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Great Bird Of Paradise by Jonny Olsen
Great Bird Of Paradise by Jonny Olsen
As well as being colourful, many of his artworks are vibrant and imaginative. And while most of his artworks focus on the above subjects, the sky is the limit as to what an artist can choose to present. So one might call this category 'Miscellaneous'. But one thing that all the sugjects in his artworks have in common is that they are very decorative. Therefore, on this website, any artwork that is not a cityscaspe, a landscape, an abstract or a person, will be categorized as 'Decorative'. In 'Great Bird of Paradise', the faces depict night, day, earth, fire, animals, sun, and humans.

Limbo by Jonny Olsen
Limbo by Jonny Olsen
Owner: Jonny Olsen. Another version of the Otis Strange Character. Playing in the band gave Jonny lots of reasons to be artistic.

Rainbow Drain by Jonny Olsen
Rainbow Drain by Jonny Olsen
Owner: Nathalie Bouchard. This is a very popular painting, yet has a very simple design. The traditional description of the rainbow is that it is made up of seven colors - red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. Actually, the rainbow is a whole continuum of colors from red to violet and even beyond the colors that the eye can see.

Spirit of St. Louis by Jonny Olsen
Spirit of St. Louis by Jonny Olsen
Owner: Jonny Olsen. This was Jonny's first painting. It was done in Perros-Guirec, France. This is a picture of the Sprit of St. Louis, the first plane to cross the Atlantic.

Drumapokli by Jonny Olsen
Drumapokli by Jonny Olsen
Owner: Rod Olsen. Akapokli is a well known Native image of a man playing the flute. This man has a djembe instead. The Djembe is the drum of the Mandinka people, and its origins dates back to the great Mali empire of the 12th century. Of all the African drums, The djembe has become extremely sought after in the Western world. This drum has inspired master drum makers now found all over the world.

The Trash Monster by Jonny Olsen
The Trash Monster by Jonny Olsen
Owner: Anonymous. This is a picture of a fictional character in a story called 'The Dream of The Molmanites', a children's story that Jonny wrote and illustrated in high school for an independent study. The Molmanites are monsters that feed on trash, and the Trash Monster is their leader. The Molmanites have lots of food in Toronto where the story takes place.

Before/ After by Jonny Olsen
Before/ After by Jonny Olsen
Owner: Anonymous. Jonny was active in many environmental groups during his years at high school and university.

 Gumby's Play by Jonny Olsen
 Gumby's Play by Jonny Olsen
Owner: Anonymous. Jonny's favoroite drink is Dad's Rootbeer. Gumby and Super Chicken are using it for for a back drop to have a play. In 1955 Art Clokey, a teacher who had done Dinah Shore animation and a jazz video in clay called Gumbasia was approached by Art Engel of 20th Century Fox to do a clay series. It turned up on Howdy Doody (1947-60).This, of course, was Gumby.

Snowshoes by Jonny Olsen
Snowshoes by Jonny Olsen
Owner: Anonymous. The method used for this painting was to scrape the paint away from the board. 12000 years ago a kind of snowshoe was used by central Asia people to move to Greenland & Scandinavia or to Alaska & Canada crossing the Bering strait. It was the most genius system to walk on snow.

 Jester by Jonny Olsen
 Jester by Jonny Olsen
Owner: Jonny Olsen. You can tell that Jonny was intersted in colours and artistic designs from early on, as well as the jester trade. Today, Jonny might be seen as a modern jester, as the Junkyard Symphony allows for lots of fooling around. In Europe and India the most eminent jesters were household names, as top-class comedians are today, and stories about their jokes and tricks circulated freely, as they still do in India—there is even a kind of lentil soup named after Birbal. The star jesters of China may also have enjoyed this celebrity status.

Hat Trick Day by Jonny Olsen
Hat Trick Day by Jonny Olsen
Owner: Jonny Olsen. This is a picture of the first Otis Strange character pulling a band out of his hat. Otis Strange seemed like a good name for a magician so Jonny decided to draw a picture of Otis doing a hat trick. This picture was also used for Otis Strange poster

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