Joanna Karpowicz

Painter, illustrator and comic artist

Camping in the woods

Tent, enlightened in the dark of night, gives the perfect illusion of safety. We create a micro universe, just for a night, that preserves us from danger and chaos. Here is two of my latest paintings, with tents.


"Litlle tent", 70x50cm, 2012, acrylic on canvas

“Litlle tent”, 70x50cm, 2012, acrylic on canvas


14 comments on “Camping in the woods

  1. iarxiv
    January 15, 2013

    I like the first one, but the second one is magical! πŸ™‚

    • joannakarpowicz
      January 15, 2013

      thanks! πŸ™‚ I want to make an animation based on this one, that could be creepy and awesome

  2. thesofisworld
    January 15, 2013

    Reblogged this on The Sofi's World.

  3. dmgartphoto
    January 15, 2013

    Like! A lot! πŸ™‚

  4. Wolf Rosenthal
    January 15, 2013

    Excellent, Joanna !
    Regards from Frankfurt, Wolf

  5. Kevin Dunne
    January 15, 2013

    Truly magically, I want to jump into the picture!

  6. Mike Schultz Paintings
    January 15, 2013

    I love these, Joanna! I am continually impressed by your sense of light… Here’s a ceramic tile that I made in Thailand last year that relates to these. Happy painting!

    • joannakarpowicz
      January 15, 2013

      Woah, sweet! I love it, great colours and mood, do you have more of these?

      • Mike Schultz Paintings
        January 16, 2013

        Thanks, Joanna! That tile was part of a guesthouse I helped to build in Mae Sot, Thailand. Here are some others: I hope to post more of what we made there soon.

        Anyway, your paintings immediately reminded me of it. I like them both so much for very different reasons. The first painting feels so communal and cozy, and the second one feels like magic realism and ephemeral. Anyway, the way you use light makes me want to understand how to paint it better. Thanks for sharing these and I look forward to seeing more! <<>>

  7. joakimelindstrom
    January 15, 2013

    Great pic!

  8. joannakarpowicz
    January 15, 2013

    Hop in Kevin, I know you, philosophers can do that! πŸ˜›

  9. ExplatLondon
    January 20, 2013

    Lovely! Reminds me of my childhood camp-outs!

    • joannakarpowicz
      January 23, 2013

      Thanks πŸ™‚

  10. When I was five my whole family had to abandon camp because I was eaten alive by midges. Just me, out of six people. In your beautiful picture I am basically represented by the tent! It makes me smile.

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