February 29, 2008

Dad's Diner

I'm still searching for that oatmeal cookie I had at a diner with my father as a child. The only time I ever went to a diner with him. It was HUGE to my small eyes. It had a distinctive taste of spices, raisins and egg. I do a continual oatmeal cookie tasting every where I go but I haven't found it yet. Not yet.
Here's to Marc who has his own 'Dad's Diner' at home creating memories for his son.
Pastel, 5 x 7
$150. [SOLD Massachusetts]

February 25, 2008

Oscars red carpet 2008, The red, red, red, red carpet 2008

Hanna, Heigel, Heidi, Hathaway...Red carpet, red gowns, red lips, red heads.Red, red, red, red red!

8 x 11

February 23, 2008

Snowball for Florida

I'll never forget a memorable moment in Boston when a friend from South Africa saw his very first snowfall. The sight of him jumping up and down with excitement, while yelling with delight in unintelligible Afrikaan, will stay with me forever.
A snowflake– something I took so much for granted.

Now, this snowball is for my little ones in Florida who have never seen snow.

Pastel, 5 x 7

February 21, 2008

The moon is back

Eclipse. Fright.
A shadow stole the moon last night.

Black. But she's back.

As a big white eye
in the midnight sky.

Pastel, 5x7,
Sold [California]

February 18, 2008

Presidential 'Sweets'

5 x 7

President's Week.
Have a 'party.'

February 14, 2008


Be it a friend, lover, dog, cat, place, sister, brother, mother, father, son, daugher, flowers,
teacher, mentor, music, dance, food, wine, books, freedom, travel, painting, shoes, cars...

Individual pastel & watercolor paintings ©Johanna Bohoy, 2008

February 12, 2008

Purple Heart

Pastel, 5x7
[SOLD, orig-California, print-NH]
print may be available

The original Purple Heart, "the Badge of Military Merit," was established by George Washington in 1782. "Let it be known that he who wears the military order of the purple heart has given of his blood in the defense of his homeland and shall forever be revered by his fellow countrymen."
This painting is a valentine to our veterans, current soldiers in Iraq, and, by coincidence, also honors Washington's birthday.

February 7, 2008

February 6, 2008

Missing ballet class

Pastel & pencil,
5 x 7, $100.

Stress fracture.
No ballet for a while.

February 4, 2008