New Artwork: Harboring Oz

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This artwork, Harboring Oz, is the first in the series.

Much of my artwork is created in layers , with brushes, over a long period of time.

Yesterday, I decided to start a series of  palette knife paintings  and complete them in a single day.

I’m grinning, finishing a painting in one session may not seem like such a big deal to people who have not painted.

But for me, it is a really big deal. 

It’s taken me 20 years of painting to be able to do this!


Harboring Oz, Oil on Canvas by Shannon Grissom
Harboring Oz, Oil on Canvas, 18″ x 24″ by Shannon Grissom


Where’d the title come from?

Well I was thinking about the poppies and the harbor at Moss Landing California

and the fact that when I get through with this series, I’ll get to see even further behind the curtain at Oz.

Detail, Harboring Oz by Shannon Grissom
Detail , Harboring Oz


There a several ways you can

Take Harboring Oz home with you…

Collect original for  $1500! Shipping is free in the continental U.S.

The paint is thick and it will take about a month to dry  before shipping.

(Click here to contact me about the original.)


Click here to check out available  canvas print and greeting card options.





6 Responses

  1. Cheryl

    Very nice!

  2. Tamara

    I wish I could see all the texture- I’m sure it’s even more beautiful in person. :0)

    • Shannon Grissom

      Oh Tamara, thanks so much! Great idea regarding the texture. I’ll take a detail photo and post it here :O)

  3. Terry Gibson

    I love what you’ve done here, Shannon. In my house, I live with an artist who is constantly at work. Trust me, I knew nothing about art, except what I liked. Slowly, I have gained a greater appreciation of the passion and finesse each piece requires. Thank you.