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Impossibly Tiny People Enjoying a Tranquil Dip Amid Grandiose Landscapes

Joanne Ho Swimming Paintings

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.

Joanne Ho Swimming Paintings

Joanne Ho Swimming Paintings

Joanne Ho Swimming Paintings

Joanne Ho Swimming Paintings

Joanne Ho Swimming Paintings

Joanne Ho Swimming Paintings

Joanne Ho Swimming Paintings

Joanne Ho Swimming Paintings

Joanne Ho Swimming Paintings

Joanne Ho Swimming Paintings

Joanne Ho Swimming Paintings

Joanne Ho Swimming Paintings

Joanne Ho Swimming Paintings

Joanne Ho Swimming Paintings

Joanne Ho Swimming Paintings

Joanne Ho Swimming Paintings

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