily), mostly of Texas and exclusively in oils.
>I have more than 20 published books (all for kids). I’ve been blessed to work with some amazing authors. (Check out my books on Amazon.)
>I love sunsets, sunrises, moonlight, and big stormy clouds. ❤️ (You probably already guessed that!)
>Some of my favorite art supplies are artist panels from @ampersand_art, and Gamsol from @gamblincolors.
>When I’m not in the studio, I’m usually out in the garden or doing something with Mary Anne, my tractor. I named her after “Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel” – one of my favorite books as a kid.
>I love to play XBox with my wife. Co-op Zombie games are our favorites. 😜
>I love to listen to music while I paint. Some of my favorite composers are Thomas Newman, John Barry, Rachel Portman, and James Horner.
>Current favorite TV shows include: Elementary, Legion and Star Trek NG
>We have 5 chickens & they’re all named after Harry Potter characters (‘cause I love HP).
>My wife & I started dating in high school and we’re still sweethearts.
>Our son is also an artist. Hard to imagine, right??! LOL He's an awesome 3D artist (for video games) – check his work out @brett_johnson_portfolio.
>Yes, I AM working on some longer video tutorials. COMING SOON!
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Thanks for following and for inspiring ME every day! You all are the best!

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