Friday, October 23, 2015

New website!

I am retiring my blog for now.... I am so excited to introduce my new art website!

Paintings by Joli Ayn Wood

I've included information on all things art, my calendar, photos and new paintings. Check it out and let me know what you think.

For now, keep on painting....I will!


Thursday, June 19, 2014

New Summer Works!!!  From Bath County in Southwestern Virginia!  Plein Air works from Nimrod Hall visit. I am blessed....

"Afternoon Bake"  $75

"Kemper Lane Sunshine"  $125

"Morning Duo" $145 framed

"Racing Hay"  $285 framed

"Riverstone Rocks"  $75

"The Old Boy's Camp" $145 framed

"White Oak, Cowpasture River"  $295 framed
Feel free to contact me at if you are interested in taking one of these babies home!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

A long absence .......

Those of you that follow my art outside of my Facebook page may have noticed a lag in posts in latter 2013....

My amazing mother, Maureen, came to live with us in Floyd last April of 2013. After a long battle with a chronic disease, Mother passed the week of Christmas this past year.

It's freeing and depressing all at the same time. But, I have amazing studio work in play now, and every drop of paint, it seems, isn't getting wasted. This new rebirth of spring is bringing me very productive days painting on location. I am truly blessed.

My recent trip to Bath County, VA, and painting week at Nimrod Hall, proved VERY fruitful.  I am very excited at the evolution of my style, and the lack of fear I seem to now possess - trying anything and realizing that you can't learn new things unless you do.

As  my schedule this season,  I will be kicking things off with my Open Studio Tour in Floyd, VA this coming weekend, July 13-15th. Check out for more details!  I've been asked to show my work in and around the NRV this summer, and I will be participating in two open art sales/shows this coming Fall.  I will post a complete listing on the right column of the blog.

I am energized and looking forward to reconnecting with my followers this painting season!

Wishing you creativity!


Monday, August 12, 2013

Summer & Fall Art Schedules 2013

I know it's been a while in between updates here!  It's been a very busy summer, complete with new works. Renewed buzz around the county has brought be two new venues for my work this summer, in addition to being at the Gallery. Check them out!

Chateau Morrisette Winery
Floyd, VA

"Recent Works from Bath County"
Jesse Peterman Memorial Library
Rt. 221, South of the Stoplight
Floyd, VA

Ongoing New Works 
Bell Gallery 
Locust St.
Floyd, VA

I will be showing at Art on the Lawn in Giles County on September 14th from 10-5. I also have some cool opportunites coming up.....I may have the opportunity to show my work in Richmond over the well as being asked to create cover art for a local musician's upcoming cd release. 

What's new in the studio?  New paintings and drawings inspired by recent trips to Martha's Vineyard, New Bedford, and Gloucester, MA.  I also have larger pieces in mind of my home county of Floyd. 

For those with access to FaceBook, check out my page for daily updates and news on impromptu paint outs and open studio days. Look me up at Paintings by Joli Ayn Wood. 

I appreciate the HUGE support from my home town of Floyd, as well as those out of state just discovering my work! 

Until next time.....


Saturday, December 29, 2012

Winter Studio Time!

Winter is the time I dive back into studio work, taking a break from plein air, discovering new materials and methods....  This year, I am working a lot with a new material, a canvas paper by Canson. It is sold in tablets, in a size of 12 x 16 inches. From there, you can cut it down with a utility knife into various, unique sizes.

I've cut it up into many sizes, and I've taped it to my drawing support for painting oil sketchs. The paper accepts the medium well, with no buckling at all. Depending on how much medium (turpenoid, etc) one uses, the paint also dries pretty quickly. I am looking forward to trying it on trips, when space is limited.

I am also looking at doing some paintings inspired by my time spent in Arizona over the last year. The desert vistas and sunsets are so colorful, and so I am loosening up my style and attempting to tackle the new subject. I plan to incorporate more palette knife and work larger.

I also am looking to try out some new sketch pads specific for landscapes.....whee!

Until next time, remember to get out there and paint a little each day! It will keep you sane!


Sunday, November 18, 2012

Fall New Studio Fun!

I took some time off late summer due to personal/family reasons, but I am BACK!  

It's been 5 years since I took residence in my new studio....While I love the space, and have enough room, it is nice to engineer a "redo" and work at refining my painting area.  I decided to pair down a bit, to make sure I had enough room to move about. I also am moving into more teaching, so this layout will work well! 

I've created two work stations now....each with a full palette mixing area and an easel. Both have North light.   I also organized my framing supplies, and my plein air painting easels and supplies. 

This is the time of year that I put away the plein air tools and look at new materials....I've recently discovered a newer version of canvas paper by Cason. It is WONDERFUL! I like how I can cut it into any shape. The oils work well with it, and it just seem so easy!  Not sure how to frame them yet, but look for more to come. 

My first attempt was an experiment with a visual from a recent trip to Martha's Vineyard. A delightful little flower I found while walking around the cliffs at Aquinnah. I liked the way the paper accepted the medium, and, really, just how easy it was to use. I liked being able to use a drawing board as a support....something I work with easily. I will try other views in the days to come.

Until next time, happy painting!!