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Monday, March 1, 2010

Bling and lace..365 Days of Drawing, All Things French.



The locket is now done, finished during 60 Minutes, and before fresh mackerel for dinner. It is still up for grabs. Amazing how a bit of "bling" in the right place finishes a drawing.

My french photo for the day is of a bit of bling and lace I bought in Dinan on a cold wet market day. I was feeling a bit blue trudging back to the studio until I saw this dove grey lace. It wasn't cheap but I knew it had to be mine. The bling is from an old skirt.

I have worn this lace tons of times ever since and each time I do, it makes me feel good. A bit like looking at an old painting. They become your friends you pull on in times of need.

All images copyrighted by Johanna Spinks


9 comments:

Beatnheart said...

I'm here via Corey...what a great site..your work is amazing...I'd like to be a follower...Can I hang out with you...Thanks Cynthia Wolff

Beatnheart said...

you have my permission to paint my face in that locket....

Julie Hill said...

Oh shoot step away from "Blogville" for a bit and see what you miss...wonderful drawings from SPINKS and a chance to win one (another one, actually ...one doesn't want to be too greedy)...Johanna, how do you get the bling in there?? It is exquisite.

Portrait Painting By Johanna Spinks said...

Hi Cynthia...would love to have you hang out. there is a subcribe button if you scroll way down the blog. Thanks for nice words too...

Portrait Painting By Johanna Spinks said...

Julie,,,thanks. I hven't forgotton your last "won" drawing. How do I get the bling in there? I really don't know. I just push and pull, kinda scrath the white over the dry paper, until I see that bling appear. Sometimes I just have to go for it and not over-think it too much.

Shelley Wendland said...

I love your bling - very sparkly! Except the "portrait" doesn't really look anything like you!! LOL

Shelley

Julie Hill said...

Well keep it! up, it is fabulous. Thanks for sharing girlfriend.

The Josie Baggley Company said...

you're just getting better & better Johanna. You've have without doubt mastered this technique. The effect is perfect.

Rainey

Portrait Painting By Johanna Spinks said...

thanks all! there will surely be more bling from me.