Humorous Narrative Paintings by Dawna Boehmer

Artist Dawna Boehmer’s oil paintings provide a humorous and satirical just take on everyday daily life predicaments. Stop by her web site to see a lot more of her work.


figurative painting by Dawna Boehmer

“The World Awaits” oil, 36″ x 48″


I am a storyteller who employs paint and canvas rather of phrases. No matter if I’m painting people, or animals, I like to clearly show their feelings, personalities and humor.


figurative painting by Dawna Boehmer

“Blind Date” oil, 36″ x 24″


My characters—be they people or animals donning clothing—interact in social predicaments with typically comical final results. In “Blind Date” a guy attempts to impress a girl but he talks far too considerably and she just appears to be bored.


painting of dogs by Dawna Boehmer

“Blind Date With Dogs” oil, 20″ x 16″


The very same scene is performed in “Blind Date With Dogs” which utilizes puppies as topics alternatively of human beings. It exhibits a “Professor Type” Basset Hound with a bored “Party Girl” English Spaniel.


figurative painting by Dawna Boehmer

“Nora’s Ark” oil, 16″ x 20″


I generally have numerous suggestions for paintings managing by the again of my thoughts. I in no way try out to hurry to start off a portray due to the fact it will take a when for the quite a few variances of an idea to function on their own out. The smallest detail may well cause an thought. An expression on a confront, the curve of a hip in a photograph, a famed painting they all incorporate bits and parts to the ultimate work of artwork.


painting of a dog by Dawna Boehmer

“Hubby Has The Flu” oil, 16″ x 20″


Once I have resolved on the basic way of a portray, I commence gathering jointly reference photographs. Typically, I have my husband pose for me. In “Hubby has the Flue” he is carrying a plaid bathrobe and keeping a teddy bear.


figurative painting by Dawna Boehmer

“I Want My Space” oil, 30″ x 30″


If I don’t have the merchandise all-around the home then I research online—Chanel shoes, a railroad teach, a telescope, a star map—there is a restrict to what I can attract from my creativeness. For some explanation, my husband thoroughly expected me to attract a prepare from an picture in my head. He have to imagine I have the super electric power of a photographic memory!


figurative painting by Dawna Boehmer

“Great Expectations” oil, 36″ x 48″


When I have an strategy dedicated to a drawing and transferred to canvas, then everything modifications. Someway a portray is aware exactly where it would like to go. If there is a tiny blank room still left someplace, I fill it with bouquets, a purse or some little detail which provides to the narrative. I like painting heaps of detail, even if it suggests I conclude up utilizing teeny tiny brushes.


painting of a cat by Dawna Boehmer

“Harley Cat” oil, 20″ x 16″


Film posters have generally been an inspiration to me, in particular types from the 30’s and 40’s. Posters seize a moment in time though hinting at a lengthier narrative. People today see my paintings and normally notify me what they feel is going on in the scene.


dog playing cards by Dawna Boehmer

“The Card Shark” oil, 18″ x 18″


When I started out painting all over again after a extended hiatus, I took portrait lessons from a very classic painter. Nonetheless, painting practical portraits bored me and before long humor and a story line commenced coming through.


animal portrait painting by Dawna Boehmer

“The Peaceful Kingdom” oil, 30″ x 30″


It took me decades to thoroughly take that I’m a lot more of an illustrator than a realist. Norman Rockwell painted realistically, still he is regarded an illustrator. 1 critic identified as me a sarcastic Norman Rockwell—I take into consideration that a compliment!


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