Joe G Paintings

Joe G

Natural and Painterly 🌿 Light and Shadows 🎨 Mana and Impressions ✨


Lone Tree

Path Along the River

Field in France

Forest Road

Gray Castle

River Bayou

Among the Trees

Evening River Rocks

Fall River Edge

Lake Edge

Evening on the Rock

Evening Cottonwoods

Sway in Churning

Windy Pine Trees

Tree in Light

Sapphire Mountains

Sagebrush View

Dusk Reflection

Riverwalk Path

River Valley

Tall Tree

Evening Trees

Carolina Sunset

Tree Lights

Chateau Ancy Franc

Gray Cloud Sunrise

Road to Nuits

Evening Clouds

Approach Storm

Purple Clouds

Lone Fall Tree

Forest Edge

Fall Tree

Nature Lightshow

Three Tree View

Blue Mountain Sky

Mox Emerald

Mox Pearl

Mox Sapphire

Mox Ruby

Mox Memory

Mox Jet

Mox Video

Tree Video

About Joe G

Joe G

🌿 Nature is wonderful and mystical, but fleeting in our mechanical and digital age. So I paint to appreciate nature, and as a refuge from my high tech day job.🎨 My style is bold and painterly. I strive for the illusion of detail, je ne se qua, elements of the unknown, and leaving room for imagination.☯️ The philosophy of art is as important as the art itself. I like pondering the why's behind art and the artistic process.✨ I am particularly interested in the idea of Mana or the energy that permeates nature. Sometimes, I can capture this in a painting. Other times, the painting is just a reminder.⛰️ My preferred method is painting en plein air (painting outside). Magic the Gathering cards are also a big source of inspiration.🙌 My influences are my father Steve Guerra, Turner Vinson, Antonin Passemard, Ulrich Gleiter, Stuart Davies, Jose Trujillo, William Hawkins, Tiffanie Mang, Hester Berry, and Tara Will.


2019 - Started painting2020 - First painting en plein air2021 - Turner Vinson Summer and Fall Workshops - Montana, USA
2021 - Intersection Metamorphose Gallery Exhibit - North Carolina, USA
2021 - C3 Labs Coworking Space and Open Studios - North Carolina, USA
2021 - Antonin Passemard Workshop - Ravières, France
2021 - Bourgogne Art Galerie Group Exhibit - Ravières, France
2021 - Art Focus Holiday Miniature Show - Montana, USA
2022 - Antonin Passemard Workshop - Domodossola, Italy
2022 - Turner Vinson Summer and Fall Workshops - Montana, USA
2022 - Turner Vinson Mentorship - Online
2023 - Tara Will Mentorship - Online
2023 - Peggi Kroll Roberts Masterclass - Online


My preferences... right now. Always evolving. Sometimes, I emulate the impressionists with oil paints, bristly brushes, and traditional pigments.

Oil PaintUtrecht, Gamblin, Winsor & Newton
ColorsUltramarine Blue, Pthalo Blue, Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Red, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Yellow, Titanium White
MediumsNone. Straight from the tube.
BrushesRosemary and Co Classic Filbert or Rounds 4-12
KnifesRGM types 68, 103
Palette18x24 0.125-in glass (from the hardware store) or thin wood palette
EaselsYarka, homemade box on tripod, Klopfenstein PE101
CleaningM Graham Walnut Oil, Gamsol
PanelsAmpersand Gessoboard, Michaels
CanvasesSunbelt Mfg Co
CarriersRaymar single width wet panel carriers

Sometimes, I paint with gouache for easy traveling, fast drying layers, convenient cleanup, and smooth matte finish.

GouacheWinsor & Newton, M Graham
ColorsUltramarine Blue, Phthalo Blue, Alizarin Crimson, Yellow Ochre, Hansa Yellow, Titanium White
BrushesWinsor & Newton Cotman Watercolor Round 12 and One-Stroke 1"
PaperFluid Easy-Block Watercolor Paper Blocks, Arches 140lb or 300lb
PaletteStrathmore Palette Paper or Masterson's Sta-wet Handy Palette
EaselsHomemade box on tripod, Strada mid, any old table


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Reuse prohibited without explicit written permission.