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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Back to the Drawing Board...365 Days of Drawing



It feels pretty exciting to be at halfway point in my daily drawing challenge for 2010. I am stunned I have come this far because I know me, and I also know the commitment it has taken so far to get here.

I look ahead to the remaining six more months of this challenge and feel rather fearful.

The MAIN thing I have learned at half-way point from this effort is that I will ALWAYS need to work on my drawing. I am not a natural like some. That is a frustrating realization but true.

But I have also learned consistency pays off in everything. Speed and accuracy are building. The 'voice' in a drawing or a painting can not be learned I feel. That is from deep within. Don't you think?

6 comments:

Carol Schiff Studio said...

I love this moody portrait...so simple but yet so effective! Glad to have you on Daily Painter Originals too!

LindaHunt said...

I agree with you completely. Your drawings are quite stunning however they are realized. henry Ward Beecher was accurate when he said that the artist dips his brush in his own soul and paints his own nature into the paintings. Welcome to Daily Painter Originals!!

Dana Cooper said...

I am awed by the drawing challenge you gave yourself!
Congratulations on joining Daily Painter Originals, your work is inspiring!

Portrait Painting By Johanna Spinks said...

Thank you so much Carol. Love leaving as much as I can out of a drawing. Very happy to be on board DPO. Great group of artists.

Portrait Painting By Johanna Spinks said...

Thanks Linda...I love that! I will repeat it to my students too. Technical brilliance is wonderful but without soul, it is nothing.

Portrait Painting By Johanna Spinks said...

Dana, you are most kind. I am in awe of the work posted on DPO including yours.