Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Pink Pussy Hat

I dedicate this new large format palette knife to all my sisters out there, no matter what hat you wear. It was inspired by a young lady I met thru Etsy who was making these hats for the the Womens' March in America. I found her story interesting and was inspired to paint it.

Pink Pussy Hat
Oil on canvas via palette knife
Original and Prints For sale through Saachi Art

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Contemporary Contemplation

Life just couldn't get any more fun painting super large with my palette knife.  I never really saw myself painting portraits so contemporarily but here we are.

Thank you to Mather for sitting for this.

Custom portrait commissions available in this contemporary style.
My latest
Via Palette Knife
By Johanna Spinks
Original and prints available for purchase at Saachi Art
In progress - life sitting

In Situ

Monday, January 16, 2017

Live Life Large?

Work in Progress
By Johanna Spinks

Living out large in my art life continues...sitting from life this week. A good start but a ways to go. Thanks to lovely La Larva for sitting for me. Come back to see it done?

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Go Big or Go Home?

My 2017 New Year Resolution of painting all portraits via palette knife is off to a bright start.

 I went large format for the first time ever this week in a life sitting painting my pal Keri and it was exhilarating.  My brain had to really work hard to get out of its' comfort zone.  At first I wasn't sure I could do it.

I now realize I have been building up to this for a long time.

Thank you Art Spirit.

 Stay tuned. It's going to be a year like no other in my art life. 

Oil on canvas via palette knife
By Johanna Spinks

The life sitting with Keri
About two hours in. 

Friday, December 30, 2016

Party Sparkle On?

Are you getting your party sparkle ready? I am.

I found this perfect vintage topper to wear and paint. Thanks Kristy for sitting for me.

Happy New Year Everyone.

Party Sparkle On
By Johanna Spinks
Oil on Linen

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

New Year Resolutions?

The end of the year is a good time to reflect especially after such a crazy one this year with a lot of incredible creatives lost to this living world - along with a hostile USA election year and Brexit.

My New Year's resolution is to paint my heart and art soul via my palette knife. To dig a little deeper.

It's never too late to start anything. Here me talk more about this as a recent guest on the LA TALK Live "Del and Debi Mind Body and Soul"  Radio Show. Thanks ladies for inviting me along with one of my muses ArtModelShannon.

"Every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul", W. Somerset Maugham.

What will your expressive resolution be for the upcoming year?

clickhere to listen to the interview

On the radio talking about my portrait world and a lot of other things in between. Thank thank you to show hosts Del Adey-Jones and Debi Carlin Boyle.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Joyous Greetings

My studio Holiday Card.

 “La Couronne de Houx”

Via Palette Knife, 10 x 12"

Email me if you would like me to send you one snail mail.

Happy Holidays Everyone!

And a beautiful 2017 To You and Yours.