Sunday, May 20, 2018

Catch A Great Art Wave...

Catch A GREAT Art Wave
"On Location in Malibu 2018"
Paintings By The California Art Club
Continues Thru July 29
Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art
At Pepperdine University

Great opening last night. Packed house.  Thank you to all who came, The California Art Club, and curator Dr. Michael Zakian. 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

"On Location In Malibu 2018" Opens This Weekend

Mr. Bill Armstrong
Painted at his home for my "Face of Malibu" Portrait Project with The Malibu Times

Honored to have two portraits in this show which opens Saturday. It's always shows such great art of this beautiful city I am lucky  to call home.

On Location in Malibu 2018
Paintings By The California Art Club
Reception to meet the artists, May 19th, 4-6 pm
Show runs May 19 - July 29, 2018
Pepperdine University
Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art

24255 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu CA 90265

Friday, April 27, 2018

It's #RAINN -ing Portraits

Eighteen mini- portraits commissioned so far for my @RAINN "#Face of Me Too" fund-raiser in this month's Sexual Assault and Prevention Month.

My goal is $10,000. I am at almost $4,000 so far. Complete donation by me and free shipping worldwide. Click the link below to get yours for a $200 donation and find out more about the importaint work RAINN is doing, the leading advocacy group in the USA to prevent sexual abuse and violence running a 24 hour hotline.

There is now a bit of a wait for these minis. There are also no changes to them due to the fund-raising nature of this project. I supply my time, supplies, free shipping and don't take a cent. You supply the photos and I ship out when I feel I have created my best.

These six were commissioned by one family including the family pet!


Mini Portraits Painted By Johanna Spinks for #RAINN fundraiser.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Bold Brush Winner

Thanks to The Bold Brush Painting Competiton and judge Chantel Lynn Barber for giving my painting "Izzy's Blizzard" an award.

Thanks also to Izzy and her dad Benji.

Artists work in isolation so much of the time so it is great when the outside world comes in to say nice things about our creations.

"Izzy's Blizzard
By Johanna Spinks
Oil via palette knife. 

Friday, April 6, 2018

On Location In Malibu 2018 Show

Delighted that two of my portraits have been accepted into "On Location In Malibu 2018" with The California Art Club at The Weisman Museum of Art,  Pepperdine University. It is one of my very favorite art shows being a local and enjoying the beautiful paintings artists create of this town I am lucky enough to call home.

Show runs May 19 -July 29

The sitters here are Malibu's oldest original cowgal Millie Decker whose family were the among the first to settle in old Malibu. A whole canyon is named after the Decker family. I painted Millie at her ranch and helped set her hair in curlers for the life sitting. She was marvelous.

The other sitter is Malibu's most senior resident 102 years-young Bill Armstrong who sat for me in the living room of the home he has owned for decades. What a view!

They were both painted for "The Face of Malibu" portrait series I painted with The Malibu Times.

Thanks to all.

Mr. Bill Armstrong
By Johanna Spinks

Painting On Location!

Ms. Millie Decker
By Johanna Spinks

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Paint With A BoldBrush?

My palette knife painting of my daughter is selected part of the FAV15% (jury's favorite 15% of the entries) in the February 2018 BoldBrush Painting competition. TY to my daughter and BoldBrush.

You may view the FAV15% paintings, including this one here : 

"The Clearing"
By Johanna Spinks
Via Palette Knife

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Drip, Drip...

My latest large format palette knife, two life sittings. Drips and all. Hope you like. Thanks to beautiful sitter Julie.

By Johanna Spinks
36 x 36"
Via Palette Knife

In Situ