Sunday, January 24, 2010

365 Days of Drawing Challenge - 343 to go...

A loose eldest daughter flew into LA yesterday for a wedding and had her stick-straight hair done in an 'up-do' for the event. I knew immediately on seeing it that this would be my drawing for the day. The chignon had a very J.W. Waterhouse feel to it.

I am happy to say said chic- gnon jumped off my drawing tools and onto the page - although a far cry from the greatness of a J. W. Waterhouse sketch.

That won't happen in my lifetime or the next no matter how much I practise.

I have a brand new sealed Waterhouse book for sale if anyone is interested from the recent show in Canada. It is fabulous. Email me.


Shelley Wendland said...

Well, all you really need to do is work in sepia.... and it would look exactly like Waterhouse's drawing....


Rhonda Hartis Smith said...

Your drawings are so beautiful (and so is your daughter)!

Portrait Painting By Johanna Spinks said... made my day. Thanks! When are you officially in Oxard? Want to ahve you over for dinner.

Portrait Painting By Johanna Spinks said...

Thank you Rhonda. Hope things are well with you and your are always such a support.

Shelley Wendland said...

Hi, Johanna,

Well, I guess it's not really "sepia" but red conte crayon or sanguine or whatever it's called!

Moving is one of those indefinite things. Maybe two weeks, maybe three... sigh!

Am loving your drawings!


Portrait Painting By Johanna Spinks said...

I feel your pain Shelley having just gone through moving hell. Must be my least favorite thing to do.