Paintings

Paintings from the 1970s

  • "Bowery Bum" or "Derelict" Joni's comments from the 1988 eclection art exhibition catalog and titled Bowery Bum: This old beggar leaned his head in the window of a cab I was in...
  • 1979 Tour Shirt This is the graphic Joni designed to put on t-shirts for the 1979 tour with Pat Metheny, Jaco Pastorius, and others....
  • 3:30 Sunday ...
  • A Chair In The Sky Joni's comments from the 1988 eclection art exhibition catalog and titled A Chair In The Sky: I painted this in a night and a day. Charlie was dying ...
  • Axilar Moonrise Joni's comments from the 1988 eclection art exhibition catalog: "Axilar Moonrise" is a peyote vision of L.A. at night. Joni's comments from the 19...
  • B.C. Forest ...
  • Banquet ...
  • Chemistry This framed lithograph, numbered 74/100, and hand signed in pencil, lower center, showed up for sale on eBay in August of 2012. The current owner live...
  • For The Roses This was the original cover for the 1972 album 'For The Roses' and was Joni's initial response to the music business, as heard in the song 'For The Ro...
  • Georgia O'Keefe Joni's comments from the StarArt book: "Georgia has limited her wardrobe to white dresses for summer and black dresses for winter and they interlock s...
  • Georgia O'Keefe's Rainbarrel Joni's comments from the StarArt book: "The barrel is up against the wall at Georgia's home. It seemed as soon as I crossed inside her gates everythin...
  • Georgia's Wall ...
  • Hissing of Summer Lawns ...
  • I's A Muggin' From the meeting with jazz bassist Charles Mingus, taken from a photograph by Sue Graham Mingus. Joni's comments from the 1988 eclection art exhibiti...
  • Jackson - The New Orleans Laundromat Joni's comments from the StarArt book: "This is from a picture I took of Jackson Browne, who was on tour with me at the time. The thing I enjoyed abou...
  • London Cabbie Joni's comments from the StarArt book: "'London Cabbie' is done from a photograph I took from behind the glass that separates the passenger and the dr...
  • Miles of Aisles Photograph used as basis for painting of the album cover of Miles of Aisles....
  • Miles of Aisles [The photograph was] taken by Joni from the seat of a concert hall in Detroit. 'Something about that (view) appealed to me as an abstract painting - t...
  • Mingus Down in Mexico Mingus Down in Mexico (also known as Charlie Down in Mexico) appeared as artwork for the album MINGUS in 1979. Joni's comments from the 1988 eclect...
  • Neil Young (from: Portrait of a Singer's Inner Soul by Robert Enright) © Toronto Globe and Mail July 5, 2000 And there are reproductions taken from early sket...
  • Nighttime at the Neucleus ...
  • Orion Joni's comments from the StarArt book: "This was the first abstraction that I did. It started with the colors I had seen in Arizona and New Mexico. It...
  • Portrait of Jackson Browne in the clouds (from Joni Mitchell by Angela LaGreca © Rock Photo June 1985) Joni began photographing everywhere, especially in 1970-71 while touring the U.S. and E...
  • Portrait of James Taylor Felt pen sketch of James Taylor...
  • Shadowplay This painting was turned into a canvas piece, or was hung as a tapestry and was auctioned on eBay recently. It accompanied the album to Tom Scott and ...
  • So Far Painted for and used as the cover for the Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young album "So Far"....
  • Survival BC ...
  • Sweet Sucker Dance (Abundance and Decline) (Joni's comments from the StarArt book:) This painting was like a mystical process, it went though a lot of changes. It was painted over a period of a...
  • The Delirium Paintings (1 of a series) Joni's comments from the Mendel "Voices" book:In the early 70's I was given a camera by Graham Nash, a good camera - a Leicaflex. After that I put do...
  • The Girl Across The Room Joni's comments from the StarArt book: "These rugs were for a travelling show called 'Woven Art'. At the time when they asked me to participate I didn...
  • The Hot Air Race ...
  • The Ice Offering (Paintings Interview of Joni Mitchell by Rene Ingle © KCSN-FM December 21, 1999) That was one of my first abstractions. I did three, and one - call...
  • The Mountain Loves The Sea Joni's comments from the StarArt book: "'The Mountain Loves The Sea,' which became the album cover for 'Court and Spark', was done on my land in Vanco...
  • The Restaurant I Joni's comments from the StarArt book: "After having done the series of eight paintings from photographs there was a tightness coming into my work, so...
  • The Restaurant II Joni's comments from the StarArt book: "...When I looked at this painting, 'The Restaurant II', I decided I didn't like it and because I didn't like i...
  • Untitled Joni's comments from the StarArt book: "These rugs were for a travelling show called 'Woven Art'. At the time when they asked me to participate I didn...
  • Untitled Joni's comments from the StarArt book: "This was just two people sitting in a restaurant talking. I did the line drawing and working from that it beca...
  • Untitled Joni's comments from the StarArt book: "This painting was done from a photgraph taken while I was doing yoga and this dog happened to walk into the fr...
  • Untitled Joyce Larson writes "I saved a magazine from Sep 1, 1985 called RockPhoto. It was a 'focus on women in rock.' There was an article about Joni as pho...
  • Untitled Joni's comments from the StarArt book: "This is a portrait of Abigail Haness, although it really wasn't done so much for her likeness. I drew it to sh...
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  • Untitled Joni's comments from the Starart book: This was just two people sitting in a restaurant talking. I did the line drawing and working from that it becam...
  • Untitled After hand-writing the lyrics to "The Last Time I Saw Richard", Joni sketched this drawing at the bottom....
  • Untitled This painting showed up for sale on eBay in January of 2006. No other information is known about it other than that it is signed by Joni and marked '...
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  • Untitled Signed and dated painting on page 13 of the Italian Magazine Mucchio, January 1986....
  • Where The Surf Meets The Turf (from an interview called 'Joni Mitchell' by Anthony LaGreca published in RockPhoto June 1985) Double Exposure, one image shot in Hawaii, the other in...