Tag Archives: Isobel Johnstone

In Venice

Palazzo Dona In Venice I revisit views that I have drawn or painted before and feel more free to take liberties with, like Palazzo Dona in Campo S. Maria Formosa or the big palaces across from San Vio near Accademia. … Read more

Canali & Campielli

Isobel Johnstone is showing her drawings and paintings of Venice in an open house exhibition in London from this weekend and by appointment through December. Here’s a sneak preview.

Tulips

Reading about the Mondrian/Nicholson show set me thinking about a small marble Figure of 1933-34 by Henry Moore which was recently sold for over a million at Sotheby’s.

Elgin Blossoms

Seeing Paul Finn’s Spring Blossoms Umbria reminded me of this painting, Elgin Crescent, Spring, Cherry by Isobel Johnstone, painted from her window down by Ladbroke Grove. Something similar is happening here with the interrupted view through the branches, and the … Read more