Joe Enns Art is a website showing the oil paintings of Joe Enns, an Oil Painter and Fisheries Biologist located on Vancouver Island, British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest. This website is dedicated to showing the beauty of the natural world, developing oil painting skills, as well as, fisheries and stream conservation and restoration.
Sketchbook Portrait #15
Sketchbook Portrait #15 is another portrait/figure study in oil done by Joe Enns in his sketchbook. Oil studies done in a sketchbook are a fun way to do quick paintings to experiment. Joe has found that some of his best paintings are ones that were completed the quickest. They tend to be more expressive and have stronger brush strokes and colours. This painting was done at Joe's studio next to the ocean in Nanoose Bay, BC.
"Jean's Northern Pygmy Owl"
"Jean's Pygmy Owl" is a wildlife portrait oil painting done on oil-primed linen by Joe Enns in his studio in Nanoose Bay on Vancouver Island. The source photo for this painting was taken by wildlife photographer Jean Bergen (@jeanbergen on Instagram).
"Moorecroft Exploration" is one of the few oil paintings done by Joe Enns has done that is not on canvas or paper. This piece was done on hardboard prepared with gesso. In this piece, Joe was also experimenting with using impasto instead of the mediums that he is used to. The impasto thickens the paint, making for a thicker paint layer in the end.
"Cleopatra for Nasir"
"Cleopatra for Nasir" was painted in oil on canvas by Joe Enns as a gift for Nasir, the owner of the Cleopatra Cafe in Penticton, BC. Joe started the painting from photos he collected online while living in Penticton, but finished the painting in his new studio in Nanoose Bay on Vancouver Island.
"Rainbows for Smoking"
"Rainbows for Smoking" is a still life oil painting done by Joe Enns from a photo that Joe took of a group of Rainbow Trout being prepared for the smoker. This painting contrasts Joe's earlier works of juvenile Rainbow Trout in streams by showing the use of adult Rainbow Trout as a food source.
"Similkameen River" is a landscape oil painting done from a photo that Joe took at the Bromley Rock BC Park on the Hope-Princeton Highway near Hedley, British Columbia.
"Sunflower Meadow 2"
"Sunflower Meadow 2" is a landscape painting done from a spring-time photo that was taken by a friend and coworker of Joe's. The photo is of her daughter.
"Goldstream Maple Leaf"
"Reel and Gear"
"Reel and Gear" is a still life oil painting by Joe Enns done from a photo that Joe took of an old fishing rod and reel that belonged to his father along with some river fishing gear.
"Baby Rainbows 4"
"Baby Rainbows 4" is a still life oil painting by Joe Enns done from an underwater photo that Joe took of juvenile Rainbow Trout (or Steelhead) in a tributary of Okanagan River in British Columbia.
"Not Impressed" is a portrait oil painting by Joe Enns done from a photo that Joe found online.
"Brook Trout 1"
"Brook Trout 1" is a still life oil painting by Joe Enns done from an underwater photo that Joe took of a Brook Trout in a tributary to Okanagan River in British Columbia.
"Baby Rainbows 3"
"Plateau Lake Aspens"
Joe Enns Art is a website showing the paintings and blogs of Joe Enns, a Fisheries Biologist and artist located the Okanagan region of British Columbia. The website is dedicated to showing the beauty of the natural world, developing oil painting skills, as well as, fisheries and stream conservation and restoration.