Cello by Johdie Fairweather

Acrylic on canvas.

One of my favourite paintings. My mother had kept a horrible painting from school in the house and I couldn’t stand it.. so I painted over it. The canvas had quite a bit of texture paste already on it which made it a little difficult to paint over but it added something in the end. You can’t see it as much in this photo for printing purposes. The first photo I had up showed the texture extra severly, which made it look like pixelation.. so I tried it again.

From a sad old man playing a guitar, to a young woman with a cello.. better off I’d say..



  • Chris Dixon
    Chris Dixonalmost 8 years ago

    Wonderful! Rich in colour, texture and tone! Composition is not half bad either! =D …Nice work Johdie!

  • helene
    helenealmost 8 years ago

    This is just beautiful johdie – great work!

  • LostBoy1
    LostBoy1almost 8 years ago

    Wow! you are so talented…your Anxiety drawing is also amazing!

    LOREDANA CRUPIalmost 8 years ago

    Again…beautifully executed Johdie!

  • Sharon Hammond
    Sharon Hammondalmost 8 years ago

    So much to love. The tones are superb

  • Leith
    Leithalmost 8 years ago

    Magnificent work Johdie… like your photography you seem to have a good handle on working the dark and lighter tones in a picture.
    Hope you can post some more of your paintings as well as photos!

  • Pirostitch
    Pirostitchalmost 8 years ago

    a very inspirational painting. keep it up!

  • jessicat
    jessicatalmost 8 years ago

    Johdie, you definitly are very talented

  • Sarina Tomchin
    Sarina Tomchinalmost 8 years ago

    Johdie, this is beautiful work, just keep doing it and enjoying it. Making a living from art is hard work and you just have to persevere. If you love it…..it can happen. Everyone used to tell me that talent alone won’t get you there, unfortunately the best marketeers of themselves get there ahead of the truly creative, gifted people. Just keep creating, you’re self employed and the work is brilliant.

  • Johdie Fairweather
    Johdie Fairwea...almost 8 years ago

    Thanks Sarina, that’s encouraging. I really had plans to keep my art on the side and choose a different career.. but seeing as I haven’t figured out what I want to do yet.. I’m focusing on my art. I have exhibited and sold work which is a great feeling, but not the objective.. I’ll just see where it takes me. So far so good.

    Cheers again.. and to everyone else. I appreciate the comments.

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