March 21, 2017

Baking a cake.

“The sun was slanting thru the crisp white curtains of the compact kitchen– a scent of wild rose from the blossoming bush outside the window was perfuming the air as the breeze blew in– but the scent of cake baking in the oven was the star. My mother was singing “la de da...” as she whipped up a 7 Minute Frosting to ice the impending cake as we all hovered and waited in anticipation to lick the beaters. The cake batter had already been licked clean earlier by we overzealous kids fighting over who would do it first. 
I  can’t recall if the cake was for a birthday, dessert, or just ‘needed’ to be made, but all of the ingredients were there: the sun, the smells, the love, the passion, the family, the adoration, and anticipation. 

Later~
The cake is done, the frosting white, fluffy, and peaked. Who can wait?  No one– when the aroma seduces your senses: your eyes, your nose, your tastebuds. My mother takes the knife and carefully slices a piece for each of us, sneaking a lick of the wayward crumbs and frosting as she goes. The sun is now in a different place, the oven is cooling, our childish patience has waned, and we are finally ready for a bite of this beautifully baked piece of magic. 

That particular piece of Mom’s magic, chemistry, and passion, is now lovingly baked in our own sunlit compact kitchen.”
           ~ Johanna Bohoy


From an article written & illustrated for the Massachusetts Specialty Food Newsletter. 

Pastel, 5x7, $75.

March 14, 2017

Spring?

OK.
It's spring?

Pastel, 5x7, $75.
 

March 1, 2017

Oscars red Carpet 2017-Red, White & Blue

Red hot fashions
White & black
Blue bloopers
Seeing stars.

Click OSCARS and see 9 years of my runway paintings 

Pastel, 10x8, $150. 

[inquire about purchasing the whole Runway series of 10 paintings]

February 13, 2017

Love Song

Valentines' day.
A day of remembrance for all those you love, loved, need to love, want to love, have to love; just love.
Friends, mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, husbands, wives, lovers, sons, daughters, grandparents, mentors, pets, people, places, things, freedom...
Sing a song of love.

(Lindsey singing to her grandparents at their special wedding on Valentine's Day)

Pastel, 10x8, NFS

February 2, 2017

A Field Goal Super Bowl

Kick it!
Win it!
Go guys go.
We're eating chicken wings– 
while you fly.
Beer and nachos–
while they fry.

Pastel, 8x10, $150.


January 24, 2017

Manchester-by-the-Sea

Singing Beach
Manchester-by-the Sea 
(location of the current movie).
Dotting the coast are the mansions.
Turn of the century symbols of wealth.
Carriages, servants, privileged summers by the sea.

Reflections of a time past.
So large– many were torn down.
Making way for some new McMansions. 


Pastel painting 7.5 x 5.5, in 12 x 9 silver frame with silver mat. 
SOLD Arkansas



January 9, 2017

Cover Cats

This painting appears on the cover of the Boston City Paper with bio inside. A nice way to start my New Year
(Pastel, 10x8, 2008, framed, $170. 


December 22, 2016

Holiday House


This painting was commissioned for
Christmas fund-raising card.
Step into this scene for a moment of holiday happiness. 

Pastel, 10  x 8

December 20, 2016

Holiday Reflections


"Life is a reflection of how you look at it."

Our holiday card from 2003 is so hauntingly relevant that we are repeating it this year. 
Let us hope we can all come together in 2017.

Digital painting, 2003, NFS

November 16, 2016

My quilt


From my exhibit- "Many years; Many faces"  Category: Me

I started this art sometime, many years ago– 
a self portrait
with a quilt covering of things in the world that were part of me; some unwillingly.
The plan was to keep adding to my quilt of life over the years. Recently I discovered it in a drawer –many years later.
So, I added some more things; very aware that there are large gaps of missing time.
To be continued...

“My quilt”  ?-2016, 12.5 x 17, Ink & watercolor, NFS