Almost a year to the day, I wrote about Joanne Ho’s exquisite swimming paintings. From a bird’s eye view, she introduced us to a bevy of anonymous characters who were so tiny they looked like ants among the grandiose landscape. Well, Joanne is back with more! She recently shared with me some of her latest works, which still feature miniature folks doing what they do best—enjoying the scenery.
Joanne’s paintings are thematically similar to the last time I shared them, but the style has departed from diffused edges and visible brush strokes to more structured, angular works. Using gouache, she creates opaque, bold shapes that fit together like puzzle pieces. Seeing the small figures dot her paintings in a very unstructured way is a nice contrast.
These swimming paintings are available as original and prints through Joanne’s Etsy shop.